|WSPA-TV Channel 7, Spartanburg SC
Sign-Off recorded Summer 1989
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|Apologies in advance for the fuzziness in
the recording, for it was a long-distance recording made
at the Webmaster's home in Walkertown, North Carolina
(near Winston-Salem), 150-plus miles from Spartanburg.
But at least it was possible to get it in color! The clip
starts with the final few seconds of Eyewitness 7
News (since changed to News Channel 7), then to the
sign-off, which features a tour of the WSPA-TV studios
and facilities. Then comes the SSB film, the U.S. Air
Force "Split Screen" version displaying the
U.S. flag in the center. The video concludes with the
WSPA-TV "We're The Team" logo graphic.
Spartanburg's Channel 7 commenced telecasting in April 1956 as the video sibling of WSPA Radio AM 950 (currently WOLI-AM 910) The station has been affiliated with the CBS Television Network from its beginning. Media General now owns WSPA-TV, a result of a 2000 merger with Spartan Communications (formerly the Spartan Radiocasting Company mentioned in the sign-off).
BONUS AUDIO CLIP: WSPA-TV Sign-Off recorded circa 1979
Page updated Sunday, 12 July 2015
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