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1965-1970 1970-1978 1978-1982 1982-1987 1987-1994 1994-1996 1996-1998
1965-1970 1970-1978 1978-1982 1982-1987 1987-1994 1994-1996 1996-1998
1998-2004 2004-2007 2007-2010 2010-2014 2014-2016 2016-2018 2018-present
1998-2004 2004-2007 2007-2010 2010-2014 2014-2016 2016-2018 2018-present

WBMG (-TV)

1965–1970

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WBMG first signed on the air on October 17, 1965, as an NBC affiliate owned by Birmingham Television Corporation, a consortium between Bill DuBois and Southern Broadcasting in which DuBois held controlling interest.

1970–1978

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On May 31, 1970, WBMG-TV became an CBS affiliate, after WAPI (now WVTM-TV) gained its NBC affiliation. DuBois and Southern Broadcasting then sold WBMG to Park Communications in 1973.

1978–1982

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1982–1987

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1987–1994

The Americana "42" continued to be used until 1996.

1994–1996

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1996–1998

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WIAT

1998–2004

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After Media General purchased Park's stations, Media General planned to rename WBMG to the current WIAT in February 1, 1998; debuting a new tagline known as It's About Time. A month earlier, WBMG's general manager Eric Land fired all but one member of its news department staff and replaced channel 42's evening newscasts with a countdown clock to signal the forthcoming relaunch of the station as WIAT on February 5.

2004–2007

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WIAT was sold to New Vision Television in 2006 after Media General purchased NBC's three smallest owned-and-operated stations.

2007-2014

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2007–2010

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2010–2014

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LIN Media purchased New Vision in 2012, in turn, all of LIN's stations were sold to Media General two years later; returning Media General's ownership with WIAT after selling WVTM and WJCL in Savannah to Hearst Television. A year later; Media General merged with Nexstar Media Group.

2014-2018

2014–2016

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2016–2018

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In 2016, WIAT reverted its branding to "CBS 42."

2018–present

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This logo also resembles the one used by sister station WNCN from 2016-2018.

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