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January–September 1955 1955–1958 1958–1964 1964–1967 1967–1970
January–September 1955 1955–1958 1958–1964 1964–1967 1967–1970
1970–1979 1979–1980 1980–1982 1982–1983 1983–1986
1970–1979 1979–1980 1980–1982 1982–1983 1983–1986
1986–1993 1993–2003 2003–2010 2010–2015 2015–present
1986–1993 1993–2003 2003–2010 2010–2015 2015–present

KLRJ-TV

January–September 1955

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The station went on the air as KLRJ-TV on VHF channel 2 on January 23, 1955; it was originally licensed to Henderson and was owned by Southwestern Publishing Company along with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KORK radio (920 AM, now KRLV; and 97.1 FM, now KXPT). In September 1955, it changed its calls to KORK-TV to match its radio sisters, and soon after moved its city of license and studio facilities to Las Vegas.

KORK-TV

1955–1958

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1958–1964

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In 1960, the Donrey Media Group (founder of Reno-based KOLO-TV (VHF channel 8), later Stephens Media) bought the Review-Journal and the KORK stations along with KOLO radio (AM 920, now KIHM).

1964–1967

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1967–1970

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In 1967, KORK-TV moved to channel 3 in order to operate from Potosi Mountain without being short-spaced to KNXT (now KCBS-TV) in Los Angeles, which also operated on channel 2; this move would also allow KTVN in Reno to begin operations on channel 2 on June 4 of that year.

1970–1979

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In 1971, a group of local residents led by Las Vegas attorney Jim Rogers began an effort to take control of channel 3. Rogers' group gained more support when Donrey began to heavily preempt NBC programming in order to sell more local advertising in the late 1970s. NBC was far less tolerant of programming preemptions than the other networks at the time. The most notable of these preemptions was the 1978 World Series, angering both NBC and several Las Vegas area viewers, some of whom filed complaints to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

KVBC (-DT)

1979–1980

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Facing pressure from both NBC and the FCC, Donrey was forced to sell the station to the Rogers group's holding company, Valley Broadcasting Company, in 1979. Donrey retained KORK radio and as a result on October 1, 1979, the TV station changed its call letters to KVBC, reflecting the new ownership (the change was made due to a now-repealed FCC rule that forbade TV and radio stations in the same market, but with different ownership from sharing the same call letters). This logo was shared with then-NBC owned-and-operated station WKYC-TV in Cleveland.

1980–1982

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1982–1983

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This logo is similar to the one used by CBS affiliate WFSB in Hartford/New Haven, CT.

1983–1986

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1986–2010

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1986–1993

1993–2003

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2003–2010

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The "-DT" callsign was added in 2009 alongside its then-sister stations.

KSNV (-DT)

2010–2015

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On June 18, 2010, KVBC filed an application with the FCC to change the station's call letters to KSNV-DT, reflecting the renaming of Valley Broadcasting Company (which by this time, was a subsidiary of Sunbelt Communications Company that held the station's license) to Southern Nevada Communications, as well as better reflecting the station's relationship with sister stations KRNV-DT in Reno and KENV-DT in Elko. The change to KSNV-DT became official on July 9, 2010. On September 3, 2014, Intermountain West Communications announced that it would sell KSNV-DT to the Sinclair Broadcast Group for $120 million. As Sinclair already owned a duopoly in Las Vegas, KVMY (UHF channel 21, now KHSV) and KVCW (UHF channel 33), the company planned to sell the license assets (though not the programming) of one of the three stations to comply with FCC ownership restrictions, with the divested station's programming being moved to the other stations. 80–85% of proceeds from the sale will go toward the formation of the Rogers Educational Foundation, which will support students and educators in Southern Nevada.

2015–present

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This logo replaces the signature logo that was used starting in 1986; the typeface was changed to ITC Avant Garde Gothic. Although this logo reads as NBC 3 News, its on-air branding is still Channel 3 for entertainment programming and News 3 for newscasts.

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