WEWS-TV Channel 5, Cleveland OH
Sign-Off recorded circa 1977

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Late 1970s sign-off of Cleveland's (and Ohio's) first TV station. Unfortunately, it is incomplete, for the clip ends as the SSB, sung by a children's chorus, commences. The clip begins with the final thirty seconds of the Eyewitness News Sign-off Report done by Allen Davis. Following is the sign-off announcement, delivered by Ralph Gunderman, which features the NAB Seal of Good Practice, the Civil Defense Disaster Network symbol, then the "Circle 5" station ID graphic.


Audio of 1950's TV Sign-offs (two clips from WEWS, including the station's initial sign-on from 17 December 1947)

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