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. Making it the only non-public station that owned by Universities.
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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In 1982, KOMU swapped affiliations with KCBJ, converting channel 8 into an ABC affiliate.
In 1986, KOMU swapped affiliations with KCBJ, returning to NBC after five years.
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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