|KOAM-TV Channel 7, Pittsburg/Joplin, Missouri|
Sign-Off, Sign-On and Military Medley
recorded October 2015 (widescreen)
Page modified Tuesday, 30 June 2020
The sign-off and sign-on announcements in this compilation video aren't a lot, merely mentioning the station's phone numbers, mailing address and website as means for viewers to voice their comments on station operations. The big feature here is the KOAM-produced salute to the various brances of the U.S. Armed Forces with a medley of the official songs of each branch. First up is "When The Army Goes Rolling Along", followed by "Anchpr's Aweigh", the U.S. Navy's theme. Then comes the U.S. Marine Corps Hymm ("From the halls of Montezuma...."), followed by the U.S. Coast Guard's song "Semper Paratus (Always Ready)" (for some reason KOAM failed to include a title graphic for the Coast Guard). The medley concludes with "The U.S. Air Force" (Up we go into the wild blue wonder,....).
KOAM-TV serves the Four State Area region of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri, hence the station's call letters. It has done such since Channel 7 was first launched in December 1953 as an NBC network affiliate. KOAM-TV became a CBS station in 1982 when it swapped its NBC affiliation with KUHI-TV Channel 16 (now KSNF). Brian Williams, the former anchor of the NBC Nightly News (2004-2015) was at one time a member of Channel 7's on-air staff.
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