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Not to be confused with DXAS-TV.
This page only shows primary logo variants.
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Contents

1948–1953 1953–1958 1958–1961 1961–1967 1967–1971
1948–1953 1953–1958 1958–1961 1961–1967 1967–1971
1971–1976 1976–1979 1979–1986 1986–1992 1989–1992
1971–1976 1976–1979 1979–1986 1986–1992 1989–1992
1992–1998 1998 1998–2012 2012–2014 2014–present
1992–1998 1998 1998–2012 2012–2014 2014–present

WBAP-TV

1948–1953

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Channel 5 informally signed on the air as WBAP-TV on September 27, 1948, to broadcast coverage of President Harry S. Truman's re-election campaign speech at the Texas & Pacific terminal building in downtown Fort Worth. WBAP-TV officially commenced regular programming two days later on September 29, 1948, with two 10-minute specials at 7:00 p.m. that evening, respectively featuring speeches from Carter and general manager Harold Hough and a film from NBC dedicating the station's launch. Carter owned the television and radio properties through the Star-Telegram's corporate parent, Carter Publications. It was the first television station to sign on in the state of Texas. Originally serving as an affiliate, Channel 5 has carried programming from NBC since its sign-on—having inherited the affiliation through WBAP radio's longtime relationship with the television network's radio predecessor, the Blue Network (predecessor to ABC), with which it had been affiliated since 1927.

1953–1958

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On August 17, 1953, WBAP-TV launched a new look.

1958–1961

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1961–1967

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1967–1971

WBAP (1967).svg

1971–1974

WBAP1971.svg

This stylized "Star 5" logo has been used in some form since 1971, and has been used by WBAP-TV/KXAS-TV since 1971 (with an italicized version used since 1998). It has survived a callsign change, and two changes in ownership.

In January 1973, Carter Publications announced it would sell WBAP-TV to LIN Broadcasting for $35 million; the Star-Telegram, WBAP and KSCS, meanwhile, were sold to Capital Cities Communications.

KXAS-TV

1974–present

1974–1998

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WBAP-TV became KXAS-TV on May 16, 1974.

1976–1979
KXAS1976.svg
1979–1986
KXAS1979.svg
1986–1992
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1989–1992
KXAS BABT.svg

1992–1998

KXAS92.svg

In February 1992, the "Star 5" began to be accompanied by a red, white and blue background based on the Texas state flag.

NBC acquired majority control (76%) of KXAS from LIN in October 1997, which in turn NBC sold a 24% ownership interest in KNSD to LIN. The deal closed on March 2, 1998, marking the official launch of the new NBC/LIN joint venture known as Station Venture Operations, LP (which was controlled by NBC).

May–September 1998

KXAS NBC 5 1997-1998.svg

1998–present

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1998–2012

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2012–2014

KXAS-TV logo.svg

2014–present

KXAS NBC 5 2015.svg

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