|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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