|WGGT-TV 48 (now WMYV), Greensboro, North Carolina |
Sign-Off recorded Autumn 1988
Page updated and modified Friday, 19 June 2020
The original Channel 48 in Greensboro was known as WUBC-TV. It was the Triad's first independent UHF station and was on the air from mid-1967 to early 1970. The Webmaster has a few faint memories of that station as a child just staring grade school. In May 1981, more than ten years after WUBC-TV's demise (and a few weeks before the Webmaster graduated from high school), Channel 48 was reactivated as independent WGGT-TV and, at first, was a strong rival to Winston-Salem's then-indie WJTM/45 (now WXLV). But the battle took a toll financially on WGGT, forcing the station to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 1987. The station remained on the air, but with a great amount of "barter" programming, and its financial situation did not improve. For further history of WGGT/WUPN/WMYV, check out the 1993 WGGT-TV sign-off, linked below.
This 1988 sign-off clip features video clips of the skylines of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem as they looked in the mid-1980s. Since then, several new tall office buildings have been added to all three cities. The original home of WGGT on Greene Street, originally a school building, is seen, along with the Channel 48 tower at Level Cross in Randolph County. Sadly, no SSB or any other patriotic video was used by Channel 48 along with its sign-offs.
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