WPCQ-TV 36 (now WCNC), Charlotte, NC
Sign-Off recorded Autumn 1988

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Sign-off clip from Charlotte's NBC affilliate. From 1968 to 1978, Channel 36 was Charlotte's first independent UHF station, most of those years operating as WRET-TV (named for Ted Turner of TBS and CNN fame, who owned the station). The Webmaster has fond memories of watching the old Popeye and Looney Tunes cartoons WRET-TV aired on weekday afternoons, whenever I could pick the station up sufficently. Turner would sell the station to Westinghouse "Group W" in 1980 to help fund the start of the Cable News Network (CNN). Channel 36 would undergo several changes in ownership during the 1980s. At the time of this recording, Channel 36 was operating at a power output of 2,100,000 watts. The clip features a tour of the Channel 36 facilities, then is followed by the National Anthem and color bars.

Page edited Friday, 14 March 2014

WPCQ-TV Channel 36 Sign-off recorded Summer 1989

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