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WAGA-TV is a FOX owned-and-operated station in Atlanta, Georgia.

History Edit

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1949-1994: As A CBS Affiliate Edit

WAGA began broadcasting as a CBS affiliate in March 1949. The station broadcast from a small house then, with a dog mascot named "Waga". The station was originally owned by Storer Braodcasting. At the beginning, it aired CBS and ABC shows, along with DuMont shows. In the 1960s, the station moved to its current location on Briarcliff Road in DeKalb County.

In 1985, the Storer stations were sold to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. 2 years later, they were sold to Gillett Communications, who then changed their name to SCI in 1990. In 1992, Good Day Atlanta started showing. That same year, SCI put all of its stations on the market.

New World Communications bought the station, but in 1994, WAGA was affiliating with FOX, thus ending 45-years of its affiliation with CBS.

1994-Present: As A FOX Affiliate Edit

In 1997, New World merged with FOX, thus making WAGA a fox-owned station. In March 2007, the station adopted new music, graphics and a brand new set, similar to other FOX stations across the country.

On January 14, 2008, WAGA launched an 11:00 newscast titled News Edge, similar to other FOX stations across the country.

On March 16, 2009, WAGA switched to HD, making it the last major station in Metro Atlanta to make the switch.

Stats Edit


WAGA's HD Open

  • HD Status: News in HD
  • Callsign: WAGA-TV 5.1
  • Calls mean: W Atlanta, GA
  • Owner: Fox Television Stations, Inc.

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