Beginning in September 1976 and continuing up to 1986, WPIX branded itself as "11 Alive"; the "Alive" branding was made popular by Atlanta, GA's WXIA-TV (as well as other stations owned by WXIA's parent company GANNETT and now as TEGNA), who also started using the "11 Alive" branding around the same time as WPIX and continues to use it to this day. The "Circle 11" logo was dropped during this period. The logo was brought back in 2013 on WPIX's Antenna TV subchannel (modified as "11.2 Alive").
In 1984, WPIX brought back it's 1969 logo after an eight-year hiatus, incorporating it into the "11 Alive" branding, and after 1986, WPIX removed "Alive" from its logo, and returned to its "Circle 11" branding.
This logo is similar to the one used by KARE in Minneapolis.
During the station's broadcast of the 1994 New York City Marathon, WPIX retired the "Circle 11" logo once again and introduced a new logo that would be used during the station's run as an affiliate of The WB. Though this logo was phased out from regular on-air usage by 1996, the station continued to use this logo in the intro for its 10 p.m. newscast until 1998.
Station ID (1994)
Station ID (1994)
Logo seen on the studio building. This continued well into the 2000s even after the WB Network ceased operations, being used up as late as 2017.
On January 11, 1995 WPIX became a charter affiliate of The WB Television Network, becoming one of the de-facto flagship stations of the network through parent Tribune Company's minority stake in the network as THE WB11. The logo introduced in 1994 was then modified to include The WB's logo to reflect the change.
In 1999, the 1995 version of the WPIX logo was modified slightly, removing the "THE" box on the left side of The WB logo.
In 2006, The WB and UPN announced that they would merge their programming into a new network called The CW; WPIX became a charter affiliate of The CW on September 18 of that year. KPLR-TV also used this logo during that time.
In October 2008, WPIX temporarily re-branded as "WPIX 11" and introduced a combination of the "Circle 11" logo (for the third time after a fourteen-year hiatus), and the 1994-2006 "11" logo as the "II" as part of a company-wide re-branding that saw most of Tribune's CW affiliates de-emphasize The CW name and logo from their branding.
Two months after dropping the CW branding from its official logo and rebranding as "WPIX 11", WPIX changed its branding again to "PIX 11", and kept its logo.
The logo was slightly tweaked while keeping the Circle 11 the same. In December 2018, Nexstar Media Group announced that it would acquire Tribune Broadcasting. However, it also divested 19 stations in order to comply with FCC ownership regulations and obtain approval by both the Department of Justice and the FCC. It was approved on September 16, 2019 and WPIX was sold to the E.W. Scripps Company three days later, making it the first ownership change since the station's sign-on.