The Palmer News Package (commonly abbreviated as PNP) is a television news music package created for WCBS-TVNew 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