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Name That News Package – Guitar Giveaway!

UPDATE:  And The Winner Is …

Hey, you. Wanna win a guitar? We’ve got two chances for you to win!

Name That News Package

Based on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s favorite guitar, the SRV Strat is made for Texas Blues, with the same features as his “Number One”. Featuring three Texas Special single coil pickups, similar to the original 1959 pickups.

Straight from Stephen’s collection – a 15 year old, slightly abused 2000 Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster could be all yours. To enter, just listen to the demo of our latest news music package, then leave a comment below suggesting a name for the package (serious suggestions only, please). We’ll print out all the comments and put them in our famous fishbowl.  We’ll then draw a comment at random, and that person wins the SRV guitar!


We’ll also choose our favorite suggestion for the package name, and whoever suggested it first will win this 2014 60th Anniversary American Fender Stratocaster.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Strat, Fender did a 1 year limited run only in 2014 featuring a SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE. A great tribute to a legendary instrument. Killer guitar. Killer sound.

So take a listen to the package, leave us a suggestion, and cross your fingers. With a little luck and a clever name, you could win both guitars!

*rules and regulations

please note: all comments are moderated before approval and can take up to 24 hours to appear.

165 responses to “Name That News Package – Guitar Giveaway!

  1. Jesse Kalali October 19, 2015 at 6:21 am

    ” Sammy days”

  2. Brandon Giesing (@bgiesing39) October 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    My suggestion is “Perpetual Vim” which means “lasting life” showing how this could be a long-lasting package because of the uniqueness!

  3. Tristan Bresnen October 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    “Propel”

  4. Dan October 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

    “O-2” The chemical symbol for Oxygen – This package brings a breath of new air into the current news music scene.

    “Uncognito” A play on words to show this package is not a secret but rather a piece of music stations will want to present to their viewers without pressing Ctrl+Shift+N.

  5. wnctmarcmorriston October 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    After another listen some additional names…
    Guardian
    Clarity
    Focus
    Champion

  6. wnctmarcmorriston October 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Metamorphosis

  7. Roumaine Nigel Hall October 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Higher Calling

  8. Roumaine Nigel Hall October 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    New Directions

  9. Roumaine Nigel Hall October 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Late-Breaking News

  10. James Yates October 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    “Progressive Pulse”
    Long live SRV!

  11. Tom Hebel October 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Street-Wise

  12. Chuck Spruill October 15, 2015 at 8:52 am

    “Impact!” (Note the exclamation point is required)

  13. Jim Dang October 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The Accelerator

  14. Tom Ciprari October 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Ahead of the Competition

  15. Tom Ciprari October 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Live, Local and Late Breaking, News Weather and Sports!

  16. Dylan Hardy October 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I like “Syncope”. Because it takes your breath away.

  17. Travis Dent October 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Kinetic Horizon

  18. Doug Holroyd October 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    “Right Here, Right Now!

  19. Rick October 14, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    1. News “Package”
    2. Winning!
    3. The Four W’s
    4. Listen and Watch

  20. Tj Baysinger October 14, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    “Caffeine Aesthetic”

    or, just

    “Caffeine”

  21. david saich October 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    “Jugularnought”.
    “Dammit I’m Serious”
    “Infotain-mental”
    “Shut Up and Listen”
    “Freud Was Right”

    Thanks guys, killer package.

  22. Tj Baysinger October 14, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    “Adrenaline”
    Or
    “Adrenaline Junkie”

  23. Andrea Clenney October 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    “SAM Elan”

  24. Alex Madsen October 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    News Beats

  25. Andrea Clenney October 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    “Arnold Overdrive”

  26. Andrea Clenney October 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    “Fierce Overdrive”

  27. wjtvbrettkenyon October 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Daaaah, someone beat me to “Alliance”…

    “Fraternity” strikes me. As does “Generations”

  28. wjtvbrettkenyon October 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I really like “Alliance” for some reason–the coming together of news teams, communities, and news teams WITH communities for greater strength and impact.

  29. Daniele Feenstra October 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Striving for Excellence

  30. Andrea Clenney October 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    “Fierce Dynamic”

  31. Chad Larsen October 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    1-Bring Da News!
    2-What You Don’t Know
    3-News-A-Palooza!

  32. Sean Finn October 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Not for Karen

  33. Daniele Feenstra October 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Big Impact

  34. Gregory Suchanek October 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Strong, Intense, and Implies Urgency! Excellent Creation as Usual!
    Title: “Revolution”

  35. Mark H October 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Break The News

  36. whtmbettybryanfish October 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Winner

  37. Tim Bourgeois October 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I like the way each track has it’s own sound and energy. Unlike most packages that sound exactly the same from cut to cut minus an instrument, I almost thought I was listening to different packages. My name suggestions are:
    1. Synergy
    2. Synergize
    3. Alliance

  38. Chris McKendrick October 14, 2015 at 11:24 am

    “Breaking Muse.”

