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Contents

1971-1977 1977–1984 1984–1987 1987–1995 1995–1999 1999–2000 2000–2001
1971-1977 1977–1984 1984–1987 1987–1995 1995–1999 1999–2000 2000–2001
2001–2002 2002–2003 2003–2004 2004–2009 2009–2014 2014–present
2001–2002 2002–2003 2003–2004 2004–2009 2009–2014 2014–present

WHAE-TV

1971–1977

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WGCL-TV originally signed on the air by the Christian Broadcasting Network on June 6, 1971, as WHAE-TV, a mostly religious independent station on UHF channel 46, though it also aired some low-budget programming.

WANX-TV

1977–1984

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In 1977, the call letters were changed to WANX-TV as even more secular programming joined the schedule. This logo design was standard across stations owned by Christian Broadcasting Network, including flagship WYAH (now WGNT).

WGNX

1984–1987

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1984–1985

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Tribune Broadcasting acquired WANX from CBN in 1983, and a year later changed the call letters to WGNX to emphasize its co-ownership with KWGN-TV in Denver, WGNO in New Orleans and flagship station WGN-TV in Chicago.

1985–1987

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1987–1990

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This logo is a slightly tweaked version of the 1984 logo above. Around the same time, the station developed a news department and began to offer local news.

1990–1994

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1994–1995

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WGNX became the CBS affiliate for the Atlanta market in December 1994, after WAGA-TV switched its affiliation to Fox, as part of an affiliation deal with New World Communications. Originally, WGNX was set to affiliate with The WB, as Tribune held a minority stake in that network. The WB affiliation instead ended up on former Fox O&O (and sister station between 1997 and 1998) WATL.

1995–1999

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1999–2000

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On August 23, 1998, Tribune Broadcasting announced it would sell WGNX to the Des Moines-based Meredith Corporation for $370 million, as a three-way exchange deal in which Tribune would concurrently acquire Fox affiliate KCPQ in Tacoma, Washington from Kelly Broadcasting – which was in the process of exiting from television, with the concurrent sale of NBC affiliate KCRA-TV in Sacramento to Hearst-Argyle Television for $370 million.

WGCL-TV

2000–2001

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Around the same time, WGNX changed its branding to "CBS Atlanta". The station changed its callsign to WGCL-TV on July 4, 2000 to reflect its new slogan, "We're Georgia's CLear TV", along with a soft news concept called Clear News. After two years, WGCL rebranded as "CBS Atlanta" again, before re-adopting the "CBS 46" moniker only several months later.

2001–2002

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2002–2003

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WGCL dropped the Clear News name in 2002, reverting to the name CBS Atlanta.

2003–2004

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In 2003, the station began branding as "CBS 46" for the second time (the first without the station's call letters prominently accompanying said brand). The logo adopted with the change, which incorporated a modernized version of the 1984–95 numerical logo, was based on that used from 1996 to 1998 by fellow CBS affiliate WIAT (then WBMG) in Birmingham.

2004–2009

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2009–2014

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The CBS Atlanta branding returned after six years in 2009. Along with it came a graphics refresh.

2014–present

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WGCL returned to the CBS 46 name in 2014, launching a new logo and graphics package (originally designed for the CBS O&Os) at the same time.

Locally based Gray Television announced its intent to purchase the Meredith Local Media division on May 3, 2021, including WGCL and WPCH-TV, for $2.7 billion. The sale was completed on December 1, making WGCL Gray's flagship property and largest station (by market size).

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