KTVU Channel 2, Oakland/San Francisco CA
Sermonette, Sign-off and SSB
recorded 4 December 1980

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A sign-off from the Bay Area's Fox Network owned-and-operated station back when when it was among the most-watched independent (no network) stations in the Western U.S.. The video begins near the conclusion of the KTVU Sign-off News, rendered by Bob Stone, with the weather forecast for the Bay Area. Immediately following is KTVU's sign-off sermonette Day's End, delivered that night by the Reverend Peter Unruh of the Lakeside Baptist Church, presumably in Oakland. Rev. Unruh is also a member of the Lakeside Quartet which opens the program with a hymn. Afterwards comes the sign-off announcement by the aforementioned Bob Stone. The NAB's Television Code Seal displayed is the final version that was used from 1980 until the Code's abolishment in 1983. The SSB film is one of numerous produced by the LDS (Mormon) Church.

The sign-off is part of a thirty-five minute YouTube video that contains the KTVU Sign-off News in its entirety along with some commercials. View it here:

RELATED VIDEO: KTVU Channel 2 Sign-off from circa early 1981
(same sign-off except for different TV Code Seal and SSB Film)

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