WKBD-TV was signed on in 1965 by the Kaiser Broadcasting Company as an independent television station. This logo was shared with Kaiser's other independent stations.
WKBD-TV station ID from 1978
Field Communications acquired the Kaiser stations in 1978, and WKBD began using Field standardized station branding.
WKBD-TV station ID from 1983
WKBD joined the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1987.
TV Guide clipping, ca. 1987
WKBD station ID (1989-1991)
Fox 50 logo from Fall 1989
Fox 50 promo backdrop, 1990
In 1993, the Paramount Stations Group purchased WKBD. In 1994, WKBD lost its Fox affiliation as WJBK and its owner, New World Communications, signed a deal with the network. The Fox logo was removed from the station's logo as a result.
In 1995, WKBD joined UPN, and branded itself as UPN 50.
UPN 50 10:00 News Promo from 1995
UPN 50 Sunday Schedule 1995
UPN 50 10:00 News From 1995
In 2002, UPN unveiled a new logo and WKBD changed its name to UPN Detroit.
10:00 news open from May 15, 2003. The newscast was produced by WXYZ-TV
, hence the Action News
In 2006, UPN and The WB merged to form The CW. WKBD would become the Detroit area's CW affiliate.
TV stations in the Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario area