|WKBW-TV Channel 7, Buffalo NY
Sign-On from circa 1982
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|In this clip from RetrOntario.com, we are treated to
three and a half minutes of test patterns. The second one
is an old-school black-and-white TP adapted for color TV,
used by a number of U.S. stations well into the 1980s.
Then it's the sign-on itself, using the same slide as
that of the 1980 WKBW-TV sign-off video linked to below.
The NAB TV Code Seal that follows is the late 1970s-early
1980s design used before the NAB abolished its codes in
1983. Afterwards, it's the National Anthems of both the
United States and the Dominion of Canada. The SSB film is
one produced by the U.S. Navy, and the "O
Canada" film is the same used in the 1980 WKBW-TV
sign-off, featuring views of Niagra Falls. Then comes Just
A Minute, an inspirational piece from the Buffalo
area Council of Churches, followed by the opening thirty
seconds of Channel 7's Eyewitness News This Morning.
Page created Sunday, 24 June 2012
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