|WBIS-TV 31 (now WPXN), New York City
Final Sign-Off from July 1997
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|WBIS-TV 31 premiered on 1 July 1996 with a
hybrid format of business news, sports programs and
informercials. After only one year of this, Channel 31
was up for sale again. Paxson Communications would buy
the station from Dow Jones/ITT for $225 million. Before
Paxson took control, WBIS-TV signs off for the final time
in the matter similar to that of WNYC-TV's farewell
(linked below), but the station's staff had swelled
considerately since that time. Can you find anyone that
you might know listed in this mile-long credit roll?
For more details about WNYC/WBIS/WPXN, visit this Wikipedia page.
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