KSAT-TV Channel 12, San Antonio TX
Sign-Off and SSB recorded circa 1985

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This video of San Antonio's ABC network outlet is a 48-second travelogue, highlighting various city attractions such as the Tower of the Americas, the San Antonio River and its famous River Walk, the Emily Morgan Hotel (named for the heroine of the Texas Revolution) and the most famous of them all, The Alamo. The SSB film is courtesy of the U.S. Navy and features the Navy's Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squad. Afterwards comews a slide that identifies KSAT's studio-to-transmitter relay station KLT 42. KSAT's rival in San Antonio, KMOL-TV Channel 4 (now WOAI-TV) did a similar STL slide at the end of its sign-off around the same time.

Channel 12 has been the ABC station for San Antonio since its inception as KONO-TV in January 1957. The station became KSAT-TV (the SAT for the city of license) in 1969, a year after Channel 12's founders, the Roth family, sold it to Rhode Island-based The Outlet Company, the licensee at the time this sign-off was recorded. In 1994 KSAT became part of the Post-Newsweek Stations group of the Washington Post Company, now known as the Graham Media Group, which also acquired Houston's KRPC-TV Channel 2 that same year.

Page created Sunday, 29 October 2017

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