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1948-1949 1949–1959, 1998 1959–1967 1967–1968 1968–1975
1948-1949 1949–1959, 1998 1959–1967 1967–1968 1968–1975
1975–1978 1977–1985 1985–1998 1998–2016 2016–present
1975–1978 1977–1985 1985–1998 1998–2016 2016–present

KING-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station owned by Tegna located in Seattle, WA. The call sign refers to King County, home to Seattle, and its inner suburbs.

KRSC-TV

1948–1949

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The station was founded on November 25, 1948 as KRSC-TV which stood for Radio Sales Corporation owned by Palmer K. Leberman.

KING-TV

1949–1959, 1998

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When KING-TV was launched, its mascot for many years was "King Mike". He was originally designed by Walt Disney.

1959–1967

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This logo would later be used by NBC O&O WMAQ-TV in Chicago a decade later.

1967–1968

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1968-1975

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1975–1977 (primary), 1977–1978 (secondary)

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1976–present

1976–1977

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This version includes a 1976 outline-N NBC logo. The crown "K" portion of this logo, appearing by itself without the "5", served as the logo for KING-TV's then-parent company, King Broadcasting Company.

1977–1985

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1985–1998

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The 1977 logo was retained but was now rendered in gold as opposed to red/white/blue previously. King Broadcasting was sold to the Providence Journal Company in 1992. Despite having changed hands twice since then (to Belo in 1997 then to the Gannett Company in 2013, later spun off as Tegna in 2015), King Broadcasting continues to exist as the license holder for most of its former stations.

1998–2016

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The logo became italicized.

2016–present

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