WVLA-TV Channel 33, Baton Rouge LA
Sign-Off and ATB recorded in 1992

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A pretty standard TV station sign-off from Louisiana capital city's NBC station, utilizing only a static station ID graphic and voice-over mentioning some technical information. Following is an ATB video produced, presumably, by the U.S. Marine Corps, as the end displays the Iwo Jima World War II memorial with two leathernecks guarding it. The clip ends with color bars with a lot of static in the audio.

Channel 33 first took to the air in October 1971 as WRBT and aa Baton Rouge's ABC network station. When ABC awarded its affiliation to WBRZ Channel 2 in September 1977, Channel 33 became the NBC outlet, which WRBZ was previously, by default. The station changed its calls to WVLA in November 1987 when it began telecasting with the then-legal maxinum of five million watts from a higher tower that greatly increased Channel 33's coverage area. From April 1990 to February 1991 WVLA had a secondary affiliation with Fox and aired week-delayed episodes of several Fox shows.

Page created Saturday, 1 April 2017

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.