Field put all of its stations up for sale in 1982, which then sold all of its stations except WKBS-TV as part of its liquidation. In September of that year, Field sold WFLD as part of its liquidation, which went to Metromedia after completing the deal in March 1983.
On Sunday, April 5, 1987, WFLD, along with most Fox affiliates at the time, launched its primetime lineup, although it continued to be programmed as an independent station until the network began to debut additional nights of programming on weekends early on in September 1993.
In 1993, WFLD visually de-emphasized the use of references to channel 32, which became simply known as Fox Chicago. Similarly in 1995, WTXF-TV would perform the same de-emphasis on references to channel number 29, which would later be reverted back in 2003, however in the case of WFLD, it was short-lived until 1994.
After 20 years of branding as Fox Chicago with under some capacity, WFLD reverted back to the former Fox 32 branding on November 12, 2012. The logo was updated to match with its sister stations as a result.
Horizontal logo (2015–present)
Horizontal logo with background
"You & FOX 32" ID (September 2015 – 2019) and now It's WFLD FOX 32 for This Season 2019-2020.