WVCY-TV Channel 30, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sign-Off and SSB recorded circa 2001

Page modified Tuesday, 25 August 2020

WVCY-TV 30, Milwaukee's conservative Christian TV station, was the last commercially-licensed station in the state of Wisconsin to leave the air every night, going to 24/7 operation at the start of 2010. Though holding a commercial license, WVCY-TV does not sell time for advertising and is supported wholly by viewer contributions. The station commenced operations in January 1983 on UHF channel 30. The VCY America ministry, WVCY's licensee, turned down an offer by the CBS network to purchase the station in late 1994, as CBS was losing its affiliate WITI Channel 6 to Fox and could not affiliate itself with any of the other VHF outlets in Milwaukee. In 2017 VCY America put its Channel 30 frequency up for sale in the FCC spectrum auction, fetching $76 million for the ministry. Since January 2018 WVCY-TV has had a channel-sharing agreeement with Fox station WITI, but still identifies itself as Channel 30.1.

This sign-off, recorded around 2001, features video of Milwaukee at night, the VCY America building, and scenes of Lake Michigan. This is followed by a U.S. Marine Corps "America The Beautiful" video feauring various U.S. landmarks, including the Iwo Jima Memorial in Wahington DC.

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