WECT Channel 6, Wilmington NC
Sign-Off recorded Summer 1989

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Sign-off of Wilmington's NBC network station, captured by the Webmaster at his home near Winston-Salem, NC, 220-plus miles from Wilmington. The video commences with Carolina Sampler, a WECT featurette highlighting bits of Wilmington's history hosted by the late long-time news anchor Ken Murphy (Murphy died a week or so after the launch of this website in January 2007). After a brief station ID comes the "Salute Old Glory" SSB video featuring Sandi Patti's rendition of the National Anthem. The WECT sign-off is delivered over the opening fanfare of the SSB. At the end is the WECT logo with the local time superimposed on it. Channel 6 has been where Wilmington goes for NBC network shows since its first sign-on in 1954 as WMFD-TV (the calls WECT were adopted in mid-1958). Up until the late 1970s, WECT was also the station for some CBS programming, particularly Sunday NFL games.

Page edited Sunday, 6 May 2018

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