WATL, virtual channel 36 (UHF digital channel 25), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by Tegna Inc., as part of a duopoly with NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (channel 11). The two stations share studios at One Monroe Place on the north end of midtown Atlanta. WATL's transmitter shares a broadcast tower with several other local stations near North Druid Hills, just northeast of the city.

On cable, the station is available in standard definition on Comcast Xfinity channel 13 and Charter Spectrum channel 3, and in high definition on Xfinity channels 813 and 1036 and Spectrum channel 703.

WATL TV 2013 logo
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
BrandingThe ATL
SloganAtlanta's Destination Station
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 36 (PSIP)
OwnerTegna Inc.
(Pacific and Southern, LLC)
First air date
  • December 18, 1954
  • (1st incarnation)
  • August 16, 1969
  • (2nd incarnation)
  • July 5, 1976
  • (3rd & present incarnation)
Last air date
  • May 31, 1955
  • (1st incarnation)
  • April 1, 1971
  • (2nd incarnation)
Call letters' meaningATLanta (city of license)
Sister station(s)WXIA-TV
Former callsigns
  • WQXI-TV (1954–1955)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 36 (UHF, 1954–1955, 1969–1971, 1976–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Analog/DT1:
  • Independent (1954–1955, 1969–1971, 1976–1986, December 1994–January 1995)
  • Dark (1955–1969, 1971–1976)
  • FNN (1981–1985)
  • Fox (1986–2000, primary up to December 1994)
  • PTEN (1994–1995)
  • The WB (January 1995–2006)
  • DT2:
  • The Tube (2006–2007)
  • Weather information Zone (2010–2011)
  • Bounce TV (2011–2017)
Transmitter power500 kW
Height332 m (1,089 ft)
Facility ID22819
Transmitter coordinates33°48′26″N 84°20′22″W / 33.80722°N 84.33944°WCoordinates: 33°48′26″N 84°20′22″W / 33.80722°N 84.33944°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile


Early history

In the fall of 1952, Robert Rounsaville, the owner of WQXI radio in Atlanta, applied for the first UHF station in the city on Channel 36.[1][2] On November 19, 1953, the FCC granted a construction permit to Mr Rounsaville for actual permission to construct the station.[3] On October 26, 1954, the FCC granted a Special Temporary Authority to begin operation as WQXI-TV.[4] Actual full-time programming began on December 18, 1954.[5][6][7] Rounsaville also had construction permits for UHF stations in Louisville, Kentucky (WQXL-TV) and Cincinnati, Ohio (WQXN-TV) which were never placed in operation.[8][9][10]An article on the history of WQXI-TV relates how the station shared a house in the northeast Atlanta area of Buckhead at 3165 Mathieson Drive with WQXI radio.[11][12][13][14] In addition, the programming included old movies, live interview shows, a Saturday-evening barn dance and a live Bingo game show. Because expensive UHF converters were required, the station could not attract enough viewers to make the station successful. As a result, WQXI-TV signed off on May 31, 1955, after less than six months on the air.[15] (the WQXI callsign was later used on Channel 11, now-sister station WXIA-TV, from 1968 to 1974).[16][17][18][19] Despite being off the air the call letters were changed to WATL-TV in early 1956.[20]

On August 17, 1964 the FCC announced that an application had been filed to transfer the WATL-TV construction permit from Robert Rounsaville to Daniel H. Overmyer for a price of $100,000.[21] FCC approval of the transfer was granted on May 12, 1965.[22] At the time of the FCC sale approval, Mr. Overmyer owned construction permits for two UHF stations, WDHO-TV in Toledo and WNOP-TV in Cincinnati. In addition, he was in the process of buying existing construction permits for two other UHF stations in San Francisco (KBAY-TV, channel 20) and Pittsburgh (WAND-TV, channel 53), as well as applying for new UHF stations in Houston and Dallas. Neither of the Overmyer owned stations had signed on by the time of the FCC approval of the channel 36 purchase.[23]

