KRIS-TV Channel 6, Corpus Christi, Texas
Sign-off & Flag Evolution SSB recorded circa 1982

Page created Sunday, 20 September 2020

Corpus Christi's NBC networl station signed on for the first time in May 1956, four months ahead of its rival CBS affiliate KZTV Channel 10. KRIS-TV and KZTV jointly shared a secondary affiliation with ABC until KIII-TV Channel 3 was launched in May 1964. In 1996 KRIS-TV gained notoriety as being the first U.S. TV station to run a commercial for hard liquor after the rescinding of a self-imposed industry ban that existed since 1948. Today Channel 6 is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, making it a sister to low-power independent station K22JA-D and low-power Telemundo affiliate K47DF-D. Scripps also operates KZTV through a shared services agreement (SSA) with owner SagamoreHill Broadcasting. All four stations share studios on Artesian Street in Downtown Corpus Christi

This above-average sign-off shows off sights of Corpus Christi during the daytime, in contrast to the 1987 KIII-TV sign-off, linked above, which features nighttime views of the city. This sign-off was presumably put together before 1982, as the 1976-80 NBC blue-and-red trapezoid "N" logo appears in it. The one downside of this sign-off is what was done to the NAB Television Code Seal; the TV-screen frame and the olive leaves have been gutted, only displaying the words in a rectangular frame. The great "Flag Evolution" SSB follows the sign-off.

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