WNDU-TV Channel 16, South Bend, Indiana
Final Analog Sign-off - Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Page modified Thursday, 13 August 2020

The final few moments of northern Indiana's long-time NBC affiliate. The clip starts out with some folks throwing a giant light-switch signifying the end of its analog transmission and the beginning of digital. This bit was from the final few seconds of the Spanish-language segment of the NAB's DTV Answers program that supplied viewers with information about converting their analog sets to receive digital TV. From there its an "old-school" sign-off with a station ID graphic and voice-over announcement. The Star Spangled Banner follows, displaying a computer-generated animation of the U.S. flag. After a final station ID ("This WAS WNDU-TV, Channel 16, Souh Bend"), we're treated to 30 seconds of a video blizzard.

From its inception in 1955 to 2006 WNDU was owned by Notre Dame University (hence the call letters) and operated on Channel 46 its first two years of business. The University sold the station to its current licensee, Gray Television, in March 2006 for $85 million in cash, which was placed into an endowment.

TV-signoffs.com thanks Nathan Romberg for supplying the info about the opening of this video clip.

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