Field Communications

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Logo captures by mr3urious and FuzzyMemoriesTV
Editions by mr3urious
Video captures courtesy of FuzzyMemoriesTV and

Background: Field Communications was a company which built it's first station, WFLD in Chicago (the call letters of WFLD stand for Field Communications), in 1966. The company would later acquire Kaiser Broadcasting (including all but two of their stations) in 1977 and was later shut down in 1984 after selling it's last station, WKBD in Detroit, to Cox Communications (it had begun it's liquidation process when it sold WFLD to Metromedia in 1983; (Metromedia was in turn sold to Fox in 1986 when the Fox Broadcasting network first signed on, and had WFLD as one of it's charter owned-and-operated stations, former sister station WKBD also became a charter affiliate); and would then sell KBHK in San Francisco to United Television and WLVI in Boston to Gannett, WKBS in Philadelphia would instead shut down).

1st (known) Logo
(1977-Mid-January 1979)
Logo: Against a black background, we see the words


in yellow, and in a font with pointy serifs.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A creepy four-note Moog synthesizer tune with an ascending synth flourish, with a male announcer saying "This is Field Communications in (city name)".

Availability: Extinct. Only used as a station ID for Field-owned stations in the 70s.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
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Logo: On a black background the top of a yellow 3D "Field" and the bottom of yellow 3D "Communications" below the "Field" face the viewer. The two words flip upwards and downwards respectively while zooming out to the middle.

Variants: A version with a chyroned-in copyright exists.

FX/SFX: The flipping and zooming.It is either a model or early (but very convincing) CGI.

Music/Sounds: An ascending piano crescendo followed by a seven-note piano tune which is then followed by a "ting" like sound while a synth hum is in the background. This tune was lifted from the end of the jingles in station IDs for Field stations of the era.

Music/Sounds Variant: Sometimes, there will be an announcer saying "This is Field Communications in (city name)" like the last logo.

Availability: Same as the 1st logo.

Editor's Note: The darkness and music might scare a few, but at least an improvement over the previous.