KVUE Channel 24, Austin, Texas
Community VUE and Sign-off recorded December 1986

Page modified Saturday, 8 August 2020

KVUE became Austin's first ever full-time ABC network station when it commenced telecasting in September 1971. Before that, viewers in Texas' capital city saw ABC shows either on Austin's KTBC/7 (now O&Oed by Fox) or on San Antonio's KSAT/12 (still with ABC). The Gannett Company purchased KVUE in mid-1986, but in 1999 swapped it to the Belo Corporation (who then owned WFAA-TV/8 in Dallas) in exchange for Belo's KXTV in Sacramento CA. Gannett would get KVUE back in 2013 when it acquired Belo for $1.5 billion. KVUE is now part of Tegna, Gannett's former brodcasting division which became a separate entity in 2015

The seven-minute video kicks off with a special "Peace on Earth" animated station ID. Afterwards comes 24 Community VUE (view), a bulletn-board program hosted by Marta Spillman, who announces the various upcoming holiday events in Austin. Immediately following is a nice computer-animated sign-off that displays Television 24's technical stats as if being printed on a piece of paper. The video ends with a "My Country 'tis of Thee" film produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a.k.a the Mormon Church.

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