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Name That News Package – Guitar Giveaway!

Fender Strat Giveaway

UPDATE: And The Winner Is …

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

Name that guitar giveaway

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

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  1. Jesse Kalali says:

    ” Sammy days”

  2. 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 says:


  4. Dan says:

    “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 says:

    After another listen some additional names…





  6. wnctmarcmorriston says:


  7. Roumaine Nigel Hall says:

    Higher Calling

  8. Roumaine Nigel Hall says:

    New Directions

  9. Roumaine Nigel Hall says:

    Late-Breaking News

  10. James Yates says:

    “Progressive Pulse”

    Long live SRV!

  11. Tom Hebel says:


  12. “Open Throttle.”

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

  14. Jim Dang says:

    The Accelerator

  15. Tom Ciprari says:

    Ahead of the Competition

  16. Tom Ciprari says:

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

  17. Dylan Hardy says:

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

  18. Travis Dent says:

    Kinetic Horizon

  19. Doug Holroyd says:

    “Right Here, Right Now!

  20. Rick says:

    1. News “Package”

    2. Winning!

    3. The Four W’s

    4. Listen and Watch

  21. Adam says:

    Lee Roy Jenkins!

  22. Nikki Bates says:

    “Driving Force”

  23. Tj Baysinger says:

    “Caffeine Aesthetic”

    or, just


  24. david saich says:


    “Dammit I’m Serious”


    “Shut Up and Listen”

    “Freud Was Right”

    Thanks guys, killer package.

  25. Tj Baysinger says:



    “Adrenaline Junkie”

  26. Andrea Clenney says:

    “SAM Elan”

  27. Alex Madsen says:

    News Beats

  28. Andrea Clenney says:

    “Arnold Overdrive”

  29. Andrea Clenney says:

    “Fierce Overdrive”

  30. Daaaah, someone beat me to “Alliance”…

    “Fraternity” strikes me. As does “Generations”

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

  32. Daniele Feenstra says:

    Striving for Excellence

  33. Andrea Clenney says:

    “Fierce Dynamic”

  34. Chad Larsen says:

    1-Bring Da News!

    2-What You Don’t Know


  35. Sean Finn says:

    Not for Karen

  36. Bob Walters says:

    “High Voltage”

  37. Daniele Feenstra says:

    Big Impact

  38. Strong, Intense, and Implies Urgency! Excellent Creation as Usual!

    Title: “Revolution”

  39. Mark H says:

    Break The News

  40. whtmbettybryanfish says:


  41. 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

  42. Chris McKendrick says:

    “Breaking Muse.”

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

    Also, “Intensity” suits it rather well too.

  43. Matthew Hendrix says:

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

  44. Terry Porter says:

    “Here’s What’s Happenin”

  45. Bob McCormick says:

    Compelling intensity that evokes the promise of TRUTH ON DEMAND

  46. Ivelisse Woods says:


  47. Michael Woods says:

    News Elements

  48. Tim says:

    good hard hitting news theme.

  49. Judge Fudge says:

    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”

  50. Raul Sanchez says:

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

  51. James Valentine says:

    The Sound of Life

  52. John R. King says:

    1. Command

    2. Unstoppable

    3. Authoritative

  53. Larry says:

    blue hills

  54. Matt says:

    Zenith Platform

  55. Kim Leach says:

    “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.”

  56. Wes Pollard says:

    I like it…how about:


  57. Mark Durham says:

    1) Soundsations

    2) Newzic 2015

    3) The Pulse

  58. Dogface Films says:

    “LIve, Local, Late-Breaking”

  59. “Stratocaster.”

  60. Jane Herzberg says:

    “News Synergy”

  61. C A Lee III says:

    A Tradition Of Excellence

  62. The Intrepid Report

  63. Derrick Lee Anderson says:

    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”.

  64. Kevin L. Helton says:

    Walking on Treetops

  65. Nick G. says:

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

  66. Darrin says:

    Three Chords & The Truth

  67. Eric says:

    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.

  68. Greg Hay says:

    Universal groove

  69. Michael Justice says:

    “Universal Vibe”

  70. Jonathan Parker says:


  71. Dal Moore says:

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

  72. Eduardo Ricardo says:

    “Electric Summit”

    • Eduardo Ricardo says:

      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.

  73. abric says:


  74. Stefan Aleo says:

    “First at the scene”

    It’s what the four note signature sounds like around the 4 second mark in the video.

  75. Pete G. says:

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

  76. Jeremy Alden says:

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

  77. Zach b says:

    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

  78. Council Bradshaw says:

    News in the key of Awesome.

  79. c30b says:

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

  80. Chad says:

    The great suggestions just keep coming. Thanks everyone!

  81. Calvin H. says:


    “Bring your sound to new heights.”

  82. Adam says:


  83. Jeremy Alden says:

    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.

  84. mogottimusic says:

    Synthsationalized News

  85. genesis the (beginning)

  86. Chris Lorance says:

    Sweet precision

  87. ttownscott says:

    News Buzz

  88. ttownscott says:


  89. Scott Harris says:

    City Beat

  90. Rick Rogala says:

    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).

  91. Suzi Mahe says:


  92. Suzi Mahe says:

    Base Jump

  93. Kara McGinn says:

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

  94. Jim Caskie says:

    Life Beat..

    City Pulse

    or Mo’ on the Flo!

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

  96. Rocky Daboval says:

    Today tomorrow and the future

  97. Kevin Wuzzardo says:


  98. Tony Pierce says:

    A News Package Named Sue

  99. Andrew Felix says:

    “Metro” – it’s very clean and modern

  100. Patrick Williams says:

    Reliable Sources

  101. Carl Mitchell says:


  102. Mike Hanger says:

    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!

  103. marcos says:


  104. david harbert says:

    smooth move

  105. Kristin says:


  106. Brian says:


  107. Chris Pruitt says:

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

  108. Chad says:

    Thanks for the great response everyone – keep them coming!

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

  110. Chad Larsen says:

    Bottled Adrenaline

  111. David Hershey says:

    Premios News Maximus!

  112. 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…

  113. Kellen Dargle says:

    “Now’s the Time.”

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

  114. Erik Thorson says:

    Hot Spotlights

  115. Chris Gross says:


  116. Brad Klukow says:

    It’s a great bed of music. Powerful and Grand.

    I say name it: React

  117. Bruce B. says:


  118. 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”.

  119. Kevin Kolbe says:

    Bongo Beat Street

  120. a molina says:


  121. InspiratumNotos – An inspiring wind

  122. Chris Barrus says:

    iTech Z130

  123. Alex Mitchakes says:

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

  124. Steven Patrick says:

    Fire in the Hole

  125. ROD TOLER says:



  126. Jeff Pitner says:


  127. Allan Snyder says:

    Reckless Abandon

  128. NEWSOT Package.

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

  129. Jim says:

    Unto the Breach

  130. Bonnie Wood says:

    News Dominator

  131. Tim Boknecht says:

    It’s all pretty animated and non-stop.

    My title suggestion: Go Time!

  132. 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.

  133. Brett Kenyon says: