WNEW-TV Signoff (1980)

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    Celeste Posted 4 years 2 months ago
    Yes the WTC doesn't exist anymore so WPIX, WWOR, WNYW don't have their transmission signals on top of there. :)
    EricEbac24 Posted 5 years 7 months ago
    pbsdudes--

    You're wrong; this station sign-off was actually first used in 1979 or 1980, and continued to be used for the next five or six years until the station's 40th anniversary in the fall of 1984, when the introduced the "Forty Years of Fine Tuning" slogan; notice the announcer's voice, the late Tom Gregory, who continued to be a station announcer until WNYW let him go in 1990; in the meantime, he also continued to be an announcer to other Fox affiliates, including O&Os WFLD in Chicago, WTTG in Washington, DC, and KTTV in Los Angeles, as well as KDVR in Denver, among others, until his retirement from announcing in 2003 and his death in late 2006-early 2007.
    nappa Posted 6 years 2 months ago
    does anyone have the WNEW-TV sign on from the early 80's i remember when i was about 6 years old they used to play Chuck Mangione's " Feel So Good " as their morning song and the first show that aired weekday morning was " New Zoo Revue " i hope u guy s post it
    Kids TV Kid Posted 6 years 5 months ago



    Mr.Gregory was also one of the hosts of

    WNEW TV Ch.5 NYC's daily kids tv cartoon

    show"Cartoon Playtime!".


    (The other mc's of the program were..

    "Uncle Fred"Scott,"Uncle Ed'Ladd and Mr.Fred

    Hall..Mr.Gregory hosted the show as"Uncle Tom";)
    pbsdudes Posted 7 years 1 month ago
    That sign-off logo was on channel 5 from 1983-1990 when my mom came home after 12:00 at midnight
    thedork1982 Posted 7 years 3 months ago
    Wow...from the days when TV stations would actually sign off! Nowadays, instead of being "off-air," they just run infomercials during the off time. Ah, commercialism.
    BadGurl404 Posted 7 years 9 months ago
    R.I.P. Tom Gregory.
    captainluigi Posted 8 years 4 months ago
    On September 11, 2001, the transmitter facilities of WNYW as well as eight other local television stations and several radio stations were destroyed when two hijacked airplanes crashed into and destroyed the World Trade Center towers. Since then, WNYW has been transmitting its signals from the Empire State Building.


    WNYW is the current callsign of WNEW; it was switched in 1986.

    I pulled this bit from Wiki, FYI.
    mr3urious Posted 8 years 7 months ago
    So, if the transmitter was on top of the WTC... does that mean the station was off the air during 9/11?
    wilkiedriver Posted 8 years 7 months ago
    "...transmitter on top of the World Trade Center..."
    that's creepy
    mr3urious Posted 8 years 8 months ago
    I'm surprised I still have my sight!
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