Several ABC stations apparently did not get the word that there would be no West Coast Feed of World News Saturday night and were left scrambling to come up with content to replace it. Dead air was the result in several markets. According to, on station in Seattle, KOMO-TV, switched to color bars and tone, which stayed up for more than three minutes. That was followed by an on-air card, saying that the station was experiencing "technical difficulties." It wasn't until 5 39 p.m. -- nine minutes after the newscast was slated to begin, that the station resumed broadcasting -- with an episode of Wheel of Fortune.