|University of North Carolina Television
Sign-Off recorded circa 1988
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|Another sign-off clip recorded and
contributed by Matt Sittel of Belleview, Nebraska. He was
residing in Kingsport, Tennessee at the time he made this
aircheck from WUNF-TV 33 in Asheville NC. The video
commences with the closing graphic of a 1985 episode of
the BBC soap opera EastEnders, followed by a
brief UNC-TV promo related to the show. Next up is a
UNC-TV/PBS bumper promoting various PBS programming.Then
comes a network and station ID displayng the numerous
UNC-TV translator stations covering the North Carolina
mountains, followed by a listing and roll call of the ten
stations of the UNC-TV network. Since this recording was
made, UNC-TV has added two more full-power stations and
eight more translators. The newest station in Canton,
WUNW-TV 27, replaced the translator that operated there
UNC-TV began life with its flagship station, WUNC-TV 4 in Chapel Hill, on 8 January 1955. Channel 4 played a great part of the Webmaster's first memories of TV, for it was there he viewed shows like The Friendly Giant, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street. UNC-TV began building its network in September 1965 with the launch of WUND-TV 2 in Columbia NC (which was moved to Edenton in 2005). On 11 September 1967 three new stations began operation in Linville (WUNE-TV 17), Asheville (WUNF-TV 33) and Concord (WUNG-TV 58). The Webmaster's infatuation with Channel 4 ended with the sign-on of his local UNC-TV station, WUNL-TV 26 in Winston-Salem in February 1973.
Page updated Sunday, 23 October 2016
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