KPRC-TV Channel 2, Houston TX
Sign-Off recorded circa 1990

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The video kicks off with a brief KPRC-TV station ID/promo for the United Way, followed by a sermonette delivered by M. Elree Williams of the First Baptist Church Greens Bayou. The sign-off announcement that follows is brief, accompanied only by a station ID graphic. Then comes a locally-produced SSB video, featuring sights of interest in the city of Houston, concluding with two seconds of color bars.

KPRC-TV signed on initially as KLEE-TV on New Year's Day 1949 as Houston's first TV facility. The original owner sold the station to the Houston Post, the founder and then-licensee of KPRC Radio AM 950 in the summer of 1950, and the call letters were changed accordingly. Channel 2's former call letters became the subject of a popular but untrue story of freak reception of a U.S. TV station by a viewer in Great Britain in the early 1950s. The Webmaster himself remembers reading of this in a textbook 'way back in his junior high school days. View this page from Snopes.com that recalls and refutes the KLEE-TV story.

RELATED VIDEO CLIP:
KPRC-TV Channel 2 News, Sermonette & Sign-off from 23 October 1986

Page updated Sunday, 25 September 2016

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