|WHIO-TV Channel 7, Dayton OH
Final Analog Sign-off
Friday, 12 June 2009
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|During the final moments of analog
transmission in the U.S. TV stations did a number of
things before the signal was cut off for the final time.
Some simply posted messages on the screen to warn analog
viewers of the shutdown and to make the necessary
adjustments. A few stations did nothing and just pushed
the button. But many stations did something special to
commemorate the occasion. Among those were Dayton's CBS
affiliate WHIO-TV, which did an special edition of
NewsCenter 7 featuring the goings-on in Channel 7's
master control room. WHIO-TV's chief engineer, Chuck
Eastman, does a little countdown before the the button on
his computer screen is clicked to terminate the analog
signal. However, the signal does not go off right away,
but continues for an additional forty-five seconds before
the video blizzard finally appears to end the video.
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