===Background===: WUSA is a CBS station based on Washington, D.C. On June 26, 1978, Post-Newsweek Stations exchanged WTOP-TV with the Evening News Association's WWJ-TV (now WDIV-TV) in Detroit. That same day, WTOP-TV changed its call letters to WDVM-TV, with the new call letters representing the initials of the areas which channel 9 serves: District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. On July 4, 1986, WDVM-TV changed its callsign to the current WUSA in honor of the station's being located in the U.S. capital city, and the acquisition of USA Today from the former broadcaster, Gannett. The WUSA callsign had previously been used by another station in Minneapolis (also owned by Gannett), which changed its callsign to KARE. The WDVM-TV callsign is now in use on an unrelated station in Hagerstown, Maryland since 2017.
1st Logo (1972)
Logo: On a black background, blue, red, pink, andyellow copies of "WTOP-TV" merge while moving left and right. Blue, red, pink, andyellow copies of "9" whirls and merges. The logo zoomes out until "WASHINGTON, D.C." slides from the bottom.
1st Logo (1980s)
Music/Sounds: A synth tune.
1st Logo (2000s)
See Gannett for more information.