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On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 8:43 PM, Sportscenter said:

Denver's best news cast

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KCNC's logos from back in the day

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am I the only one that originally read it as "KFC TV DINNER"

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Some classic station logos from the Albuquerque circuit. 

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Given NYC has been covered extensively, let's roll with my college city in Syracuse's

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Apparently Fox 68 changed their logo really really recently as I remember it as this

 

Also prior to getting rebranded to YNN and then to Time Warner Cable News and Spectrum News in Time Warner's standardization of the local TWCS news stations, there was News 10 Now in CNY. News 10 served Syracuse, Binghamton, Ithaca, Watertown, the Southern Tier, and Utica, Albany and Adirondacks area had Capital News 9, and Buffalo and Rochester had another one as well.

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On 6/12/2017 at 3:17 PM, Utilis said:

I don't live in Seattle, but I always really liked the older version of KING's logo:

 

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An italicized version of said logo is used by the station today.

 

Some other station logos from Seattle:

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The '4' in this logo has been in use in some form or another, design-wise, since 1979. (My fave is when they had it in a square from 1987-2000.)

 

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The aforementioned current logo used by KING-TV.

 

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KIRO-TV's logo.

 

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This KCPQ logo replaced one that had been in use since 1991.

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On 6/3/2017 at 8:33 AM, BringBackTheVet said:

Do they really need numbers anymore?  With HD, Dish, and streaming systems, the channels aren't ever on their "number" anyway. 

 

The numbers still carry meaning to some of us oldtimers.  My cable numbers don't match the over-the-air numbers, but I still occasionally catch myself referring to the legacy network channels by their numbers out of habit when referring to local programming.  That habit is reinforced by the fact that many local affiliates refer to their newscasts using the numbers, at least some of the time. 

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. . . and with that, Baltimore . . . 

 

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and some of the old versions . . . 

 

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On 6/12/2017 at 10:03 PM, Cujo said:

Some classic station logos from the Albuquerque circuit. 

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That definitely reminded me of Seattle's Q13.

 

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19 minutes ago, ChicagoOakland said:

 

That definitely reminded me of Seattle's Q13.

 

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Speaking of Q13...it was re-launched in 1980 as a general-entertainment independent station, the then-new owners also owned Sacramento's NBC station, KCRA Channel 3.  They had pretty similar logos even then:

 

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16 hours ago, leopard88 said:

 

The numbers still carry meaning to some of us oldtimers.  My cable numbers don't match the over-the-air numbers, but I still occasionally catch myself referring to the legacy network channels by their numbers out of habit when referring to local programming.  That habit is reinforced by the fact that many local affiliates refer to their newscasts using the numbers, at least some of the time. 

 

Yes, I quoted myself.


I forgot to mention that there are also a few stragglers who still use over-the-air TV, which makes the numbers more relevant.  As a personal example, my mother's kitchen TV isn't connected to cable.

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I really like this thread since this is something that interests me too. Unfortunately, Canada is very boring when it comes to many of their TV station logos (they either use the same logo for all affiliate station, or are fairly boring independent station logos). Since the closest major US city is Buffalo, we get all of their stations, so since nobody has posted them, here are their logos:

 

NBC- WGRZ Ch 2

Current:

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Old:

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CBS- WIVB Ch 4

 

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ABC- WKBW Ch 7

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Fox- WUTV Ch 29

Current:

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Old:

(Early 1990's)

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(1992)

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FadedSignals.com is a really good site to check out vintage TV and radio station logos and ads; many of them are from trade magazines like Broadcasting & Cable, among others.

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The logos of my adopted home city of Charlotte, NC:

 

WBTV: The local CBS affiliate.

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WCNC: The local NBC affiliate

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WSOCTV: The Local ABC affiliate

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WJZY: Formerly the WB and CW affiliate. Switched to Fox a couple of years ago.

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WCCB: Formerly the Fox affiliate in Charlotte. Went through an odd period when they were fazing out the Fox Charlotte branding. Now the CW affiliate.

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WMYT: The local MyTV affiliate.

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WAXN: An independent sister station to WSOCTV.

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WHKY: An Independent station that serves the Unifour region of western North Carolina and is carried on many Charlotte cable systems.

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TXA 21 (DFW independent)

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Also recentley went to Boston and they have some great logos

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Long island, ny (NYC suburb) 

Besides the given CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, my TV, wpix/ cw, etc given already..

 

Ch. 01 (FiOS only)

FiOS 1 long island:

 

Ch.10 

WLNY 10/55 (CBS affiliated, formerly independent) (old and new logos)

 

Ch. 12 (Optimum/ Altice only)

News 12 Long Island (new and old logos)

 

Ch. 13

WNET thirteen (PBS affiliated)

 

Ch. 21

WLIW21 (PBS affiliated) (old and new logo)

 

Ch. 61 (Optimum/ Altice only)

News 12 Long island traffic and weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 6/19/2017 at 5:58 PM, leopard88 said:

. . . and with that, Baltimore . . . 

 

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and some of the old versions . . . 

 

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Another classic logo from off the top of the station HQ:

 

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The TV station logos in Mid-Michigan (Bay City, Saginaw, Midland, Flint):

 

WNEM TV 5, the CBS affiliate

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WJRT 12, the ABC affiliate

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WEYI 25, the NBC affiliate

 

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WSMH 66, the FOX affiliate

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WDCQ 19, the PBS channel out of Delta College in Saginaw

 

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On 6/19/2017 at 5:43 PM, leopard88 said:

 

The numbers still carry meaning to some of us oldtimers.  My cable numbers don't match the over-the-air numbers, but I still occasionally catch myself referring to the legacy network channels by their numbers out of habit when referring to local programming.  That habit is reinforced by the fact that many local affiliates refer to their newscasts using the numbers, at least some of the time. 

 

I grew up with rabbit ears and separate dials for UHF, so I guess I'm an oldtimer too.  "That's the way it's always been" is usually not a good reason to keep doing something.  Of course the affiliates refer to themselves using the numbers - at least for now, that's part of their brand.  I guess they're stlil broadcast on those numbers on OTA HD, so the FCC probably assigns them.

 

It's reasonable to assume that there's a time in the near future where they'll be obsolete, and they'll just go by "NBC Baltimore" or something like that.

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