Channel 36 would remain dark until the station was relaunched on August 16, 1969 as WATL-TV.[24][25] It was jointly owned by the U.S. Communications Corporation (subsidiary of AVC Corporation) station group of Philadelphia holding an 80% interest and the remaining 20% by D.H. Overmyer. Mr. Overmyer had previously sold the majority interest (80%) in the construction permits for Atlanta, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Houston to AVC on March 28, 1967, with FCC approval of their sale coming December 8, 1967.[26][27][28][29] None of the stations were on the air at the time of their sale to AVC. The U.S. Communications group was WPHL-TV 17 Philadelphia (no Overmyer ownership interest),[30] WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, KEMO-TV (now KOFY-TV) in San Francisco, and WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh as well as WATL.[31][32] The Houston station (KJDO-TV) was never constructed and the construction permit was deleted by the FCC in October 1971.[33] Before the sale of the majority interest to AVC, Mr. Overmyer had planned to sign-on the Atlanta station in the 1966–67 period as WBMO-TV.[34][35][36][37][38] The call letters were chosen for one of his daughters, Barbara Morton Overmyer.[39][40] WBMO-TV was to have been one of the owned-and-operated stations of the new Overmyer Network, (later United Network), which folded at the end of May 1967 after only a single month of broadcasting.[41][42] The U.S. Communications Corporation had no financial interest in, nor any relationship with the United Network.[43][44][45][46]

On March 24, 1971, Frank Minner Jr., the president of U.S. Communications Corporation, announced at an Atlanta press conference that due to low advertising revenue WATL-TV (and KEMO-TV) would go off the air.[47][48] The last full broadcast day was March 31, 1971 and the station signed off in the early morning hours of April 1. For about a week before it left the air, the station ran :30 second announcements with a photograph of its studios at 1810 Briarcliff Road[49][50] on an art card, announcing that it would soon cease operations, ending with the words "Thank You" on screen.

It was reported that U.S. Communications spent $1 million on programming the first year, including Lost in Space and a block of dinnertime game shows. Ted Turner's WTCG, (channel 17, later WTBS and now WPCH-TV) which had been operating two years longer, spent far less on programming and survived.[51][52] WATL was also the first station in the country to run music videos all weekend, on a show called The Now Explosion.[53][54] Turner's first move after acquiring WTCG, the UHF station that would serve as the foundation of his media empire, was to take The Now Explosion from WATL.[55]

In July 1971 both WATL-TV and KEMO-TV were put up for sale by U.S. Communications Corporation.[56] WATL-TV was to remain with U.S. Communications Corporation until sale to a group of Atlanta investors in 1974.

Stability, then transition from independent station to Fox

On July 17, 1974, the Briarcliff Communications Group received FCC approval to purchase the construction permit for WATL-TV from U.S. Communications Corporation for $23,500.[57][58] Briarcliff Communications was partially owned (30.5%) by Don Kennedy, a well known broadcaster in Atlanta. Kennedy started WKLS-FM in the early 1960s and also the Georgia News Network, providing statewide news to radio stations.[59] He was also the host known as Officer Don of the children's TV show The Popeye Club on WSB-TV from 1956 until switching the show to Officer Don's Club House on WATL-TV in 1969.[60][61] On July 5, 1976, Kennedy returned channel 36 to the air for good.[62] The former U.S Communications Corporation transmitter facilities were used but the studios were now located at 1800 Peachtree Rd rather than the previous Briarcliff Road location.[63][64] WATL-TV had a format running public domain movies, financial news, low-budget local shows, religious programs, and a blend of CBS, NBC and ABC shows pre-empted from WAGA-TV, WSB-TV and WXIA-TV, respectively. In a common practice among independent stations at the time, the station aired subscription television in the early evening from the late 1970s to about 1981.

ATL Acquisitions Group bought the station in the early 1980s. The subscription TV format moved to new sign-on WVEU (channel 69, now CW owned-and-operated station WUPA) in 1982. At that time, most daytime programming now came from the Financial News Network (now part of CNBC). In the fall of 1983, WATL moved toward a more traditional independent schedule with a couple cartoons, a few westerns, and a few classic sitcoms plus more movies. Still it was a low budget operation. Then in 1984, the station was sold again, this time to Outlet Communications. Gradually, WATL had acquired stronger programming such as Cheers, Webster, and Family Ties, as well as newer syndicated cartoons as these became abundant by 1985. Also, WATL became one of the charter affiliates of the newly launched Fox Broadcasting Company in October 1986, although it was still programmed in the manner of a de facto independent station as Fox initially showed a late night talk show followed by additional nights of programming until the network started to run programs seven days a week in 1993.

