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1953–1965 1965–1968 1968–1970 1970–1976 1976–1977 1977–1979 1979–1981
1953–1965 1965–1968 1968–1970 1970–1976 1976–1977 1977–1979 1979–1981
1981–1983 1983–1993 1993-1995 1995–1997 1997–2003 2003–2023 2023–present
1981–1983 1983–1993 1993-1995 1995–1997 1997–2003 2003–2023 2023–present

KOA-TV[]

1953–1965[]

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Channel 4 originally signed on the air on December 24, 1953, as KOA-TV. It brought up NBC programming to Denver which prior to the station's launch, was temporarily discontinued. Founded by Metropolitan TV Company (partly owned by famed comedian Bob Hope, unrelated to a similarly-named company later known as Metromedia), owners of KOA radio (850 AM and 103.5 FM, now KRFX), channel 4 immediately assumed the NBC affiliation from KBTV (channel 9), due to KOA radio's longtime affiliation with and ownership by the Red Network.

1965–1968[]

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1968–1970[]

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In 1968, Metropolitan TV Company sold KOA-AM-TV to General Electric for $10 million. General Electric sold the KOA and KOAQ radio stations to A. H. Belo Corporation in 1983 for $22 million, as part of the company's overall exit from broadcasting.

1970–1976[]

Koa-tv-id

1976–1977[]

KOA-WTMJ Star 4

This logo is similar to WTMJ-TV's bicentennial logo.

1977–1979[]

KOA-TV (1978)

1979–1981[]

KOA-TV (1979)

1981–1983[]

KOA-KCNC

KCNC-TV[]

GE sold the KOA and KOAQ radio stations to A.H. Belo in 1983 for $22 million, as part of the company's overall exit from broadcasting. GE retained channel 4, but was required by FCC regulations at the time—which forbade TV and radio stations in the same city, but with different owners from sharing the same call letters—to change the station's call letters to KCNC-TV (standing for "Colorado's News Channel"), which it officially adopted on August 12 of that year.

1983–1993[]

KCNC retained its 1981 "circle 4" upon changing its callsign.

In 1986, General Electric acquired NBC, resulting in GE's return to broadcasting and KCNC becoming the first owned-and-operated station of a major network in the state of Colorado. By 1990, KCNC-TV devoted nearly all of its programming hours outside of network shows to locally produced news programs, broadcasting nearly 40 hours of newscasts each week.

1993–2003[]

The "4" is also shared with NBC's other O&Os on channel 4 since 1992.

1993-1995[]

News4Colorado
Designer:  NBC
Typography:  Helvetica Compressed
Univers
Launched:  1993

1995–1997[]

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Designer:  CBS
Typography:  Helvetica Compressed
Didot
Times New Roman (alternate)
Launched:  September 10, 1995

On July 12, 1994, when CBS and Westinghouse Broadcasting agreed to a long-term affiliation deal that would result in three of its stations switch to the network; they initially intended on selling WCAU, but later discovered they would have to pay taxes on the profit of the transaction. To solve this problem, in November 1994, NBC decided to swap ownership of KCNC-TV and KUTV in Salt Lake City (which NBC had acquired the month before), along with the VHF channel 4 allocation and transmitter in Miami, to CBS in exchange for WCAU and the VHF channel 6 allocation and transmitter in Miami, which for legal purposes made the deal an even trade. The affiliation switch took place on September 10, 1995, sending the ABC affiliation to KMGH-TV and the NBC affiliation to KUSA.

The color scheme for this logo was changed slightly for this logo with the switch from NBC to CBS, while the station itself reminds its viewers that they're "Still Colorado's News Channel."

1997–2003[]

KCNC News4 1997 4

Not long after then, in 1997, KCNC was rebranded as simply News 4, with the color scheme changed.

2003–2023[]

KCNC

In 2003, KCNC changed its on-air branding to "CBS 4" (the logo similar in style to that of Los Angeles sister duopoly of KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV) to comply with the network mandated branding conventions (although it retained the longtime News 4 title for its newscasts until 2005, when the newscasts were rebranded as CBS 4 News). With the change it reintroduced the CBS eye and abandoned its NBC-era "4".

2023–present[]

CBS Colorado logo

As part of a drastic branding change affecting all CBS' owned-and-operation stations, KCNC rebranded as "CBS Colorado" (with the newscasts were rebranded as CBS News Colorado, based off the streaming service of the same name) on March 1, 2023.

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