Tonight, one minute after midnight, KLRU will cease analog transmission. Our chief engineer David Kuipers has the honor of ending the analog signal and as a tribute to the station’s history he will air KLRU’s original sign-off.
Before stations were broadcasting around the clock they were required to “sign off” before ending the broadcast day. These were often patriotic images put to the music of the Star Spangled Banner. The KLRN/KLRU sign-off is no exception and it will be a trip down memory lane for many of our staff. David will air the sign-off on its original 2” tape, eschewing our fancy digital technology one last time.