WPBS-TV

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

WPBS-TV is a PBS station located in Watertown, New York. It began in 1971 as WNPE-TV. In the late 1990s, the call sign changed to WPBS-TV. It used the "-DT" suffix from 2009 to 2020.

1st Logo (2009?-2017?)

WPBS 2016.PNG

Logo: Over a black background, we see the text "A PRODUCTION OF" and below it is the WPBS logo. Below the WPBS logo is the text "DIGITAL TV." While the logo is playing, we see a moving light shine through the WPBS logo.

Technique: Simple Lighting.

Music/Sounds: A loud "whooshing" sound.

Availability: Seen on WPBS-produced programming at the time, including "Painting with Wilson Bickford."

2nd Logo (2017?-2020)

WPBS 2017.PNG

Logo: On a PBS background, we see the WPBS logo. The text "A PRODUCTION OF" above and/or "DIGITAL TV" below the WPBS logo can be seen, as well as the byline "© *year* St. Lawrence Valley E.T.V. Council, Inc."

Technique: Basic animation.

Music/Sounds: Most likely the generic PBS music.

Availability: Like before, seen on WPBS-produced programming at the time.

3rd Logo (2020-)

Logo: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Same as the 1st and 2nd logos.

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