KIEM-TV Channel 3, Eureka, California
Station Sign-off recorded circa 2002

Page modified Sunday, 31 May 2020

A nice early-21st century sign-off from the NBC network affiliate serving northern coastal California. The city of Eureka resides on the shores of Humboldt Bay, 270 miles north of San Francisco. Scenes of Humboldt Bay make up the video in the sign-off, as well as a nod to KIEM-TV's advertisers in the audio. Channel 3 did not use any SSB of patriotic videos in their sign-offs and sign-ons. The clip ends with 30 seconds of color bars followed by static.

KIEM-TV commenced telecasting in October 1953 as Eureka's first television facility. Its original primary network affiliation was with CBS, but also carried programs from NBC, ABC and DuMont in its first years. In 1985 Channel 3 went full-time with NBC, which at the time had become America's number one rated network (KIVQ-TV 14 in Eureka got the CBS affiliation as a result). KIEM's call stands for "Keep Informed Every Minute".

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