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KCMO-TV

1953–1955

Kcmo53logo

KCMO-TV signed on the air on September 27, 1953. The station was owned by the KCMO Broadcasting Corporation along with KCMO radio. It was originally an ABC affiliate with DuMont programming. A week after its launch, Meredith Broadcasting acquired KCMO-AM-TV and this merger was completed less than two months later.

1955–1959

Kcmo55

KCMO became a CBS affiliate on September 28, 1955, switching with KMBC-TV.

1959–1969

Kcmo60s

In 1959, KCMO introduced a "5" logo that incorporated the CBS eye (sans the iris) within it. The Eyewitness News title for its newscasts was later adopted in 1966.

1969–1972

Kcmo70logo

1972–1980

Kcmo72

1980–1983

Kcmo80logo

KCTV

1983–1990

KCTV 1984

On June 7, 1983, KCMO-TV changed its call letters to KCTV after its radio sisters were sold off. It also moved its operations to Fairway, Kansas; on the Kansas side of the market. The newscast title Eyewitness News remained until 1985, and became Kansas City's News (putting it line with the station's then-slogan "Kansas City's Television").

1990–1993

Kctv90

1993–1999

Kctv 1997

The "Kansas City's Television" slogan and the Kansas City's News branding were retired in 1993. The title of KCTV's newscasts became News 5, thus adopting the station slogan "5 Stands for News"; that slogan lasted until 1997 when it adopted "Taking Action" as its slogan until 1999.

1999–2002

KCTV5 logo late 90s

In 1999, KCTV eliminated the "5" as their main logo and introduced a stylized "tower" with seismic waves. It represents the station's 1,042-foot transmitter tower at its former studios on East 31st Street on Union Hill south of Downtown Kansas City. During this time, the current newscast title KCTV 5 News was adopted. The slogan for this era was "News That Makes a Difference".

2002–2011

KCTV5

In 2002, KCTV switched to a more traditional logo with a large italic "5". The colors were also changed to red, white, and blue (which were meant to be patriotic colors commemorating the first year anniversary of 9/11). The slogan during this period was "Live. Late-Breaking. Investigative."

2011–present

Kctv 2011

In 2011, the 2002 logo was given a slight update. The edges of the box surrounding the "5" are rounded off, and the station itself is now referred to by its newscast title KCTV 5 News. The current slogan is "It's Your News".


TV stations in Kansas City

4

Fox

WDAF-TV  |

5

CBS

KCTV  |

9

ABC

KMBC-TV  |

19

PBS

KCPT  |

29

CW

KCWE  |

38

Ind.

KMCI-TV  |

41

NBC

KSHB-TV  |

48

UNI

KUKC-LP  |

50

ION

KPXE-TV  |

62

MNT

KSMO-TV  |

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Magazines: American Baby | American Patchwork & Quilting | Better Homes and Gardens (Diabetic Living · Heart-Healthy) | EatingWell | Every Day with Rachael Ray | Family Circle | FamilyFun | Fitness | Ladies' Home Journal | Living the Country Life | Midwest Living | More | Parents | ReadyMade | Renevation Style | Scrapbooks etc. | Siempre Mujer | Ser Padres | Successful Farming | Traditional Home | Wood

U.S. broadcast stations:
CBS affiliates: KCTV | KPHO-TV | KMOV | WFSB | WGCL-TV | WNEM-TV | WSHM-LD
Fox affiliates: KPTV | KVVU-TV | WHNS
NBC affiliate: WSMV-TV
MyNetworkTV affiliates: KPDX | KSMO-TV
Independent station: WPCH-TV1

1Meredith operates this station owned by Time Warner subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System.

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