|WPCQ-TV 36 (now WCNC), Charlotte, NC
Sign-Off from 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.
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