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Not to be confused with WABC-TV.
This page only shows primary logo variants.
For other related logos and images, see:

Contents

1949–1954 1954–1956 1956–1962 1962–1997 1995–1997 1996–present
1949–1954 1954–1956 1956–1962 1962–1997 1995–1997 1996–present
1996–2000 2000–2007 2007–2012 2012–2013 2013–2021 2021–present
1996–2000 2000–2007 2007–2012 2012–2013 2013–2021 2021–present

KECA-TV

1949–1954

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KABC-TV originally signed on the air on September 16, 1949, as KECA-TV and has been owned-and-operated by ABC since its inception. The station's call sign was named after Los Angeles broadcasting pioneer Earle C. Anthony, whose initials were also present on channel 7's then-sister radio station, KECA (790 AM, now KABC).

KABC-TV

1954–1956

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On February 1, 1954, KECA-TV changed its call sign to the current KABC-TV.

1956–1962

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1962–present

1962–1997

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In 1962, ABC commissioned designer G. Dean Smith to create a proprietary logo for its owned-and-operated stations, known as the "Circle 7". This logo has since expanded into use by many ABC stations not owned by the network. It predates Paul Rand's ABC logo by 4 months. This can be still seen as a patch on the station's news anchors, albeit in gold.

1995–1997
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1996–present

This logo's design is shared with sister station KGO-TV in San Francisco.

1996–2000
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2000–2007
KABC 1997.svg

As of November 2021, this is still used outside (and even on some parts inside) the station's Glendale, CA studios, as well as a handful of its news vans and helicopters.

2007–2012
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Like with the previous logo, this is still used on a handful of its news vans and helicopters. This was also still briefly used in the station's Sports Zone openings, even after the debut of the next 2 logos.

2012–2013
KABC-TV (2012).svg
Designer:  Hothaus Creative[1]
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  April 6, 2012

Although this logo was since replaced by the following one, it strangely reappeared on a special Eyewitness News broadcast on September 30, 2015.[2]

2013–2021
KABC-TV (2013-2021).svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  May 2013

As of November 2021, this is still used in tandem with the next one, as it is still seen on air on its Eyewitness News newscasts, on its website, and even as a temporary on screen bug during syndicated programming.

2021–present
KABC-TV (2021).svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  August 2021

References

  1. "KABC-TV Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design Gallery". NewscastStudio (2012). Retrieved on 19 November 2021.
  2. KABC-TV (30 September 2015). "ABC7 Eyewitness News on Twitter: "Here's a shot of our empty newsroom following the evacuation"". Twitter. Retrieved on 18 December 2021.

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