|WCAU-TV Channel 10, Philadelphia PA,
Sign-Off from Summer 1964 Re-creation
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|By request, this is an attempt by the
Webmaster at re-creating the 1964 sign-off of
Philadelphia's former CBS-TV Network station, now owned
and operated by NBC-Universal. The WCAU-TV logo is from
the 1960s, but the specimen used here not be the one
actually used in the original sign-off. The audio is from
Jeff Kadet's collection of 1964 TV station sign-off audio
clips featured on the 1964 Audio
Sign-Offs page here. The name of the announcer
delivering the sign-off is not known.
WCAU-TV 10 commenced operation in May 1948 as Philadelphia's third TV station, behind the stations now known as KYW-TV 3 and WPVI-TV 6. Since WCAU Radio (now WPHT AM 1210) was one of the original affiliates of the CBS Radio Network, WCAU-TV took on the CBS-TV affiliation. In 1958 CBS itself purchased the WCAU stations. In 1995, the NBC network acquired WCAU-TV from CBS after a series of events too involved to discuss in depth here (read this Wikipedia article on WCAU for the details).
Page created Sunday, 11 August 2013
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.