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WTVP is a PBS station that serves Central Illinois and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

1st (known) Logo (1985?)

Logo: On a black background, the word "WTVP" in blue with a white outline comes from the top and moves closer to the center, while 6 red-yellow gradient lines appear from the bottom. Then the word "peoria", in the same font as "WTVP", comes from the bottom of the screen and moves to the center below "WTVP". Then it fades into "presents" in the same font, but black instead of blue.

Technique: The texts moving, the lines appearing, "peoria" fading into "presents".

Music/Sounds: The credits, however it is unknown what the actual music is.

Availability: Ultra rare. Found on an episode of Centerstage. This may be one of the rarest PBS logos of all time, its original music hasn't been found yet.

2nd Logo (1999-2002)

Logo: On an orange background we see a "WTVP" text the logo was shines then "a Peoria Production" text also the logo was shining.

Variant: On local programs which as use "presents" text.

Technique: The shining.

Music/Sounds: A three note piano tune which as stock orchestral fanfare had similar 2000 Star Cinema and Tyne Tees Weather fanfares by Dick De Benedictis Music.

Music/Sounds Variant: On local programs only uses electronic guitar tune which as orchestral hit at the end.

Availability: Seen at the end of cooking and painting shows. Also seen at the beginning on their local programs.

3rd (known) Logo (2007-present?)

Logo: On a black background, we see a flash that forms the WTVP logo that slightly glows. Then a small blue flash appears at the bottom, writing the words "Engaging...Enhancing...Inspiring".

Technique: The flash, the forming of the WTVP logo, the blue flash writing the words.

Music/Sounds: Starts with a tinkle sound, then a proud 7-note theme with shining sounds. For the alternate version, a reverse cymbal sound during the flash, then a victorious theme, which is actually an excerpt of "Day One" by John Tesh.

Availability: Current in Peoria.

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