WKBS-TV Channel 48, Philadelphia PA
Sign-Off recorded early 1983 (with sermonette)

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A rare clip from Philadelphia's long-defunct and much-missed independent UHF station, which was on the air from 1965 to 1983. For a good many of those years, it was Philly's number one UHF indie, competing with WPHL-TV 17 and WTAF-TV 29. The clip begins with the entirety of the sermonette, Prayer For Today. The National Anthem film that follows the sign-off announcement is the one produced by the Sierra Club, with the SSB played by the Stanford University Band. This clip is NOT the eagerly sought-after farewell sign-off of August 30 of 1983, for no video of that has turned up as of yet. To hear the audio of the final WKBS-TV 48 sign-off, and to view the interesting history of the station, visit the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's WKBS-TV page.

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