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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

WTVK 1978

1979–1984

WTVK 1981

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

1984–1986

1986–1988

Wtvk2687

1988

WTVK2688

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

WVLT

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

2007 VOLUNTEER

2011–2018

Local 8 VLT

2018–present

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Video

WVLT-TV news opens

WVLT-TV news opens


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