KHON-TV Channel 2, Honolulu, Hawaii
KHAW-TV Channel 11, Hilo, Hawaii
KAII-TV Channel 7, Wailuku, Hawaii
K55DZ Channel 55, Lihue, Hawaii
Hawaii America the Beautiful and Sign-off
recorded 24 September 1988

Page created Sunday, 18 October 2020

A great sign-off from Honolulu's current Fox station recorded when it was affiliated with the NBC network. The clip commences with a special ATB video which highlights various sights of the islands and its natives in sundry activities. The ATB is performed in both English and Hawaiian by the Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club. The sign-off itself features video of a beautiful Hawaiian sunset. A static station ID graphic follows the sign-off which also identifies the three satellite stations used by Channel 2 to distribute its programming all over the Hawaiian Islands.

KHON-TV made its air debut on 15th December 1952 as KONA-TV Channel 11. It was Hawaii's second TV facility behind KGMB/5 (CBS), which first signed on two weeks before on December 1st. In October 1955, KONA-TV made the switch from Channel 11 to Channel 2, with FCC approval. In 1958 satellite station Channel 11 took to the air as KALA, followed three years later by KALU Channel 7. The call letters of all three stations were changed in 1965 to the ones used today. Since its founding, KHON-TV has underwent at least ten changes in ownership. Burnham Broadcasting, the owner mentioned in the video, was number six on the list and ran Channel 2 from 1985 to 1994, when it was sold to SF Broadcasting. Under SF's control, Channel 2 became Honolulu's Fox station on New Year's Day 1996. Currently, KHON-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate KHII-TV/9. The two stations share studios at the Haiwaiki Tower on Piikoi and Waimanu Streets in downtown Honolulu. sends its thanks to Sarah Voucher for contributing this video.

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