This morning Id like to post how three of the more famed Television Stations in the US shut down their analog signals June 12..Unfortunately none are in Cleveland or NE Ohio, as none of the local stations thought it was important enough to put planning or thought into doing any retrospectives, or memories of their pasts, though 3, 5, and 8 all have very rich histories.
KDKA-TV 2, Pittsburgh-The logo above was used from 1963-1993
The last 10 minutes of KDKA analog..
Memories of KDKA through the years..going all the way back to WDTV Dumont-ending with the WDTV channel 3 logo..Then KDKA-TV's "nightlight" service
This logo may go back as far as the 1980's but am not sure..
From WLWT's YouTube Page..Bill Myers, station announcer for over 40 years, deliverrs the last sign-off..With pictures, logos and film for just over a minute..
WFAA-8, Dallas, Texas...This was used for a very long time, as far as I can tell..I had Dish Network in the 1990's for Dallas distant stations and they were using a form of this logo then..
Chief Meterologist of WFAA Pete Delkus hosts a brief retrospective clip and shows the WFAA sign-off from the mid 70's..
These were all very well done..It is sad that none of the NE Ohio stations chose to do anything similar..
Another brief note..
Canton's WOAC-TV 67 will be no more after Wednesday, June 24, 2009..New owners TCT Christian TV of Marion, Illinois are scheduled to finalize the station purchase on that date..apparently changing the channel to 47 and the call letters to WRLM..Ohio Media Watch will have more on this next week..