WCCB-TV Channel 18, Charlotte NC
1970s-era Sign-Off recorded in 1989

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The Webmaster remember WCCB-TV using this pre-recorded sign-off clip during the late 1970s, for he made an audio recording of it back in 1979. This particular recording was made during either the spring or summer of 1989, for it is preceded by a promo for the sitcom Gimme A Break, starring the late Nell Carter. The National Anthem is performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. As one would expect, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints produced the SSB film.

WCCB-TV is a descendant of Charlotte's original Channel 36, which operated as WAYS-TV (1953-54), WQMC-TV(1955) and WUTV (1960-63). WCCB began on Channel 36 in November 1964 as a secondary affiliate of all three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC). In 1966 WCCB moved to Channel 18 and the following year became the Charlotte market's first full-time ABC affiliate. When ABC moved its programming to WSOC-TV Channel 9 in 1978, WCCB, failing to get the NBC affiliation that Channel 9 had (the current Channel 36, then WRET-TV, got that), became an independent. Channel 18 became a charter station of the new Fox Television Network in 1986, becoming known simply as Fox Charlotte. It remained such until July 1 2013, when rival WJZY-TV 46, which was purchased by Fox earlier in the year, became Fox 46 Carolinas. This resulted in WCCB receiving the CW Network affiliation previously held by Channel 46.

Page edited Thursday, 4 July 2013

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