WAPT first aired in October 1970, becoming the first official ABC-affiliated station in Jackson, Mississippi.
In the mid-1970s, WAPT changed their branding name from "WAPT Television Sixteen" to "Action News 16"
This is one of the official photos of the station's website in 1996-97. WAPT was in the process of becoming an group station with Argyle TV.
This is a photo of the WAPT website in the 1996-97 and features the entire news team at that period of time. This photo alsos features (talent wise): Brett Bullers (sports anchor and reporter; left side corner), Katrina Rankin (co news anchor; left side corner), Gene Edwards (news anchor; right side corner), and David Hartman (meteorologist; right side corner)
NEXRad 16 Weather branding logo (1994-1997). This picture also shows chief meteorologist David Hartman. David is still the meteorologist of WAPT and been ever since 1986.
Eyewithness News 16 branding logo (1993-1997)
Eyewitnews News 16 slogan branding "Stories That Hit Home" (1995-2002)
In 1986, WAPT changed their logo to a golden bold square shape 16, which appears to be very similar to WAFB's "square 9" logo.
The Futura "16" has been used by the station since 1996, with minor design changes along the way.
(1997-1999) WAPT NexRad 16 Doppler Weather Logo
In mid-1997, WAPT changed their look from a square to a circular 16. At that time, WAPT was sold to Argyle Holdings Inc. (later Hearst-Argyle in the mid '90s to '00s; now Hearst). Same variant also used by KHBS/KHOG at same period.
WAPT Station ID (1999-2005)
16 WAPT branding logo (1999-present)
16 WAPT secondary NexRad 16 Doppler logo (1999-2002). This was before the update of the logo. NEXRad 16 was the branding name of the weather forecast since the early 1990s.
16 WAPT Live Pinpoint Doppler 16 branding logo (2002-2005). In early 2002, WAPT changed their weather name from "NEXRad 16/NEXRad 16 Doppler Weather" to "Live Pinpoint Doppler". This was also the new changes with WAPT at the time; introducing their new Doppler Rader tower outside of the 16 WAPT studios. It is still up until this present day when it was first up in 2000.
Storm Shield 16 weather branding logo (2005-present)
In 1999, WAPT changed their black ABC-esque 16 to bright red. This 2D logo is still used until the present day.
Since early 2007, WAPT has included the ABC logo on the right side.
The 16 is now added with gradients.
Watermark version, used during syndicated programming