WUSA-TV Channel 9, Washington DC
Sign-Off from circa 1988

Main Page

Most Recently
Added Clips

TV Sign-offs from
Major U.S. Cities


A thru E

F thru K

L thru O

P thru W

Audio Clips of TV

U.S. TV Station
Analog Farewells

Video Clips

Comments or questions?
Email me at

Graphics and design copyright 2015 by J. Alan Wall. All rights reserved.

The CBS affiliate station for the Nation's Capital began life as WOIC-TV in January 1949. The following year CBS joins up with The Washington Post newspaper to purchase the station and changed the call letters to WTOP-TV. The Post buys out CBS's share of the station in 1954. In 1978, Post-Newsweek swaps Channel 9 for WWJ-TV 4 (now WDIV) in Detroit, owned by the Evening News Association, publishers of the Detroit News. The ENA changes Channel 9's call letters to WDVM-TV. Eight years later, in 1986, the ENA is purchased by the Gannett Company, publishers of USA Today, and on Independence Day the call letters were changed to WUSA-TV in honor of the newspaper published by the station's new owner.

Unfortunately, this recording is incomplete, beginning half-way through the sign-off announcement. The "Flag Evolution" SSB is used here as well as the WDVM-TV sign-off linked below.

WTOP-TV Channel 9 Sign-off from Summer 1964 (re-creation)
WDVM-TV Channel 9 Sign-off from December 1980 (with Meditation film)

NOTE: The video files featured on this website are taken from my VHS home recordings of over-the-air and cable video captures, clips contributed by others and clips downloaded from YouTube and similar sites. The quality varies from clip to clip, due to TV reception and recording issues. None of the clips that are featured here have been authorized by the various television stations, networks or any other entity.