AUDIO CLIPS OF 1964
TV STATION SIGN-OFFS

Page edited Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The audio clips on this page were made in the summer of 1964 by a life-long DX enthusiast,
the late Jeff Kadet (1947-2014), "K1MOD", of Macomb, Illinois. He was residing in Needham,
Massachusetts, his birthplace, at the time he made these recordings, less than five miles away
from the major TV stations in Boston. His Old TV Guides website, which had died with him,
featured numerous photos of his DXing exploits and letters from TV stations which he received
and wrote to. Mr. Kadet was also a collector and dealer in vintage TV Guide magazines.

BOSTON

WGBH-TV Channel 2 Sign-Off
(Announcer: John Henning)

1964

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WHDH-TV Ch. 5 (now WCVB) Sign-On

1964

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WNAC-TV Channel 7 (now WHDH) Sign-Off

1964

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NEW YORK CITY

WABC-TV Channel 7 Sign-Off
Announcer: Bill Rice (SOGP)

1964

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WNBC-TV Channel 4 Sign-Off
Announcer: Matt Thomas

1964

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WNEW-TV Ch. 5 (now WNYW) Sign-Off
Announcer: Tom Gregory

1964

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WOR-TV Ch. 9 (now WWOR-TV, Secaucus NJ)
Sign-Off - Announcer: Fred Maness

8-31-1964

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PHILADELPHIA

WCAU-TV Ch. 10 Sign-Off with SOGP
(owned at the time by CBS, now owned by NBC)

1964

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WFIL-TV Channel 6 (now WPVI) Sign-Off
(Click here to see similar WPVI sign-off video)

1964

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WRCV-TV Ch. 3 (now KYW-TV) Sign-Off with SOGP
(owned at the time by NBC, now owned by CBS)
Announcer: J. B. Lee

1964

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HARTFORD/NEW HAVEN, CT

WHCT-TV Ch. 18 (now WUVN) Sign-Off
Announcer: Dale Ludwick
(preceded by two promos for Pay-TV movies)

1964

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WHNB-TV Ch. 30 (now WVIT) Sign-Off
Announcer: Ed Harrigan

7-11-1964

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WNHC-TV Ch. 8 (now WTNH) Sign-Off
with SOGP (incomplete)

1964

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WTIC-TV Ch 3 (now WFSB) Sign-Off
Announcer: Ken Murphy

1964

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PROVIDENCE, RI

WJAR-TV Channel 10 Sign-Off w/SOGP
Announcer: Chris Barnes

1964

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WPRO-TV Ch. 12 (now WPRI) Sign-Off w/SOGP

1964

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PORTLAND, MAINE

WCSH-TV Channel 6 Sign-Off
Announcer: Lee Quimby

1964

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WGAN-TV Channel 13 Sign-Off

1964

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NORFOLK/HAMPTON, VA

WAVY-TV Channel 10 Sign-Off (incomplete, static)
Announcer: Mac McManus (aka Poop Deck Pappy)

1964

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WVEC-TV 13 Sign-Off (incomplete)

1964

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BALTIMORE, MD

WJZ-TV Channel 13 Sign-Off with SOGP

1964

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WJZ-TV Channel 13 Sign-On

1964

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OTHER CITIES

Albany, NY/
Adams, MA
WTEN-TV Ch. 10 and WCDC-TV Ch.19
Sign-Off with SOGP (airchecked from WCDC)
1964

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Augusta, ME WCBB-TV Channel 10 Sign-Off 1964

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Bangor, ME WLBZ-TV Channel 2 Sign-Off
Announcer: Jerry Wright
1964

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Manchester, NH WMUR-TV Channel 9 Sign-Off
Announcer: Bruce Graham
1964

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New Bedford, MA WTEV-TV Channel 6 Sign-Off
Announcer: Andy MacMillian
1964

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Schenectady, NY WRGB-TV Channel 6 Sign-Off
(heavy static)
1964

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Utica, NY WKTV Channel 2 Sign-Off
Announcer: Al Brannick
1964

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BONUS RE-CREATION VIDEOS

WCBS-TV Channel 2
New York City Sign-Off
from Summer 1964

The sign-off features the voice of Norm Stevens. Some of you may remember him as the voice-over for The CBS Late Movie (1972-1985). The 1964-vintage WCBS-TV ID slide was contributed by William Brown of New York City, who helped me identify the announcer.

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WTOP-TV Channel 9 (now WUSA)
Washington, D.C. Sign-Off
from Summer 1964

The audio is from the collection of the late Jeff Kadet as is all of the audio-only clips on this page. The mid-1960s WTOP-TV ID graphic comes from Dave Hughes' DCRTV.com, a site devoted to Washington and Baltimore-area broadcast media. The Seal of Good Practice (SOGP) is from my own collection of images.

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NOTE: The audio/video files featured on this website are taken from my VHS home recordings of over-the-air
and cable video captures, and from clips contributed by others. The quality varies from clip to clip, due to TV reception
and recording issues. None of the clips that are featured here have been authorized by the various television stations,
networks or any other entity.

Graphics, design and descriptions copyright 2018 by J. Alan Wall. All rights reserved.

Comments or questions? Email me at jaw1962(AT)tv-signoffs(DOT)com