This logo, patterned after that of NBC Sports and NBC News at the time, would be retained with only minor alterations until 1986; well after both the station changed call letters to the present KPNX and long after the NBC News logo this logo was patterned after was retired.
In 1979, the station's callsign became KPNX, as the station was no longer co-owned with KTAR radio.
KPNX Gannett station ID from 1979
Channel 12 Action News open from 1981
This variant of the 1973-86 logo, with an unserifed '1' in the 12, was short lived.
KPNX "It's All Right Here" ID from 1982
Channel 12 Action News open from 1982
Channel 12 News open from 1986
Channel 12 News promo from the late 1980s
KPNX "Come Home to the Best, Only on Channel 12" promo from late 1988
Channel 12 News Tonight open from November 10, 1986
We're going where you're going Channel 12 News Billboard
12 News Six O'Clock Open (1990-1992)
12 News "Arizona's News Station" promo from the early 1990s
12 News open from 1990
12 in state map with NBC peacock used from 1996 to 2006. This was amended many times; for instance, the NBC peacock was added in 1996.