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Contents

1955–1960 1961–1962 1962–1975 1975–1979 1979–1981 1981–1982 1982–1983
1955–1960 1961–1962 1962–1975 1975–1979 1979–1981 1981–1982 1982–1983
1983–1988 1989–1992 1992–1993 1993–1995 1995–2000 2000–present
1983–1988 1989–1992 1992–1993 1993–1995 1995–2000 2000–present

WFLA-TV (first era)

1955–1960

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Originally signed on the air on February 14, 1955, a primary NBC affiliate on VHF channel 8 and was owned by It was originally owned by The Tampa Tribune , along with WFLA radio (970 AM and 93.3 FM, now WFLZ-FM).

1961–1962

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1962–1975

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In 1966, Richmond Newspapers, publishers of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and part-owner of the Tribune, acquired full control of the paper and the WFLA radio and television stations. Three years later, Richmond Newspapers changed its name to Media General, and WFLA-TV, the first television station owned-and-operated by the company, would be the flagship of its broadcasting group for the rest of its existence.

1975–1981

1975–1979

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1979-1981

WFLA-TV (1980).svg

This logo was captured from a 1980 WFLA promo that had the 1979–1986 NBC logo next to the 8. Channel 8 would not have the peacock on its logo again until 1995.

1981–1982

WFLA Notched 8.svg

This "gapped 8" logo, set in the Stop font, would only last a year as WFLA was in the ratings basement during this logo's era.

1982–1983

WFLA-TV8 (1982).svg
Designer:  Aki Seki
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  1982

This logo debuted on April 5, 1982, with an image campaign called "The Spirit of Tampa Bay". The logo was designed by artist Aki Seki, however, it bears similarity with a logo used by SEQ–TV in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia from 1976-1977.

WXFL

1983–1988

WXFL TV 8.svg

In January 1983, WFLA-TV changed its call letters to WXFL as Media General sold its sister radio stations WFLA-FM (93.3 FM) and WFLA (970 AM). The radio stations retained their call letters and channel 8 was forced to change theirs; the station kept the 1982 logo even with the callsign change.

WFLA-TV (second era)

1989–2000

1989–1992

WFLA 1989.svg

The rule on television and radio call letters not belonging to different owners was repealed and on January 1, 1989, channel 8 regained the WFLA-TV call letters and introduced a new logo to go with the change; it is similar in design to WGAL-TV's 1969–1991 logo.

1992–1993

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1993–1995

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1995–2000

WFLA 1990s.svg

2000–present

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Designer:  Media General
Typography:  Verdana
Launched:  2000

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