U.S. TV STATION FINAL ANALOG
SIGN-OFFS 2009

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INTRODUCTION

2009 was the year that the United States finally retired the 525-line NTSC analog system of television broadcasting used since 1941 in favor of the current ATSC digital system. Initially, all U.S. TV stations were required by the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) to terminate their telecasting in analog and begin digital-only transmission on Tuesday, 17 February 2009. Back in January, Congress and the President had the date rescheduled for Friday, 12 July 2009. However, several hundred TV stations elected to end their analog transmissions on the original date. Below is a listing of the videos of some of those that did make the switch on 17 February, followed by lists of clips for analog farewells for 12 June and other dates.

TUESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2009

Chattanooga TN WDEF-TV Channel 12 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
Huntsville AL WAAY-TV Channel 31 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
Madison WI WMTV Channel 15 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
Natchez MS WNTZ "Fox 48" Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
Omaha NE WOWT Channel 6 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
Pensacola FL WSRE-TV Channel 23 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
Quincy IL WGEM-TV Channel 10 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
South Bend IN WNDU-TV Channel 16 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009
Watertown NY WWNY-TV Channel 7 Analog Sign-off 17 February 2009

FRIDAY, 12 JUNE 2009

Cincinnati OH WLWT Channel 5 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Dallas TX WFAA-TV Channel 8 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Davenport IA KLJB-TV Fox 18 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Dayton OH WHIO-TV Channel 7 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009 ***NEW!***
Greensboro NC WFMY-TV "News 2" Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
High Point NC WGHP-TV Fox 8 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Indianapolis IN WRTV Channel 6 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Indianapolis IN WTHR Channel 13 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Kanas City MO KMBC-TV Channel 9 Analog Sign-off 12 July 2009
Lafayette LA KADN-TV Channel 15 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009 (classic station IDs)
Lansing MI WLNS-TV Channel 6 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Lima OH WLIO-TV Channel 35 (now Ch. 8) Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Mobile AL WKRG-TV Channel 5 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
New York City NY WABC-TV Channel 7 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
New York City NY WCBS-TV Channel 2 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
New York City NY WNBC-TV Channel 4 Analog Sign-off 26 June 2009
Paducah KY WPSD-TV Channel 6 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Pittsburgh, PA KDKA-TV 2 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Richmond VA WTVR-TV Channel 6 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009 (WTVR history)
Sacramento CA KXTV Channel 10 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
San Antonio TX KABB-TV Channel 29 Analog Sign-off 12 June 2009
Tacoma/Seattle WA KSTW-TV 11 Analog Sign-off and Digital Sign-on 12 June 2009 ***NEW!***

OTHER DATES IN 2009

Austin TX KLRU-TV 18 Analog Sign-off 16 April 2009
Detroit, MI WTVS Channel 56 (Detroit Public TV) Analog Sign-off 16 April 2009
   
   
   
   

 

 

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