On April 18, 1983, WFRV rejoined ABC after 24 years away. The "5" became enclosed in a circle.
After its owner Midwest Radio and Television was purchased by CBS. WFRV-TV became a CBS owned-and-operated station on March 15, 1992. WBAY-TV took over the ABC affiliation. The "5" came out of its circle.
This short-lived logo was the last to incorporate the old-style "5" logo (which utilizes the Verona Serial Heavy font also used by the Orion stations including WFRV satellite WJMN and WAVE/Louisville, Kentucky as well as WMT-TV, now KGAN/Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and WFIE/Evansville, Indiana) that WFRV adopted in the 1970s while it was still an NBC affiliate.
1Nexstar operates these stations owned by Mission Broadcasting. 2Nexstar operates this station owned by Cunningham Broadcasting. 3Nexstar operates this station owned by White Knight Broadcasting through an SSA. 4Nexstar operates this station owned by Vaughan Media. 5Predecessor company of LIN Media. 6Currently a repeater for WWLP. 7Owned by Super Towers, Inc., Nexstar operates this station through a SSA; sale of station to Mission Broadcasting pending FCC approval. 8Joint venture with Discovery, Inc., in which Nexstar owns 31% while Discovery owns the remaining 69%.