    Implies urgency, intensity and creativity, and who doesn’t enjoy a good pun?!

    Also, “Intensity” suits it rather well too.

  39. Matthew Hendrix October 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    S.A.M.S. Stephen Arnold Musical Symphony

  40. Terry Porter October 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    “Here’s What’s Happenin”

  41. Bob McCormick October 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Compelling intensity that evokes the promise of TRUTH ON DEMAND

  42. Ivelisse Woods October 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

    “Mediums”

  43. Michael Woods October 13, 2015 at 11:52 am

    News Elements

  44. Tim October 13, 2015 at 11:32 am

    good hard hitting news theme.

  45. Judge Fudge October 12, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I think it should be called “Fuel”. Short and memorable name, and signature that drives emotion.

    As a secondary pick I’d go with “Vitality”

  46. Raul Sanchez October 12, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    The name should be 1) WSB News 2) WSB Local 3) Atlanta Force

  47. James Valentine October 12, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    The Sound of Life

  48. John R. King October 12, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    1. Command
    2. Unstoppable
    3. Authoritative

  49. Larry October 12, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    blue hills

  50. Kim Leach October 12, 2015 at 11:11 am

    “Fast Forward”

    “Let’s fast forward to the latest on this breaking news investigation.”
    “Let’s fast forward to the very latest on this severe weather situation.”

  51. Wes Pollard October 12, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I like it…how about:

    Engage

  52. Mark Durham October 12, 2015 at 9:26 am

    1) Soundsations
    2) Newzic 2015
    3) The Pulse

  53. Dogface Films October 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

    “LIve, Local, Late-Breaking”

  54. Jane Herzberg October 12, 2015 at 8:40 am

    “News Synergy”

  55. C A Lee III October 12, 2015 at 8:13 am

    A Tradition Of Excellence

  56. Derrick Lee Anderson October 11, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    When I first heard this theme, it is a theme that I looked real forward to hearing. I have a couple of suggestions for the name – (1) “NewsPoint” and (2) “Sledge Hammer”.

  57. Kevin L. Helton October 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Walking on Treetops

  58. Nick G. October 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    “Divergence” or “Surge” feels like they fit the tone of the package. To be powerful and different from the other stations.

  59. Darrin October 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Three Chords & The Truth

  60. Eric October 11, 2015 at 12:51 am

    It’s tough to think up a good name for WSB 2015 News Theme. I like some of the other suggestions, like Reliable Sources and Compass. A suggestion I’d like to throw out… Truth Seekers. I wouldn’t recommend recycling news theme names, like The One & Only, Action News, Pinnacle, News Leader, and/or The Edge, to name a few. Hopefully the name will be something original, and something that sticks.

  61. Greg Hay October 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Universal groove

  62. Michael Justice October 10, 2015 at 8:57 am

    “Universal Vibe”

  63. Jonathan Parker October 10, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Advantage

  64. Dal Moore October 9, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    It’s driving with a notable impact…I’d call it “NewsPunch”

  65. Eduardo Ricardo October 9, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    “Electric Summit”

    • Eduardo Ricardo October 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Because the dramatic and commanding tone of the package represents a sound synonymous with the top stations around the United States, with an added twist of electric guitar notes.

  66. abric October 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Endurance

  67. Stefan Aleo October 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    “First at the scene”
    It’s what the four note signature sounds like around the 4 second mark in the video.

  68. Pete G. October 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I’d thinking the classic rock route and going with “Thunderstruck.”

  69. Jeremy Alden October 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    “Resonance” — for the sonic qualities this package already has and the profound impact that stations will make while using this music 🙂

  70. Zach b October 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    To me it sounds like you’re on the move, like you are searching.

    “driving forward”

    Driving forward for the answers,for the facts,for the truth.

    Whatever it gets named, very good package indeed, nice work SAM

  71. Council Bradshaw October 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    News in the key of Awesome.

  72. Daniel Maron October 9, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    “Visions”

  73. c30b October 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I was thinking about two names: “The Pulse” and “Compass”.

  74. Chad October 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    The great suggestions just keep coming. Thanks everyone!

  75. Calvin H. October 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Altitude.

    “Bring your sound to new heights.”