The "musical chairs" of ownership continued in 1989, as Outlet sold WATL, along with WXIN in Indianapolis, to Chase Broadcasting. By now the station was called "Fox 36". In 1992, WATL and WXIN were included in Chase's merger with Renaissance Broadcasting. Less than a year later, WATL was sold to Fox Television Stations outright and channel 36 became a Fox owned-and-operated station—the first network-owned station in Atlanta—although for only two years (Renaissance would trade then-new Denver sister station KDVR to Fox in exchange for the network's Dallas affiliate KDAF two years later). Fox was in the planning stages for a news department at the station, and WATL had even gone as far as hiring a news director. However, on May 22, 1994, New World Communications announced an affiliation agreement with Fox, months after the network won the broadcast rights to the NFL's National Football Conference.[65] In this deal, most of New World-owned longtime "Big Three"-affiliated stations, including Atlanta's longtime CBS affiliate WAGA, would switch over to the Fox network. As a result, Fox cancelled the plans for a newscast on WATL and put the station up for sale.

Finding itself about to lose Fox programming, WATL was then approached with an affiliation offer from CBS, which was losing WAGA as an affiliate; however, WATL was not interested. At that point, it almost seemed likely that WATL would join the soon-to-launch United Paramount Network (UPN) in early 1995. Rival station WGNX (channel 46, now WGCL-TV), then owned by Tribune Broadcasting was already slated to join The WB and had also turned CBS down, forcing CBS to make a deal to buy WVEU. Eventually, however, Tribune agreed to let WGNX join CBS, and WVEU became the UPN affiliate.

Changing affiliations and owners

Fox programming moved from WATL to WAGA on December 10, 1994, with WATL briefly reverting to an independent station under the branding "WATL 36." Not long after that, Fox subsequently sold the station to Qwest Broadcasting, a company partially owned by musician Quincy Jones and Tribune Broadcasting (Fox would not be without an owned-and-operated station in Atlanta for long, as it bought WAGA and the other New World stations in late 1996). Although it lost the Fox affiliation, WATL kept Fox Kids programming, because WAGA was not interested in it plus WATL was not taking a full-time network. Basically WATL had the same exact programming it had as a Fox affiliate minus the prime time Fox shows and weekend sports. The station did affiliate with The WB in January 1995; since the sale to Qwest Broadcasting would not be finalized until December 14, 1995, WATL ended up under the unusual distinction of being affiliated with one network while owned by another, as the station became a WB affiliate (under the branding "WB 36," later changing to "WATL, Atlanta's WB" in 2004) owned by Fox, a condition which lasted nearly a year. In 1999, Tribune sold WGNX to the Meredith Corporation (and the callsign changed to the current WGCL) and purchased WATL outright in February 2000. WATL continued to air Fox Kids programming until September of that year, when it moved to WHOT (channel 34, now Univision O&O WUVG).

On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation (which split from Viacom at the end of 2005) and Warner Bros. Entertainment (the Time Warner division that operated The WB) announced plans to dissolve The WB and UPN, combining them to launch The CW Television Network in September 2006.[66][67] As part of this joint venture, it was announced that CBS-owned WUPA (which included as part of 11 of 14 CBS-owned UPN affiliates that signed a ten-year affiliation deal, and it's one of the three Tribune-owned WB affiliates passed over for an affiliation) would become The CW's Atlanta affiliate. It would not have been an upset had WATL been chosen instead, however; CW representatives were on record as preferring to affiliate with The WB and UPN's "strongest" stations in terms of overall viewership, and Atlanta was one of the few markets where the WB and UPN stations were both relatively strong. WATL was originally slated to revert to independent status, but on May 15, 2006, Tribune announced that WATL (and two other WB affiliates that are not included in a CW affiliation deal) would be joining MyNetworkTV, which was formed in February by Fox Television Stations and its syndication division, 20th Television.[68] As a result, WATL is one of a handful of stations to have been affiliated with both News Corporation-owned networks, Fox and MyNetworkTV.

