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Not to be confused with KTVA.

1953–1962

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KATV first signed on the air on December 19, 1953, originally licensed to Pine Bluff as a CBS affiliate with a secondary ABC affiliation. KATV would later take the ABC affiliation fully in 1955 when KTHV signed on and took CBS. Channel 7 was founded by John Toole "J.T." Griffin and James C. "Jimmy" Leake (who also founded sister station KTUL in Tulsa and original sister station KWTV in Oklahoma City, the company founded by the former of the two founders would later become the present-day Griffin Communications).

1962–1965

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1965–present

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KATV has used the Circle 7 logo since 1965, a logo that had traditionally been associated at the time with ABC owned-and-operated stations, and was one of the network's first affiliates to have used the logo (as designed by G. Dean Smith in 1962). KATV's use of the Circle 7 logo predates even the variant Circle 7 used by Allbritton flagship and now sister station WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

On November 3, 1982, Leake Industries sold KATV and KTUL to Washington, D.C.-based Allbritton Communications in an all-cash transaction for $80 million; the sale received FCC approval on February 14, 1983.

1987–1992

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1992–1995

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1995–1999

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1999–2007

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2007–2010

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2010-present

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2010–2012

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2012–present

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In 2012, the ABC logo was added to KATV's logo.

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