WSET-TV Channel 13, Lynchburg VA
Sign-Off recorded Autumn 1989

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A then-new station sign-off clip, replacing the earlier version linked to at the bottom of this page. This one features music by James Taylor and video of Lynchburg folks engaged in numerous summertime activities. It also features a fine cast of assorted rural mailboxes. Like the 1988 clip, this one also is preceded by one of Michael Guido's "Seed From The Sower" sermonettes.

Lynchburg's Channel 13 commenced operations in February 1953 as WLVA-TV, the video sister of WLVA Radio AM 580. Channel 13 was Roanoke/Lynchburg's CBS network station until WDBJ-TV Channel 7 signed on in mid-1955. At that point, WLVA-TV went fulltime with ABC, which remains so to the present day. The WLVA radio and TV stations were separated in mid-1977, resulting in Channel 13 adopting the WSET-TV calls. WSET-TV reamined under Allbritton's ownership until August 2014 when Allbritton Communications was acquired by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Channel 13's current licensee. WSET still telecast on VHF Channel 13 (in digital, of course), and its translator W05AA, which serves the wester side of Roanoke County, is still in operation.

RELATED VIDEO: WSET-TV Channel 13 Sign-off recorded Autumn 1988

RELAED AUDIO: A WSET-TV sign-off recorded late in 1979, voiced by Jim Stapleson - Play/Download

Page updated Sunday, 22 July 2018

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