WLVI-TV Channel 56, Cambridge/Boston MA
Sign-Off from the mid-1980s

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The current "CW 56" in Boston was for almost thirty years (1966-1995) an independent TV station, second in popularity to WSBK-TV 38, which ended its 47-year status as an independent in September 2011 when it affiliated with MyNetworkTV. This sign-off clip is from early in the period when the Gannett Company owned the station (1983-1994). The WLVI-TV 56 logo design used here is a holdover from the station's previous owner, Field Communications (1977-1983), which owned WFLD-TV 32 in Chicago and the long-defunct WKBS-TV 48 in Philadelphia. WLVI is currently owned by Sunbeam Television, which also owns Boston's NBC-TV affiliate WHDH-TV Channel 7.

The clip commences with the sign-off announcement, delivered by Tom Evans. After this comes the sign-off prayer by Fr. William B. Cahill of the Immaculate Conception Church. The clip concludes with the Sierra Club-produced SSB film, performed by the Stanford University Band, another holdover from the Field Communications era.

TV-signoffs.com sends thanks to Dan O'Hara of Syracuse NY for contributing this clip.

Page updated Sunday, 1 December 2013

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WLVI-TV Channel 56 Sign-on from circa 1986

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