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Image News is a television news music package composed by Frank Gari of Gari Communications. Composed in 1995, the package features up to 800 cuts of opens, closes, stingers, bumpers and promo beds in a hard news format, with most of the music featuring a xylophone ticker sound. It has been used by at least 45 television stations in the United States.

In the mid-1990s, Hearst-Argyle Television commissioned two news packages, the "A Package" and the B Package, for its television stations. "The A Package" was later renamed Image News by Gari in an attempt to attract stations outside of the Hearst-Argyle stations group, and was very successful. The B Package was also marketed to other stations, and has enjoyed some of the same success.

While the Hearst stations have dropped the package in favor of Jerome Gilmer's Hearst-Argyle TV News Music Package, Image News continues to be a popular package, and has enjoyed several late updates.


Stations that used or have used Image NewsEdit

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Year Used Notes
7. Boston, Massachusetts WCVB-TV ABC 1995-2003 Made dual debut of Series 1 with WTAE in November 1995, also 1st to commission Series 2 in 1999 & 1st to commission Series 3 in 2001
16. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida WSFL-TV, formerly WDZL & WBZL The CW, formerly Independent, The WB 1997-2006 Used to air a 10pm newscast produced by WTVJ
17. Cleveland, Ohio WOIO CBS 1999-2002 Commissioned Series 1
WUAB MyNetworkTV, formerly Independent, UPN 1999-2002 10pm newscasts produced by WOIO
23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WTAE-TV ABC 1995-2005 Made dual debut of Series 1 with WCVB in November 1995, also commissioned Series 2 in 1999 & Series 3 in 2001
26. Baltimore, Maryland WBAL-TV NBC, formerly CBS 1996-2003 Commissioned Series 1 in 1996, Series 2 in 1999, & Series 3 in 2001
31. Kansas City, Missouri KMBC-TV ABC 1997-2004 Commissioned Series 1 in 1997, Series 2 in 1999, & Series 3 in 2001
35. Milwaukee, Wisconsin WISN-TV ABC 1995-2005 Commissioned Series 1 in 1995, Series 2 in 1999, & Series 3 in 2001
37. San Antonio, Texas WOAI-TV, formerly KMOL NBC 1998-2007 Commissioned Series 1 in 1998, Series 2 in 2000, & Series 4 in 2004. Theme retained for "San Antonio Living" in 2008
KPXL ION Television 2002-2004 Aired rebroadcasts of WOAI-TV's newscasts
40. Birmingham, Alabama WVTM-TV NBC 1999-2002 Commissioned Series 1
44. Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico KOAT-TV ABC 1998-2004 Commissioned Series 1 in 1998, Series 2 in 1999, & Series 3 in 2001
45. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KWTV CBS 1997-present Commissioned Series 1 in 1997, Series 2 in 2000, & Series 4 in 2005
News Now 53 (cable) No affiliation 1997-present
47. Jacksonville, Florida WJXT Independent, formerly CBS 1997-2002 Commissioned a customized signature
48. Memphis, Tennessee WREG-TV CBS 2001-2005 Commissioned Series 3
50. Louisville, Kentucky WLKY-TV CBS 2000-2003
51. Buffalo, New York WGRZ-TV NBC 1998-2008 Commissioned Series 1
WNYO-TV MyNetworkTV, formerly The WB 2006-2008 Aired a 25-minute newscast produced by WGRZ-TV
WPXJ-TV ION Television 2001-2005 Aired rebroadcasts of WGRZ-TV's newscasts
54. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania WBRE-TV NBC 1998-2004 Commissioned Series 1
58. Richmond, Virginia WTVR-TV CBS 2000-2001
59. Knoxville, Tennessee WATE-TV ABC 1998-2001
WTNZ Fox 2001 10pm newscast produced by WATE-TV
62. Ft. Myers/Naples, Florida WZVN-TV ABC 1998-2002 Commissioned Series 1 in 1998 & Series 2 in 2000
64. Dayton, Ohio WDTN NBC, formerly ABC 1996-2002 Commissioned Series 1 in 1996, Series 2 in 1999, & Series 3 in 2001
65. Charleston, West Virginia WOWK-TV CBS 1997-2003 Commissioned Series 1
67. Roanoke, Virginia WFXR-TV Fox 2003-2008 10pm newscast produced by WSLS-TV
Lynchburg, Virginia WWCW (satellite of WFXR-TV) Fox 2006-2008 10pm newscast produced by WSLS-TV
71. Des Moines, Iowa KCCI CBS 2000-2006
73. Toledo, Ohio WUPW Fox 2000-2004 Commissioned Series 1
76. Omaha, Nebraska KETV ABC 2000-2004
79. Columbia, South Carolina WACH Fox 1999-2002
80. Rochester, New York WROC-TV CBS 1998-2009 Commissioned a customized version of the package, only used for bumpers and closes
84. Shreveport, Louisiana KTAL-TV NBC 2001-2006 Commissioned Series 3 in 2001
90. Jackson, Mississippi WAPT ABC 1999-2005
91. Colorado Springs, Colorado KRDO-TV ABC 1996-2006 Commissioned Series 1
93. Burlington, Vermont WPTZ NBC 1998-2003 Commissioned Series 1 in 1998, Series 2 in 1999, & Series 3 in 2001
98. El Paso, Texas KFOX-TV Fox 1998-present Commissioned Series 1
108. Reno, Nevada KTVN CBS Date unknown-2006
115. Augusta, Georgia WRDW-TV CBS 1998-2004
124. Salinas/Monterey, California KSBW NBC 1999-2004 Commissioned Series 2 in 1999 & Series 3 in 2001
133. Columbus/Tupelo, Mississippi WTVA NBC 2000-2004
141. Port Arthur, Texas KBTV-TV Fox, formerly NBC 1999-2002 Commissioned Series 1 & 2
145. Wichita Falls, Texas KSWO-TV ABC 1998-present Commissioned Series 1
165. Abilene, Texas KTAB-TV CBS 2000-2005 Commissioned Series 2
173. Jackson, Tennessee WBBJ-TV ABC 1999-2007 Commissioned Series 1
183. Charlottesville, Virginia WCAV CBS 2004-2005 Commissioned Series 1
185. Meridian, Mississippi WMDN CBS 2002-2005

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