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Picture 8-0 WFLA 1964 Screen Shot 2020-01-27 at 11.01.07 PM WFLA1980 WFLA 1981 WFLA 1982
1955–1960 1962–1975 1975–1979 1979–1981 1981–1982 1982–1983
 
WXFL-TV 8 WFLATV 1989 WFLA 1992 WFLA (1994) Wfla 1995 News Channel 8
1983–1988 1989–1992 1992–1993 1993–1995 1995–2000 2000–present


WFLA-TV (first era)

1955–1960

Picture 8-0


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1961–1962

Performers from the Cristiani Brothers Circus looking at camera during the NBC-TV rehearsal in Sarasota, Florida

1962–1975

WFLA 1964


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1975–1981

1975–1979

Screen Shot 2020-01-27 at 11.01.07 PM


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1979-1981

WFLA1980


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

1981–1982

WFLA 1981
WFLA 1981-0


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

1982–1983

WFLA 1982


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DESIGNER
Aki Seki
TYPOGRAPHY
Unknown
USAGE
Official

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


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In January 1983, WFLA-TV changed its call letters to WXFL as their owner Media General sold its sister radio stations WFLA-FM and WFLA-AM. The radio stations got to keep their call letters and Channel 8 was forced to change theirs.

WFLA-TV (second era)

1989–2000

1989–1992

WFLA 1989

The rule on television and radio call letters not belonging to different owners was ratified and on January 1, 1989, channel 8 regained the WFLA-TV call letters. Also, this "8" logo was used from 1989 to 2000.

1992–1993

WFLA 1992

1993–1995

WFLA (1994)

1995–2000

Wfla 1995


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2000–present

News Channel 8


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Video

WFLA-TV news opens-0

WFLA-TV news opens-0

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