Not to be confused with . London Weekend Television
WLWT was established by the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, owners of WLW (700 AM), one of the United States' most powerful radio stations. After starting experimental broadcasts in 1946 as W8XCT on channel 1, the station began commercial broadcasts on February 9, 1948 on VHF channel 4, making it Cincinnati's first television station and Ohio's second (after WEWS-TV in Cleveland). Following the release of the FCC's Sixth Report and Order in 1952, all of Cincinnati's VHF stations changed channel positions. WLWT was reassigned to channel 5, as the previous channel 4 allocation was shifted north to Columbus and given to sister station WLWC (now WCMH-TV), which began operations in April 1949.
This logo resembles the one used by
KPIX in San Francisco.
During this period, WLWT was known as "5, The Originator" as a reference to its role in producing first-run programming such as
The Phil Donahue Show.
This Helvetica "5" was also used by
WMAQ-TV in Chicago, minus the Multimedia symbol.
Newscast logo with "Going Places" slogan
"Cincinnati Style" version (mid-1980s)
Italicized version of the Helvetica "5".
WLWT weather logo, 1993–1998
The World's Greatest Magic promo.
Eyewitness News 5 logo (1998-2004) Eyewitness News 5 Today logo (1998-2004)
"Target 5" investigative team open (1998-2004)
1990's early 2000's news graphic (This version comes from an archive airing of Sam Wyche's "You don't live in Cleveland" speech)
Friends and more Must See TV shows.
The Little Richard Movie.
"News 5" logo (2004-2013)
News 5 Today logo (2004-2013)
"Blitz 5" sports program logo (2004-2013)
"Target 5" investigative team logo
StormTeam 5 Weather promo (2004–06)
This looks similar to the
KXAS-TV logo from 1998 to 2012 which lacks the star.
Designer: Logo design: Jeffrey J. Brown On-air graphics: National Ministry of Design (National Boston) (2016-2018) Hearst Television Design (2018-Present)
Typography: Effra Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended (modified)
Olympics logo (
WLWT Cincinnati, OH. - 11PM News Tease and Open (1983)
WLWT News Open Montage 1991
WLWT News Open 2001
WLWT News Open October 2009
WLWT news opens
All the news opens for WLWT
TV stations in Cincinnati
Owned Television Stations:
KNBC (Los Angeles, CA) | KNSD (San Diego, CA) | KNTV (San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA) | KXAS (Dallas–Fort Worth, TX) | WBTS (Boston, MA) | WCAU (Philadelphia, PA) | WMAQ (Chicago, IL) | WNBC (New York City, NY) | WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) | WTVJ (Miami–Ft. Lauderdale, FL) | WVIT (New Britain-Hartford-New Haven, CT) | WKAQ-DT3 (San Juan, PR)
WVTM | WRGX / WTVY-DT4 | WAFF | WPMI | WSFA | KTUU | KTVF | KATH / KSCT | KPNX / KNAZ | KVOA | KYMA | KTVE | KNWA / KFTA-DT2 | KAIT-DT2 | KARK | KGET | KNVN | KIEM | KSEE | KMIR | KCRA | KSBW | KSBY | KUSA | KKCO | KOAA | WRDE / WBOC-LD3 / WSJZ-LD4 | WESH | WBBH | WNBW | WTLV | WJHG | WTWC | WFLA | WPTV | WALB | WXIA | WAGT | WLTZ | WMGT | WSAV | KHNL / KHBC / KOGG | KTVB / KTFT | KPVI | WAND | WEEK | WGEM | WREX | WFIE | WPTA-DT2 | WTHR | WPBI-LD2 | WNDU | WTWO | KWQC | WHO | KYOU-DT2 | KTIV | KWWL | KSNT | KSNW / KSNG / KSNC / KSNL / KSNK | WNKY | WLEX | WAVE | WPSD | KALB | WVLA | KPLC | KLAF / KADN-DT2 | WDSU | WWPI | WCSH | WLBZ | WBAL | WWLP / WFXQ | WDIV | WOOD | WLUC | WILX | WEYI | WPBN / WTOM | KARE | KTTC | KMNF | WNBD | WXXV-DT2 | WLBT | WDAM | WGBC-DT2 | WTVA | KOMU | KSNF | KSHB | KNPG | KSDK | KYTV | KULR / KYUS | KXGN-DT2 | KTVH / KTGF | KECI / KCFW / KTVM | KNOP | WOWT | KNEP | KSNB | KSNV | KRNV | KOB / KOBR / KOBF | WNYT | WBGH-CD / WIVT-DT2 | WGRZ | WETM | WPTZ | WHEC | WSTM | WKTV | WVNC | WCNC | WRAL | WITN | WECT | WXII | KVLY | KFYR / KQCD / KMOT / KUMV | WLWT | WKYC | WCMH | WDTN | WLIO | WTOV | WNWO | WFMJ | WHIZ | KTEN | KFOR | KJRH | KTVZ | KMTR / KMCB / KTCW | KOTI / KOBI | KGW | WICU | WJAC | WGAL | WPXI | WBRE | WJAR | WCBD | WIS | WYFF | WMBF | KNBN | KDLT / KDLV | WRCB | WNBJ | WBIR | WMC | WSMV | KRBC | KAMR | KXAN | KBMT-DT2 | KVEO | KRIS | KTSM | KPRC | KETK | KGNS | KCBD | KWES | KSAN | WOAI | KCEN / KAGS | KTAL | KMOL | KFDX | KSL | WCYB | WVIR / WVIR-CD | WSVW | WAVY | WWBT | WSLS | KING | KHQ | KNDO / KNDU | WVVA | WBOY | WSAZ | WTAP | WEAU | WGBA | WMTV | WTMJ | WJFW | KBJR / KRII | KCWY / KCHY | KVZK | KUAM | WVGN | PJA
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