KOMU-TV (stands for Missouri University) was the brainchild of longtime University of Missouri journalism professor Edward C. Lambert, who wanted to give journalism students a hands-on experience by working at a full-fledged commercial station. It began airing an analog signal on VHF channel 8 on December 21, 1953 and carried programming from all four major networks at the time, but was a primary NBC affiliate. It is one of two commercial, full-power TV stations in the US (alongside WVUA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) to be owned by a public university.
The "ei8ht" logo used here appears to be influenced by the logo used by WJKW-TV (now WJW) from 1966-77 (and briefly revived in modified version from 1995-96).
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Note that this ID used the 1976-79 "Trapezoid N" logo for NBC instead of the then-current "Proud N" variant.
On August 8, 1982, KOMU swapped affiliations with KCBJ, making KOMU an ABC station.
On New Year's Day 1986, KOMU reversed the 1982 swap, rejoining NBC with KCBJ returning to ABC and becoming KMIZ concurrent with this change.
Cable-only The WB affiliation logo, as "KJWB" (1998–2006)
Notes Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and territory, and based on the station's city of license or Designated Market Area. +Station carries CW programming on a digital subchannel, via The CW Plus. +1Local CW Plus affiliate operates as cable-only channel.
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