  76. Adam October 9, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Progression

  77. Jeremy Alden October 9, 2015 at 10:58 am

    This package is pure, unrelenting intensity…pristine production with a raw, visceral undercurrent!! The top notch percussion and very cool choice of instrumentation makes it a real standout. As I’ve said it before, this package sounds like it belongs on the silver screen! My name suggestions are based on the urgency, intensity, and focus of this commanding news package: GROUND ZERO, Latitude, and Revelation.

  78. mogottimusic October 9, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Synthsationalized News

  79. Chris Lorance October 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Sweet precision

  80. ttownscott October 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    News Buzz

  81. ttownscott October 8, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Java

  82. Scott Harris October 8, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    City Beat

  83. Rick Rogala October 8, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Listened five times… every time I hear the signature four notes I find myself saying “I am thir-sty”, with the staccato at the end serving as exclamation points. So there you have it… The “I Am Thirsty” Package.

    Seriously, I think you should call it “Verve”. (As in energy and vitality).

  84. Suzi Mahe October 8, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Jet-Powered

  85. Suzi Mahe October 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Base Jump

  86. Kara McGinn October 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Axiom: a statement or proposition that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.

  87. Jim Caskie October 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Life Beat..
    City Pulse
    or Mo’ on the Flo!

  88. Jeff Laundergan October 8, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Perspicacity (Perspica-CITY). Gives a feeling of insight, knowledge and understanding from a station of authority.

  89. Rocky Daboval October 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Today tomorrow and the future

  90. Kevin Wuzzardo October 8, 2015 at 10:55 am

    PaceSetter

  91. Tony Pierce October 8, 2015 at 8:47 am

    A News Package Named Sue

  92. Andrew Felix October 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    “Metro” – it’s very clean and modern

  93. Patrick Williams October 8, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Reliable Sources

  94. Carl Mitchell October 7, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Integrity

  95. Mike Hanger October 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Here it is –
    Intrigue > Speaks to the variety in the package. It also lends to the fact that the package isn’t to hard or soft but has a definite draw… wishing it was launched 6 months ago. I like it!

  96. marcos October 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    “more-mojo!”

  97. david harbert October 7, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    smooth move

  98. Chris Pruitt October 7, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Bongo News 720. Because 360 degrees is just not enough.

  99. Chad October 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the great response everyone – keep them coming!

  100. Mike Gantenbein October 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Being that our station is “Your Connection”, I like Brett Kenyon’s idea. But I like this one better: “Power Play” 🙂

  101. David Hershey October 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Premios News Maximus!

  102. Brian Bledsoe October 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    When I heard it I felt ‘Endurance.’ W2G Suzi Mahe, you beat me to it!
    Since ‘Endurance’ has already been submitted my suggestions is: Shoryuken**

    Eat your heart out Capcom…

  103. Kellen Dargle October 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    “Now’s the Time.”
    The melody almost sings “Now’s the time for [any two-syllable fill in].”

  104. Erik Thorson October 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Hot Spotlights

  105. Chris Gross October 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    “Up-Draft”

  106. Brad Klukow October 7, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    It’s a great bed of music. Powerful and Grand.
    I say name it: React

  107. Bruce B. October 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    INFOTIME!!!

  108. Stephen Woodall October 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Not sure if I can suggest more than one, but here are 3:

    1. The Expert [alive with definition, a leading signature and riff, overall great presence]
    2. Morphotic [another great album addition to the SAM collection]
    3. Superium [power in the music that speaks to each category extremely well]

    My sole suggestion (if only allowed one) would be “The Expert”.

  109. a molina October 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Domination

  110. Harley Wettemann October 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    InspiratumNotos – An inspiring wind

  111. Chris Barrus October 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    iTech Z130

  112. Alex Mitchakes October 7, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Title it: “I take the evening news more seriously with drum fills”

  113. Steven Patrick October 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Fire in the Hole

  114. ROD TOLER October 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    ACTION NEWS NETWORK PACKAGE
    “IT’S ALL IN THE ACTION”

  115. Jeff Pitner October 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    “Odyssey”

  116. Ryan James McGaughey October 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    NEWSOT Package.

    I had one of these SRV strats years ago and I miss it almost every day. Fingers crossed!

  117. Jim October 7, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Unto the Breach

  118. Bonnie Wood October 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    News Dominator

  119. Tim Boknecht October 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    It’s all pretty animated and non-stop.
    My title suggestion: Go Time!

  120. Willie Garrett October 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I think this should be called the “LEADER” package. It sounds very driven and powerful. It also screams “serious” yet conversational… which is what you want a “leader” to be. Every station wants to be the market leader in their respective cities, and I also think the name would sell the package as well.