Idaho Public Television

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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Editions by
Prodigy012‎, Jamesandedward7

Video captures courtesy of
TheIridiumic 138 and Alan


Idaho Public Television is a public network serving the state of Idaho. It is headquartered in Boise. It comprises 5 networks, KAID (Boise, also the flagship station), KCDT (Coeur d'Alene), KIPT (Twin Falls), KISU-TV (Pocatello), and KUID-TV (Moscow). It first aired in December 31st, 1971.

Idaho Public Broadcasting Network


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Logo: On a blue background, we see the text "ipbn" in a yellow, slanted font with connected letters and the "i" in the shape of Idaho except for the dot. Below it is the text "Idaho Public Broadcasting Network".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: An announcer that says "This program is produced by (station name), for the Idaho Public Broadcasting Network.

Availability: Extinct on television, but you can see it on old two episodes of Idaho Reports on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

Idaho Public Broadcasting System

1st Logo (1982-1986)

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Nickname: "Migraine Mountains"

Logo: On a view of a mountain, a teal map of Idaho and the text "Idaho Educational/Public Broadcasting System Presents" fade in.

FX/SFX: The map and text fading in.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized rising tune. In 1985 and onwards, the last note is longer. This is actually B17-2 Ascending Pattern 2, a musical piece from Don Voegeli's "Volume 4: News and Public Affairs".

Availability: Extinct.

Legacy: This logo is notorious for its repetitive and annoying theme.

2nd Logo (1985-1991)

Logo: On a black background, a lined blue rectangle with a cutout of the Idaho map appears from the left and zooms in. The yellow letters "IPBS" come out from the map cutout. Below it, the words "Idaho Public Broadcasting System" write themselves in. The yellow-green word "EDUCATIONAL" appears on the bottom of the Idaho map and glows pink in the style of the 2nd KBYU logo.

FX/SFX: The logo appearing, "IPBS" coming out, "Idaho Public Broadcasting System" writing in, "EDUCATIONAL" glowing.

Music/Sounds: A rising, majestic synth-clarinet fanfare followed by the last half of the 1980 GPN jingle.

Availability: Seen on Outdoor Idaho during the era.

Idaho Public Television

1st Logo (1991-1995)

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Logo: Starts with a footage of mountains at sunset. Then it fades to a river with hills. Then it finally fades to a mountain from a river. A green lined rectangle with an Idaho map cutout. Below is golden text with a black outline that says "IDAHO" on the top and "PUBLIC TELEVISION" on the bottom.

Variants: An earlier version had the same logo from the previous one, but the rectangle is green and there is no glow. The "IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION" text now has "EDUCATIONAL" between "IDAHO" and "PUBLIC". A short version also exists for the later version, with the black outline being transparent and the logo being more centered.

FX/SFX: The footages are live-action.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Seen on Outdoor Idaho during the era. Also taken from The Vertical Environment.

2nd Logo (1995-2002)

Logo: On a brown water background, we see a lined rectangle with the Idaho map in it on the bottom, it moves up to the center and facing the viewer, while the text "IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION", with "PUBLIC TELEVISION" below "IDAHO", comes up from the above and then it moves down to the center and facing the viewer.

FX/SFX: The water, the text and logo moving.

Music/Sounds: A rising xylophone sound.

Music/Sounds Variants: On Dialogue, an announcer says "Dialogue is a production of Idaho Public Television"

Availability: Seen on Dialogue episodes of the era and the special Saved by the Bill.

3rd Logo (2002-2022)

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Logo: On a black background with black-blue gradient bars on the top and bottom, we see clips going to the center, while a blue rounded rectangle with the Bitterroot Mountains in it appears, then a text that says "IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION" blurs in. Then a white map of Idaho fades in front of the rectangle.


  • An early version that was used until 2010 has a lined blue rectangle instead and there are no gradients.
    • Until 2005, it used the previous logo text instead.

FX/SFX: The clips moving to the center, the rectangle appearing, the text blurring in, and the map of Idaho fading.

Music/Sounds: An orchestral fanfare. Until 2005, a different theme was played.

Availability: Though no longer used in new programming, can be seen on reruns of Dialogue and Science Trek, both of which only air on Idaho Public Television.

4th Logo (2022-)


Logo: We see several pictures and videos of Idaho, which then fade out to reveal the shape of Idaho, next to the words Idaho Public Television.

FX/SFX: A fading effect is used to transition to the text.

Music/Sounds: Same as the last logo.

Availability: Current.

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