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Hello, [insert tv market name]!! A collection of the ‘Hello News’ package produced by Gari Communications, sold to various TV networks, nationwide (and Australia.) Hello Bonus 1: Florence Warner sings “Hello Nashville” live, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Hello Bonus 2: The Osmonds record a “Hello Utah” promo.
posted by Room 641-A (15 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This American Life recently did a story about these.
posted by chara at 7:09 PM on May 11, 2014 [5 favorites]

There's also a compilation of many more of the 'Hello News' spots here (audio only).
posted by yellowcandy at 8:06 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

I thought it couldn't get any worse, then I got to the Tulsa DIY version.
posted by randomkeystrike at 8:06 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

"Hello, Milwaukee!"

The original and best, baby!

Channel 12 will always love me, OK?

(Thanks, Frank.)
posted by droplet at 8:07 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Not bad, hooked me up with Adam and Eve Versus the Cannibals. This terrifying scene is particularly gripping.
posted by unliteral at 8:12 PM on May 11, 2014

I grew up in the Milwaukee media market, so I heard the Milwaukee song and thought, "I wonder what the other towns' songs will sound like?"

Jingles, I am disappointed.
posted by elmer benson at 8:22 PM on May 11, 2014

Wayne Campbell: So, do you... come to Milwaukee often?
Alice Cooper: Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.
Pete: Hey, isn't "Milwaukee" an Indian name?
Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact , it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 8:30 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

I wish I could make a Network Awesome channel for Plex.

I love Network Awesome for collecting and cultivating this great content and weirdness together.
I hate Network Awesome for repackaging it and not always attributing the creator/uploader.
posted by now i'm piste at 8:40 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

There's a lot of bowling in these.
posted by Small Dollar at 8:50 PM on May 11, 2014

Having grown up with it for just about as long as I could remember, it t blew my mind when I found out "Hello Quad Cities" wasn't some locally produced schlock song. But now I'm just offended it wasn't in the collections... unless I gave up too soon because it is a little tough.

(And as you can see from the You Tube clip above, they were still using it in 2002.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:25 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also a lot of orchestra conductors.
posted by divabat at 12:29 AM on May 12, 2014

Oh, wow. I remember the Nashville one and assumed it was locally produced by Channel 4 back in the day.
posted by Fleebnork at 1:26 AM on May 12, 2014

bowling and classical music: the twin pillars of civilization. In early-mid 20th century works, the sounds are often similar.
posted by randomkeystrike at 7:01 AM on May 12, 2014

I was just reminiscing with friends about "Hello, Atlanta!" not that long ago. I… I had no idea. I feel like such an idiot that I was at all nostalgic for it.
posted by ob1quixote at 4:59 PM on May 12, 2014

Basically, every urban area has a symphony orchestra that nobody goes to, because they're too busy hammering things or welding them to each other. Or bowling, if you're in the Louisiana swamplands.
posted by gimonca at 7:30 PM on May 12, 2014

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