WNPT

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Background

WNPT is a PBS affiliate located in Nashville, Tennessee. It launched in 1962 as WDCN, and changed its call letters to WNPT in 2000.

WDCN

1st Logo (1962-1970)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: TBA


2nd Logo (1970-1973)

Logo: On a dark gray background, the word "WDCN-TV" is on the top left. Below it is the word "NASHVILLE", and the 1971 PBS logo is below it. A large number "2" is next to the rest of the logo.

Variant: From 1970-1971, the logo did not have the PBS logo in it.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: An announcer saying "WDCN-TV, Nashville, Tennessee".

Availability: Extinct. It was only used as a station ID.

Editor's Note: The existence of this logo was unknown before its discovery. It's also very interesting to see that they were Channel 2 during this time (They turned to Channel 8 not too long after).


3rd Logo (1973-1980)

Logo: On a black background, we see the text "wdcn·tv". Below it is "nashville, tennessee". Next to it, we see a large number "8".

Variant: There is a variant where a guitar is shown and the WDCN logo is below it.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: An announcer saying "WDCN-TV Nashville, Tennessee".

Music/Sounds Variant: There is a variant where singers sing the station's name.

Availability: See the 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: TBA.


4th Logo (1980-1983)

Logo: On a black background, we see the previous WDCN logo with a rainbow below it.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: An announcer saying "WDCN, Nashville".

Availability: See the 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: TBA.


5th Logo (1983-1987)

Nickname: "WD8N"

Logo: On a black background, we see a random image with the text "Nashville Channel Eight" below. On the bottom-left, we see the WDCN logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: An announcer, or none.

Availability: See the 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: TBA.


6th Logo (1987-2000)

Nickname: "WD8N II"

Logo: On a blue background, from a top aerial view, we see parts of the WDCN logo, consisting of a segmented "W", "D", and "N", colored blue, as well as a red "8" with the bottom part cut on the right (making it a "C"), flying all over the screen. When they form the logo, we go to a center shot, and the logo zooms in slightly and shines.

FX/SFX: '80s computer effects.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized guitar tune, and the announcer saying "WDCN, Nashville".

Availability: Rare. Usually seen as a "You're watching" local ID on the channel, but this may have also been a program intro tag for some local shows. Also, seen on many programming from the era, but those programs are long gone, due to appearing or plastering with older prints.

Editor's Note: None.

WNPT

1st Logo (2000-2003)

Logo: On a white background, we see the letters "Npt" in a blue Clarendon font zoom out. The words "Nashville Public Television" appear in sync with the beat of the theme.

FX/SFX: Just the letters zooming out.

Music/Sounds: A 5-note saxophone sounder with the last 3 notes in-sync with the animation.

Availability: Extinct; used to appear on PBS airings of The Big Comfy Couch before 2003. Recorded tapes might retain this logo, which serves also as a Local ID.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (2003-2009)

Logo: On a teal background, we see "Npt" in white, in a typewriter font, fading in, as well as "Nashville Public Television" underneath it in white, and "wnpt.net" to the right of it in light blue. Red, purple, yellow, blue, and green pixels fade on the logo.

FX/SFX: The zooming of the logo and the flashing squares.

Music/Sounds: A guitar/piano orchestra rendition of the previous theme.

Availability: Currently at the end of The Big Comfy Couch episodes on PBS. Was recently spotted on a 2009 episode of Volunteer Gardener. Can be seen on some older episodes of Tennessee Crossroads. If your PBS station broadcasts Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player during a pledge drive, you might catch this at the start and end of the program, even on newer prints.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (2009-2012)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Can be seen on some older episodes of Tennessee Crossroads.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (2012-2017)

Logo: TBA

Variant: On Bare Feet, the whole thing takes place on a black background.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: A new age synth tune beginning with a descending scale followed by three notes (High C, D, and G).

Availability: Seen on Volunteer Gardener, Tennessee Crossroads, Tennessee's Wild Side, and Music City Roots between 2012 and 2017.

Editor's Note: None.


5th Logo (2017-)

Logo: On a spotlight background, we see a new "Npt" logo, with a blue coin and the text from before, spinning and then stops. "Nashville Public Television" and the URL link appears below.

FX/SFX: The spinning. Good CGI.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo. Beginning in February 2018, however, a descending guitar tune is used instead.

Availability: Current. Seen on Volunteer Gardener, Tennessee Crossroads, and Tennessee's Wild Side.

Editor's Note: None.

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