KTEH

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
LogoFun13-YT and others

Editions by
LogoFun13-YT and others

Video captures courtesy of
ptboi archive and others

Background

KTEH was a PBS affiliate located in San Jose, California that became KQEH (KQED Plus) in 2011.

1st Logo (1977-1983?)


Nickname: "Fused KTEH", "WGBH of the West"

Logo: On a black background, sparks draw in many circuit lines, each in pairs of 3 with 3 red pairs from the top and 3 blue pairs from the bottom. They then draw in several different directions, but ultimately go towards the center of the screen to wipe in the text "KTEH" in a font similar to the WDVM/WUSA logo at the time, from both areas at the same time. As the sparks go off of the logo, the logo glows furiously, eventually causing the sparks to fade out and changing the text to amber. Below the logo is "SAN JOSE" and above it is either "A PRESENTATION OF" or "A PRODUCTION OF" in a font similar to Microgramma.

FX/SFX: Decent animation for the time, but the flash is cheesy.

Music/Sounds: A cool Moog synthesizer jingle. However, when used as an end tag for a sign-off promo, it has some soft harpsichord music.

Availability: Seen on some KTEH-produced shows from the period and on a sign-off from the station.



2nd Logo (19??-1988)


Logo: On a black background, the text "KTEH" is seen with a gold shine and in a custom, angular font much like the 1st logo. Below it is "SAN JOSE", also in gold and in a more curvy font. All of this is near the top of the screen, with "PRESENTS" in Eurostile near the bottom. The logo fades in and out.

FX/SFX: Standard fading transitions.

Music/Sounds: None, though it could use the same synth jingle used by WIPB and WPSX. If so, then this logo would be the first to use that jingle.

Availability: Very rare. It was found by 2 users, but the first to do so made it a Rickroll. It might have appeared on KTEH programming at the time.

Legacy: This could be the most rare PBS logo.

3rd Logo (1987-1993)

Logo: On a gray background, the text "KTEH" is seen in a font similar to the previous logo, but modified again. Below it is the text "San Jose" in a fancy cursive font and above it is "A presentation of". The entire logo is black at first, but a white bar wipes through the text and stops near the bottom of it, fully coloring "San Jose" and part of "KTEH" in white.

Variant: On Silicon Valley, the bar goes from left to right and the text above says "A production of", either with or without a capital P. The number "54" may also be seen.

FX/SFX: Other than the white light passing through, it's really just a still logo.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the program. The sign-off variant male announcer saying This is public television station KTEH, San Jose, California, now concluding its broadcast day. KTEH is licensed to the KTEH Foundation and transmits on channel 54 from Monument Peak. Our general offices are located at 100 Skyport Drive in San Jose. KTEH programs are rebroadcast on translator station K52BR, serving the Gilroy/San Martin area.

Availability: Seen on Pet Pourri, Silicon Valley, and Kids' Clubhouse. Surprisingly on a sign-off station.



4th Logo (1993-2007)

Logo: On a black background, the white letters "KTeH" rotate in one by one, with a square appearing behind them. The colors are blue, teal, orange, and purple respectively, and the "e" is slightly tilted. Below, "SAN JOSE PUBLIC TELEVISION" fades in below in an Art Deco font.

Variants:

  • There is a variant with "In Association With" on top of the logo, of which fades out before the logo fully forms.
  • On late 90s episodes of The Computer Chronicles, the logo is inside a Netscape Navigator window with a background reading the show's title, and "Produced in Association with" is above the logo. The variant is made to resemble a web page from the time.

FX/SFX: Rotating and fading computer effects.

Music/Sounds: A twinkling synthesizer and chimes tune, which was also used on the 1st RedeTV! logo. Originally, when used as a program intro tag, they used the music from the second logo. Otherwise, the opening theme or silence.

Availability: Same as the second logo. Seen on Uncommon Knowledge and The Adventures of Kanga Roddy.


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