KOAT-TV Channel 7, Albuquerque NM
Community Calendar, Program Promos,
Sign-Off and Sermonette
recorded Friday, 9 March 1979

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Albuquerque, New Mexico is the U.S. city recognized as the one where Bugs Bunny always fails to make the left turn at during his many travels burroughing underground. And KOAT-TV 7 is Albuquerque's home for the ABC Television Network, and has been since Channel 7 first began telecasting in September 1953. Like many ABC affiliate stations that operate on Channel 7, KOAT employs a "Circle 7" logo design.

This video, running shy of eight minutes, is packed with various items. First up is the conclusion of that night's encore of Action 7 News at Ten. Immediately afterwards comes Community Calendar, which runs for four minutes. Then comes a series of promos for KOAT programs for the following day, among them are ABC's Delta House, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Next is the sign-off announcement, delivered by Bill Harris. The visuals consist of the 1965 NAB TV Code Seal, a KOAT ID slide with studio-to-transmitter relay KLE-64 and an Action 7 News station ID graphic (There are several of these in this video). A rather unusual thing about this sign-off is that the sermonette follows the sign-off instead of preceding it as most TV station sign-offs typically do. The sermonette runs for only a minute and is rendered by the Rev. L.E. Hightower of the Shiloh Baptist Church of Albuquerque. Afterwards, the transmitter is abruptly turned off.

KOAT-TV Action 7 News Encore from 9 March 1979 on YouTube
(also contains the material and sign-off posted above)

Page created Sunday, 27 August 2017

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