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1965–1978

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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.

1978–1984

WKBD50FieldCommunications

Field Communications acquired the Kaiser stations in 1978, and WKBD began using Field standardized station branding.

1984–1990

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WKBD was sold to Cox Communications in 1984 and became a founding affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1986.

1990–1994

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In 1993, the Paramount Stations Group purchased WKBD. In 1994, Viacom became owner of WKBD after it acquired Paramount Stations Group's parent, Paramount Pictures.

1994–1995

WKBD 50 logo

Later in 1994, on December 11, 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.

1995–2001

WKBDUPN50

In 1995, Viacom launched UPN, with WKBD serving as one of the backbones of the new network. Soon afterward, it began branding itself as UPN 50.

2001–2002

WKBD UPN50 old

2002–2004

Wkbd upn50 detroit

In 2002, UPN unveiled a new logo and WKBD changed its name to UPN Detroit.

2004–2006

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2006–present

WKBD CW50 Detroit

In 2006, UPN and The WB merged to form The CW. WKBD would become the Detroit area's CW affiliate.

2015

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