Nothing gets me pumped like the hard-hitting interstitial music immediately preceding an investigative report on my local TV news affiliate. That's why I had a field day on this site, where I compulsively downloaded TV news theme openers, sympathetic bumpers, breaking news stingers, election coverage intros, severe weather montages, and so much more. Everything is low bit-rate, but good god man, there are a zillion MP3s! Plus, I discovered that the lowly, underappreciated ranks of TV news theme composers include none other than John Williams (MP3) and Lalo Schifrin (MP3)!
I got so caught up with the drama, intrigue, human interest fluff, and foiled terror plots that I made a little TV news theme montage of my own. Click here to download the 6-minute-long emotional rollercoaster. Then forgive me.
More TV news music links:
- Streaming real audio of various network news program themes, some going back to the '70s.
- Searchable database of local news themes, streaming audio.
- Scroll down on this page for a few selected news jingles from the '70s and '80s, along with selected airlines commercials (wha?), sitcom themes, et al.