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The Tower is a collection of television news music consisting of 4 different news packages created by 615 Music and composed for NBC local stations whether owned by NBC Universal itself or otherwise affiliated with the network. The name comes from the studios and offices of NBC Owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago (hence the name NBC Tower), which commissioned the package in 2000 (along with sister station KNBC in Los Angeles), but also commissioned The Tower V.3 in 2006. The collection contains over 1000 cuts of news opens, closes, bumpers, stingers and primary themes and consists of the following themes (with original clients in parenthesis):

Stations that used or have used The TowerEdit

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Years Used Notes
2. Los Angeles California KNBC NBC 2000-2004 First station (along with WMAQ-TV) to commission package
KPXN ION Television 2000-2005 Used to rebroadcast KNBC's 11pm newscast
3. Chicago, Illinois WMAQ-TV NBC 2000-present First station (along with KNBC) to commission package, and also one of the first four stations (along with WXIA, WCMH, and WKYC) to commission The Tower V.3
WCPX ION Television 2000-2005 Used to rebroadcast WMAQ-TV's 10pm newscast
5. Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas KXAS NBC 2005-2008 Commissioned The Tower V.2 & The Tower V.3
6. San Francisco, California KNTV NBC 2002-2007 Commissioned The Tower V.1
KOFY (formerly KBWB) Independent, formerly The WB 2002 Used to air a 10pm newscast produced by KNTV
KKPX ION Television 2002-2005 Used to rebroadcast KNTV's 11pm newscast
8. Atlanta, Georgia WXIA NBC 2006-2008 One of the first four stations (along with WMAQ-TV, WCMH, and WKYC) to commission The Tower V.3
WATL MyNetworkTV 2006-2008 Airs a 10pm newscast produced by WXIA
9. Washington D.C. WRC-TV NBC 2002-2008 Commissioned The Tower with Working For You Signature
14. Seattle, Washington KING-TV NBC 2007-present Commissioned The Tower V.2 for newscasts, but uses The Tower V.1 for its Sunday morning program UpFront
KONG-TV Independent 2007-present Aired morning and 10pm newscasts produced by KING-TV
17. Cleveland, Ohio WKYC NBC 2001-2008 Commissioned The Tower V.1 and V.2 and also one of the first four stations (along with WMAQ-TV, WXIA, and WCMH) to commission The Tower V.3
22. Portland, Oregon KGW-TV NBC 2000-present Commissioned The Tower V.1 and The Tower V.3
KRCW-TV, formerly KWBP The CW, formerly The WB 2006-present Aired a 10pm newscast produced by KGW-TV
KPXG ION Television 2003-2005 Used to air a 10pm newscast produced by KGW-TV
23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WPXI NBC 2007-present Commissioned The Tower V.2 when that station went HD with new graphics
Pittsburgh Cable News Channel No affiliation 2007-present Aired rebroadcasts of WPXI's newscasts
24. Charlotte, North Carolina WCNC-TV NBC 2008-present Commissioned The Tower V.2 when that station changed its previous branding to Carolinas' NewsChannel 36
25. Indianapolis, Indiana WTHR Channel 13.1 NBC 2003-present Commissioned The Tower V.1 and The Tower V.3, and also the first station to commission The Tower V.2 and The Tower V.4 when they adopted new HD graphics
WNDY-TV Channel 23.1 MyNetworkTV, formerly UPN 2003-2005 Aired a 10pm newscast produced by WTHR, it now produced by CBS affiliate WISH-TV
WBXI-CA Channel 47 MTV Tr3s, formerly UPN 2004 Used to simulcast WTHR-produced 10pm newscast for WNDY-TV
