WWAY-TV Channel 3, Wilmington NC
Sign-Off recorded March 1995 and
Sign-Off recorded 23 June 1995

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Two sign-offs of Wilmington's long-tome ABC network station, recorded off-cable by the Webmaster during vacation stays on Topsail Island NC, 30 miles northeast of Wilmington. WWAY-TV underwent numerous turnovers in ownership in the 1980s and 1990s. In the 1989 WWAY sign-off, the station's owner was Adams Television; in the June 1993 sign-off, the licensee of Channel 3 was Sterling TV of Wilmington. By the summer of 1995, the ownership had changed twice, as noted in the two sign-offs on this page. WWAY's current owner is Morris Multimedia, which acquired the station from Raycom Media in 2006.

The visuals of the two sign-offs here are exactly the same, featuring still images of Wilmington, including the U.S.S. North Carolina, a World War II battleship which is docked at the Cape Fear River (the station's sign-on used this very same montage). The same announcer renders both sign-offs which mentions the twenty-plus intercity relays and remote pickup units noted in the 1989 and 1993 sign-offs. Only the station's ownership differs; in March 1995 it was CLG Media of Wilmington, in June Hillside Broadcasting of North Carolina was Channel 3's new proprietors.

Page created Sunday, 8 November 2015

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