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WTSK-TV

1953–1954

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WVLT-TV signed on the air on October 18, 1953, under the original call letters of WTSK-TV and operating on the channel 26 frequency.

WTVK

1954–1956

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The call letters changed to WTVK in 1954.

1956–1967

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In 1956, WTVK became the ABC affiliate after WBIR-TV signed on to take the CBS affiliation.

1967–1974

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1974–1977

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1977–1979

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1979–1984

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In September 1979, WTVK swapped affiliations with WATE-TV and became the NBC affiliate.

1984–1986

1986–1988

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1988

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On September 10, 1988, WTVK swapped affiliations again with WBIR, taking over the CBS affiliation (therefore rejoining the network since its 1953 sign-on).

WKXT-TV

1988–1997

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In December 1988, WTVK moved up the dial from UHF channel 26 to VHF channel 8, and changed its call letters to WKXT-TV.

WVLT-TV

1997–2007

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In 1996, Gray Communications Systems bought the station, and changed its calls to the current WVLT-TV in 1997. The call letters "VLT" stands for VoLunTeer State, which is Tennessee's official nickname.

2007–2011

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2011–2018

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2018–present

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Video

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WVLT-TV news opens


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