|WWAY-TV Channel 3, Wilmington NC
Sign-Off recorded Summer 1989
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|Another long-distance sign-off
recorded by the Webmaster in the summer of 1989 from his
home near Winston-Salem NC, 200-plus miles from
Wilmington. This explains the fuzziness and unsteadiness
of the video. Amazingly, the color signal does not
disappear at any point. A WWAY PSA promoting the Yahweh
Center children's home leads off. The sign-off itself
follows, featuring various still images of the Wilmington
area and the Cape Fear River. The sign-off announcement
makes mention of twenty-plus intercity relay stations and
remote pickup units, certainly a mouthful for any
announcer (the two clips linked below also mentions
WWAY-TV 3 is Wilmington's ABC network affiliate, and has been such since the station commenced telecasting in October 1964, ten years after long-time NBC station WECT Channel 6 first signed on. In January 2017 WWAY became Wilmington's home for CBS network programs (on WWAY DT2) when the previous CBS affiliate, WILM-LD Channel 10, went independent. WWAY DT3 is where Wilmingtonians tune to to see programs of The CW network.
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