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Contents

1953–1960 1960–1964 1964-1970 1967–1969 1970–1974 1974-1975 1975–1982
1953–1960 1960–1964 1964-1970 1967–1969 1970–1974 1974-1975 1975–1982
1982–1988 1988–1993 1993-1994 1994–1997 1997–2001 2001–2018 2018–present
1982–1988 1988–1993 1993-1994 1994–1997 1997–2001 2001–2018 2018–present

WJDM-TV

1953–1960

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Originally signed on the air on December 1, 1953 as WJDM-TV, an independent station and later a primary NBC affiliate and secondary CBS and ABC affiliates on VHF channel 7. It was owned by local businessman J. D. Manley. It became known by many people as "Wait Just a Darn Minute" (a play on its call letters) because it would frequently go off the air with technical problems. Mel Wheeler purchased the station in 1957.

WJHG-TV

1960–1964

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In 1960, James H. Gray, Sr., the founder of Gray Communications (now Gray Television) bought the station and changed the call letters to the current WJHG-TV after his initials. It was the second television station in Gray's portfolio, after company flagship WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia.

1964–1970

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1967–1969

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1970–1974

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On August 1, 1972, channel 7, along with then-sister station KTVE in El Dorado, Arkansas switched its primary affiliation to ABC, leaving the area without a primary NBC affiliate until WDTB (now WMBB) began a year later as the NBC affiliate.

1974-1975

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1975–1982

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In the 1970s, the "Circle 7" was added to this station. It is sort of a similar design to the original G. Dean Smith "Cricle 7" design.

1982–1993

Two versions of this Circle 7 emblem were used in tandem, the first becoming less common around the late 1980s in favor of the bolder version.

1982–1988

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In 1982, WMBB and WJHG switched networks; WJHG returned to NBC.

1988–1993

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1993-1994

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1994–1997

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1997–2018

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1997–2001

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2001–2018

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2018–present

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On June 6, 2018, WJHG made its most significant logo change yet, omitting the Circle 7 motif for the first time in almost 40 years.

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