WPTF-TV Channel 28 (now WRDC-TV),
Durham/Raleigh/Fayetteville, North Carolina
Sign-Off and SSB recorded circa 1988 or 1989

Page modified Saturday, 15 August 2020

Channel 28* was an NBC network affiliate from its initial sign-on in 1968 to 1995, and from then to 2006 was a UPN affilliate (it is now a MyNetworkTV station). This sign-off features only a static station ID graphic (with late 1980s NBC stylings), a SSB film, and color bars with tone. This clip was contributed by Matt Sittel of Belleview, Nebraska, who was attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh at the time this recording was made.

(*) - The current Channel 28 in the Raleigh/Durham area was issued a new FCC license in 1968, and is not related in any way to the original Channel 28, WNAO-TV, which operated from mid-1953 to December 1957. This was North Carolina's first UHF-TV station and was affiliated at various times with CBS, ABC, and the old DuMont Network. It was owned by The News and Observer newspaper, hence the call letters.

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