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NewsChannel 3's Blaine Stewart reports on WTKR-TV's 60th anniversary. Station signed on as WTAR Ch. 4 on April 2, 1950 as Hampton Roads' first television station, and the second station in the Virginia (after future sister station WTVR signed on in 1948).
NewsChannel 3 5pm News Tease with Tom Randles and Dave Parker and 5pm Open.
WTKR Emergency Alert System Test from August 22, 2003.
NewsChannel 3 at 5:30pm with Ed Hughes, Nate Custer, and Dave Parker.
NewsChannel 3 at Noon with Ed Hughes, Kurt Williams, and Patrick Rockey.
Men Accused of Assault Decide to Assault TV Reporter Outside Court Hearing WTKR-TV: On the tape, James O'Leary reaches out to strike before Barbara Ciara asks her first question. NewsChannel 3's Barbara Ciara and two photographers were attacked this morning while confronting the owners of a company accused of scamming the unemployed. The owner and managers of Virginia Employment Services were in court Tuesday facing charges of assaulting a client. Maria Garcia had filed assault charges against the owner of VES and its managers. The former client says she asked for her money back when they didn't deliver on a job and they got physical. Those charges were dropped. But right outside O'Leary, VES managers Dana and Chrystal Harrison and a person acting as their bodyguard opened themselves to more charges and the entire incident was caught on tape. Since March, NewsChannel 3 has been telling the stories of dozens of people who say they were ripped off by James O'Leary's company. We've been investigating their claims that at the most vulnerable time in their lives, during the worst economy since the depression, VES charges them money to find them a job but never comes through. In July, the attorney general filed suit against VES, accusing them of violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Not one time in our months of taking action investigations, despite numerous requests, has owner James O'Leary talked about his clients' charges. After Tuesday's court appearance was the ...
Includes: - Teddy Ruxpin - M&Ms - We've Got The Touch CBS/WTKR ID - Missing Person PSA - Power Wheels - Milk. It does a body good - Crystal Castle - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Includes: - McDonald's - Doublemint Gum - McDonald's - Hour Magazine (WTKR Promo) - Spearmint Gum - Pound Puppies
Includes: - Alice in Wonderland - PSA - CBS SportsBreak - Heineken - CBS ID - Burger King - WTKR News Topical - CBS Special Presentation
Includes: - Power Wheels - Honey-Comb Cereal - CBS - Doublemint Gum - Fruity Pebbles Cereal - Alpha-Bits Cereal
Includes: - Pound Puppies - Apple Raisin Crisp - Timex - Lego Space Set - Copacabana - Stuffed Reindeer/Hallmark
Includes: - Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn - Casey Talking Tape Player - Alice in Wonderland - Mary/Foley Square - CBS ID - Casey Chevrolet - WTKR News Topical with Michele Harvey.
Includes: - Burger King - Ziploc - Coors Light - Quaker 100% Natural
Includes: - International Coffees - Kodak - Honey Bunches of Oats - Major Dad - Peaceable Kingdom - CBS ID - The Hub - Circuit City - Donahue
Includes: - Mott's Fruit Pack - Tylenol - Minute Microwave Dishes - LA-Z-BOY - Dow Bathroom Cleaner - CBS/K-Mart Get Ready Giveaway - Paradise - CBS ID - McDonald's New McChicken Sandwich - Farm Fresh - WTKR News Topical
Includes: - Jif - Tide - Frosted MIni-Wheats - Rescue 911 - CBS Premiere Preview - Famous Teddy Z
Includes: - CBS PSA - CBS Movie Promo: Desperate for Love - CBS Sunday Movie Bumper - CBS Promo: Newhart, The Dave Thomas Show - CBS Promo: Rescue 911 - CBS ID - 11pm Pre-News Tease with Paula Miller and Kurt Williams. (partial)
Includes: - Preparation H - Ziploc - Mercury - Ultra Slim-Fast - Whiskas
Includes: - Bartles & Jaymes Red Sandgria - Colgate - AT&T
Includes: - 11pm Pre-News Tease with Gene Kapp (partial) - Mitsubishi - Hardee's New Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich - Farm Fresh (partial)
Includes: - Serta Perfect Sleeper - Polar Window Systems - Cigarrest - News 3 Sports Washington Redskins Special - Kids Wearhouse/Factory Outlet Mall - Affordable Dentures Moyock - LivingWell Lady Fitness Center - News 3 at Noon Promo - Brite - Gentle Nature - Crest - Decorum Furniture - Food Lion? (partial - few seconds)
WTKR 11pm Pre-News Tease from February 1990.
WTKR 11pm News Tease from February 1990.
WTKR News Topicals with Michele Harvey and Andy Roberts from February 1990.
"Win, Lose or Draw" Promo from 1987.
WTKR "NewsStar 3" Satellite Truck Promo from 1987.
Hour Magazine Promo from 1987.
WTKR 11pm News Open from May 1995.
WTKR TV Norfolk
WTKR Weather Open with Pete Grigsby from September 1998.
WTKR Noon Open and Bumper from September 1998. News Anchored by Ed Hughes.
WTKR Channel 3 Eyewitness News Weekend Opening (partial) and short closing from February 1992.
WTKR TV 3 Norfolk
Bob Matthews took viewers "behind the scenes" of WTKR for sweeps in April 2005. Includes tours of the control room, newsroom, and digital operating center. I didn't tape at 11pm where they went inside the studio.
WTKR TV 3 (CBS) Norfolk, VA
WTKR morning promo from March 1996. Features Kurt Williams, Ann Keffer, Beverly Kidd, and a few others I don't know the names of... I think the meteorologist is Pete Grigsby.
WTKR news promo from March 1996.
WTKR newsbreak from 1985 with Betty Francis and a couple short promos.
WTKR's weekend 6pm open from December 2006. This is a little different from their weekday opens, the weekday opens have the talent shots/names.
November 1998 WTKR topicals with Tom Randles (from different nights). Theme is "Ignitor" which is why I separated these from the one with Dave.
Same situation as the other close I have from 1998 (tape started at the news close), with a few differences. The music heard here is 615 Music's "Ignitor." WTKR kept this music package until 2002. They probably dumped Millennium 3 and picked up Ignitor for November 1998 sweeps, but they used these graphics with Millennium 3. I'm guessing the graphics debuted first, then the new music. There is also a bumper for continuous news updates on WNIS 790.
Short WTKR 1998 Rosie O'Donnell show promo
WTKR 1998 11pm news promo with LeAnne Rains.
WTKR news promo from 1998.
Hard-hitting, investigative promo with shots that kinda remind me of WBRC's old "The Beat Belongs to 6" promo that was on TV Ark. From Larry Bonko's TV column, The Virginian-Pilot 11/12/06: "Just wondering - How come in WTKR's psuedo-artsy "we'll-be-there-first" on-air promo for its news department, anchorman Pat McReynolds is seen striding through a fire scene in a suit and tie? Isn't that a tad dressy for such a messy event?" (in reference to another promo where McReynolds is walks at the end instead of Barbara Ciara)
WTKR only signs off on the weekends. They used to put up color bars and tone, but it has since been replaced with a live doppler radar image.
"On the 3s!" This promo debuted in 2005, but was modified with Matt Keller when he came in and new logo animation at the end.
Like the Barbara one, but with Pat McReynolds and different music. My favorite line is "...it's not just a slogan, it's who we are!" Also note that on the plasma in the background, is the "NewsChannel 3" logo used in 2002 and 2003- ironically, BEFORE the station started its "Your" campaign in 2003.