WCBS-TV Channel 2 New York City
Sign-Off from early 1958 with
NARTB TV Code SOGP (Re-creation)

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The audio of this re-creation is from the collection of voice-over announcer Jerry Immel, who contributed all of the audio on our 1950's TV sign-off page. Mr. Immel had very recently found this clip and quickly sent it to the Webmaster. The SOGP in the video was the version used by the NAB between mid-1955 and early 1958. From mid-1951 to early-1958 the NAB was known as the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (NARTB). This version was the first to utilize the shape of a TV screen with olive branches on the sides. The Seal is original: it was found online by the Webmaster some years ago on a webpage that has since disappeared. Since the clouds in the original had been cropped out in the image that was found, the Webmaster placed the SOGP inside a photo of clouds taken by he some years back. The WCBS-TV "Big 2" slide is one used by the station in the late 1950s (apologies for the low quality of the image). It is similar to the one featured in the 1964 re-creation sign-off linked below.

WCBS-TV Channel 2 Summer 1964 Sign-off re-creation with NAB SOGP
WCBS-TV Channel 2 Sermonette, Sign-off and Sign-on from circa 1977
WCBS-TV Channel 2 Sermonette, Sign-off recorded circa 1981
WCBS-TV Channel 2 Analog Shutdown and Digital Sign-on 12 June 2009

Page created Sunday, 31 March 2019

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.