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Turn To News

The "Turn To News" package was composed by American composer Frank Gari in 1983 and its first client was WKYC-TV in Cleveland. The station composed a jingle around the theme called "Turn to 3", with Gari himself singing the lead. A year later, Gari was asked by WXYZ-TV in Detroit, which had used his "So Good To Turn To" news package, to update "Turn to 3". He came up with "Stand Up and Tell 'em You're from Detroit!" The promo campaign for WXYZ became a huge success and spread to several stations around the country, including KMGH in Denver, WDSU in New Orleans, WSMV in Nashville, and WHOI-TV in Peoria, IL. The last station to use this package, according to the News Music Search archive, was WNCT-TV in Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC in 1998. The package was not only used in the United States. It was used also by Australia's Network Ten's Brisbane and Adelaide, and was also adopted in other languages, such as French and Spanish.

Stations that used Turn to News

United States

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Years Used Other Notes
3. Chicago, Illinois WLS ABC 1985-1992 WLS used Turn To News for bumpers, promos, and closings, but never used it for an open. The opening music was News Series 2000, also by Gari. Slogan was "Stand Up and Tell'em Chicago's Great".
4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania KYW CBS, then NBC 1986-1991 Slogan was "Philadelphia's Proud".
9. Atlanta, Georgia WSB-TV ABC 1986-1988
11. Detroit, Michigan WXYZ ABC 1984-1986 Like WLS, WXYZ never used any cut from Turn To News for its openings. Slogan was "Stand Up and Tell'em You're from Detroit". After Capital Cities merged with ABC, WXYZ was sold in early 1986 to The E.W. Scripps Company, and the slogan was removed.
16. Miami, Florida WTVJ NBC 1989-1990 Used only for its morning newscast.
17. Cleveland, Ohio WKYC-TV NBC 1984-1990 First station to commission the package (March 19, 1984). Slogan was "Turn to 3".
18. Denver, Colorado KMGH-TV ABC, then CBS 1985-1987 Slogan was "You've Got the Colorado Style"
19. Orlando, Florida WCPX CBS 1987-1989 Slogan was "Channel 6 is on Your Side"
22. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WTAE ABC 1986-1989 Slogan was "(Stand Up and) Tell'em Pittsburgh's Great". Rival station WPXI used again the jingle, between 2004 and 2006 as "Stand Up and Tell'em You're from Pittsburgh".
28. Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut WTIC-TV FOX 1989-1991
31. Kansas City, Missouri KMBC-TV ABC 1986-1988 Used only on "Good Morning Kansas City".
34. Milwaukee, Wisconsin WITI CBS (now Fox) 1986-1989
38. West Palm Beach, Florida WPEC-TV CBS, ABC until 1990 1987-1992
40. Birmingham, Alabama WBRC FOX, then ABC 1985-1990
42. Norfolk, Virginia WVEC-TV ABC 1984-1991 Used a customized update from 1989-1991
43. Las Vegas, Nevada KVBC NBC 1986-1990
44. Memphis, Tennessee WMC-TV NBC 1986-1995 Used a customized update from 1993-1995
47. Greensboro, North Carolina WGHP FOX, then ABC 1984-1988
48. Louisville, Kentucky WHAS ABC, then CBS 1985-1989
54. New Orleans, Louisiana WDSU NBC 1985-1987
55. Fresno, California KFSN ABC 1986-1994
79. Syracuse, New York WTVH CBS 1986-1989
82. Champaign, Illinois WICD-TV ABC, then NBC 1993-1994
89. Cedar Rapids, Iowa KCRG ABC 1985-1989
119. Fargo, North Dakota WDAY ABC 1987-1996
124. Monterey, California KCBA FOX 1987-1994
151. Terre Haute, Indiana WTHI CBS 1986-1987
N/R San Juan, Puerto Rico WAPA-TV Spanish independent 1986-1993


  • Telefe (Argentina, 1988-1991); "Arriba el 11" (1988-1990); "Canal 11 es ahora TELEFE" (1990-1991)
  • Network Ten (Australia, 1986-1988); Brisbane: "Stand Up and Tell Them Brisbane's Great"; Adelaide: "Stand Up and Tell Them Adelaide's Great"; also used by CTC-7 in Canberra and NRN-11 in Coffs Harbour.
  • Megavisión (Chile, 1990-1991); "El otro canal"
  • TV2 (Denmark, 1990-1992); "TV2, Turn 2 TV2"
  • M6 (France, 1987-1988); "C’est à voir, c’est sur M6!"
  • ATV (Hong Kong, 1986-1990); "Stand Up and Tell'em You're from Hong Kong"
  • RCTI (Indonesia, 1992-1994); "The Best Entertainment Is Always Here!"
  • Canale Cinque (Italy, 1986-1990); "Il 5 sta in tutta l'Italia"
  • TV3 (Malaysia, 1985-1988); "Stand up and tell'em that Malaysia's Great!"
  • América Televisión (Peru, 1987-1990); "La televisión que tú quieres" (1987-1989); "El canal del 89 es el 4" (1989); "Aquí en América Televisión" (1989-1990); used also as the news theme from 1988 until 1996.
  • GMA Network (Philippines, 1988-1992); used with the slogan "Where You Belong"
  • RTP1 (Portugal, 1989-1991); "Televisão começa com 1"
  • TV3 (Sweden, 1989-1992); "Stand Up and Tell'em that Sweden's Great"
  • Venevisión (Venezuela, 1988-1989); "La tele que usted ve"

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