Notable Channel 13 TV station logo designs

Here’s a look at some notable Channel 13 TV station logo designs.

At one time, select Channel 13 stations latched on to the unlucky nature of the number 13 and featured a black cat as part of their marketing efforts, as shown in this vintage design from KTRK in Houston.

The number “13” also opens up some unique design opportunities, given that the left side is narrow and the right side is wider.

KTRK

ABC O&O KTRK in Houston, Texas, uses a “Circle 13” logo of sorts — though the number “13” does not touch the ring surrounding it. The circular shape is also “squared off” with two blue, one white and one red corner, with the layout inspired by the Texas flag. The red corner, in the lower left, is also sometimes said to represent the station’s home city being the southeast of part of Texas.

WTVT

Fox O&O WTVT in Tampa, Florida, uses a similar logo lockup as many other stations owned by the network, but its “13” numerals are a bit unique, featuring a sharp diagonal from the upper right to the lower left. The logo’s angles are found in the “cap” of the “1” and numerous places in the “3.”

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  • sky303

    Love WMAZ’s Heart 13 logo
    KCPQ is a good pick to have in the list

  • Sam Damon

    You forgot the WOWK “13 Believes” logo, in use during the mid-1990s. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4054032879347fb84820733d49ef7cda3aac3da882839a73737832c584b9d46b.jpg

  • Aaron Lewis

    WTVG in Toledo and WHAM in Rochester both got the same logo as KTRK in Houston.

  • Eric

    I’d pick KCPQ (Q13) and WJZ (Group W era 13) as 2 big favorites. I’d give KSTU’s Fox 13 and KTNV’s ABC 13 honorable mentions… and for PBS member station, I’d also pick WNET, and their “Thirteen” spelling form.

  • RONJA MESCO

    Yo! No KCPQ Q13 in Seattle, which is a Fox affiliate?

  • John

    The corners on the KTRK logo reflect the state’s flag.