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WHA TV Madison WHA 5 Docscrop Wisconsin ETV 1980 Topbannernew WPT Logo PBS Wisconsin 11-2019
1954–1971 1971–1986 1986–1993 1993–2000 2000–2019 2019-present

WHA-TV

1954–1971

WHA TV Madison

WHA-TV in Madison first signed on May 3, 1954.  It was the first public television station in Wisconsin and remained the only one until WMVS (Milwaukee Public Television) signed on in 1957.

1971–1986

WHA 5 Docscrop

In 1971, the Wisconsin state legislature created the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, activating five stations as satellites of WHA-TV during the 1970s - WPNE/Green Bay in 1972; WHWC/Menomonie and WHLA/La Crosse in 1973; WHRM/Wausau in 1975 and WLEF/Park Falls in 1977. Though united as a network, WHA-TV and the other stations would employ their respective call signs for on-air branding until the mid-1980s.

Wisconsin Public Television

1986–1993

Wisconsin ETV 1980

WHA-TV and its five satellite stations adopted the collective name of "Wisconsin Public Telelvision" in 1986, and its "stylized W" logo from 1980.

1993–2000

Topbannernew

2000–2019

WPT Logo

PBS Wisconsin

2019-present

PBS Wisconsin 11-2019

On November 4, 2019, the "Wisconsin Public Television" brand was retired and replaced by "PBS Wisconsin," reflecting the statewide network's connections to the national PBS brand. Source: PBSWisconsin.org (accessed 11/4/2019


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