|WKDH-TV-DT Channel 45, Houston/Tupelo MS
Sign-Off and SSB recorded 17 January 2010
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|The sign-off clip featured above is a rarity
here at TV-signoffs.com, for it's one from a starion that
has since passed into broadcasting eternity. WKDH-TV
commenced operations 0n 18 June 2001 and was an ABC-TV
affiliate from the get-go. Though owned by Southern
Broadcasting, WKDH was operated by the Spain family,
owners of nearby NBC affiliate WTVA Channel 9, via a
local marketing agreement (LMA). During its 12-year
existence, Channel 45 served mainly as a
"pass-thru" fpr ABC programming and offered
very little that was locally produced. When the Spain
family decided not to continue operating the station,
WKDH went dark at 11:59 PM local time on 31 August 2012.
After an attempt to sell the station fell through when
the prospective buyer backed out of the deal, Southern
Broadcasting returned WKDH's license to the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) on 31 January 2013, which
deleted it a week afterwards. Currently the
Tupelo/Columbus market receives ABC programming via WTVA
The video kicks off with a WKDH station ID bumper. The sign-off announcement follows, in which the text of it crawls at the bottom of the screen (perhaps for the benefit of TV station sign-off devotees who are hearing-impaired?). Next is an SSB video with a computer-animated image of the U.S. Flag with still images of Americana displayed in the middle of it. Whether or not WKDH itself produced this SSB video is not known. The final one-and-a-half minutes of the clip features WKDH's Storm Track Doppler weather radar and current conditions for northern Mississippi.
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