KHQ-TV Channel 6, Spokane, Washington
Sign-Off and SSB recorded circa 1985

Page modified Monday, 15 June 2020

Sign-off of "Q-6", Spokane's NBC-TV network station. After a brief portion of a public-affairs program promo comes a U.S. Navy Hymn film, similar to that used by KNBC-TV 4 in Los Angeles earlier in the decade. The Q-6 sign-off features late-night goings-on in the station's control room, including a cleaning lady mopping the floor. Following this is a SSB film featuring the U.S. Army Band, the one used by NBC-TV's New York flagship station in its sign-off during the 1970s and 1980s. Immediately after that, we see the guy at master control leave and put out the light as staff announcer Ron Harris bids the viewers a good night.

KHO-TV and its hometown rival KXLY-TV Channel 4 was both granted TV station construction permits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on 12 July 1952. Channel 6 was the first to take to the air in December of that year (KXLY-TV began operations two months later). It has been affiliated with the NBC network from the beginning. KHQ-TV has traditionally branded itself as "Q-6", though in recent years it seems to be minimalizing the use of that brand.

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