KPLC-TV Channel 7, Lake Charles/Lafayette, Louisiana
Sermonette, God Bless the USA video,
Prayer, Sign-off and Color Bars
recorded circa 1992

Page created Sunday, 28 June 2020

The sixteen and one-half minute video here comes fron the NBC affiliate station for the southwestern corner of Louisiana. It opens with two KPLC promos for the Tour Lafitte bicycle race and the Special Olympics. After the station ID comes a sermonette delivered by Dr. Ralph W. Milligan on the subject of loneliness and depression. Following immediately is a video montage utilizing Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA". The visuals appear to be a mix of local footage an some supplied by the U.S. military. The KPLC sign-off follows, which is of the standard static station ID logo and voice-over variety. Does anyone care for six minutes of SMPTE color bars and tone before the signal dies? We have it here!

KPLC-TV (the PLC standing for Port of Lake Charles) came to life in late September 1954 as the video sibling of KPLC Radio 1470 AM (now KLCL). Its inaugural telecast was the opening game of the 1954 World Series via NBC. KPLC has been an NBC station since its natal day, but from 1954 to 1980 it also carried some programming from the ABC network. As with most U.S. TV stations, KPLC had underwent numerous turnovers in ownership leading up to its acquisition by Gray Television, its current licensee. The station's slogan, "7 at Your Service", has been in use since 1986. KPLC-DT2 carries programming from The CW Network.

RELATED VIDEO: KPLC-TV Channel 7 Sign-off recorded circa1 1985

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