WAKA is the call sign for the CBS affiliate in the Montgomery, Alabama market. It is licensed to Selma, Alabama and broadcasts on digital channel 42, displayed on digital tuners as virtual channel 8.
The station had first received a transmitter permit as early as 1954, but then-CBS affiliate WCOV/channel 20 fought the potential sign-on out of fear that CBS would move to the new station. Selma was a separate market, and TV sets were not fully equipped with UHF tuners. It signed on in 1960 as independent WSLA, and then it switched to ABC in 1962. Prior, Montgomery had no ABC affiliate and received network programming from WBRC/channel 6 in Birmingham.
A fire destroyed WSLA's studio in 1968. It was rebuilt and went back on in 1973 as a CBS affiliate. By 1984, Selma was absorbed into the Montgomery market, and the station renamed WAKA. Two years later, WCOV switched to the Fox network, making WAKA Montgomery's sole CBS affiliate.
|8.1||42.1||WAKA-DT||Main WAKA (CBS)|
|8.2||42.2||WAKA-SA||SAP Video Service|
Current CBS Prime-Time Schedule
|Monday||CBS 8 News at 6||Wheel of Fortune||How I Met Your Mother||We Are Men||2 Broke Girls||Mom||Hostages||CBS 8 News at 11|
|Tuesday||CBS 8 News at 6||Wheel of Fortune||NCIS||NCIS: Los Angeles||Person of Interest||CBS 8 News at 11|
|Wednesday||CBS 8 News at 6||Wheel of Fortune||Survivor||Criminal Minds||CSI||CBS 8 News at 11|
|Thursday||CBS 8 News at 6||Wheel of Fortune||The Big Bang Theory||The Big Bang Theory||The Crazy Ones||Two and a Half Men||Elementary||CBS 8 News at 11|
|Friday||CBS 8 News at 6||Wheel of Fortune||Undercover Boss||Hawaii Five-0||Blue Bloods||CBS 8 News at 11|
|Saturday||CBS 8 News Saturday||Wheel of Fortune||Crime Time Saturday||48 Hours Mystery||CBS 8 News at 11|
|Sunday||60 Minutes||The Amazing Race||The Good Wife||The Mentalist||CBS 8 News at 11|