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For the nearby station that currently uses the WDVM call letters this station formerly held, see WDVM-TV.
For the station that previously used the WUSA callsign between 1985 and 1986, see KARE.
Not to be confused with KUSA.
This page only shows primary logo variants.
For other related logos and images, see:

Contents

1949-1950 1954-1963 1963-1969 1969–1974 1974–1977 1977–1978 1978
1949-1950 1954-1963 1963-1969 1969–1974 1974–1977 1977–1978 1978
1978–1986 1986–1996 1996-1998 1998–2002 2002–2013 2013–2018 2018–present
1978–1986 1986–1996 1996-1998 1998–2002 2002–2013 2013–2018 2018–present

WOIC-TV

1949–1950

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WUSA originally signed on the air on January 16, 1949, as WOIC-TV, as a primary CBS affiliate on VHF channel 9, and was originally owned by the Bamberger Broadcasting Service, a subsidiary of R. H. Macy & Company.

WTOP-TV

1950–1954

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The Washington Post purchased the station in June 1950, and changed its callsign to WTOP-TV.

1954–1963

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1963–1967

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1967–1969

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1969–1974

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A similar logo was also used by fellow Post-Newsweek stations WPLG, WFSB, and WJXT, and channel 9's then-radio cousin, WTOP-AM.

1974–1977

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1977–1978

WTOP-TV9 (1977).svg

WDVM-TV

1978

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On June 26, 1978, Post-Newsweek Stations exchanged WTOP-TV with the Evening News Association's WWJ-TV (now WDIV-TV) in Detroit. That same day, WTOP-TV changed its call letters to WDVM-TV, with the new call letters representing the initials of the areas which channel 9 serves: District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.

1978–1986

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When this logo was introduced, it was rendered in a "plexiglass" style, with the shadows forming the overall design; the '9's underlying shape was thin.

WUSA

1986–1996

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On July 4, 1986, WDVM-TV changed its callsign to the current WUSA in recognition of the station being located in the capital city of the U.S., and the station's then-recent acquisition by the broadcasting unit of Gannett (spun off as Tegna in 2015), owner of USA Today. The WUSA callsign had previously been used by another station in Minneapolis (also owned by Gannett), which changed its callsign to KARE. The WDVM-TV callsign is now in use on an unrelated station in Hagerstown, Maryland since 2017. The station kept its 1978 angular 9 logo.

1996–2013

1996-1998

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1998–2002

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2002–2013

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2013–2018

WUSA 9 Logo.svg

WUSA introduced a new look on January 17, 2013, as they also adopted Gannett's new graphics package.

2018–present

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In April 2018, WUSA updated its logo to one that is more reminiscent of Denver sister station KUSA.

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