WNCN signed on in 1988 as WYED, an independent owned by the Beasley Broadcast Group, their first and only television station in their history. In 1994, the station was sold to the Outlet Company.
This article or section lacks a former logo at the moment. You can help Logopedia by uploading it here.The station joined The WB network in January 1995 upon its launch. At the same time, it changed its call letters to WNCN, which stood for North Carolina's News.
The WB affiliation did not last long. In September of that year, it became the new NBC affiliate for the Raleigh area, replacing WRDC, which joined UPN. The WB meanwhile, went to newly-launched WRAZ.
Screenshot from first newscast of WNCN on September 4, 1995, featuring news logo
On March 15, 2018, WNCN changed its branding from "CBS North Carolina" to "CBS 17." The station also adopted a slightly modified version of the logo introduced by Greenville, North Carolina sister station WSPA-TV in 2016.
1Nexstar operates these stations owned by Mission Broadcasting. 2Sale of the station to Mission Broadcasting is awaiting FCC approval. 3Nexstar operates this station owned by Cunningham Broadcasting. 4Nexstar operates this station owned by White Knight Broadcasting through a SSA. 5Nexstar operates this station owned by Marshall Broadcasting through an LMA. 6Owned by Shield Media, LLC, Nexstar operates this station through a SSA. 7Nexstar operates this station owned by Vaughan Media. 8Predecessor company of LIN Media. 9Operated under local marketing agreement. 10Currently a repeater for WWLP. 11Currently a translator for WISH-TV.