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1948-1949 1949–1959, 1998 1959–1967 1967–1968 1968–1975 1975–1978
1948-1949 1949–1959, 1998 1959–1967 1967–1968 1968–1975 1975–1978
1977–1985 1985–1986 1986–1998 1998–2016 2016–present  
1977–1985 1985–1986 1986–1998 1998–2016 2016–present

KING-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station owned by Tegna, licensed to and located in Seattle, Washington. The call sign refers to King County, which is 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, which was owned by Palmer K. Leberman.

KING-TV

1949–1959, 1998

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When KRSC-TV was purchased by the King Broadcasting Company and renamed to the current KING-TV in May 1949, 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 owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago a decade later.

1967–1968

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1968-1975

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This and the above 1967 logo's design elements were used by sister station KREM in Spokane; the crown part of the logo would form the basis of the 1976 logo a bit below. The typeface used for this logo and the 1975 logo below it is Univers.

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. The '5' in this logo is set in Helvetica Heavy Bold.

1977–1985

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The red/blue/white colors were intended to emulate the 1975 NBC "N" logo

1985–1986

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During that season, the 1977 logo was briefly retired in favor of a gold, thinner Helvetica "5" logo.

1986–1998

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The 1977 logo was reintroduced but was now rendered in gold as opposed to red/blue/white previously. The Bullitts sold their broadcasting assets to the Providence Journal Company in 1992, but the station kept its logo. 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

KING 5.svg

The logo became italicized.

2016–present

KING 5 2016.svg

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