WETM-TV

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

WETM-TV (channel 18) is a television station in Elmira, New York, affiliated with NBC and owned by Nexstar Media Group. The station's studios are located on East Water Street in downtown Elmira, and its transmitter is located on Hawley Hill in Big Flats, New York.

1st ID (September 13, 1984)

Visuals: On a black background, a 3D number "18" appears spark by spark, flashes, and shines. Arcs made out of stars leaving a blue trail slide around the number, and it zooms in. Words "WETM-TV ELMIRA-CORNING" occur by a flash below.

Techique: Backlit animation.

Audio: An upbeat triumphant fanfare with an announcer saying "WETM. TV 18. Elmira, Corning.".

2nd ID (Late 1980s)

Visuals: On a starfield, a blue station's number along with the blue letters "WETM-TV" and white words "Elmira-Corning" below zoom and flip in. The logo soon shines.

Technique: Zooming and flipping effects.

Audio: An announcer saying "WETM. Channel 18, Elmira, Corning.".