The CBS Enforcer Music Collection is a television news music package distributed by Gari Communications. Included in the package are themes such as Enforcer, and KYW Enforcer (customized for CBS O&O KYW-TV in Philadelphia.)

The package, originally known as CBS Enforcer, was commissioned by Chicago's WBBM-TV in 1994. The package is based on the station's 1975 news theme, which in turn was based on a song called "Chicago" (or "This is My City, Chigago's My Town") by folk singer Tary Rebenar. WBBM has dropped the package twice (once in 1997 and once in 2001), only to reintroduce it a few years after each attempt. WBBM dropped The Enforcer in 2008 as they relocated to a new studio in downtown Chicago and used a new theme by In The Groove Music.

Gari Communications soon renamed the package Enforcer (and later, The Enforcer) in an attempt to market it to non-CBS stations. A few non-CBS stations did start using the package, such as KRIV/Fox 26 in Houston and WVIT/NBC 30 in Connecticut.

In 2005, Gari Communications acquired the rights to News in Focus, a news theme package by John Hegner which also featured the nine note musical signature. News in Focus has been marketed jointly with The Enforcer as The CBS Enforcer Music Collection. As of 2005, News In Focus is no longer with the collection. In 2006, WBBM commissioned New Generation 1 when they debuted their new graphics and its sister station WCBS commissioned New Generation 2 in 2007 when they debuted new graphics by Giant Octopus and started high definition broadcasts.

In 2010, WCBS commissioned New Generation 4 and with it, debuted new standardized graphics which would roll out to sister O&Os. After Warner/Chappell Music acquired Gari Media Group in 2015, the package was expanded to include CBS Enforcer V.2 and CBS Enforcer V.3, which was written in style of other news music packages created by 615 Music.

See also[]

Palmer News Package, a news theme by Shelly Palmer which also features the ten-note musical signature

Stations that used or have used The CBS Enforcer Music Collection[]

