|WJZY-TV 46, Belmont/Charlotte, NC
Sign-Off recorded Summer 1989 and
Sign-On recorded Autumn 1988
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Channel 46 signed on initially in March 1987, becoming Charlotte's sole independent TV station after the previous one, WCCB-TV 18, joined the new Fox Television Network the previous year. This combined clip testifies of WJZY's programming during the late 1980s, classic movies, cartoons and familiar TV favorites. The sign-off features clips of movie people (and Looney Tunes characters) preparing to turn in for the night, set to Jimmy Durante's recording of "Good Night". The sign-on that follows has clips of famous folks doing morning stuff (shaving, exercising, breakfast) to the same Mr. Durante's "Start Off Each Day with A Song". The sign-off was recorded in the summer of 1989, the sign-on in Autumn 1988 (sadly, about 20-30 seconds of the beginning of the sign-on is absent, for the Webmaster didn't hit the "Record" button of the VCR quick enough).
In 1995 WJZY-TV became a charter affiliate of the United Paramount Network (UPN). In September 2006, the UPN and the WB networks were merged and rechristened as The CW Television Network, resulting in WJZY becoming an affiliate of it. In Spring 2013, Fox Television Stations acquire ownership of WJZY-TV 46 and its sister MyNetwork TV station WMYT-TV 55 in Rock Hill SC. WJZY began airing Fox programming on July 1, the day after Fox's contract with WCCB-TV ended (WCCB is now the CW network outlet in Charlotte).
Page edited Thursday, 4 July 2013
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