|WTNH Channel 8, New Haven/Hartford CT
Sign-Off recorded circa 1984
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|New Haven's ABC network affiliate calls it a
night. It begins with a quick program bumper for Connecticut
High School Bowl. (how many years has passed since
local stations last did programming like this?). The
sign-off is a montage of still photos of various flowers
and other nature scenes, followed by color bars. There is
no SSB film or any patriotic or religious piece, however.
WTNH signed on as Connecticut's first TV station in June 1948 under the calls WNHC-TV on Channel 6. It was a primary affiliate of the old DuMont Television Network from 1948 to 1956, but also carried programming from CBS, NBC and ABC (it went to ABC full-time in 1956 after DuMont folded). A change in channel allocations to alleviate interference between stations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) caused WNHC-TV to change its frequency to Channel 8 in 1953. From 1956 to 1971 Channel 8 was owned by Triangle Publications, publisher of TV Guide magazine from 1953 to 1988. Capital Cities Communications changed the station's calls to WTNH when they acquired it from Triangle. Since December 2014, WTNH has been owned by its current licensee, Media General.
Page updated Sunday, 16 August 2015
RELATED AUDIO CLIP: WNHC-TV Channel 8 Sign-off from Summer 1964 (incomplete)
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