|KRBK-TV Channel 31 (now KMAX),
Sign-Off recorded circa 1986
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|It's one of those TV station sign-off pieces
that highlights some of the inner workings of the
station's control room. It begins with a tape cartridge
marked "Sign-Off" half-inserted into an RCA
videotape deck. There's also a shot of a film chain that
is running a color episode of the classic 1960s sitcom
My Three Sons. It concludes with a scrolling list of
the entire KRBK-TV staff (sixty-two names in all) and a
computer-generated KRBK-TV logo. Among the names listed
is that of Mark Chiolis, who graciously contributed this
clip to TV-signoffs.com.
What is now the CW Network affiliate KMAX began life as KMUV-TV in October 1974 as a station that ran almost nothing but old movies. In 1976 it dropped this format and aired predominately Spanish-language programming. A change in ownership in 1981 resulted in the call letters becoming KRBK and a change to a general English-language entertainment independent. As such, KRBK was in a battle-royal with Sacramento's then-established indie KXTL-TV 40 (now a Fox station) for programming, ratings and revenue.
Page updated Saturday, 26 December 2015
RELATED CLIP: KMUV-TV 31 Sign-on and Sign-off recorded circa 1980
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