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Background: WNED is a PBS affiliate located in of Buffalo, New York that also serves for Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was first known as WBUF when it went on the air in 1953 when it was later sold to NBC, which later donated its license to the New York Public Broadcasting Association and renamed the station to WNED on March 30, 1959.

1st Logo

Logo: On a black background, we see a giant "17" with the "1" in blue and "7" in green. Between the "1" and "7" of the "17 " is "WNED Buffalo."

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: None

Music/Sounds: Just a male announcer saying "This is WNED Buffalo".

Music/Sounds Variant: Rarely, if the program is for ages 13 and up, the announcer may give a viewer discretion warning instead. This is possibly because PBS, according to Wikipedia, was the first TV network to show programs that involved nudity.

Availability: Extinct. It was used as a local ident.

Scare Factor: Minimal. It's not all that scary.

2nd Logo
Nickname: "The Skyline"

Logo: We pan over a live-action view of Buffalo, New York, seeing the words "WNED BUFFALO", colored yellow, with "WNED" outlined. "BUFFALO" then morphs into "PRESENTS".

Variant: There is an extended version that just starts with the camera panning of the Buffalo skyline. Seconds later, the logo fades in.

FX/SFX: Just "BUFFALO" morphing into "PRESENTS".

Music/Sounds: None on the short version, the long version uses a patriotic horn tune.

Availability: Check an old VHS of a Mark Russell comedy special for this logo.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo
Nickname: "The Reading Rainbow Logo"

Logo: Against a blue background with a rainbow that slowly fades away, the words "WNED", in gold, appear from the left and stop at the top of the screen,
followed by the Great Plains National Television logo (the gold letters "GPN" in a futuristic font with a stylized red "N" (the same logo from Nebraska ETV) in the middle of the P and several small lines below the whole thing) coming in from the left and arranging itself in the center. "present", in spaced-out
white letters, appears below via a "glowing" effect.

FX/SFX: The zooming and the fading rainbow.

Cheesy Factor: Why does the rainbow suddenly fade out like that? And shouldn't there be an "and" or an ampersand between "WNED" and "GPN"?

Music/Sounds: A nine-note synth fanfare with some "dinging" sounds.

Availability: Rare. It appears on some old Reading Rainbow tapes, including PBS Home Video releases.

Scare Factor: Low. The synth music may bother some.

4th Logo
WNED (1987-1989)

Logo: On a black background, we see a blue version of the logo from the 1st logo with "WNED" in the top of the "7" and "Buffalo" below it.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: None.

Music/Sounds: Usually it's the announcer saying what's coming up next. Before or after that, one of the following tunes plays:
  • A jazzy '60s-like clavinet tune.
  • An instrumental version of the PBS "TV Worth Watching" jingle, played on a synclavier, violins, drums and a saxophone..
Availability: See the first logo.

Scare Factor: Depends on the jingle.

5th Logo

Nickname: "Another Buffalo Skyline"

Logo: We see the Buffalo skyline again, but this time, with water below, at morning. The text "FROM WNED BUFFALO" ("FROM" and "BUFFALO" being smaller than WNED) is below, colored with "WNED" in old gold and "FROM" and "BUFFALO" in goldenrod..

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: This logo's a bit too similar to the WQED logo, though.

Music/Sounds: Unsure. It might be the same synth jingle from the WNED/GPN logo, though.

Availability: Might be seen on Mark Russell comedy specials of the '90s.

Scare Factor: None.

6th logo

Logo: We see a glass rectangle on the left on a dark night sky background filled with many shades of blue, maroon and pink. The word "WNED" in a glowing, fluorescent pink Helvetica font zooms out as the words "Buffalo" and "Toronto" appear in the glass rectangle.

Variant: On a Reading Rainbow episode from 2000, the GPN logo appears above the logo, and "Buffalo - Toronto" appears below "WNED", but without "Buffalo" and "Toronto" at all.

FX/SFX: The sky background and WNED letters zooming out. Awesome animation.

Music/Sounds: A xylophone and cello sounder.

Availability: TBA
Scare Factor: None.

7th logo

Logo: On a white background, we see the text "WNED" with the PBS logo next to it and below is "Buffalo - Toronto"

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on 2006 Reading Rainbow episodes.

Scare Factor: None. It's a rather boring logo.

8th Logo
(2000s- )

Nickname: "The Flag"

Logo: We see shots of American and Canadian flags with the word "WNED" and below that is "Buffalo - Toronto".

FX/SFX: The flags waving.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: TBA

Scare Factor. Low.

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A claVinet,in case any of you are wondering,is a kinda keyboard/electronic musical instrument similar to the synthesizer.It's used in some funk/rock compositions such as"Superstition"by Stevie Wonder & the 1990-A/C & 1990-B Public TV For East Tennessee ident jingles.It has nothing whatsoever todo w/ the claRinet,which is a woodwind musical instrument.
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