|WSPA-TV Channel 7, Spartanburg, South Carolina|
Sign-Off and SSB recorded Summer 1989
Page updated and modified Monday, 24 August 2020
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 (later changed to News Channel 7, then to the current 7 News), 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 offshoot of WSPA Radio AM 950 (currently WOLI-AM 910) The station has been affiliated with the CBS Television Network from the beginning. In 2000 Spartan Communications (the former Spartan Radiocasting Company mentioned in the sign-off) merged with Media General. Media General itself was acquired by Nexstar Media Group, the current owner of WSPA-TV, in January 2018.
BONUS AUDIO CLIP: a WSPA-TV Sign-Off recorded circa 1979
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