KTBS-TV "Television 3", Shreveport LA
Sign-off from circa 1975 (from master tape)

Main Page

Most Recently
Added Clips

TV Sign-offs from
Major U.S. Cities

TV SIGN-OFFS
FOR STATES:

A thru E

F thru K

L thru O

P thru W

Audio Clips of TV
Sign-offs

U.S. TV Station
Analog Farewells

Miscellaneous
Video Clips

Comments or questions?
Email me at
jalanwall(AT)
tv-signoffs(DOT)com

Graphics and design copyright 2009 by J. Alan Wall. All rights reserved.

This is definitely among the finest TV station sign-off clips the Webmaster has ever viewed. The YouTuber that posted this apparently knows someone that worked at the station, for this was reportedly made from the original 35-year-old master tape. The clip begins with the classic NAB Television Code Seal, pictured here in yellow and black with a green background (a little creepy). Following that is filmed scenes of the Louisiana Bayou at sunset accompanied by a medley of songs which include "Dixie" and "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic". The medley is performed by Mickey Newbury, and it's from his 1971 album (LP) entitled An American Trilogy. The sign-off and copyright announcement comes in near the end of the film (unfortunately, there's some distortion in the audio at this point). This is the only instance the webmaster has seen as of yet of a Southern TV station signing off with the tune, "Dixie". I would guess there were probably a number of them that did prior to the 1960s (among them were WRAL-TV 5 in Raleigh, NC).

TV-signoffs.com thanks Steve German for contributing info on the music used in this clip.

(page updated Sunday, 26 February 2012)

NOTE: The video files featured on this website are taken from my VHS home recordings of over-the-air and cable video captures, clips contributed by others and clips downloaded from YouTube and similar sites. The quality varies from clip to clip, due to TV reception and recording issues. None of the clips that are featured here have been authorized by the various television stations, networks or any other entity.