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April 22nd, 1997 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

Razorback Basketball on Fox 46

During the spring of 1997, Fox 46 also struck a deal to carry University of Arkansas men’s basketball games – as opposed to KFDF’s earlier package of women’s games. The image campaign announcing this acquisition was very flash...[click here to read the rest]

October 12th, 1996 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

Fox 46 Halloween ID

This beauty was a station ID for Fox 46 which run during the 1996 Halloween season. It featured a Lightwave animation of a jack-o-lantern sitting in a puddle of blood, illuminated only by candlelight, while I ranted on in the most sinister voice I co...[click here to read the rest]

September 14th, 1996 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

Fox 46 Lineup Promos

For one set of 1996 generic programming line-up promos, I tried out a vaguely Windows-inspired look, calling up a clip from each show in the line-up via a menu. It didn’t wind up looking anything like Windows, but everyone seemed to like it. Th...[click here to read the rest]

August 30th, 1996 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

46 Good Day

In September 1996, KPBI launched a live morning public affairs show called 46 Good Day. It was chaotic at times – we were barely staffed to stay on the air, let alone run a live morning show. But somehow we pulled it off. I produced opens, bump...[click here to read the rest]

August 20th, 1996 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

The Huddle: Hog Dreams

The “We Hog Fans” campaign for The Huddle was replaced by a cute little potbellied piglet brought to the studio by one of our salesmen. (Don’t even ask.) The pig refused to do anything but fall asleep in a patch of sunlight by my de...[click here to read the rest]

June 14th, 1996 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

The Huddle: We Hog Fans

The Huddle could only survive on a rehash of its original launch promo so long, so I rounded up show hosts John Wilhelm and Marty Houston to shoot an amusing little piece from a script I had hastily written. It went a little something like this: Mart...[click here to read the rest]

June 12th, 1996 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

FoxAlert Image

An F-3 tornado slammed into downtown Fort Smith, including the KPBI/KFDF studios, on April 21, 1996. A lot of that year was spent recuperating from the considerable damage (one of the production/promotion department’s two Video Toasters was a t...[click here to read the rest]

March 16th, 1996 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

The Huddle Relaunch

The Huddle, KFDF’s flagship local show, turned out to be such a success that management decided to move the show over to Fox 46 and expand it to a full hour. The KPBI launch campaign for The Huddle was virtually identical to the original spot t...[click here to read the rest]

December 24th, 1995 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

Fox 46 Santa Detection System

Another example of my “unofficial” early production work at Fox 46/15 was a simple graphic, used for legal IDs on Christmas Eve ’95, tracking Santa Claus across an old satellite weather map. It’s amazing what sheer boredom, an...[click here to read the rest]

December 2nd, 1995 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

1995 Fort Smith Christmas Parade

Our live annual coverage of the 1995 Fort Smith Christmas Parade was a big deal, but virtually no time was allocated to creating an open for the program. It was assumed that we’d use video from the 1994 parade…until that video turned up m...[click here to read the rest]

November 9th, 1995 in KPBI Fox 46, TV Promos

Fox 46/15 Kids Club

I was always of the opinion that a children’s programming block needed to have some appropriately wacky IDs and interstitial material. Early on, I had literally been a part of such a project, going on-camera (for the last time ever, please, God...[click here to read the rest]