WAGA-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHFdigital channel 27), is a Foxowned-and-operatedtelevision stationlicensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations additional of Fox Corporation. WAGA-TV’s studios and source are to be found on Briarcliff Road Northeast in the Druid Hills area of unincorporatedDeKalb County, just external the Atlanta city restrictions (but with an Atlanta mailing address). On cable, the station is presented on Comcast Xfinity channels 804 and 1005 and Charter Spectrum channel 5.WAGA-TV primary began operations on March 8, 1949. The position was olyriginal owned by Toledo, Ohio-base Fort Industry corporation, which also function WAGA radio (AM 590, now WDWD; and WAGA-FM 103.3, now WVEE), all colloquially called “Wagga”. fortification Industry would later be renamed Storer distribution after the company’s founder, George B. Storer.
Channel 5 is Atlanta’s second-oldest television station, sign on seven months following WSB-TV (then on channel 8). Originally a CBS associate, owing to its radio sister’s longtime affiliation with the CBS means of communication Network, channel 5 also approved a secondary association with the DuMont Television Network from 1949 to 1956. It also communal the ABC association with WSB-TV (which moved to channel 2 in 1950) until WLTV (a then-new channel 8 station) signed on in September 1951. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film system. Storer sold the WAGA radio stations in 1959; however, channel 5 retained the “-TV” suffix before plummeting it in 1998, only to choose it up again in 2009.WAGA-TV at first transmit from studios and program amenities located at 1018 West Peachtree Street Northwest. This structure would later become house to ground-breaking superstation and most important Atlanta independent station WTBS (channel 17, now WPCH-TV). On June 21, 1966, channel 5 opened its current facilities in Druid Hills The studio resembles an antebellum Southern mansion, a type of Colonial Revival architecture that was typical for Storer’s broadcasting amenities While this drawing was somewhat out of put in most of Storer’s other market (which also included Toledo, Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee), it was a perfect fit for Atlanta.