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Global TV Sign-Off From 1984


YouTube 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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