The year was 1994. Bill Clinton was president, "Here comes the Hotstepper" was #1 on the charts, "The Shawshank Redemption" was still in theaters, and a brand new TV station had just launched.
December 12, 1994, 28 Tampa Bay News first went on the air to give Tampa Bay the news.
Anchors Brendan McLaughlin and Martie Tucker sat at the desk along with Meteorologist Wayne Shattuck and Drew Soicher with sports.
And to start the show? The most 90s promo music you've ever heard!
25 years later we're known as ABC Action News, but our commitment to bringing Tampa Bay news they need to know continues.
Want to reminisce with us? You can watch our first ever newscast in its entirety below.