WECT Channel 6, Wilmington NC
Sign-Off recorded Autumn 1988

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Sign-off of Wilmington, North Carolina's first TV station and NBC network affiliate, captured by the Webmaster at his home near Winston-Salem, NC, 220-plus miles from Wilmington. The brief sign-off announcement is delivered by the late long-time WECT newsanchor Ken Murphy. This is followed by a video montage of Wilmingtonians at work and play, set to James Brown' recording of "Living In America". After this, we get a a couple of seconds of the classic WECT black-and-white test pattern, followed by the then-current station ID graphic.

WECT-TV 6 Sign-off from Summer 1989 (includes Ken Murphy's Carolina Sampler and Sandy Patti SSB video)
WECT-TV 6 Sign-off from June 1994 (with WECT PSA spot by NBC's Tom Brokaw)
WECT-TV 6 Sign-off from 4 April 1998 (with PSA featuring Wilmington native Michael Jordan)

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