When it was initially established as WFIL-TV (the "FIL" was short for FILadelfia," the Spanish form of the city's name), the station was owned by Triangle Communications and it was a sister company to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
BETTER LOGO NEEDED
This design's incorporating the network logo into the numeral "6" could with some accuracy be considered the direct design forerunner of the most recent station logo, shown below, even though it was not/isn't employed as a reference for the later design.
WFIL introduced this logo on Monday, September 11, 1967. This "6" logo has been used by the station since, surviving both a callsign and ownership change, with some secondary design elements being changed along the way.
On Tuesday, April 27, 1971, WFIL-TV became the current WPVI-TV after Triangle sold the station to Capital Cities Communications, Inc. Then-announcer Paul Norton reassured viewers "It's STILL Channel 6."
BETTER LOGO NEEDED
The change of the station call sign which led/leads into a revision of the Channel 6 logo which used the same type font style as previously back in 1967.
In 1986, Capital Cities bought ABC and changed its name to Capital Cities/ABC. This led to WPVI becoming a flagship station to the network alongside WABC-TV in New York.
"We're The One" ID (1978-1979)
"Still the One" ID (1979–1980)
Station ID (1971)
Merv Griffin slide, circa 1980s
Good Morning America promo #1 (1981)
Good Morning America promo #2 (1981)
"Now is the Time, ABC is the Place" ID #1 (1981–1982)
"Now is the Time, ABC is the Place" ID #2 (1981–1982)
"Now is the Time, ABC is the Place" ID #3 (1981–1982)
Hanukkah Greetings slide (1981)
On-screen ID (1981–1987)
"Come on Along!" ID (1982–1983)
That Special Feeling!" ID #1 (1983–1984)
"We're with You" ID #1 (1984–1985)
"We're with You" ID #2 (1984–1985)
"You'll Love It!" ID #1 (1985–1986)
"You'll Love It!" ID #2 (1985–1986)
"You'll Love It" ID #3 (1985–1986)
WPVI-TV station ID in 1986-1987
WPVI-TV station ID with Capital Cities-ABC byline in 1986-1987 as The New Network Flagship Station.
In 1996, The Walt Disney Company absorbed Capital Cities/ABC into itself to giving rise to the Disney-ABC Television Group which still exists at the present time. The station logo design, however, did not/didn't immediately reflect this take-over of the station's parent network.
Station ID (1997)
Station ID (1999)
Logo with website URL
Secondary logo with ABC 2007 logo, used on their ident.
In 2010, WPVI-TV's new logo was/is given an update; while the "6" design remained the same as it has been since it first debuted on Monday, September 11, 1967, A blue circle with a white outline was/is added, which made it look more similar to the logos used by most of WPVI-TV's fellow ABC O&O television stations. The Red ABC Circle logo located on the bottom right of the "6" was changed to the black "ball" version that the network had been using since 2007 and it was/it's also slightly enlarged.
Parade logo with Dunkin' Donuts co-sponsorship introduced in 2011
WFDF was originally in the Flint radio market before moving to Farmington Hills in the Detroit radio market in 2006. As a result of the station's move to Detroit, WFRO in the Toledo market as well as another station in Northern Michigan (also on 900) were taken off the air to allow WFDF to increase its broadcast power.
Disney/ABC never owned the station, but operated it under a Local Marketing Agreement. Birach Broadcasting has since taken complete, outright control of the station.
These stations are either silent or completely off the air at this time.