AUDIO CLIPS OF 1964
TV STATION SIGN-OFFS

Page updated Wednesday, 5 October 2016

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

WHDH-TV Ch. 5 (now WCVB) Sign-On 1964

WNAC-TV Channel 7 (now WHDH) Sign-Off 1964

NEW YORK CITY

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

1964

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

1964

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

1964

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

8-31-1964

PHILADELPHIA

WCAU-TV Ch. 10 Sign-Off with SOGP
(owned at the time by CBS, now owned by NBC)
1964

WFIL-TV Channel 6 (now WPVI) Sign-Off
(Click here to see similar WPVI sign-off video)
1964

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

HARTFORD/NEW HAVEN, CT

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

1964

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

7-11-1964

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

1964

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

1964

PROVIDENCE, RI

WJAR-TV Channel 10 Sign-Off w/SOGP
Announcer: Chris Barnes
1964

WPRO-TV Ch. 12 (now WPRI) Sign-Off w/SOGP 1964

PORTLAND, MAINE

WCSH-TV Channel 6 Sign-Off
Announcer: Lee Quimby
1964

WGAN-TV Channel 13 Sign-Off 1964

NORFOLK/HAMPTON, VA

WAVY-TV Channel 10 Sign-Off (incomplete, static)
Announcer: Mac McManus (aka Poop Deck Pappy)
1964

WVEC-TV 13 Sign-Off (incomplete) 1964

BALTIMORE, MD

WJZ-TV Channel 13 Sign-Off with SOGP 1964

WJZ-TV Channel 13 Sign-On 1964

OTHER CITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 and design copyright 2015 by J. Alan Wall. All rights reserved.

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