|WNIT-TV Channel 34, South Bend/Elkhart IN
Sign-Off recorded circa 1989
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|Scenes of the St. Joseph River, which runs
by South Bend and Elkhart, is featured in this nice
sign-off from the Michiana area's Public Broadcasting
Service (PBS) member station. Befort WNIT-TV took to the
air in February 1974, some PBS programs were aired over
some of Michiana's commercial outlets. WNIT-TV went
completely to digital TV transmission a year before all
other stations in the U.S. did. In March 2008, the major
signal amplifiers in the Channel 34 analog transmitter
failed, resulting in Channel 34 going dark (its digital
transmission, using a separate transmitter, was not
affected). With all analog telecasting in the U.S. slated
to cease in early 2009, WNIT-TV decided not to bother
fixing the old analog transmitter and just broadcast only
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