On November 13, 1959, WVEC moved from channel 15 (a UHF channel; at the time televisions weren't required to carry UHF tuners) to channel 13 (a VHF frequency). Also, WVEC swapped affiliation with WAVY-TV to ABC.
A logo design similar to WVEC's logo was used at other Corinthian Broadcasting-owned stations, including KXTV, KHOU and WANE-TV. The Corinthian station group was sold to the A.H. Belo Corporation in 1984. This logo was used for the first "Spirit of Hampton Roads" image campaign.
"13 Newshour" (1981)
ABC-WVEC ID (1985)
"The Spirit of Hampton Roads" using a cut from Frank Gari's "Turn to a Friend", 1987
WVEC station ID from ABC's "America's Watching" campaign (1990)
WVEC station ID from ABC's "America's Watching" campaign (1991)
Meanwhile, on New Year's Eve 2003, WVEC temporarily reintroduced the "Spirit of Hampton Roads" image campaign with this logo, until 2008, after WVEC ditched Convergence by Stephen Arnold Music with Propulsion by 615 Music, which was also used by it's sister station WFAA.