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WUPA

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WUPA
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Brand CW 69
City of License Atlanta, Georgia
Market Atlanta, Georgia
Channel 43 digital
69 virtual
Formerly: 69 analog (1981–2009)
43 virtual (2003-08)
Network Affiliation Current: The CW
Formerly: Independent (1981–1995)
UPN (1995–2006)
Founded 1981
Company CBS Corporation
President
Current Popular Non-Network Shows Two and a Half Men
The Bernie Mac Show
Judge Mathis

WUPA is the The CW affiliate in the Atlanta, Georgia market, broadcasting on digital channel 43 and displayed on tuners as virtual 69.

WUPA signed on in 1981 as WVEU-TV, an independent station, although its programming consisted early on of business news in dayparts and subscription TV evenings and weekends. The station started running music videos later and then offered more mainstream fare by the mid 80s, showing syndicated fare, cartoons and network programming passed up by Atlanta's affiliates.

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1990 logo as independent WVEU.

Channel 69 began airing programming from Home Shopping Network and was the target of a purchase from HSN but the deal fell through. In 1994, then-CBS affiliate WAGA announced it would switch to the FOX network, leaving CBS to round up a new affiliate. When Atlanta's other independents expressed no urge to join the network, they bought channel 69 out of sheer desperation and sized it up to be a CBS affiliate. However, CBS reneged the purchase after seeing the station's threadbare facilities (located on the access road of Interstate 85 in the northeast section of the metropolitan area). CBS would eventually land on WGNX/channel 46 (now WGCL), and by year's end, Paramount Stations Group would buy channel 69 and make it their Atlanta affiliate of the new UPN network in January 1995. Its call changed to WUPA.

CBS would actually take ownership again of the station again as Paramount's parent corporation, Viacom, would divest itself of CBS, which would assume ownership of stations PSG had owned. In 2006, UPN and The WB network announced it would shut down by fall and merge to become The CW network. WUPA would be its Atlanta home.

WUPA began digital transmissions on channel 43 in 2000. In 2003, they moved their virtual to 43 briefly until they moved it back to 69 in 2008.

WUPA's programming had been controlled from WGNT, the CW affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. WGNT was sold to Local TV, owner of Norfolk CBS affiliate WTKR, so WUPA will handle its own programming controls. Rumors are afloat in making WUPA a duopoly with one of two Atlanta stations, with either WGCL (CBS buying WGCL from Meredith or Meredith buying WUPA) or WSB (Cox buying WUPA). The rumors may not bear out now as Meredith controls the operations of independent WPCH, creating a de facto duopoly (WGCL and WPCH operate from the same studio building). During exhibition football, WUPA had been carrying an NFL telecast from CBS in the event that an Atlanta Falcons game on WGCL airs at the same time. In August 2014, WUPA became the exclusive broadcast home for Atlanta Falcons exhibition football games. CBS assists in the production of the telecasts.

Contents

Current Prime-Time Schedule

Day 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
Monday Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Hart of Dixie Beauty and the Beast Judge Mathis The Best of Frank & Wanda
Tuesday Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men The Originals Supernatural Judge Mathis The Best of Frank & Wanda
Wednesday Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Arrow The Tomorrow People Judge Mathis The Best of Frank & Wanda
Thursday Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men The Vampire Diaries Reign Judge Mathis The Best of Frank & Wanda
Friday Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men The Carrie Diaries Supernatural (repeats) Judge Mathis The Best of Frank & Wanda
Saturday Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris George Lopez George Lopez Criminal Minds Numb3rs
Sunday Local programming Movie

Previous Prime-Time/Late Night Schedules

2005-2006

Day 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM midnight 12:30 AM
Monday Fear Factor The Steve Harvey Show The Parkers Girlfriends The Parkers Judge Mathis The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show One on One All of Us Girlfriends Half & Half The Jamie Foxx Show Living Single Girlfriends Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Tuesday Fear Factor The Steve Harvey Show The Parkers Girlfriends The Parkers Judge Mathis The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show America's Next Top Model Sex, Love & Secrets The Jamie Foxx Show Living Single Girlfriends Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Wednesday Fear Factor The Steve Harvey Show The Parkers Girlfriends The Parkers Judge Mathis The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show America's Next Top Model Veronica Mars The Jamie Foxx Show Living Single Girlfriends Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Thursday Fear Factor The Steve Harvey Show The Parkers Girlfriends The Parkers Judge Mathis The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show Everybody Hates Chris Eve Cuts Love, Inc. The Jamie Foxx Show Living Single Girlfriends Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Friday Fear Factor The Steve Harvey Show The Parkers Girlfriends The Parkers Judge Mathis The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show WWE Friday Night SmackDown! The Jamie Foxx Show Living Single Girlfriends Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Saturday Movie The Steve Harvey Show The Parkers The Parkers Girlfriends Girlfriends The Bernie Mac Show Movie 24 Movie
Sunday Movie Movie CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 24 Veronica Mars Girls Behaving Badly Girls Behaving Badly South Park South Park

