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Background: Field Communications was a company that owned WFLD in Chicago (the call letters of WFLD stand for Field Communications). The company was later sold to Metromedia in 1983; Metromedia was in turn sold to Fox in 1986 when the Fox Broadcasting network first signed on, including WFLD.
1st (known) Logo (1966?-1977)
Field Communications - CLG Wiki
Logo: Against a black background, we see the words
in yellow, and in a font with pointy serifs.
• Sometimes, on WFLD, an announcer will say, "This is Field Communications in (city name).".
• This logo appears in color or black and white. FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: None; it's a still logo.
Music/Sounds: A creepy four-note Moog synthesizer tune with an ascending synth flourish.
Availability: Extinct. Only used as a station ID for Field stations (such as Chicago's WFLD) in the 80s. Tape trading is the only way to see it.
Scare Factor: Medium to high, due to the dark atmosphere and creepy music.
2nd Logo (1977-1983)
Field Communications (1977)
Logo: On a black background the top of a yellow 3D "Field" and the bottom of a yellow 3D "Communications" below the "Field" face the viewer. The two words flip upwards and downwards respectively while zooming out to the middle.
• Sometimes, on WFLD, an announcer will say, "This is Field Communications in Chicago.", like before.
• A version with a chyroned-in copyright is in circulation. FX/SFX: The flipping and zooming.
Cheesy Factor: 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.
Availability: Same as the 1st logo.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. The darkness and music might scare a few, but at least an improvement over the previous.