Acquisition by Gannett

On June 5, 2006, Tribune announced that it entered into an agreement to sell WATL to the Gannett Company, the owners of Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, for $180 million. The sale was completed on August 7, 2006, giving Gannett the first television duopoly in Atlanta.[69] WATL aired Atlanta Falcons preseason games in August 2008 while its sister station was committed to the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Channel 36 introduced its new on-air branding, MyAtlTV on August 20, 2006, ahead of the September 5 debut of MyNetworkTV (and about a month before The WB's final night of programming). Prior to the acquisition by Gannett, WATL's studios were located at One Monroe Place. When the station was acquired, WXIA management decided to move WXIA's operations to the Monroe Place studios (an atypical instance where the senior partner in a duopoly relocates to the studios of the junior partner). During construction, WATL's studios were located with WXIA at 1611 West Peachtree Street, behind competitor WSB. In the 2013–2014 television season, WATL changed its on-air name to The ATL.

Around the first week of October 2012, Gannett entered a dispute against Dish Network regarding compensation fees and Dish's AutoHop commercial-skip feature on its Hopper digital video recorders. Gannett ordered that Dish discontinue AutoHop on the account that it is affecting advertising revenues for WXIA and WATL. Gannett threatened to pull both stations should the skirmish continue beyond October 7 and Dish and Gannett fail to reach an agreement.[70][71] The two parties eventually reached an agreement after extending the deadline for a few hours.[72]

On June 29, 2015, the Gannett Company split in two, with one side specializing in print media and the other side specializing in broadcast and digital media. At that time, both WATL and WXIA became part of latter company, named Tegna.[73]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[74]
36.1 1080i 16:9 WATL-DT Main WATL programming / MyNetworkTV
36.2 480i 4:3 This TV This TV
36.3 Antenna Antenna TV

As with the same arrangement with sister stations KUSA and KTVD in Denver, WATL airs its main channel in upscaled 1080i rather than MyNetworkTV's default 720p format, allowing it to present syndicated programming and accommodate the broadcast of NBC programming preempted on WXIA without requiring downscaling.

From June 2006, WATL aired The Tube on digital channel 36.2, but following that network's shut down in October 2007, the digital subchannel was deleted. In early December 2010 WXIA's 11Alive Weather Information Zone was moved from channel 11.2 to WATL's 36.2, before eventually returning it to WXIA. In 2011, Atlanta-based Bounce TV began airing on 36.2 from its launch on September 26 until September 25, 2017 when the network moved to WSB TV's digital channel 2.2.[75] At that point, 36.2 went dark, until a new network was announced, but returned to the air As of 17 January 2018, as an affiliate of This TV, which can be also seen on WANN-CD2.

In late October 2011, Universal Sports was added to digital channel 36.3, until the network ceased over the air broadcasting and moved to cable-only distribution at the end of 2011. On December 24, 2011, the channel was replaced by former owner Tribune's Antenna TV network.[76]

Analog-to-digital conversion

WATL shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 36, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[77] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 25, using PSIP to display WATL's virtual channel as 36 on digital television receivers.

Mobile television

At the NAB convention in April 2009, the Open Mobile Video Coalition announced that WATL would be one of the first stations to test-out new ATSC-M/H technology for mobile DTV, expected to be on the air by the end of 2009.[78] It is also carrying the mobile DTV channels for WXIA, as that station is already at its maximum bitrate carrying three channels, and because it is on VHF, while WATL's UHF channel is better suited to mobile communications.

WATL and its sister station, WXIA-TV have plans for mobile DTV simulcasts of their first subchannels (36.1 and 11.1 respectively), but have not yet begun transmissions.[79][80]


The station airs the Weekend Marketplace paid programming block from Fox on Saturdays from 7 to 9 a.m., in lieu of WAGA. Other programs broadcast include popular nationally syndicated game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, which are rare for a MyNetworkTV affiliate, while both also air on sister station WXIA-TV.

In 2014, WATL reached a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group to serve as the local outlet for its in-house syndicated programming, including Ring of Honor wrestling and the American Sports Network.[81][82]


In September 2006, following its acquisition by Gannett, WXIA-TV began producing a primetime newscast at 10 p.m. for WATL, My 11 Alive News at 10, known since 2013 as Trending at 10; it competes against the 10:00 p.m. newscast broadcast by WAGA.

