WJW-TV was founded in 1949 as WXEL-TV.


WXEL Dedication Plaque



In 1953, WXEL moved from channel 9 to channel 8.

WJW-TV (first era)


1956 WJW


1959 WJW


1961 WJW


WJW 1962




WJW 1965





Wjkw-logo 1977

On April 22, 1977, WJW-AM was sold, and due to an FCC law in place then that prohibited TV and radio stations in the same market, but with different ownership groups from sharing the same callsign, WJW-TV amended its callsign to WJKW-TV and introduced this new logo to go with the callsign change. This was the only logo the station used as WJKW-TV.

WJW-TV (second era)



On September 16, 1985, when WJW-AM was sold (and had its callsign changed), WJKW-TV got back its old WJW-TV callsign. The station kept, but slightly redid its WJKW logo, with the "TV" portioned of it being rendered in lines, and a WJW script added to the left of the logo. Though a new square '8' logo was unveiled in 1992, it would still be used as the main station logo until 1994.

1992–1995 (secondary), 1994-1995 (primary)

Wjw 1992

On May 23, 1994, as part of an overall deal in which network parent News Corporation also purchased a 20% equity interest in the group, New World signed a long-term affiliation agreement with Fox to switch 13 television stations—five that New World had already owned and eight that the company was in the process of acquiring through separate deals with Great American Communications and Argyle Television Holdings (which New World purchased one week later in a purchase option-structured deal for $717 million), including WJW-TV—to the network. The deal was motivated by the National Football League (NFL)'s awarding of the rights to the National Football Conference (NFC) television package to Fox on December 18, 1993, in which the conference's broadcast television rights moved to the network effective with the 1994 NFL season, ending a 38-year relationship with CBS. In Cleveland, CBS would reach an agreement with Malrite Communications to move its programming to Fox charter affiliate WOIO (channel 19). WJW switched to Fox on September 3, 1994, becoming the first New World station to switch to the network under the agreement (WDAF-TV was the only other station in the group that switched to the network before December of that year, as it switched to Fox on September 12); WOIO concurrently switched to CBS. This square "8" survived the affiliation switch for another year afterwards.


WJW 1995-2

In November 1995, WJW-TV rebranded as Fox is ei8ht. They rendered their channel number in both ways, in word and in number.


Fox-8 1997

The "8" in the logo has been used by the station since.


WJW 2000


WJW 2004

The same basic design from the previous logo was kept, but the WJW Cleveland text was redone in a new typeface.


Wjw 2008

Shortly after this logo was introduced in July 2007, Fox Television Station sold WJW-TV to a company named Local TV; the sale was completed in July 2008.


WJW news opens

WJW news opens

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