WTKR NewsChannel 3, Norfolk, Virginia
Sign-Off, SSB and Sign-On from 2010 (widescreen)

Page updated and modified Thursday, 27 August 2020

The first TV station in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads area of Virginia (and Virginia's second (behind WTVR/6 in Richmond) was at this date still one of few stations in the U.S. that signed off for a little time on the weekends, though it aired their Weather Radar during the off-period instead of color bars or just cutting the carrier. WTKR/3 currently runs infomercial marathons late Friday and Saturday nights.. The sign-off and sign-on is essentially the same video with slight changes in the visuals and the aural announcement. The sign-off is followed by a widescreen SSB video consisting of photos of Washington D.C. landmarks with photos of Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty thrown in for good measure. The WTKR weather radar follows the SSB, which will run for an hour and a half (from 2:59 AM to 4:29 AM Easten Time) before the sign-on announcement appears.

RELATED VIDEO CLIP:
WTKR-TV Channel 3 Sign-off and Sign-on recorded in 2006

RELATED AUDIO CLIPS (from when Norfolk's channel 3 was WTAR-TV):
WTAR-TV Channel 3 Sign-off recorded circa 1957 (courtesy of Jerry Immel)
WTAR-TV Channel 3 Sign-off and SSB recorded circa 1974

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