|WWAY-TV Channel 3, Wilmington NC
Sign-Off recorded June 1993
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|Another variation of Wilmington's
ABC station's sign-off, this one recorded off-cable
during one of the Webmaster's vacations to Topsail
Island/Surf City NC, about 35 miles northeast of
Wilmington. This version uses a new announcer and video
footage of the Wilmington area and the Cape Fear River.
The station's ownership has changed as well (WWAY changed
hands numerous times in its history - the current owner
is Morris Multimedia). As with the 1989 and 1995
sign-offs linked below, the announcer recites the
twenty-plus intercity relay stations and remote pickup
units employed by the station. There's a brief view of
the WWAY-TV color bars before the carrier is cut. At that
moment, a different Channel 3 appears airing the All-News
Channel. The Webmaster guesses that this was either WBTV
in Charlotte or WTKR-TV in Norfolk VA, the Channel 3s
closest to Wilmington.
WWAY-TV 3 was the last of the Wilmington stations to sign-off each night. It was doing so as late as mid-2005 with a very slickly-produced sign-off, which the Webmaster regrets being unable to record at the time. By 2006, when he returned to Topsail Island hoping to get a recording, the station had finally went to 24-7 operation.
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