2004-2005

Day 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:35 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM
Monday Martin The Parkers Judge Mathis Girlfriends Girlfriends One on One Half & Half Girlfriends Second Time Around UPN Atlanta News at 10:00pm Atlanta Tonight Good Times Sanford & Son
Tuesday Martin The Parkers Judge Mathis Girlfriends Girlfriends All of Us Eve Veronica Mars UPN Atlanta News at 10:00pm Atlanta Tonight Good Times Sanford & Son
Wednesday Martin The Parkers Judge Mathis Girlfriends Girlfriends America's Next Top Model Kevin Hill UPN Atlanta News at 10:00pm Atlanta Tonight Good Times Sanford & Son
Thursday Martin The Parkers Judge Mathis Girlfriends Girlfriends WWE SmackDown! UPN Atlanta News at 10:00pm Atlanta Tonight Good Times Sanford & Son
Friday Martin The Parkers Judge Mathis Girlfriends Girlfriends Star Trek: Enterprise America's Next Top Model UPN Atlanta News at 10:00pm Atlanta Tonight Good Times Sanford & Son
Saturday Martin The Parkers The Parkers The Steve Harvey Show Girlfriends Girlfriends Movie UPN Atlanta News at 10:00pm Atlanta Tonight The Steve Harvey Show Sanford & Son
Sunday Movie CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The X-Files CSI: Crime Scene Investigation UPN Atlanta News at 10:00pm Atlanta Tonight Star Trek: Enterprise

2003-2004

Day 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM
Monday The Jamie Foxx Show The Parkers The Parkers Eve Girlfriends Half & Half Frasier Frasier Good Times Sanford & Son
Tuesday The Jamie Foxx Show The Parkers One on One All of Us Rock Me Baby The Mullets Frasier Frasier Good Times Sanford & Son
Wednesday The Jamie Foxx Show The Parkers Star Trek: Enterprise Jake 2.0 Frasier Frasier Good Times Sanford & Son
Thursday The Jamie Foxx Show The Parkers WWE SmackDown! Frasier Frasier Good Times Sanford & Son
Friday The Jamie Foxx Show The Parkers Friday Night Movie Frasier Frasier Good Times Sanford & Son
Saturday NHL Hockey Unexplained Mysteries The Parkers The Parkers
Sunday Star Trek: Enterprise Movie Walker, Texas Ranger The X-Files

2002-2003

Day 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM
Monday The Jamie Foxx Show The Hughleys The Parkers One on One Girlfriends Half & Half Frasier Frasier The Hughleys Sanford & Son
Tuesday The Jamie Foxx Show The Hughleys Buffy the Vampire Slayer Haunted Frasier Frasier The Hughleys Sanford & Son
Wednesday The Jamie Foxx Show The Hughleys Star Trek: Enterprise The Twilight Zone Frasier Frasier The Hughleys Sanford & Son
Thursday The Jamie Foxx Show The Hughleys WWE SmackDown! Frasier Frasier The Hughleys Sanford & Son
Friday The Jamie Foxx Show The Hughleys Friday Night Movie Frasier Frasier The Hughleys Sanford & Son
Saturday Star Trek: Enterprise Movie Maximum Exposure Star Trek: Voyager
Sunday Moesha Moesha Movie Movie

2001-2002

Day 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM midnight 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 1:30 AM 2:00 AM 2:30 AM 3:00 AM 3:30 AM 4:00 AM 4:30 AM 5:00 AM 5:30 AM
Monday Judge Mathis The Hughleys One on One The Parkers Girlfriends The Jamie Foxx Show In the House Malcolm & Eddie Judge Mathis Change of Heart Change of Heart Star Trek: Voyager Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Open Word Christian Ministries
Tuesday Judge Mathis Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roswell The Jamie Foxx Show In the House Malcolm & Eddie Judge Mathis Change of Heart Change of Heart Star Trek: Voyager Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Wednesday Judge Mathis Star Trek: Enterprise Special Unit 2 The Jamie Foxx Show In the House Malcolm & Eddie Judge Mathis Change of Heart Change of Heart Star Trek: Voyager Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Thursday Judge Mathis WWF SmackDown! The Jamie Foxx Show In the House Malcolm & Eddie Judge Mathis Change of Heart Change of Heart Star Trek: Voyager Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Friday Judge Mathis Friday Night Movie The Jamie Foxx Show In the House Malcolm & Eddie Judge Mathis Change of Heart Change of Heart Star Trek: Voyager Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program
Saturday NHL Hockey Star Trek: Enterprise Star Trek: Voyager WWF Jakked Howard Stern Radio Show Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Catholic Mass Paid Program
Sunday Maximum Exposure Movie Movie American Music Makers Movie Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Open Word Christian Ministries

External Links

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