WXII-TV Channel 12, Winston-Salem NC,
Sign-Off from 25 November 1979 (Re-creation)

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This is an attempt by the Webmaster at re-creating the late 1970s-era sign-off of the Piedmont Triad's long-time NBC-TV affiliate station. The audio is authentic, recorded on 25 November 1979. The quality of the audio is lacking, however, due to using a portable cassette recorder placed near the speaker of a portable TV to record it. The NAB Seal of Good Practice and the WXII 12 logo were taken from pre-exsisting sources. Since the Webmaster does not remember what exact colors and type fonts were used in the original WXII-TV slides, the ones presented here most likely are not accurate.

This year (2013), WXII-TV 12 will celebrate sixty years on the air. It commenced telecasting in September 1953 as WSJS-TV, the video sibling of Winston-Salem's historic AM radio station of the same call letters. Channel 12 was originally owned by the Winston-Salem Journal newspaper (the licensee of WSJS AM 600) with silent film legend Mary Pickford and her husband Charles "Buddy" Rogers owning a small percentage. In 1972, the Journal sold off its broadcasting properties, which resulted in Channel 12 becoming WXII-TV.

Page created Sunday, 11 August 2013

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