|KLAX-TV Channel 31, Alexandria LA
Promos, SSB and Sign-Off
recorded circa early 1988
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|This clip was apparently recorded early in
1988, the year that Pollack/Betz Broadcasting, KLAX-TV's
current licensee. acquired the station from Cypress
Communications, which is mentioned in the sign-off
announcement. Cypress launched Channel 31 in March 1983
as a typical independent UHF-TV station. Two years later,
KLAX joined the ABC Television Network as an affiliate,
which it remains to the present. Like most all U.S. TV
stations nowadays, KLAX operates 24/7, airing ABC News programming
on weekdays and paid infomericals on weekends for its
Various promos for KLAX programs lead off, the first is Mama's Family, then one for Sunup!, Channel 31's early-morning weekday news show at the time, followed by a promo for The Greatest American Hero. Coming after a KLAX station ID graphic promoting ABC's drama/comedy Hooperman is the ever-popular "Aim High America" SSB film produced by the U.S. Air Force. The station sign-off follows, using a rather plain-looking "Good Night" graphic that does not include the Channel 31 logo used in the promos. About eight seconds of color bars are displayed before the transmitter is shut off.
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