The Palmer News Package (commonly abbreviated as PNP) is a television news music package created for WCBS-TV New York in 1985 by Shelly Palmer. It was originally called the WCBS TV News ID Package, which is still its official ASCAP title. This music package is based on Dick Marx's 1975 WBBM-TV news theme, which in turn is based on a folk song called "This is My City, Chicago's My Town", a musical signature that has been used on several packages created for CBS owned or affiliated stations. Many people know of the Palmer News Package but not the 1975 WBBM theme, and think that the Palmer News Package is the base for other news music packages.

The package, which has over 500 cuts of music, has been used at dozens of television stations throughout the United States, not all of them CBS affiliates.

The "This is My City, Chicago's My Town" musical logo is also used for Palmer's Millennium 3 news music and promo package.

Stations that used or have used The Palmer News Package

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Years Used Notes
1. New York City, New York WCBS-TV CBS 1985-1989 First station to commission package
4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WCAU (TV) NBC, formerly CBS 1987-1995
10. Houston, Texas KPRC-TV, formerly KLEE NBC 1993-1995
19. Cleveland, Ohio WOIO CBS, formerly Independent, Fox 2002-2005
WUAB MyNetworkTV, formerly Independent, UPN 2002-2005
19. Orlando, Florida WKMG-TV, formerly WDBO & WCPX CBS 1992-1995
21. St. Louis, Missouri KTVI, formerly WTVI Fox, formerly CBS, ABC 1988-1990
24. Charlotte, North Carolina WBTV CBS 1988-1990
25. Indianapolis, Indiana WTTV The CW, formerly NBC, Independent UPN & The WB 1990-1991
29. Nashville, Tennessee WTVF, formerly WLAC CBS 1989-1998
31. Kansas City, Missouri KMBC-TV ABC, formerly CBS 1986-1995
34. Cincinnati, Ohio WKRC-TV CBS, formerly ABC 1992-1994
35. Milwaukee, Wisconsin WISN-TV, formerly WTVW ABC, formerly CBS 1985-1989
40. Birmingham, Alabama WBRC-TV Fox, , formerly NBC, CBS, & ABC 1990-1998
41. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania WLYH-TV, formerly WLBR The CW, formerly ABC, CBS, UPN 1988-1990
44. Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico KOB-TV NBC 1994-1996
46. Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina WFMY-TV CBS 1994-1998
48. Memphis, Tennessee WREG-TV CBS 1992-1994
WPTY-TV ABC, formerly Independent, Fox 2002-present
WLMT, formerly WMKW The CW, formerly Independent, Fox ,UPN 2002-present Airs morning and evening newscasts produced by WPTY-TV
50. Louisville, Kentucky WLKY-TV CBS, formerly ABC 1990-2000
53. New Orleans, Louisiana WDSU NBC 1994-2000
60. Mobile, Alabama WKRG-TV CBS 1997-2000
69. Wichita, Kansas KWCH-TV, formerly KTVH CBS 1995-2001
70. Green Bay, Wisconsin WFRV-TV, formerly WNAM CBS, formerly ABC & NBC 1993-1995
76. Omaha, Nebraska WOWT-TV, formerly WOW-TV NBC, formerly CBS 1992-2002
News On One (cable) No affiliation 1995-2002
78. Paducah, Kentucky WPSD-TV NBC 1993-1995
80. Rochester, New York WHEC-TV NBC, formerly CBS 1987-1991
82 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT-TV CBS 1991-2002
88. Cedar Rapids, Iowa KCRG-TV, formerly KCRI ABC 1993-1998
91. Colorado Springs, Colorado KOAA-TV, formerly KCSJ NBC 1994-1997
97. Davenport, Iowa WQAD-TV ABC 1992-1995
102. Evansville, Indiana WEHT ABC, formerly CBS 1988-1994
105. Tallahassee, Florida WTXL-TV, formerly WECA ABC 1998-2004
117. Traverse City/Cadillac, Michigan WWTV CBS 1998-2002
WLUP-TV CBS 1998-2002 A full-time satellite of WWTV
141. Port Arthur, Texas KBMT ABC 1991-1993
142. Palm Springs, California KESQ-TV, formerly KPLM ABC 2008-present
KDFX-CA, formerly KDBA-LP Fox, formerly CBS 2008-present
KUNA-LP, formerly K15EI Telemundo 2008-present
146. [Erie, Pennsylvania]] WJET-TV ABC 1999-present
153. Bangor, Maine WABI-TV CBS, formerly NBC 1992-2001

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