|WXNE-TV Channel 25 (now WFXT),|
Sign-Off and SSB recorded circa mid-1980s
Page updated and modified Friday, 28 August 2020
Sign-off of Boston's current Fox Network owned-and-operated station back when it was owned by Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), originator of The 700 Club. CBN put WXNE-TV Channel 25 on the air in 1977 as an independent station airing religious and family-friendly entertainment shows. CBN sold WXNE-TV to Fox in January 1987, which promptly changed the call letters to the present WFXT. In 1990 Fox sold the station to the Boston Celtics NBA baketball team, but bought it back from the Celtics in July 1995. In October 2014 Fox traded WFXT and Memphis sister station WHBQ-TV to the Cox Media Group, in exchange for the San Francisco duopoly of Fox affiliate KTVU and independent station KICU-TV. Fox 25 is still part of the Cox group, which was acquired by Apollo Global Management in December 2019.
This sign-off is pretty standard, except for perhaps the computer-animated Channel 25 logo. It consists of mention of station ownership, operating frequencies and power, an invitation to join the station tomorrow for a new day of programming, the ever-popular U.S. Navy "Aim High" SSB film, and color bars.
TV-signoffs.com sends its thanks to Dan O'Hara of Syracuse NY for contributing this clip.
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