WCYB-TV Channel 5, Bristol, Virginia
Sign-Off and SSB recorded circa 1988

Page modified Saturday, 13 June 2020

The long-time NBC affiliate station of the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee (Johnson City TN, Kingsport TN and Bristol VA-TN) calls it a day. WCYB-TV's studios are located on the Virginia side of Bristol, and its signal is seen in parts of five states.

The clip starts off with the end title of the Daily Devotions program, then on to a little tour of the WCYB-TV broadcast facilities, using the same Steve Taylor voice-over from the 1985 sign-off linked below. The visuals are different from those seen in the 1985 sign-off that employs the same theme. The SSB film uses the same acoustic guitar and band audio as the 1985 clip, but the visuals of familiar U.S. landmarks appered to be those from an 1980s-vintage "American The Beautiful" video seen in several clips on this site.

This recording was contributed by Matt Sittel, who was residing in Kingsport at the time he made this fine quality clip. Matt, who currently resides in Belleview, Nebraska, is a radio and TV "Station I.D." enthusiast, and once operated a website with many hundreds of MP3 clips of station ID's captured from all over North America.

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