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1949–1953 1953–1962 1962–1973 1973–1974 1974–1984 1984–1993 1993–1996
1949–1953 1953–1962 1962–1973 1973–1974 1974–1984 1984–1993 1993–1996
1996–2002 2002–2007 2007–2009 2009–2013 2013–2014 2014–present
1996–2002 2002–2007 2007–2009 2009–2013 2013–2014 2014–present

WOAI-TV (first era)

1949–1953

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Originally signed on the air on December 11, 1949 as the first incarnation of WOAI-TV, it was the first television station in the San Antonio market on VHF channel 4, owned by Southland Industries along with WOAI (1200 AM) WOAI-AM-TV are among the few broadcast stations located west of the Mississippi River that have a call sign beginning with "W." In the early days of broadcasting, most Central Time Zone states were in the "W" territory. In 1923, the dividing line was changed to the Mississippi River. Since WOAI Radio was already on the air, it kept its W call letters and when it put a TV station on the air, it shared that call sign. Channel 4 has been an NBC affiliate since its sign-on, due to WOAI AM radio's longtime affiliation with the Red Network.

1953–1962

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1962–1973

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1973–1974

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KMOL-TV

1974–1993

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On December 11, 1974, coinciding with the station's 25th anniversary of its sign on, and with the sale of WOAI-TV to United Television, the station, due to FCC rules in place then, changed its callsign to KMOL-TV; the station gained a new logo to go with the callsign change.

1974–1984

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1984–1993

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1993–1996

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1996–2002

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During this logo's run, KMOL-TV alongside the rest of BHC Communications and Chris-Craft Industries would be purchased by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of News Corporation (owner of the Fox network and KTBC (VHF channel 7) in Austin, KDFW (VHF channel 4) in Dallas–Fort Worth and KRIV (UHF channel 26) in Houston) in 2001. Fox traded the station to Clear Channel Communications alongside then-sister station KTVX in Salt Lake City in 2002. Later, Clear Channel would restore the WOAI-TV callsigns to channel 4 so it can match its ownership of WOAI radio.

WOAI-TV (second era)

2002–2007

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The 1996 KMOL-TV logo was retained when it reclaimed its WOAI-TV callsign on September 1, 2002. On November 16, 2006, after being bought by private equity firms, Clear Channel announced that it would sell all of its television stations. On April 20, 2007, Clear Channel sold its entire television group to Providence Equity Partners-controlled holding company Newport Television; the group deal was finalized on March 14, 2008. However, channel 4 continued a news partnership with its former radio sister, and the two stations continued to share a website for two years afterward.

2007–2009

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2009–2013

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On July 19, 2012, Newport Television/High Plains Broadcasting sold WOAI-TV to the Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of KABB and KMYS. Sinclair spun off KMYS to Deerfield Media as part of its acquisition of channel 4.

2013–2014

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2014–present

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This logo, especially the "4" peacock combination, is similar to the one used by KNBC in Los Angeles.

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