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Not to be confused with WFOR-TV.

Contents

1949–1954 1954–1958 1958–1961 1961–1964 1964–1973 1973–1974
1949–1954 1954–1958 1958–1961 1961–1964 1964–1973 1973–1974
1974–1975 1975–1976 1976–1978 1977–1980 1980–1987 1987–1990
1974–1975 1975–1976 1976–1978 1977–1980 1980–1987 1987–1990
1990–1992 1992–1994 1994–1997 1997–2008 2008–2017 2017–present
1990–1992 1992–1994 1994–1997 1997–2008 2008–2017 2017–present

WKY-TV

1949–1954

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KFOR-TV signed on the air as Oklahoma's first television station, WKY-TV on June 6, 1949. It was originally owned by Edward K. Gaylord, and sister to WKY 930 and 98.9 WKY-FM (now KYIS).

1954–1958

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1958–1961

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1961–1964

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1964–1973

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1973–1974

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1974–1975

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This was a condensed version of the short-lived 1973 logo above.

1975–1976

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KTVY

1976–1978

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In 1976, following original owner Gaylord Broadcasting (a subsidiary of the Oklahoma Publishing Company, formerly known as the WKY Television System) sold the station to the Evening News Association, WKY-TV changed its callsign to KTVY due to FCC rules at the time forbidding different owners from using same callsigns. The same '4' from the final years as WKY-TV was kept.

1977–1980

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1980–1987

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The then-Arlington County, Virginia-based Gannett Company purchased the Evening News Association, including its stations, on September 5, 1985, for $717 million. As Gannett already owned KOCO-TV at the time; KTVY, along with WALA-TV in Mobile, and KOLD-TV in Tucson, were sold to Knight Ridder Broadcasting for $160 million. Knight Ridder in turn, sold KTVY to Palmer Communications in February 1989. This logo's design is similar to that of WTAE-TV's.

1987–1990

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Same basic design as the 1980 logo, but it is now rendered in gold and was de-lined.

KFOR-TV

In April 1990, after several weeks of on-air promotions that "TV reception in Oklahoma would get stronger," KTVY changed its callsign to the current KFOR-TV; it branded itself as "4 Strong" for entertainment purposes, and as NewsTeam 4 for its newscasts.

1990–1994

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This '4' logo, despite a few color changes and minor tweaks along the way, has remained the only logo the station has used since it became KFOR-TV. Palmer Communications sold KFOR and WHO-DT to Hughes Broadcasting Corporation; ultimately then sold to The New York Times Company in 1996.

1990–1992

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1992–1994

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Near the end of the "4 Strong" era, the NewsChannel 4 branding was used full-time in both general and news brandings.

1994–present

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1994–2008

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1994–1997
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1997–2008
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The Times left broadcasting entirely in 2007, selling their nine-station group to Local TV.

2008–2017

KFOR 2008.svg

This updated version of the 1997 logo was introduced on August 8, 2008, coinciding with the start of NBC's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China; the "4" logo's color was changed from gold-ish yellow to blue in this revamp. Tribune Broadcasting would then acquire Local TV in 2013.

2017–present

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On August 21, 2017, KFOR-TV moved to a new studio facility next door to its original Britton Road studio (which it had occupied since 1952). Coinciding with the debut of a new set, graphics package and news theme, the station also renamed itself to Oklahoma's News 4, dropping the Channel part of the name after 23 years.

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