WNEV-TV "SE7EN" (now WHDH), Boston MA
Sign-Off and Sign-On from Spring 1987

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The video commences with the closing moments of Saturday Cinema SE7EN, immediately followed by a WNEV promo for its upcoming Walk For Hunger on Sunday, 3 May 1987. The sign-off announcement, delivered by Leif Jensen, follows a brief promo for the weekday morning show Today's Business. The station ID graphic has the slogan "Feel Good About That", which was used by WNEV during the mid-1980s. The SSB which follows the sign-off is one produced by the United States Army, featuring the Army Band and scenes of very familiar Washington DC landmarks. The sign-on segment begins with several seconds of a color test pattern with "bleeping" tone, followed by the announcement. The "SE7EN" logo featured in this clip, used since 1982, was replaced later in 1987 with a new one.

Channel 7 in Boston, now known as WHDH, is Boston's second-oldest TV station, behind WBZ-TV Channel 4. Up until 1982 it operated as WNAC-TV and was owned by RKO General. The station's current call, adopted in March 1990, was originally that of Boston's original Channel 5 (1957-1972). For a more detailed history of Channel 7, view this Wikipedia article.

Page edited Sunday, 15 July 2012

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