WHEC-TV Channel 10 Rochester, NY
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Owned and Operated by:
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Network Affiliation and Digital Sub-Channels:
10.3 News 10NBC 24-Hour Weather
191 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Main Switchboard: (585) 546-5670
News Hotline: (585) 232-1010
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"WHEC News Theme" by Ferdinand Jay Smith
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Founded in Rochester in 1973, Jay Advertising provided the theme music for TV-10 News from the mid 1970's into the early 1980's. Ferdinand Jay Smith has also composed music for the ABC Sunday Night Movie and the HBO Feature Presentation and was also a noteable radio personality for a number of years in Rochester.
"The Image Leader" by Soundtrack Group
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WHEC used this package in the mid 1980's until 1987. It has been used in about a dozen markets and was Soundtrack's most popular theme during this era.
"Palmer News Package" by Shelly Palmer
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This popular theme package was compsed in 1985 and is based on the CBS, Inc. signature created by Dick Marx in 1975 for WBBM Chicago. WHEC started using the Palmer News Package in 1987 (as a CBS affiliate) and continued to do so until 1991 (as an NBC affiliate). Several other themes have been composed based on this signature, including Gari Media Group's "Enforcer" which has been used on over 100 different television stations, but it is now reserved exclusively for CBS owned and affiliated stations.
"Everyday Music Package" by Wow & Flutter Post
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WHEC used this theme package from 1991 to 1993. A single cut of this theme was used well into the late 2000's to tease Mr. Food cooking segments on News 10NBC at Noon. The Everyday Music Package was originally composed for WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul in 1990 and was used in only half a dozen markets.
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"Straight Talk" by Edd Kalehoff Productions
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Straight Talk got its name from the TV Talk Show that it was composed for in 1991 (show premiered in 1992). The show was hosted by Rich Fisher and aired on WJBK Detroit. WHEC picked up the theme to run from 1993 to February of 2002.
"Dayna" by Edd Kalehoff Productions
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Composed in 1990 for WJBK Detroit, Dayna was used on the morning and noon newscasts on WHEC from 1993 to 2000. It survived a bit longer for the weekend morning newscast until being cancelled in 2001. "Newsmaker" continued to use the theme until December 2002.
"The One and Only" by Gari Media Group
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One of Frank Gari's most popular theme packages first appeared on WHEC in the summer of 2000. "The One and Only" was introduced to WHEC when Express News @ 5:30 launched. This theme replaced "Dayna" in the mornings and on News 10NBC @ Noon. "The One and Only" replaced "Straight Talk" on February 6, 2002 when the station launched a brand new look. In 2004, this theme retired as the main news theme. "Rochester in Focus" continued to use the theme until the end of 2012.
"The Tower (V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4)" by 615 Music
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The original version of "The Tower" was composed in 2000 for WMAQ in Chicago. This package has been used on dozens of NBC affiliates across the country. WHEC started using the theme in August 2004 when the station launched a brand new look and logo. 615 Music has released several updates to the theme over the years. WHEC used "V.4" briefly for promos before switching to Stephen Arnold's "This is the Place" in December 2012.
"This is the Place" by Stephen Arnold Music
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WHEC began using this theme package in December 2012, just a few months after Stephen Arnold Music made the package available to stations. There is also an image campaign based on the 4-note signature, but WHEC does not currently use it.
PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACKS:
"Surge to Victory" Jonathan Merrill (Killer Tracks) Full Mix | Light
"Final Triumph" Al Capps (Killer Tracks) Full Mix | Light
"Momentum" Jonathan Merrill (Killer Tracks) Full Mix | Light
"Action News" C Gault (Network Music) Full Mix | Light
"Newscenter" C Palmer (Network Music) Full Mix | Light
"Teletype" Rick DiFonzo/Scott Schreer (NJJ Music) Full Mix