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Not to be confused with WBBM-TV.

Contents

1973–1976 1976 1976–1977 1977–1978 1978–1979 1979 1979–1982
1973–1976 1976 1976–1977 1977–1978 1978–1979 1979 1979–1982
1982–1987 1987–1990 1990–1997 1997–2001 2001–2005 2005–2013 2013–present
1982–1987 1987–1990 1990–1997 1997–2001 2001–2005 2005–2013 2013–present

WDTB-TV

1973–1976

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Originally signed on the air on October 4, 1973 as WDTB-TV, a primary NBC affiliate on VHF channel 13 and was owned by Panhandle Broadcasting Corporation (run by attorney Denver T. Brannen, from where the original call letters were derived from).

1976

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1976–1977

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WMBB (-TV)

1977–1978

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On February 28, 1977, WDTB was sold to Octagon Broadcasting, an Atlanta-based ouufit. Upon the change, Octagon changed the station's call sign to the current WMBB (which stands for "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches").

1978–1982

1978–1979

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1979

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1979–1982

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The bird was added back in November 1979.

1982–1987

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WJHG and WMBB swapped affiliations on January 4, 1982, with WMBB joining ABC. The bird from the 1977 logo was kept, but a new 13 logo was introduced with the switch. Tyler, Texas-based Buford Television purchased channel 13 on December 5, 1986.

1987–1997

1987–1990

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1990–1997

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After being purchased by Spartanburg-based Spartan Radiocasting (later Spartan Communications) on April 12, 1990, channel 13 began using this logo on August 6 of that year, when they began broadcasting from a new 1,500-foot (457 m) state-of-the-art antenna and transmitter tower now in Youngstown.

1997–2001

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This logo began to be used in March 1997. This was the rebrand which introduced the "News 13" branding.

2001–2005

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This logo is similar to one used by then-sister station WDEF-TV from 1997 to 2005. Richmond, Virginia-based Media General, which owns NBC affiliate WFLA-TV (VHF channel 8) in Tampa, purchased Spartan Communications for $605 million in March 2000.

2005–present

Designer:  Media General
Typography:  Verdana
Launched:  2005

2005–2013

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2013–present

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