In April 2017, WATL added a 7:00 p.m. newscast; it was only meant as a temporary measure to allow the sale of additional ad inventory for the 2017 special election,[83] however, it was continued after the election and remains on-air.[84]


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Axe throwing

Axe throwing is a non sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bulls eye as near as possible. Axe throwing is an event in most lumberjack competitions. Today there are commercial locations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom where participants can compete, similar to dart throwing, as well as opportunities at festivals and some theme parks.

Channel 36 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 36 in the United States:

K16KE-D in Baudette, Minnesota

K23LH-D in Cortez, Colorado

K36AB-D in Lawton, Oklahoma

K36DB-CD in Avon/Vail, Colorado

K36EW-D in College Place, Washington

K36II-D in Joplin, Missouri

K36IO-D in Manhattan, Kansas

K36JH-D in Barstow, California

K36KA-D in Rolla, Missouri

K36KE-D in Ardmore, Oklahoma

K36LM-D in Grand Junction, Colorado

K36LW-D in Williams, Minnesota

K36ND-D in Victoria, Texas

KAJR-LD in Fort Dodge, Iowa

KBFK-LP in Bakersfield, California

KBNS-CD in Branson, Missouri

KDTF-LD in San Diego, California

KEVE-LD in Vancouver, Washington

KFFS-CD in Fayetteville, Arkansas

KHIN in Red Oak, Iowa

KICU-TV in San Jose, California

KKAP in Little Rock, Arkansas

KLGV-LD in Longview, Texas

KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, California

KMTW in Hutchinson, Kansas

KPBT-TV in Odessa, Texas

KQIN in Davenport, Iowa

KTVC in Roseburg, Oregon

KTVS-LD in Albuquerque, New Mexico

KUOK-CD in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KWSD in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas

KYUB-LD in Durham, California

W24AY-D in Lilesville/Wadesboro, North Carolina

W30CR-D in Biscoe, North Carolina

W30DZ-D in Fence, Wisconsin

W36DO-D in Darby, Pennsylvania

W36EC-D in Bartow, Florida

WAPK-CD in Bristol, Virginia/Kingsport, Tennessee

WATL in Atlanta, Georgia

WCAY-CD in Key West, Florida

WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina

WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina

WDNP-LD in St. Petersburg, Florida

WDWL in Bayamon, Puerto Rico

WDYC-LD in Cincinnati, Ohio

WEAZ-LD in McComb, Mississippi

WENY-TV in Elmira, New York

WFIQ-TV in Florence, Alabama

WFTX-TV in Cape Coral, Florida

WGCW-LD in Albany, Georgia

WGPT in Oakland, Maryland

WKIN-CD in Weber County, Virginia/Kingsport, Tennessee

WLEF-TV in Park Falls, Wisconsin

WMDE in Dover, Delaware

WMVT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WNTE-LD in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

WQEK-LD in Clarksdale, Mississippi

WSBE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island

WTVQ-DT in Lexington, Kentucky

WUNP-TV in Roanoke, Rapids, North Carolina

WUPW in Toledo, Ohio

WZXZ-CD in Orlando, etc., FloridaThe following stations, which formerly operated on virtual channel 36, are no longer licensed:

W31DL-D in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Gewayantana Airport

Gewayantana Airport (IATA: LKA, ICAO: WATL) is an airport located in the village of Tiwatobi, Ile Mandiri, East Flores Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. . Runway next year in airport this will be extended into 2,199 by 45 metres (7,215 ft × 148 ft) the beginning of the month August 2014. It is about 10 km from the center of town and 15 km to Larantuka city.

Since August 2014, the service was left to an SOE in charge of the management of several airports in eastern Indonesia, namely PT. Angkasa Pura 2 (Persero) and the Government of East Flores Regency.

List of Bounce TV affiliates

The following is a list of affiliates of Bounce TV, a digital terrestrial television network catering to an African American audience.

Bounce TV launched in September 2011 with an affiliate list buoyed by early carriage deals with stations owned or operated by Raycom Media, and Nexstar Media Group. As of May 2017, Bounce TV covers over 74% of overall TV households and 79% of African American households. Bounce TV has also arranged current or future deals with stations from Gannett Company (WATL and WUSA) and E.W. Scripps (WXYZ-TV).

List of television stations in Georgia (U.S. state)

This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Georgia.


