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1953–1958 1958–1965 1965–196? 197?–1976 1976–1981 1981–1986
1953–1958 1958–1965 1965–196? 197?–1976 1976–1981 1981–1986
1986–1993 1993–1996 1996–2001 2001–2003 2003–2015 2015–present
1986–1993 1993–1996 1996–2001 2001–2003 2003–2015 2015–present

WMT-TV

1953–1958

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Originally signed on the air on September 30, 1953 as WMT-TV, Eastern Iowa's first television station and a primary CBS affiliate on VHF channel 2. It was first owned by a group consisting of American Broadcasting Stations, William B. Quarton and several others. WMT-TV was sister to WMT (600 AM) which had been broadcasting in the area since 1922. The callsign stood for the now-defunct Waterloo Morning Tribune which owned WMT radio from 1928 until 1934.

1958–1965

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1965–196?

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In 1968, the WMT stations (including WMT-FM (96.5, now KKSY-FM), which signed on in 1963) were sold to the Morton family of Louisville, Kentucky, whose holdings would later evolve into Orion Broadcasting.

197?–1976

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1976–1981

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KGAN (-TV)

1981–1986

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This Kabel "2" was also used by WMAR-TV from 1975-1981.

The WMT stations remained under Orion's ownership until 1981 when the company merged with Cosmos Broadcasting, a subsidiary of insurance and broadcasting conglomerate Liberty Corporation. However, the two companies owned more television stations than the FCC allowed at the time. As a condition of the sale, Cosmos had to sell WMT-TV and found a buyer in Guy Gannett Publishing of Portland, Maine. On October 29, 1981, the station changed its callsign to KGAN-TV (FCC rules at the time prohibited TV and radio stations in the same city, but with different owners from sharing the same call letters, hence the change; the "-TV" suffix would later be dropped on September 13, 1984).

1986–1993

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1993–2003

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The station's logo used during that time frame was a variation of the logo that was used by German television channel RTL2 from March 1993 to April 1996.

1993–1996

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1996–2001

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The Hunt Valley, Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased six of Guy Gannett's television stations, while WOKR was sold to The Ackerley Group in 1998.

2001–2003

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2003–2015

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2015–present

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This logo is also used by sister station KBOI-TV in Boise, Idaho.

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