From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by

Captures by

Video captures courtesy of
Alden's Vintage PBS Archive, The PBS-ST Archive

1st Logo (1979-1983?)

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Logo: On a black background, the red letters "WHRO" pop up one-by-one. The R then extends into an ellipse, surrounding the wordmark, which glows white. "PRESENTS" in white zooms in below the logo.

FX/SFX: The logo forming, "PRESENTS" zooming in.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized theme, ending in a timpani hit.

Availability: Very rare. It can be seen on Community of Living Things, among other WHRO programs of the time.

Legacy: Pretty standard blacklit animation of the time.

2nd Logo (1983?-1988)

WHRO-TV 1983.jpeg

Logo: On a black background, a blurry blue-white figure zooms in, which gets clearer, revealing to be the logo from before with "NORFOLK, VIRGINIA" below.

Variant: The logo was often (likely on accident) shown starting after the zoom.

FX/SFX: The zooming and focusing of the logo.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized "wow" sound.

Availability: Seen on programs of the era, including Cursive Handwriting, The Human Community and Tidewater Challenge.

Legacy: This logo is very short.

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