WALV-CA Channel 50/13.2 SkyTrak Weather Network, NBC Secondary 2003-present Replays WTHR's 12pm and 6pm newscasts at 1pm and 6:30pm and until 2009 WTHR's 11pm news at 11:30pm; at one time had WTHR-produced 10pm newscast, since replaced by the SkyTrak First Forecast
WIPX-LP Channel 51 & WIPX-TV Channel 63.1 ION Television 2003-2005 Replayed WTHR's 6pm and 11pm newscasts at 7pm and 11:30pm; also once had a WTHR-produced 10pm newscast after WNDY-TV and before moving to WALV-CA
32. Columbus, Ohio WCMH NBC 2002-2007 Commissioned The Tower V.1 and one of the first four stations (along with WMAQ, WXIA, and WKYC) to commission The Tower V.3
37. San Antonio, Texas WOAI-TV NBC 2009-present Commissioned The Tower V.4 along with a new set and graphics
50. Louisville, Kentucky WAVE-TV NBC 2003-2006 Commissioned The Tower V.1
57. Albany, New York WNYT NBC 2004-present
60. Mobile, Alabama WPMI NBC 2000-2005 Commissioned The Tower V.1
64. Dayton, Ohio WDTN NBC 2004-2008 Commissioned The Tower V.1
WBDT The CW, formerly The WB 2007-present Aired a 10pm newscast produced by WDTN
66. Flint, Michigan WEYI NBC 2002-present
69. Wichita, Kansas KSNW NBC 2008-present
78. Paducah, Kentucky WPSD NBC 2008-present
79. Columbia, South Carolina WIS-TV NBC 2003-2009 Commissioned The Tower V.1
80. Rochester, New York WHEC-TV NBC 2004-present Commissioned The Tower V.1 for opens/talent opens and The Tower V.2 for main opens
83. Springfield/Decatur, Illinois WICD (TV) ABC, formerly NBC 2003-2004 Commissioned The Tower V.1
WICS ABC, formerly NBC 2002-2004 Commissioned The Tower V.1
91. Colorado Springs, Colorado KOAA-TV NBC 2005-present Commissioned The Tower V.1 and The Tower V.3
110. Tyler/Longview, Texas KETK-TV NBC 2001-2004 Commissioned The Tower V.1
KLSB, now KETK-LP NBC 2001-present Simulcasting newscasts from KETK-TV
111. Springfield, Massachusetts WWLP NBC 2008-present
112. Boise, Idaho KTVB NBC Date unknown-present Commissioned The Tower V.1
KTVB-DT2 24/7 NewsChannel No affiliation 2003-present Simulcasting newscasts from KTVB
KZAK-LP 24/7 NewsChannel Date unknown-present
121. Santa Barbara, California KSBY NBC 2001-present Commissioned The Tower V.1 and The Tower V.2
129. Corpus Christi, Texas KRIS-TV NBC 2007-present Commissioned The Tower V.1
KDF-TV Independent 2007-present Simulcasts KRIS-TV's newscasts and airs a 9pm newscast produced by KRIS
132. Rockford, Illinois WREX NBC 2009-present Commissioned The Tower V.1
137. Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri KOMU-TV NBC 2009-present Commissioned The Tower V.4 along with new graphics and set
141. Port Arthur, Texas KBTV-TV Fox, formerly NBC Date unknown-2008 Commissioned The Tower V.1
147. Albany, Georgia WALB NBC 2003-present Commissioned The Tower V.1
150. Anchorage, Alaska KTUU NBC 2006-present Commissioned The Tower V.3 and The Tower V.1
154. Rochester, Minnesota KTTC NBC 2007-present Commissioned The Tower V.1
158. Bismarck, North Dakota KFYR-TV NBC 2007-present Commissioned The Tower V.1
161. Sherman, Texas KTEN NBC 2005-present Commissioned The Tower V.2
168. Clarksburg, West Virginia WBOY NBC 2001-2003
186. Lima, Ohio WLIO NBC Date unknown-2009 Commissioned The Tower V.2
193. Parkersburg, West Virginia WTAP NBC 2006-present Commissioned The Tower V.1
207. Juneau, Alaska KATH-LP NBC 2006-present Rebroadcasts newscasts from KTUU
209. North Platte, Nebraska KNOP NBC 2007-present Commissioned The Tower V.1

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