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The Sinclair News Music Package is a television news music package composed by Stephen Arnold It features numerous cuts of opens, closes, promo bumpers, stingers and promo beds.

The package was composed in 2002 for Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned News Central affiliates until 2007 after the episode with SESAC that required stations to pay higher fees to SESAC (and not Stephen Arnold Music) this News Music Package was replaced by Daily News by Gari Communications for its owned News Central affiliates.

Sinclair Broadcast Group dropped the Sinclair News Music Package for a non-SESAC published theme with a different music provider in 2007 As a result, Stephen Arnold Music moved 4 of the Sinclair themes into U-phonix. The entire package was not absorbed, and not all cuts (edits and mixouts) were included either.


Stations that have used Sinclair News Music PackageEdit

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Years Used Notes
12. St. Petersburg, Florida & Tampa, Florida WTTA, formerly WSUN My Network TV, formerly WB 2003-2006
20. Sacramento, California KOVR CBS, formerly ABC 2004-2006
22. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WPGH-TV, formerly WKJF Fox, formerly ABC 2002-2006
24. Baltimore, Maryland WBFF Fox 2003-2006
24. Baltimore, Maryland WNUV CW, formerly WB 2003-2005
29. Raleigh, North Carolina WLFL CW, formerly WB 2003-2006
30. Nashville, Tennessee WZTV, formerly WMCV Fox 2004-2006
32. Columbus, Ohio WSYX, formerly WTVN ABC, formerly DuMont 2004-2006
32. Columbus, Ohio WTTE Fox, formerly UPN 2004-2006
33. Milwaukee, Wisconsin WVTV CW, formerly WB 2003-2006
34. Cincinnati, Ohio WSTR-TV, formerly WBTI My Network TV, formerly WB 2003-2006
37. San Antonio, Texas KABB Fox 2006-2006 Composed Morning Version
40. Birmingham, Alabama & Homewood, Alabama WTTO CW, formerly WB 2003-2006
45. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KOKH-TV Fox 2003-2006
47. Greensboro, North Carolina WMYV, formerly WUPN My Network TV, formerly UPN 2003-2005
46. Winston-Salem, North Carolina WXLV-TV, formerly WNRW ABC, formerly UPN 2004 & 2005
48. Las Vegas, Nevada KVCW, formerly KFBT CW 2003-2006
43. Las Vegas, Nevada KVMY, formerly KVWB My Network TV, formerly WB 2003-2006
49. Buffalo, New York WNYO-TV, formerly WNYB My Network TV, formerly WB 2004-2006
59. Dayton, Ohio WKEF, formerly WONE ABC, formerly NBC 2005-2006
62. Dayton, Ohio WRGT-TV Fox 2005-2006
60. Richmond, Virginia WRLH-TV Fox, formerly WB 2005-2006
63. Danville, Kentucky & Lexington, Kentucky WDKY-TV Fox 2003-2006
64. Charleston, West Virginia & Huntington, West Virginia WCHS-TV ABC, formerly CBS 2005-2006
65. Hurricane, West Virginia WVAH-TV Fox, formerly UPN 2005-2006
65. Flint, Michigan WSMH Fox 2002-2006
73. Des Moines, Iowa KDSM-TV, formerly KCBR Fox 2003-2006
74. Portland, Maine WGME-TV, formerly WGAN CBS 2004-2006
76. Syracuse, New York WSYT Fox 2004-2006
79. Rochester, New York WUHF Fox 2002-2005
88. Cedar Rapids, Iowa KFXA, formerly KOCR Fox 2003-2006
108. Springfield, Massachusetts WGGB-TV, formerly WHYN ABC, formerly CBS 2003-2006

Stations that Dropped Sinclair News Music Package (pre-2007)Edit

WTXL (the ABC affiliate in Tallahassee, Florida) was under an outsourcing agreement in 2001 with Sinclair, the station moved from its original studios on Thomasville Road into the WTWC building in Killearn Lakes Plantation (on Deerlake Road) on March 17, 2002. On February 20, 2006, the partnership between the stations was dismissed after Southern Broadcast Corporation of Sarasota terminated the agreement with Sinclair. WTXL moved out of the WTWC building and discontinued producing news briefs, severe weather cut-ins, and local weather updates for the station, which it had produced since 2001.

WUHF (the Fox affiliate in Rochester, New York) dropped this news package in August 2005 as Sinclair Broadcast Group entered into a Local Service Agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting, the owners of Rochester's CBS affiliate, WROC-TV. Sinclair agreed to be the subordinate entity allowing Nexstar to control programming for WUHF. The News Central format was abandoned, and news broadcasts on WUHF ceased on September 1, 2005. The 10pm newscast returned to air on November 1 under the title "First at 10" and currently features WROC-TV's on-air staff.

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