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WAGA-TV

Atlanta, Georgia United States
ChannelsDigital : 27 ( UHF ) Virtual : 5 ( PSIP )
BrandingFox 5 Atlanta (general) Fox 5 News (newscasts)
SloganDedicated, Determined, Dependable The Most Powerful Name in Local News (news) We Are Fox 5 (general)
Programming
Affiliations5.1: Fox ( O&O ), 5.2: Movies!, 5.3: Buzzr, 5.4: Light TV, 5.5: Decades
Ownership
OwnerFox Television Stations (a subsidiary of Fox Corporation ) ( New World Communications of Atlanta, Inc.)
History
First air dateMarch 8, 1949 (71 years ago) ( 1949-03-08 )
Former channel number(s)Analog:, 5 ( VHF , 1949-2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:, CBS (1949-1994), Secondary:, ABC (1949-1951), DuMont (1949-1956), NTA (1956-1961)
Call sign meaningA tlanta, G eorgi A (derived from former sister station WAGA radio, now WDWD )
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID70689
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT332 m (1,089 ft)
Transmitter coordinates334751.4N 84201.7W / 33.797611N 84.333806W / 33.797611; -84.333806 Coordinates : 334751.4N 84201.7W / 33.797611N 84.333806W / 33.797611; -84.333806
Links
Public license informationProfile LMS
Websitewww .fox5atlanta .com
Twitter@fox5atlanta
Facebookfox5atlanta

WAGA-TV, virtual channel 5. 1 is an own-and-operate television station of News Corporation-own Fox Television Network and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station's transmitter is co-locate with its studios on Briarcliff Road NE in DeKalb County, just west of Emory University, and next to South Fork Peachtree Creek in the Druid Hills area; just south of North Druid Hills towers used by many other local radio and TV stations; however, station transmits from TV tower on its own property, and do not appear to have any other stations sharing it.

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History

For broadcast stations that previously used WAGA call sign, see WAGA. WAGA-TV 5. 1 is owned-and-operate television station of News Corporation-own Fox Television Network and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Station's transmitter is co-locate with its TV studios on Briarcliff Road NE in DeKalb County, just west of Emory University, and next to South Fork Peachtree Creek in the Druid Hills area. This is just south of North Druid Hills towers used by many other local radio and TV broadcasters, however station transmits from the TV tower on its own property, and does not appear to have any other stations sharing it.

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Programming

Syndicate programs broadcast by WAGA-TV as of September 2018 include Judge Judy, Divorce Court, Wendy Williams Show, Real, Dish Nation, TMZ on TV and Access Hollywood. Since it joined the network in December 1994, WAGA has only aired FOX's prime time, Saturday late night and sports programming, as well as special reports produced by FOX News. As with most of its sister Stations under its former New World ownership, channel 5 declined carriage of children's programming blocks that FOX carried prior to 2008, only having air fall preview specials and network promotions for those blocks that air within FOX's prime time lineup during that twelve-year period. WAGA opt not to run FOX Kids weekday and Saturday blocks when it affiliates with the network, due to the Station's interest in airing syndicated shows more compatible with its expanded local news schedule on weekdays, opting only to air children's programs acquired via syndication on weekend mornings. FOX Kids remained on WATL after it became a WB affiliate in January 1995, before moving to WHOT in September 2000; its successor, FoxBox / 4Kids TV, moved to WUPA in September 2002, where it aired until that Station became CW's own-and-operate Station in September 2006. On September 13 2014, WAGA-TV begin carrying Xploration Station, Live-action educational program block distribute by Steve Rotfeld Productions that is syndicate primarily to FOX Stations on Saturday mornings.

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News operation

WAGA broadcasts a total of 55 hours of local News week, most of any television station in Atlanta, most of any station in the state of Georgia and second most in the United States; however as is standard with FOX stations that carry early evening weekend newscasts, WAGA's Saturday and Sunday 6 pm newscasts are subject to delay due to sports coverage. For many years as a CBS affiliate, station called its newscasts 5 News Scene. In the 1980s, this changed to Eyewitness News. In 1992, WAGA dropped CBS this Morning in favor of the locally produced Morning show, Good Day Atlanta. With the 1994 affiliation switch to FOX, WAGA poured more resources into its News department. Channel 5's News department was already very well respect; for most of its history it was solid runner-up to longtime leader WSB-TV, but from the 1970s until early 2009 had to fend off spirited challenge from WXIA-TV. As of mid-2009, with plummeting ratings at WXIA, WAGA-TV has returned to a solid second-place position in the Atlanta News market. After affiliating with FOX, channel 5 increased its news output to 40 hours a week. On March 26 2007, WAGA debuted new logo and set, bringing it in line with other FOX O & O's which had made similar re-designs in the period. On January 14 2008, WAGA launched a new 11 pm newscast called FOX 5 News Edge hosted by former WSVN anchor Tom Haynes; It is similar to the 11 pm newscast on its sister station WTVT in Tampa and other FOX O & O stations across the country. On March 16 2009, WAGA began producing its newscast in high definition, becoming the last major network-affiliated station in the market to do so behind WGCL, WSB, and WXIA; This was done with updated FOX O & O HD graphics, that also debuted during the noon newscast. On September 14, 2009, WAGA expanded its Morning newscast to four hours from 5-10 am, with an hour-long 9 am extension called Good Day Xtra, hosted by Karen Graham and Jeff Hill; it is the only local news broadcast in the Atlanta market in that timeslot. On April 1 2010, WAGA expanded its Morning News by an extra half-hour, now running for 5 hours beginning at 4: 30 am, becoming the first Atlanta station to do so; extension was made in order to attract those who wake up and go to work earlier than most; additional half-hour competes against national early Morning newscasts airing on WXIA, WGCL and WSB. As of September, 2010, WAGA dropped FOX 5 Morning News and Good Day Xtra brandings, in favor of keeping the Good Day Atlanta branding.

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Out-of-market cable carriage

The station's digital signal is multiplexed. WCCB end analog operations on June 12, 2009, as part of the DTV transition in the United States. Station continue to broadcast on channel 27. However, digital television receivers display WCCB's virtual channel as 18, its former analog channel. On February 4 2010, WCCB started transmitting from a translator located near Connelly Springs, NC on channel 20, W20DD-D. Translator was licensed to Marion, NC as W08BJ. It was purchased from WSPA-TV and moved to Smith Mountain. On March 1 2011, Me-TV replaced FOX Charlotte Weather on channel 18. 3, but National Weather Service audio feeds for Spencer Mountain and Rock Hill are still available.

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