CLEVELAND - Yes Virginia, there was a time when television stations signed on the air daily. That meant they signed off the air each night as well.
No all-night movies. No reruns of "Ironside" or "The Streets of San Francisco". No infomercials. Just snow, as in dead air.
Our video player contains the 1985 version of the national anthem being sung for the WEWS signoff.
Cleveland's world-famous Singing Angels sang the national anthem from the Holden Arboretum.
It appears the Singing Angels sang the anthem in the studio and lip-synced it from the arboretum, since there is no wind noise on a rather windy day or helicopter noise from Chopper 5 during the aerial shots.
The Singing Angels, led by director Bill Boehm, were regulars on WEWS.
Gentlemen, please remove your hats and would everyone please rise for our national anthem.