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Year Used Notes
1. New York City, New York WCBS CBS 2006-present First station to commission New Generation 2
2. Los Angeles, California KCBS CBS 2010-present First station to commission CBS Enforcer V.2
3. Chicago, Illinois WBBM-TV CBS 1994-1997, 2000-2001, 2002-2008, and 2010-present First station to commission package, along with Series 1 & New Generation 1
4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania KYW-TV, formerly, WPTZ and WRCV CBS, formerly NBC 1998-1999 Commissioned a customized version of KYW-AM's radio signature
2005-present Commissioned Series 5 & New Generation 1
5. Dallas/Fort. Worth, Texas KTVT CBS 2010-present
6. San Francisco, California KPIX CBS 2010-present
KBCW The CW 2010-present
8. Atlanta, Georgia WGCL-TV, formerly WGNX and WANX CBS, formerly Independent 2009-present Commissioned after starting high definition broadcasts
9. Washington, D.C. WUSA, formerly, WTOP and WDVM CBS 1997-2008 Commissioned Series 1 in 1997, 1st station to commission Series 2 in 1999 and Series 4 in 2003
10. Houston, Texas KRIV, formerly KVRL and KDOG Fox, formerly Independent 2001-2005 First station to commission Series 3
11. Detroit, Michigan WWJ-TV CBS 2010-2012
WKBD-TV CW Television Network 2011-2012
12. Phoenix, Arizona KPHO CBS, formerly Independent 2005-present Commissioned Series 1 & 2
14. Seattle, Washington KIRO-TV CBS 2006-present Commissioned Series 1
17. Cleveland, Ohio WOIO CBS, formerly Fox 2005-present Commissioned Series 5, New Generation 1, and Series 3 when they went HD
WUAB MyNetwork TV, formerly UPN 2005-present 10pm newscast produced by WOIO
18. Cleveland, Ohio WOIO CBS 2005-present
19. Orlando, Florida WKMG CBS 2007-present Commissioned New Generation 2
21. St. Louis, Missouri KMOV, formerly KWK and KMOX CBS 2001-2008 Commissioned Series 3, Series 1, and News In Focus
23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania KDKA CBS 2010-present
WPCW The CW 2010-present
24. Charlotte, North Carolina WBTV CBS 2007-present Commissioned Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, and New Generation 1
WJZY CW, formerly UPN 2007-present 10pm newscast produced by WBTV
30. Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut WVIT NBC 2000-2005 Commissioned Series 1, Series 3, and Series 2 all with NBC chimes
39. Grand Rapids,Michigan WWMT CBS 2007-present Commissioned Series 1 and Series 4
WWMT-DT2 CW 2008-present 10pm newscast produced by WWMT
40. Birmingham, Alabama WIAT, formerly WBMG CBS 2007-present Commissioned Series 3
41. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania WHP-TV CBS 2009-present
44. Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico KQRE CBS 2010-present
WLYH-TV The CW 2009-present
47. Jacksonville, Florida WTEV-TV CBS 2009-2010 Commissioned New Generation 1
WAWS-TV Fox 2009-present 10pm newscast produced by WTEV
54. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania WYOU CBS 1999-2002 Commissioned Series 1
55 Fresno, California KGPE-TV CBS 2009-present
57. Albany, New York WRGB CBS 2000-2003 Commissioned Series 2
WNYA MyNetworkTV, formerly UPN 2003 10pm newscast was produced by WRGB
58. Richmond, Virginia WTVR CBS 2001-present Commissioned Series 3, Series 4, and New Generation 1
61. Tulsa, Oklahoma KOTV CBS 2007-present Commissioned New Generation 2
KQCW, formerly KWBT CW, formerly The WB 2007-present 9pm half-hour newscast produced by KOTV
64. Dayton, Ohio WHIO CBS 2006-present Commissioned News In Focus
The Miami Valley Channel(cable) no affiliation, formerly UPN 2006-2007 Aired rebroadcasts of WHIO's 10:00pm newscasts
66. Flint, Michigan WNEM CBS 2005-2009 Commissioned Series 2
WSMH Fox 2006-2009 10pm newscast produced by WNEM
68. Tucson, Arizona KOLD-TV CBS 2007-present Commissioned Series 3
70. Green Bay, Wisconsin WFRV CBS 2010-present
73. Toledo, Ohio WTOL CBS 2006-present Commissioned New Generation 1, News In Focus, and Series 3
75. Lewiston, Idaho KLEW CBS 2008
78. Cape Girardeau, Missouri/Paducah, Kentucky KFVS CBS 2008-present
79. Columbia, South Carolina WACH-TV Fox 2009-present
81. Huntsville, Alabama WHNT CBS 2007-present Commissioned New Generation 1
84. Springfield/Decatur, Illinois WCFN MyNetworkTV, formerly UPN 2006-2009
WCIA CBS, 2006-2008 Commissioned Series 4
88. Cedar Rapids, Iowa KCRG ABC 2004-present Commissioned Series 2, Series 4 for talent opens
97. Davenport, Iowa WHBF CBS 2007-present
99. Charleston, South Carolina WCSC CBS 2007-present Commissioned Series 2, Series 3 when they went HD
106. Lincoln, Nebraska KOLN CBS 2007-present Commissioned New Generation 1
108. Reno, Nevada KTVN CBS 2006-present Commissioned Series 1, News In Focus used for talent opens
109. Youngstown, Ohio WKBN-TV CBS 2009-present Commissioned News In Focus
WYFX-LP Fox 2009-present 10pm newscast produced by WKBN-TV
111. Springfield, Massachusetts WSHM CBS 2006-present Commissioned Series 4 and New Generation 2
WSHM-DT2 "CBS 3 Springfield Weather Now" No Affiliation 2008-present Produces a 20-minute commercial-free 10pm newscast
112. Boise, Idaho KBCI-TV CBS 2008-2010 Commissioned Series 1
KBOI-TV CBS 2010-present
113. Sioux Falls, South Dakota KELO-TV CBS 1997-present Commissioned Series 1, Series 2, & New Generation 1
118. Montgomery, Alabama WAKA CBS, formerly ABC 2006-present Commissioned New Generation 1
119. Eugene, Oregon KVAL-TV CBS, formerly NBC 2007-present Commissioned Series 1
KLSR-TV, formerly KEVU Fox 2007 Commissioned Series 1
121. Santa Barbara, California KCOY-TV CBS, formerly NBC 2006-2009 Commissioned Series 2, News In Focus, and Series 1
KKFX-CA Fox 2008-present
124. Monterey, California KION-TV CBS 2008-2009 Commissioned Series 5
KCBA Fox 2003-present
126. Yakima/Tri-Cities, Washington KEPR-TV CBS 2007-2008 Commissioned New Generation 1
KIMA-TV CBS 2007-2008
128. Columbus, Georgia WRBL CBS 1999-2001
131. Amarillo, Texas KVII-TV ABC 1996-1999 Commissioned Series 1
KFDA-TV CBS 2007-present Commissioned Series 1
134. Rockford, Illinois WIFR CBS 2003-present Commissioned Series 1
135. Wausau, Wisconsin WSAW-TV CBS 2006-present
140. Medford, Oregon KTVL CBS Unknown date-present
145. Wichita Falls, Texas KAUZ CBS 2009
148. Joplin, Missouri KOAM-TV CBS 2004-present Commissioned Series 2 & New Generation 2
154. Rochester, Minnesota KIMT CBS 2007-present Commissioned New Generation 1
161. Sherman, Texas KXII, formerly KVSO CBS 2006-present Commissioned Series 1 & New Generation 1
162. Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho KIDK, formerly KID CBS 2007-present Commissioned Series 3, Series 4, and Series 1
174. Rapid City, South Dakota KCLO-TV CBS 1997-present Reboroadcaster of KELO-TV
183. Charlottesville, Virginia WCAV-TV CBS 2005-present Commissioned Series 1
WVAW-LP, formerly W64AO ABC 2005-present Simulcasts "Good Morning Charlottesville" and a 11:00pm newscast from WCAV-TV
200. Kirksville, Missouri KTVO ABC 2002-2010 Commissioned Series 3

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  • [[1]] WarnerChappell (Gari Communications) Website]