KIFI-TV Local News 8, Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho
Sign-off and Sign-on recorded 24 January 2021

Page created Sunday, 18 April 2021

When this video of Idaho Falls' ABC network station signing off and on was made, it was already out of date, for twenty-three days earlier, on New Year's Day, Channel 8 began offering CBS programming on subchannel 8.2, moving Telemundo to 8.5. The visual is merely a static station ID graphic. The aural part is scripted more like a traditional TV sign-off, with mention of transmitter location, FCC authorization, signal power and operating frequency. The announcements for the sign-off and sign-on is the same except, of course, for the "good evening" and "good morning" greetings. KIFI-TV still currently signs off two nights on weekends; late Friday night it ceases programming around 3 AM and resumes three hours later, and Saturay night at 12:30 AM (!) it calls it a night.

KIFI-TV was launched in January 1961 as the TV service of Idaho Falls' newspaper, The Post Register. It started as a primary affiliate of NBC with, up until 1974, a secondary relationship with ABC. In January 1996 Channel 8 swapped networks with longtime ABC station KPVI Channel 6 and has been full-time with ABC since. This year (2021), KIFI-TV is celebrating sixty years on the air.

This video comes via YouTuber dma37dude, whose channel features news opens, newscasts, TV station promos, EAS tests, sign-offs/ons, radio IDs and more, primarily from San Antonio, TX and across the US.

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