In Aztec mythology, Mictēcacihuātl (Nahuatl pronunciation: [mik.teː.ka.ˈsí.waːt͡ɬ], literally "Lady of the Dead") is Queen of Mictlān, the underworld, ruling over the afterlife with Mictlāntēcutli, another deity who is her husband.Her role is to watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals of the dead. These festivals evolved from Aztec traditions into the modern Day of the Dead after synthesis with Spanish traditions. She now presides over the contemporary festival as well. She is known as the "Lady of the Dead", since it is believed that she was born, then sacrificed as an infant. Mictēcacihuātl was represented with a flayed body and with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day.

Renaissance Broadcasting

Renaissance Broadcasting, founded in 1982 by Michael Finkelstein, was a company that owned several UHF television stations, it was sold to Tribune Broadcasting in 1997. The company was headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Superstars of Wrestling

Superstars of Wrestling is a nationally syndicated professional wrestling television program that aired throughout the United States from 1986 to 1992. Created and produced by Joe Pedicino, the series broadcast eight hours of wrestling from around the country and was the first to provide national coverage of both the National Wrestling Alliance and international promotions. It was also the earliest U.S. television show to regularly broadcast Japanese puroresu and joshi wrestling as part of the Fuji Television Network's efforts to develop a market in the American television industry.The series was initially hosted by Pedicino who was later joined by Boni Blackstone and Gordon Solie. Pedicino and Solie hosted a popular segment on the show, "Pro Wrestling This Week", which discussed the then current news from the "Big Three" (AWA, NWA and the WWF) as well as regional territories. Bill Apter, editor of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, has also credited Pedicino for considerably raising his profile among wrestling fans due to his weekly segment. The magazine's yearly awards ceremony was shown on Superstars of Wrestling in 1987 and 1988.

The Now Explosion

The Now Explosion was an early experiment in music video produced in Atlanta, Georgia in 1970, more than a decade before MTV was launched. The program was televised in Atlanta on WATL-TV and, later, WTCG-TV (later WTBS-TV, now WPCH-TV).


WAGA-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 27), is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation. WAGA-TV's studios and transmitter are located on Briarcliff Road Northeast in the Druid Hills area of unincorporated DeKalb County, just outside the Atlanta city limits (but with an Atlanta mailing address). On cable, the station is available on Comcast Xfinity channels 804 and 1005 and Charter Spectrum channel 5.


WAOK (1380 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Atlanta, Georgia. It is owned by Entercom and airs a talk radio format aimed at the African American community. WAOK has local hosts in morning and afternoon drive time with the syndicated Rev. Al Sharpton Show heard in early afternoons. WAOK broadcasts from studios at Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta. It is Atlanta's third-oldest continuously licensed broadcast station and the fifth oldest in Georgia.

WAOK is a Class B station. It is powered at 25,000 watts during the daytime using a non-directional antenna. But to protect other stations on AM 1380 at night, when radio waves travel farther, it reduces power to 4,200 watts and uses a directional antenna. The transmitter is on Chalmers Drive NW in Atlanta, near the Ralph David Abernathy Freeway (Interstate 20). WAOK is also heard on the HD-3 subchannel of sister station 103.3 WVEE-FM.


WGCL-TV, virtual channel 46 (UHF digital channel 19), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by the Meredith Corporation, as part of a duopoly with independent station WPCH-TV (channel 17). The two stations share studios on 14th Street Northwest (adjacent to Laurent and Mecaslin Streets) in Atlanta's Atlantic Station district; WGCL-TV's transmitter is located near Shepherds Lane and Arnold Avenue in the Woodland Hills section of northeastern Atlanta (near North Druid Hills). On cable, the station is available in standard definition on Comcast Xfinity channel 9 and Charter Spectrum channel 4, and in high definition on Xfinity channel 809 and Spectrum channel 704.

WGCL-TV is the third-largest CBS-affiliated station by market size that is not owned and operated by the network (behind, in ascending order, by KHOU in Houston and WUSA in Washington, D.C., both owned by Tegna, owner of Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, channel 11).


WRFG ("Radio Free Georgia") is a local indie radio format, public FM broadcasting station licensed to the city of Atlanta, Georgia, transmitting on a frequency of 89.3 MHz. On October 23, 2007, the station improved its broadcast coverage area by operating from a new antenna and tower location with 65 kW ERP at 148 meters (HAAT).

