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Contents

1948–1952 1952–1954 1954–1956 1956–1959 1959–1961 1961–1963
1948–1952 1952–1954 1954–1956 1956–1959 1959–1961 1961–1963
1963–1965 1965–1975 1976–1979 1979–1984 1984–1985 1985–1986
1963–1965 1965–1975 1976–1979 1979–1984 1984–1985 1985–1986
1986–1991 1991–1992 1992–1999 1999–2006 2006–2019 2019–present
1986–1991 1991–1992 1992–1999 1999–2006 2006–2019 2019–present

WNBK

1948–1952

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Channel 3 first signed on the air on October 31, 1948, as WNBK, broadcasting on VHF channel 4. It was the second television station in Cleveland to debut, ten months after WEWS-TV (channel 5), and was the fourth of NBC's five original owned-and-operated stations to sign on, three weeks after WNBQ (now WMAQ-TV) in Chicago. WNBK was a sister station to WTAM radio (1100 AM), which was owned by NBC since 1930.

1952–1954

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1954–1956

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In May 1955, NBC agreed to trade WNBK and WTAM-AM-FM to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in return for KYW radio and WPTZ television in Philadelphia. The swap became official on January 22, 1956, as NBC moved its operations (including much of its Cleveland staff) to Philadelphia, with WPTZ becoming WRCV-TV.

KYW-TV

1956–1959

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1959–1961

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1961–1963

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1963–1965

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WKYC (-TV)

1965–19??

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NBC re-assumed control of the Cleveland stations on June 19, 1965. Instead of restoring the previous WNBK and WTAM identities, the stations' new call letters became WKYC-AM-FM-TV, mostly as a nod to Westinghouse's stewardship of the stations. This logo was unusual in that it contained both the NBC "snake" and peacock logos. In a reverse of what took place in 1956, some radio and television staffers who worked for Westinghouse in Cleveland moved to Philadelphia along with the KYW call letters.

19??-19??

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19??-1975

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1976–1984

1976–1979

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This Helvetica "3" logo was shared with KARD (currently known as KSNW) in Wichita, WSAV-TV in Savannah and KVBC (currently known as KHSV) in Las Vegas.

1979–1984

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1984–1991

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"Abstract 3"

1984–1986

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From 1984-86, the logo was tilted upward.

1985–1986
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1986–1991

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In 1986, the logo was oriented straight. After years of sagging ratings and continuing to be the lowest-rated of the network's owned and operated stations, NBC sold majority control of WKYC (51%) to Multimedia, Inc. in 1990.

1991–1992

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1992–2006

1992–1999

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The Gannett Company purchased Multimedia on December 4, 1995. Under a December 1998 put-call agreement with NBC, Gannett increased its stake in WKYC-TV to 58% in April 1999 and to 64% in December 2000; it acquired the remaining 36% of the station from NBC in 2001.

1999–2006

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2006–2019

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2019–present

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