For the television station in Plattsburgh that currently uses the callsign this station formerly used, see WPTZ.
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Contents

1941–1944 1944–1954 1954–1956 1956–1963 1963–1965 1965–2003
1941–1944 1944–1954 1954–1956 1956–1963 1963–1965 1965–2003
 
1965–1998 1979–1986 1986–1995 1989–1991 1991–1994 1994–1998
1965–1998 1979–1986 1986–1995 1989–1991 1991–1994 1994–1998
 
1995–2003 1998–2003 2003–2013 2013–present
1995–2003 1998–2003 2003–2013 2013–present

W3XE

1932–1941 (experimental phase)

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WPTZ

1941–1944

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Channel 3 signed on as Pennsylvania's first television station WPTZ on Labor Day, September 1, 1941.

1944–1954

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1954–1956

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WRCV-TV

1956–1963

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On Monday, October 18, 1954, WPTZ became WRCV-TV and owned by NBC until Friday, June 18, 1965, when Westinghouse Broadcasting brought the current KYW-TV callsign from Cleveland to Philadelphia.

1963–1965

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KYW-TV

1965–2003

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1965–1998

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Westinghouse Broadcasting & Cable and Group W Productions used a proprietary typeface called "Westinghouse" (also known as "Anklepants", due to a similar but identical font) for the station logo throughout their own entire ownership of the station as shown here. This had come after Westinghouse and NBC had switched stations (with the KYW calls and license transferring to what is now WKYC in Cleveland, and the WRCV-TV calls have changed into the current KYW-TV) only for the Federal Communications Commission to cancel the trade due to allegations of coercion on part of NBC and its allowance to have the KYW-TV callsigns goes to Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, June 19, 1965.

In 1995, KYW-TV switched its affiliation from NBC to CBS (and becoming the very last Group W station which switching to that network), as a result of a deal with Westinghouse that renewed its existing CBS affiliates in San Francisco and Pittsburgh. (On the date of KYW's switch, WJZ-TV also assumed affiliation with CBS, in a transaction that saw its ABC affiliation transfer to WMAR-TV.) Westinghouse later acquired CBS altogether and making it KYW-TV as a network O&O and co-flagship station.

1998–2003

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Though both KYW-TV and its AM station of the same name still used it to a degree, the classic Group W typeface had begun to be phased out by the time this logo for the television station was introduced.

2003–present

2003–2013

This station logo was based on the variant used in the 1950s and the 1960s.

2013–present

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