WRFG's antenna location sits on a tower near Emory University (also known as the Richland Tower site) shared amongst many broadcasters in the Atlanta area including WGCL-TV, WPCH-TV, WATL-TV, WUVG-TV, WWWQ-FM, WZGC-FM, and WKHX-FM. WRFG's studios are located in the Little Five Points Community Center community, east of downtown Atlanta.


WUPA, virtual channel 69 (UHF digital channel 43), is a CW owned-and-operated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. WUPA's studios are located on Northeast Expressway (I-85) in unincorporated DeKalb County (with an Atlanta mailing address), and its transmitter is located in North Druid Hills.

On cable, the station is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 10 and Charter Spectrum channel 9.


WUVG-DT, virtual channel 34 (UHF digital channel 48), is a Univision owned-and-operated television station serving Atlanta, Georgia, United States that is licensed to Athens. The station is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications. WUVG-DT's studios are located on Peachtree Road NE in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, and its transmitter is located in North Druid Hills.

On cable, the station is available in standard definition on Comcast Xfinity channel 14 and Charter Spectrum channel 15, and in high definition on Xfinity channels 814 and 1034 and Spectrum channel 715.

WUVG-DT offers a Spanish-language programming format featuring news, talk shows, dramas, movies and other first-rate Spanish programming. The station is also active in many community outreach efforts and events throughout the year including several signature hosted celebrations—the two largest being Cinco de Mayo (May 5) and Fiestas Patrias (National Holidays) in September.


WUVM-LP (channel 4) is a low-power Azteca-affiliated television station in metro Atlanta. Carrying ShopNBC until early 2006, it now carries Azteca. It is one of the few LPTV stations in the country to be seen on satellite TV (since must-carry does not apply to them), as it is part of DirecTV's local lineup.

On Cable, this station is available only in standard definition on Charter Spectrum channel 210, and Comcast Xfinity channel 15 (formerly shown on channel 249).

Originally W20AU on channel 20, it became W04DB on channel 4 due to the FCC assignment of WTBS TV 17 (now WPCH-TV) to DTV channel 20.

It was formerly licensed to VVILPTV Inc. before being transferred to Scott Saldana's ownership; it was later sold to the L4 Media Group of Melbourne, Florida. In July 2006, L4 Media Group agreed to sell WUVM-LP to Una Vez Mas Holdings, LLC for $1.45 million.

The city of license is Atlanta, but the very directional antenna is aimed northwest and west from the North Druid Hills area, also covering most of Cobb County. It goes as far as Roswell in the north, Marietta to the northwest, and Lithia Springs to the west.

The WUVM-LP antenna is on the same radio tower, north of Druid Hills, with several other stations: W45DX-D, WATL TV 25 (36.1), and WGCL-TV 19 (46.1). FM stations on the same tower are WWWQ FM 99.7, WRFG FM 89.3, and WKHX-FM 101.5. The tower is located just northwest of the intersection of Briarcliff Road and Clifton Road, near Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

WUVM-LP was issued a construction permit for a digital signal on channel 8 on April 11, 2018.


WXIA-TV, virtual channel 11 (VHF digital channel 10), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by Tegna Inc., as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WATL (channel 36). The two stations share studios at One Monroe Place on the north end of midtown Atlanta; WXIA's transmitter is located in the city's east section, near Kirkwood.

On cable, the station is available on channel 6 on both Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum. WXIA-TV is popularly known within the Atlanta metropolitan area by its longtime on-air brand, 11 Alive, which the station has used since 1976.

World Axe Throwing League

The World Axe Throwing League (WATL) is the global governing body of urban axe throwing.WATL was founded in 2017 by representatives from Canada, the United States of America, Brazil and Ireland. It has 19 axe throwing nations with membership. Members including over 130 member companies (affiliates). It organizes international tournament events such as the U.S. Open, Canadian Open, the North American Arnold Open, South American Arnold Open, and most notably the World Axe Throwing Championship.It also appoints the Judges that officiate at all sanctioned leagues and tournaments. It promulgates the WATL Code of Conduct, which sets professional standards of discipline for Urban Axe Throwing.

The Commissioner of WATL heads the direction of the World Axe Throwing League and on 22 March 2018, Evan Walters was announced as the Commissioner.

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