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1956–1961 1962–1967 1967–1975 1975–1982
1956–1961 1962–1967 1967–1975 1975–1982
1982–1987 1987–1993 1993–1997 1997–present
1982–1987 1987–1993 1993–1997 1997–present

WREC-TV

1956–1975

1956–1961

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Originally owned by electrical engineer and radio dealer Hoyt Wooten (who had applied for one of the first television licenses in the country in 1928), along with WREC radio (600 AM and 102.7 FM, now WEGR), WREC-TV signed on New Year's Day 1956 and took the CBS affiliation from WHBQ-TV.

1962–1967

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Wooten sold channel 3 to Des Moines, Iowa-based Cowles Communications (no relation to the Spokane-based Cowles Company) in 1963.

1967–1975

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In 1971, Cowles sold channel 3 to The New York Times Company, making it their first television station ever owned.

WREG-TV

Channel 3 signed off from the Peabody Hotel for the last time as WREC-TV on March 2, 1975, and returned to the air 45 minutes later, renamed WREG-TV, with its first transmission from its new studios on Channel 3 Drive.

1975–1982

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1982–present

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1982–1993

1982–1987
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1987–1993
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1993–1997

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1997–present

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Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Gotham Medium (wordmark)

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Launched:  1997

The Times left broadcasting entirely in 2007, selling their nine-station group to Local TV. Tribune Broadcasting would then acquire Local TV in 2013, and Tribune would be acquired by Nexstar Media Group in 2019, which they had sold WATN-TV and WLMT to Tegna to acquire WREG.

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