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1948–1955 1955–1958 1958–1961 1961–1966 1962–2001
1948–1955 1955–1958 1958–1961 1961–1966 1962–2001
2001–2007 2007–2013 2013–2021 2021-present
2001–2007 2007–2013 2013–2021 2021-present

1948–1955

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WXYZ-TV first signed on the air on October 9, 1948, as the second television station in both Detroit and Michigan, over a year behind WWJ-TV (channel 4, now WDIV-TV) and 15 days ahead of WJBK-TV (channel 2). Channel 7 was also the third of ABC's five original owned-and-operated television stations to sign on, after WABC-TV in New York City and WLS-TV in Chicago, and before KGO-TV in San Francisco and KABC-TV in Los Angeles. WXYZ-TV was created out of ABC-owned radio station WXYZ (1270 AM, now WXYT).

1955–1958

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1958–1961

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1961–1966

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1962–present

1962–2001

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Designer:  G. Dean Smith
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  1962

In 1962, ABC commissioned designer G. Dean Smith to create a proprietary logo for its owned-and-operated stations, known as the "Circle 7". This logo has since expanded into use by many ABC stations not owned by the network. It predates Paul Rand's ABC logo by 4 months.

When Capital Cities announced its merger with then-owner ABC in 1985; in order to comply with the FCC ownership limits at the time, ABC opted to sell WXYZ-TV to The E.W. Scripps Company, who also planned on acquiring future ABC sister station WFTS-TV in Tampa–St. Petersburg from Capital Cities; despite the sale, the station has kept the ABC circle 7 logo to this day; it is now no longer proprietary to the network's owned-and-operated stations on channel 7.

2001-present

In 2001, the Circle 7 was modified with a slightly thicker stroke.

2001–2007

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2007–2013

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2013–2021

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2021-present

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