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1964Edit

We now invite you to tune your FM radio to WGBH-FM, 89.7 megacycles on your FM dial.

WGBH-TV is a non-commercial educational television station, licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the WGBH educational foundation. Our transmitter is located on Great Blue Hill, Milton, Massachusetts by arrangement with Harvard College and the Metropolitan District Commission. Our temporary studios in Sterns Hall at the Boston Museum of Science, where museum visitors may observe our TV productions Tuesday through Friday. WGBH-TV is operated with the advice and cooperation of the Lowell Institute Broadcasting Company. On behalf of the staff of WGBH-TV, this is _________________ saying "Good Night."

1970sEdit

(Pre-sign off announcement piece; music is "Rondo-a-go-go" by Andrew Arvin)

WGBH-TV Channel 2 Boston is a non-profit, non-commercial, educational television station dedicated to community service. It was established in 1955 with funds donated in honor of Edward A. and Lincoln Faileen, and by the Fund for Adult Education. The WGBH studios burned in October 1961, and the station now is located in a new building made possible by contributions from thousands of individuals, businesses, trade unions, foundations, and other organizations. Major donations to the building were made by the Ford Foundation, by the 20th Century Fund in honor of Edward A. Faileen, and by the Committee for the Permanent Charity Fund Incorporated. We're deeply grateful to the following members of the broadcasting council:

  • The Lowell Institute
  • Boston College
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Museum of Science
  • The New England Conservatory of Music
  • Northeastern University
  • Simmons College
  • Tufts University
  • Wellesley College
  • and Yale University

(Actual sign-off announcement)

WGBH is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the WGBH Educational Foundation. Our transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts, by arrangement with the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation. Our studios are located at 125 Western Avenue in Boston. On behalf of the staff and management of WGBH-TV, this is __________________. Good night.

1970s/1980sEdit

(Pre sign-off announcement piece, same background music as above)

This is public broadcasting in Massachusetts. Our legal name is the WGBH Educational Foundation. In Boston, we are licensed by the FCC to operate WGBH-TV Channel 2, WGBX-TV Channel 44, and WGBH radio 89.7 FM. In Springfield, we operate WGBY-TV Channel 57. We offer programs that entertain, stimulate, and inform. Our purpose is to help you cope better with the world and your own mind. We are non-commercial. For the funds that keep us free, we depend entirely on grants and contributions large and small. These come from thousands of persons, as well as from foundations, corporations, and other agencies. We will always need your help.

(As the music continues playing, the following scrolls from the bottom of the screen

  • Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council
  • Boston College
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Brandeis University
  • Harvard University
  • Lowell Institute
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Science
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • Northeastern University
  • Simmons College
  • Suffolk University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Wellesley College
  • WGBH Educational Foundation)

(Actual sign-off announcement)

WGBH-TV, Channel 2 Boston, is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the WGBH Educational Foundation. WGBH is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the WGBH Educational Foundation. Our transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts, by arrangement with the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation. Our studios are located at 125 Western Avenue in Boston. Major capital contributions to WGBH have been made by the Faileen family, the Boston Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Cresby Foundation. On behalf of the staff and management of WGBH-TV, this is _____________ saying Good Night.

1989-1990sEdit

(Pre sign-off announcement piece, different music and animation)

This is public broadcasting in Massachusetts. Our legal name is the WGBH Educational Foundation. In Boston, we are licensed by the FCC to operate WGBH-TV Channel 2, WGBX-TV Channel 44, and WGBH radio 89.7 FM. In Springfield, we operate WGBY-TV Channel 57. We offer programs that entertain, stimulate, and inform. Our purpose is to help you cope better with the world and your own mind. We are non-commercial. For the funds that keep us free, we depend entirely on grants and contributions large and small. These come from thousands of persons, as well as from foundations, corporations, and other agencies. We will always need your help.

(As the music continues playing, the following items are flashed atop computer-animated clouds:

  • Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council
  • Boston College
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Brandeis University
  • Harvard University
  • Lowell Institute
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Science
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • Northeastern University
  • Simmons College
  • Suffolk University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Wellesley College
  • WGBH Educational Foundation)

(Sign-off announcement)

WGBH-TV, Channel 2 Boston, is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the WGBH Educational Foundation. Our transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts, by arrangement with the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation. Our studios are located at 125 Western Avenue in Boston. Major capital contributions to WGBH have been made by the Faileen family, the Boston Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Cresby Foundation. On behalf of the staff and management of WGBH-TV, this is Tom Dunn saying Good Night.

Videos of WGBH SignoffsEdit

WGBH Sign-Off from 70s 80s

WGBH Sign-Off from 70s 80s

WGBH Signoff from 1970s-1988

WGBH-2 Boston - Sign-Off 1989 - Sunset

WGBH-2 Boston - Sign-Off 1989 - Sunset

Version used from 1989-1990s