KFOR-TV signed on the air as Oklahoma's first television station, WKY-TV on June 6, 1949.
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.
Channel 4 News open (1976–1978)
NewsCenter 4 generic intro (1978–1980)
NewsCenter 4 Update intro (1978–1980)
"We're 4 Oklahoma" image campaign ID (1977–1980)
Variant with callsign (1980–1987)
Station ID variant
Action 4 logo (1980–1984)
Action 4 generic intro (1980–1982)
Action 4 Tonight intro (1982–1984)
News 4 Oklahoma intro (1984–1987)
Same basic design as the 1980 logo, but it is now rendered in gold and was de-lined.
Version with just the channel number, used mainly as an ID in NBC network promos, accompanied by the KTVY calls and city of license in NBC's proprietary version of the Futura typeface
News 4 Oklahoma logo (1987–1990)
News 4 Oklahoma generic intro (1987–1990)
In April 1990, 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, though the general and news brandings changed to NewsChannel 4 in August 1992, near the end of the "4 Strong" era. This '4' logo, despite a few color changes along the way, has remained the only logo the station has used since it became KFOR-TV.
News Team 4 logo (1990–1992)
Alternate station ID (1990–1992)
News Team 4 title-only open (1990–1992)
News Team 4 ID (1990–1992)
NewsChannel 4 logo (1992–1994)
NewsChannel 4 ID (1992–1994)
First News at 4:30 open (1992–1994)
NewsChannel 4 5 p.m. open (1992–1994)
Alternate logo (1994–1999)
Station ID variant (1994–1999)
Alternate version of NewsChannel 4 logo without the red underline (1994-1997, typically used in newscast graphics)
NewsChannel 4 10:00 p.m. intro (1994-1997)
Weather promo (1994-1997)
KFOR-TV/DT logo, used from 1999 to 2008 (the "-DT" suffix was added to the original 1994 alternate logo once KFOR commenced digital television broadcasts).
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 yellow to blue in this revamp.
Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4 6:00 p.m. Next promo (August 4, 2017)
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.
1Nexstar operates these stations owned by Mission Broadcasting. 2Nexstar operates this station owned by Cunningham Broadcasting. 3Nexstar operates this station owned by White Knight Broadcasting through an SSA. 4Nexstar operates this station owned by Vaughan Media. 5Predecessor company of LIN Media. 6Currently a repeater for WWLP. 7Joint venture with Discovery, Inc., in which Nexstar owns 31% while Discovery owns the remaining 69%.