WXLV-TV "ABC 45", Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Station Premiere Sign-On
Sunday, 3 September 1995

Page modified Friday, 14 August 2020

Sunday, the 3rd of September 1995 was a big day in Triad-area television, for that day WNRW-TV, the area's Fox station, became WXLV-TV and an affilliate of the ABC Television Network. The clip opens with color bars, followed by a lenghty sign-on announcement. After this, we are greeted by VP/General Manager Donita Todd (probably via tape), which announces the premiere of News 45 later that evening (News 45 would run only until January 2002, however). WXLV-TV 45 began in 1979 as indie WGNN-TV. The following year it became WJTM-TV, and in June 1984 its call letters were changed to WNRW-TV. In October 1986, Channel 45 became a charter affiliate of the Fox Television Network. Early in 1995, WGHP-TV Channel 8, the Triad area's ABC affilliate for 32 years. was purchased by Fox Broadcasting, which resulted in Channel 45 switching its network affilliation to ABC (Fox would sell "Fox 8" to Local TV LLC in July 2008).

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