|WCBS-TV Channel 2, New York, NY
Final Analog Sign-off
Friday, 12 June 2009
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|The flagship station of the CBS
Television Network ended its analog programming after
sixty-eight years minus nineteen days about five minutes
before 3 PM EST on 12 June 2009. First we see about
thirty seconds of one of CBS's afternoon soaps, the name
of which the Webmaster knows not. Next comes the legal
sign-off with static CBS-2 HDTV graphic and voice-over
announcement, which is followed by a National Anthem
video of a digitally-animated Unied States flag waving.
After this is three seconds of a re-creation of the
WCBS-TV black-and-white test pattern before the signal
goes to "hash". The original WCBS-TV 2 B&W
TP used a different style of font for the call letters
and could be viewed in the 1977 WCBS-TV
sign-off/on clip. After about two minutes of static, the TP
returns for a few seconds, followed by the same SSB video
seen earlier. Then comes a sign-on announcement kicking
off thirty days of "nightlight service", which
was nothing but repeats of the NAB's DTV Answers program,
supplying viewers with information and assistance
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