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WAKA

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WAKA
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Brand CBS 8
City of License Selma, Alabama
Market Montgomery, Alabama
Channel 42 digital
8 virtual
Formerly: 8 analog (1960-2009)
Network Affiliation Current: CBS
Formerly: Independent (1960–62)
ABC {1962-68)
Founded 1960
Company Bahakel Communications
President
Current Popular Non-Network Shows Dr. Phil
Wheel of Fortune
Jeopardy!

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.

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WAKA logo from 1997.

Digital programming

Virtual Physical Name Programming
8.1 42.1 WAKA-DT Main WAKA (CBS)
8.2 42.2 WAKA-SA SAP Video Service
8.3 42.3 WAKA-WX Doppler Radar

Current CBS Prime-Time Schedule

Day 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00
Monday CBS 8 News at 6 Wheel of Fortune The Big Bang Theory Mom Scorpion NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 8 News at 10
Tuesday CBS 8 News at 6 Wheel of Fortune NCIS NCIS: New Orleans Person of Interest CBS 8 News at 10
Wednesday CBS 8 News at 6 Wheel of Fortune Survivor Criminal Minds Stalker CBS 8 News at 10
Thursday CBS 8 News at 6 Wheel of Fortune The Big Bang Theory The Millers The Crazy Ones Two and a Half Men Elementary CBS 8 News at 10
Friday CBS 8 News at 6 Wheel of Fortune The Amazing Race Hawaii Five-0 Blue Bloods CBS 8 News at 10
Saturday CBS 8 News Saturday Wheel of Fortune Crimetime Saturday Crimetime Saturday 48 Hours Mystery CBS 8 News Saturday
Sunday Various Various Various Various CBS 8 News Sunday

External Links

Official website for WAKA