Global TV Sign-Off From 1984

memoryYouTube user Retrontario, formerly known as WNED17, frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.

In this age of 24 hour broadcasting stations, the television station sign-off has gone the way of the do-do bird. When I was growing up, most stations signed off for the night with contact and technical information about the station, followed by the national anthem and then either static or a test pattern.

I love this Global Television Network sign-off from 1984. It's chock full of detail about their C-III-TV transmitters and it opens with a nice SkyDome-less shot of the CN Tower.

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Wow, that's a flashback. I used to watch Global late at night, and they had a program called Night Walk or Night Moves. Basically, it was a cameraman walking around the streets of T.O., riding the subway, etc.. It was set to jazz. For some reason, as a kid, this program entertained me to no end.

April 28, 2008 @ 2:44 AM

Ajax Mike

Just that big G logo brings back memories. And for some reason, the blonde kid hugging his little brother right at the end. Thanks Mike!

April 28, 2008 @ 1:43 PM

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