WNAC-TV originally signed on the air on September 5, 1981, as WSTG-TV, an
independent station on UHF channel 64.
WSTG-TV was renamed to the current WNAC-TV, which was formerly used on then-CBS affiliate WNEV-TV (VHF channel 7, now independent station WHDH) in Boston. It became one of the original charter Fox
affiliates on October 9, 1986.
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This logo design was also used by then-sister station WVRN-TV in Richmond at the time.
This three-dimensional logo was WNAC's first official logo to incorporate the 1987 Fox logo with the WNAC branding in the pedestal. The background is a view of Providence, Rhode Island. The "FOX" was smaller, and "64" was shifted to the right, but most of the time were never used in the logo and it appeared without the searchlights.
In 1990, a flat version replaced the more realistic previous logo, which changed the "64" from purple to gold, the spotlights were now used all the time. This was in fact a localized version of the 1990 "It's on FOX" campaign, in which the bulk of the affiliates used their own variations of the then-network logo.
The word "Your" was placed on the logo during promos, the gold in this logo becomes metallic, and the searchlights were again removed.
The word "Your" was now used all the time, and background became transparent.
1Nexstar operates these stations owned by Mission Broadcasting. 2Nexstar operates this station owned by Cunningham Broadcasting. 3Nexstar operates this station owned by White Knight Broadcasting through an SSA. 4Nexstar operates this station owned by Vaughan Media. 5Predecessor company of LIN Media. 6Currently a repeater for WWLP. 7Joint venture with Discovery, Inc., in which Nexstar owns 31% while Discovery owns the remaining 69%.
Notes Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and territory, and based on the station's city of license or Designated Market Area. +Station carries CW programming on a digital subchannel, via The CW Plus. +1Local CW Plus affiliate operates as cable-only channel.
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