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1948–1951 1951–1952 1952–1954 1954–1956 1956–1959 1959–1962
1948–1951 1951–1952 1952–1954 1954–1956 1956–1959 1959–1962
1962–1965 1965–1966 1966–1968 1968–1969 1969–1970 1970–1971
1962–1965 1965–1966 1966–1968 1968–1969 1969–1970 1970–1971
1971–1976 1976–1979 1979–1983 1983–1986 1986–1989 1989–1995
1971–1976 1976–1979 1979–1983 1983–1986 1986–1989 1989–1995
1995–1998 1998–2003 2003–2013 2013–2023 2023–present
1995–1998 1998–2003 2003–2013 2013–2023 2023–present

KFI-TV[]

1948–1951[]

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The third television station in Los Angeles originally signed on the air on August 25, 1948 as KFI-TV, originally owned by Earle C. Anthony alongside KFI radio (640 AM). The 37th TV station in the United States was initially affiliated with the DuMont Television Network, which moved from KTTV (VHF channel 11, now a Fox-owned-and-operated station) in 1954 until its demise in 1956. Channel 9's engineers threatened to go on strike in 1951, leading Anthony to sell the station to the General Tire and Rubber Company in August of that year.

KHJ-TV[]

1951–1952[]

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1952–1954[]

KHJ-TV 1952

1954–1956[]

KHJ-TV 1955

1956–1959[]

KHJ-TV 1958

1959–1962[]

KHJ-TV 1959
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1962–1965[]

KHJ-TV 1962
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The "9" style was later reused for ABC affiliate KUSA from 1966 to 1974, and later for former sister station WWOR-TV from 2002 to 2006.

1965–1966[]

KHJ-TV 1965
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1966–1968[]

Khj-tv1960s
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1968–1969[]

KHJ-TV 1967
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1969–1970[]

KHJ-TV 1969
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1970–1971[]

KHJ-TV 1970
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1971–1976[]

KHJ-TV 1971
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1976–1983[]

1976–1979[]

KHJ-TV 1976
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1979–1983[]

KHJ-TV (1979)
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1983–1986[]

KHJ 1983

1986–1989[]

KHJ (1986)

KCAL-TV[]

1989–2003[]

1989–1995[]

KCAL-TV9 (1989)

In the midst of RKO's corporate issues, the company reached terms to sell KHJ-TV to Westinghouse Broadcasting in November 1985. However, the protracted legal issues delayed FCC action on the transfer and Westinghouse ultimately withdrew its offer. In July 1988, the FCC allowed the transfer in a complicated settlement deal: the station's license was awarded to Fidelity, with Disney then eventually purchasing the license from Fidelity and KHJ-TV's intellectual property and physical assets from RKO. After the purchase, the company changed the station's callsign to the current KCAL-TV on December 2, 1989. This '9' logo, until 2022, was the only one the station has used as KCAL-TV, undergoing a few changes to its secondary elements along the way.

1995–1998[]

KCAL 1995
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In 1996, The Walt Disney Company purchased Capital Cities/ABC, owners of KABC-TV (channel 7). Due to FCC regulations at the time that barred the ownership of two television stations in the same media market, Disney purchased KABC-TV and chose to divest KCAL, which was purchased by Young Broadcasting (which Disney owned a stake in at the time) on May 14, 1996, for $385 million. However, after the purchase of NBC affiliate KRON-TV in San Francisco in 2000, Young Broadcasting sold KCAL-TV to CBS on February 14, 2002, which the sale was finalized on June 1, 2002, resulting in a duopoly with the network's West Coast flagship station KCBS-TV (VHF channel 2).

1998–2003[]

KCAL 2000
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2003–2023[]

2003–2013[]
KCAL 9 logo
Designer:  Viacom, CBS
Typography:  Helvetica
Launched:  2003

In 2003, KCAL recieved a new logo featuring the so-called "CBS Mandate" which was introduced that year.

2013–2023[]
KCAL-2016

2023–present[]

KCAL News LA 2023
Designer:  CBS News Creative Services
Typography:  TT Norms
Launched:  January 5, 2023

As part of a drastic branding change affecting all CBS' owned-and-operated stations, KCAL rebranded itself on January 5, 2023.

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