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July 22, 1978 (Final Sign-off as WWJ-TV) Edit

Promo for "America Alive", ad for Towne Club Soda, Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn Movie ad, promo for Detroit Tigers baseball game later that afternoon.

Watch "Bowling for Dollars", Monday at 7:00.

WWJ-TV subscribes to the National Association of Broadcasters' Television Code, aiming at all times to bring viewers quality programming and trustworthy advertising.

(News)

Those are the News 4 headlines, sports and weather at 35 minutes after the hour, Dick Van Sice reporting; it is significant that we note a special passing of the guard this morning: the oldest television station call letters in Michigan and among the earliest in the nation will be retired with the official sign-off reading this morning of WWJ Television; in less than four hours, WWJ-TV becomes WDIV-TV, Detroit 4, the official flagship station of Post-Newsweek, formerly of Washington, DC. The time now is 24 minutes, 20 seconds before the hour of 3:00.

Final WWJ channel 4 signoff July 22, 1978

Final WWJ channel 4 signoff July 22, 1978

This is television station WWJ-TV, operated by Post-Newsweek Stations, Michigan, Inc., with studios and offices located at 622 Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Michigan. WWJ-TV, the Post-Newsweek television station in Detroit, transmits on a visual frequency of 67.25 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 97.7 kilowatts, and an aural frequency of 71.75 MHz, with an aural power of 9.77 kilowatts. The programs of WWJ-TV are intended primarily for home reception, and other use may not be made without permission from WWJ Television.

WWJ-TV returns to the air this morning as WDIV-TV, Detroit 4, at 5 minutes before the hour of 6:00.

(Inspirational message)

This message was presented at the close of the day in cooperation with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, which is a four-faith group, including:

The Archdiocese of Detroit

The Christian Communication Council of Metropolitan Detroit Churches

The Council of Eastern Orthodox Churches of Greater Detroit; and

The Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

The time is exactly 22 minutes before the hour of 3. We at WWJ-TV Detroit say goodnight and good morning with a tribute to our flag and country. Ladies and gentlemen, our national anthem.

1979-1981 Edit

Sign-on Edit

Good morning. This is television station WDIV channel 4, owned and operated by Post-Newsweek Stations, Michigan, Inc., with studios located at 622 Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Michigan. The programs of WDIV, the Post Newsweek station in Detroit, are intended primarily for home reception, and otherwise may not be used without permission from WDIV Television.

Sign-off Edit

WDIV subscribes to the National Association of Broadcasters' Television Code, aiming at all times to bring viewers quality programming and trustworthy advertising.

(Commercials and Editorial Reply)

Detroit WDIV 4 sign off 1979

Detroit WDIV 4 sign off 1979

This is television station WDIV channel 4, owned and operated by Post-Newsweek Stations, Michigan, Inc., with studios located at 622 Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Michigan. The programs of WDIV, the Post Newsweek station in Detroit, are intended primarily for home reception, and otherwise may not be used without permission from WDIV Television. Have a good night.

(Commercials and inspirational message)

This is WDIV Detroit, wishing you a good night. Ladies and gentlemen, our national anthem.