After efforts to find a buyer failed, Orange County's only 24-hour news channel planned to go off the air at midnight Friday because of financial problems.
The Orange County NewsChannel, or OCN, wrapped up its last live newscast at 9 p.m., ending an 11-year run for the station, which was available to about 600,000 cable-TV subscribers in the county.
A total of 67 full-time jobs were eliminated, although the owner, Adelphia Communications Corp., will try to find jobs for employees elsewhere in the company, said William Rosendahl, a regional vice president.
"Nothing came of the offers or proposals that went to our corporate office," Rosendahl said.
Adelphia's cable subscribers in the Anaheim-Brea-Yorba Linda area will receive programming from the independent station KXLA-TV of Los Angeles on the old OCN channel, while the Travel Channel will be shown to viewers in Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Fullerton, Placentia and Buena Park.