Nexstar Media Group

From Audio Visual Identity Database

1st Logo (2008?-2009)

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The logo is seen here. TBA

2nd Logo (2009-2014)

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Can be seen here.

Logo: Against a blue background, the words:

Nexstar
BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.

briefly slide to the center of the screen as Nexstar's star insignia draws itself. A cursor then appears from the bottom left of the screen and "double-clicks" the bottom middle of the screen to pop up Nexstar's copyright information and NASDAQ symbol (NXST) before it flies off to the right of the screen.

FX/SFX: The company name briefly sliding to the center of the screen, the star insignia drawing itself, and the mouse cursor flying to the center of the screen, popping up Nexstar's copyright information and NASDAQ symbol, and flying off the screen.

Music/Sounds: A ten note drumbeat, which segues into a synth melody, accompanied by a grinding sound as the star insignia draws itself and a double-click sound effect. This theme was composed by Stephen Arnold.

Availability: Extinct. It was seen at the end of newscasts, specials, and other local programming on Nexstar-owned stations.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2013-2017)

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Logo: Same as the 1st logo, except there are small, blurry screens in the background displaying newscasts from various Nexstar stations, and the copyright information is in the typeface Gotham.

Variants: Some stations may put their call letters below the copyright information; this was seen on WTVW.

FX/SFX: Same as the 1st logo, but with the blurry screens displaying various Nexstar newscasts.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1st logo.

Availability: Extinct. It was seen at the end of newscasts, specials, and other local programming on Nexstar-owned stations.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (2017-2019)

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Logo: We zoom out from a state on a map of the United States, stopping halfway (or two, three, or four states, depending on the station's viewing area). The company name can be seen as we zoom out. The word "LOCAL" quickly forms on top of the map and fades out as the state(s) we zoomed out from lights up and is highlighted by a box. The box fades out as the map quickly zooms out to show the rest of the country with dots, representing areas where Nexstar owns a station. The map fades out as the word "Nexstar" and the star insignia zoom out from us from the right. "MEDIA GROUP, INC." flies in shortly after. After the logo settles on the center of the screen, copyright information, including Nexstar's NASDAQ symbol (NXST) appears in a parallelogram below the logo with "NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC." below the copyright. In the background is a scattered list of various cities or counties in the market where the station is.

Variants: The state we zoom out from at the beginning and the list of cities/counties floating in the background at the end depend on the location of the station. As mentioned before, we may zoom out from two or three states, depending on the station's viewing area.

  • Some stations may not do the full country zoom-out before the Nexstar logo appears; this was seen on WZDX and KLAS.
  • On KODE, the Nexstar logo formed before the full country zoom-out.
  • On KARK's Newsfeed Now, the dots were colored blue, green, and purple.
  • On WTVW, there was no zoom-out.

FX/SFX: The zooming out, the highlighting of the state, the word LOCAL forming, the dots appearing on the map, the Nexstar logo zooming out and forming on the center of the screen, and the cities/counties floating in the background at the end.

Music/Sounds: A synth theme, which leads into three drumbeat sounds, and ends in a flourish with a bell ringing. Once again, this theme was composed by Stephen Arnold.

Availability: Extinct as of August 2019. Appeared at the end of newscasts, specials, and other local programming on Nexstar-owned stations.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo (October 19, 2019-)

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Logo: Segueing from the newscast, the logo "bubbles" in as we zoom out from a state on a map of the United States (once again, this can also be two or three, or four states depending on the station's viewing area). The highlighted state(s) light up and zoom out as the word "LOCAL" forms, zooms in towards us, and fades out, and the company name can be seen as well. Like the third logo, the map fills in with dots representing areas where Nexstar owns a station. The Nexstar logo and "MEDIA GROUP INC." then flies in from the right and settles in the middle of the screen as the parallelogram showing the copyright information and Nexstar's NASDAQ symbol, and "NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC." flies to the center from the bottom of the screen. Like the 3rd logo, there is a scattered list of cities or counties in the market where the station is at the end of the logo.

Variants: Like the last logo, the state we zoom out from at the beginning and the list of cities/counties floating in the background at the end depend on the location of the station.

  • Some stations segue to the logo from a static image.
    • WPHL: An image of the Philadelphia skyline.
    • WDAF: A close-up image of the Sprint Center with part of the Kansas City skyline.
    • WTEN: An image of the Albany skyline that quickly zooms in.
    • WCIA: An image of the William G. Stratton Building.
    • WJTV: An image of the Jackson skyline.
    • WNCT: An image of a lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
    • WLNS: An image of the Michigan State Capitol.
    • KTVE/KARD: A twilight image of the Monroe, Louisiana from the Ouachita River.
    • WJET/WFXP: An image of Presque Isle Bay.
    • KSNF/KODE: An image of the Joplin skyline.
    • KSVI/KHMT: A rapidly zooming in image of the Billings skyline.
  • WJET/WRXP and WTWO put their call letters and location below the copyright.

FX/SFX: The zooming out, the state lighting up and zooming out, the word "LOCAL" forming, the Nexstar logo coming out from the right, and the copyright floating up from the bottom of the screen.

Music/Sounds: A "whoosh" sound, followed by a 4-note sounder. This theme was also composed by Stephen Arnold.

Availability: Current. Appears at the end of newscasts, specials, and other local programming on Nexstar-owned stations. This logo debuted on October 19, 2019 after Nexstar acquired Tribune Media. Surprisingly, this logo does not appear at the end of NewsNation on WGN America.

Editor's Note: A nice evolution of the 3rd logo.

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