WMTV 15, Madison, Wisconsin
Final Analog Sign-off
Tuesday, 17 February 2009

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Wisconsin capital city's NBC station is one of the oldest UHF stations in the U.S., commencing operations 'way back in July, 1953. It's analog farewell consisted of only a static station ID graphic and a voice-over announcer, similar to that of its sister station WNDU-TV in South Bend, IN, followed by a live shot of the U.S. and Wisconsin state flags waving, presumably from the State Capital building. After that is a minute or so of the classic "Indian Head" black-and-white test pattern before the analog signal is shut down.

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