|KOAM-TV Channel 7, Pittsburg/Joplin MO
Sign-Off, Sign-On and Military Medley recorded October 2015 (widescreen)
|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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