From The TV IV
WAGA-TV is the FOX affiliate for the Atlanta television market, broadcasting on digital UHF channel 27.1 (displayed on tuners as 5.1).
WAGA-TV, on analog VHF channel 5, was the TV offshoot of WAGA radio, which broadcast at 590 khz on the AM dial, having moved from 1480. The radio station was a CBS radio affiliate at the time (it was NBC Blue when it was at 1480), so by default, WAGA-TV would become a CBS television affiliate. They would also carry ABC and DuMont shows under secondary affiliation. Their original studio building was the same West Peachtree Street site where WJRJ/channel 17 (now WPCH) would occupy later. In 1967, WAGA moved to a plantation-style building on Briarcliff Road in the unincorporated east side of Atlanta.
Like many network stations independently owned, WAGA would black out some CBS shows in favor of syndicated fare and local movies, but it was generally regarded as one of CBS's strongest performers. By the 90s, WAGA was owned by New World Communications, which was based in Atlanta. In 1994, CBS lost the NFC football package to upstart network FOX. In a bid to shore up stronger VHF band affiliates, FOX cut a deal with New World to make a number of its stations FOX affiliates, WAGA one of them. By September, 1994, WAGA began piecemeal blackouts of CBS shows in preparation for the switch to FOX that December (one CBS show, The Price Is Right, would air on WVEU/channel 69--now WUPA--during the interim until CBS named a new affiliate for Atlanta, which would eventually be WGNX/channel 46, now WGCL.)
WAGA passed up the FOX Kids block weekdays and weekends, so they were taken by WATL/channel 36, then later by WHOT/channel 34 (now Univision's WUVG) and WUPA/channel 69. Fox's kids shows were discontinued at the start of 2009.
WAGA is owned and operated by FOX and the station is one of the network's strongest affiliates.
|5.1||27.1||WAGA-DT||FOX High Definition|
Current Prime-Time Schedule
|Monday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||Bones||The Mob Doctor||FOX 5 News||Fox 5 News Edge|
|Tuesday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||Raising Hope||Ben and Kate||New Girl||The Mindy Project||FOX 5 News||Fox 5 News Edge|
|Wednesday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||The X Factor||FOX 5 News||Fox 5 News Edge|
|Thursday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||The X Factor||Glee||FOX 5 News||Fox 5 News Edge|
|Friday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||Kitchen Nightmares||Fringe||FOX 5 News||Fox 5 News Edge|
|Saturday||FOX 5 News||FOX Sports / Various Repeats||FOX 5 News||Fringe|
|Sunday||NFL on FOX||The OT||The Simpsons||Bob's Burgers||Family Guy||American Dad||FOX 5 News||TMZ|