WSB-TV, virtual channel 2.1 (digital channel 39), is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the flagship television station of Cox Enterprises and is co-owned alongside the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the WSB radio stations (although all three entities are operated independently of each other). Its offices and TV studios are located in midtown Atlanta at 1601 West Peachtree Street, along with the offices and studios of sister radio stations WSB AM 750, WSB-FM 98.5, WSBB FM 95.5, WSRV FM 97.1, and WALR-FM 104.1 (all of which transmit from other sites). In the Atlanta area, it is broadcast on channel 3 on local area cable systems.
|Branding||WSB-TV, Channel 2 (general)
Channel 2 Action News (newscasts)
|Slogan||Coverage You Can Count On|
|Channels||Digital: 39 (UHF) Virtual: 2 (PSIP)|
|Translators||31 (UHF) (2.5) Athens 46 (UHF) (2.7) Gainesville17 (UHF) Newnan(construction permit)
14 (UHF) Rome (application)
|Owner||Cox Enterprises, Inc.
(Georgia Television Company)
|First air date||September 29, 1948|
|Call letters' meaning||Welcome South Brother (from AM sister station)|
|Sister station(s)||WSB AM, WSB-FM, WSBBFM, WSRV FM, WALR-FM|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:8 (VHF, 1948-1950)2 (VHF, 1950-2009)|
|Former affiliations||Primary:NBC (1948-1980)Secondary:ABC (1948-1951)|
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
|Height||316 m (1,037 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||33°45′51″N 84°21′42″W|
The WSB-TV transmission tower is located immediately adjacent to Freedom Parkway, east of downtown Atlanta and just southwest of the Carter Center. It is so close to the highway that one of its three sets of guy wires passes over the road. Because freezing rain may accumulate in winter storms (especially since the tops of towers are colder than at ground level), the road is covered by a "tunnel" to prevent heavy ice from falling into the roadway or onto cars during and after storms. The tower has carried both analog and digital for WSB, but has no other FM or TV tenants listed by the FCC. The station has also applied for three digital broadcast translatorsdue to the poor performance of the ATSC digital TV standard, which has caused many viewers to lose the station's over-the-air signal.
WSB-TV is also available across Georgia to Cox Cable subscribers in the Macon area, although ABC programming is usually blacked-out by another local ABC affiliate, WGXA-DT2. WSB-TV is also available on cable TV systems in South Georgia (as far south as the Florida border) due to a lack of an ABC affiliate in the Albany media market covering southwest Georgia. This is possible because WSB-TV is uplinked to the AMC-10 TV satellite. The station is also the flagship of the Mega Millions multi-state lottery.
WSB-TV first began broadcasting on September 29, 1948. It is the second-oldest station south of Washington, D.C.; only Richmond, Virginia's WTVR-TV (channel 6) is older. James M. Cox, publisher of the Atlanta Journal, started the station; he also owned WSB radio (AM 750 and 104.5 FM, now on 98.5 FM). Cox owned WSB AM/FM/TV under the banner of Miami Valley Broadcasting Inc., which later on changed its name to the modern-day Cox Enterprises.
WSB-TV originally broadcast on channel 8. At that time, its present channel 2 allocation was licensed to the Journal's rival newspaper, theAtlanta Constitution, who had plans to start WCON-TV there. In 1950, the two newspapers merged. At the time, the Federal Communications Commission did not allow one entity to own two television stations in the same market. Accordingly, WCON-TV and WSB-TV merged, operating under WSB-TV's license but using the stronger channel 2. The channel 8 allocation was eventually given to WLWA as an ABC affiliate. When that station moved to channel 11 in 1953, channel 8 was reserved as non-commercial educational by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and is now WGTV, the flagship TV station of Georgia Public Broadcasting.
In 1955, the WSB stations moved into the noted "White Columns" building. They would remain there for 43 years, until a modern new facility was built adjacent to it on the same property in 1998. The new building, which has been called "Digital White Columns" by some, is located just off Atlanta's famed Peachtree Street, on the dead-end northern portion of West Peachtree Street which is actually east of Peachtree Street. This is near the Brookwood Hills area, and just east of the "Brookwood split", the well-known highway interchange where theDowntown Connector splits into I-75 and I-85. The older building was razed shortly after the new building was occupied. The original columns that stood on the front portico of the old building were placed in a garden area alongside the new building. Brand new white columns have been placed inside the glass-enclosed lobby of the newer building.
WSB-TV was originally a primary NBC affiliate, owing to its radio sister's long affiliation with NBC Radio. It also carried some ABC programming (from 1949, shared with WAGA-TV, channel 5) until WLWA-TV (channel 8, now WXIA-TV, channel 11) signed on in 1951.
The station was the original home to the relocated Atlanta Braves baseball team, carrying the games from 1966 to 1972 until the Braves moved to their current longtime home of what is now WPCH-TV, in 1973. Its sister AM station, was the longtime radio flagship of the Braves, carrying the broadcasts for a total of 38 of the 43 years that the franchise has been in Atlanta, dating back to 1966. Ernie Johnson, Sr., a former Braves pitcher and father of his namesake Turner Sports broadcaster, with future Hall of Fame announcer Milo Hamilton (who simutaneously pulled double-duty anchoring Channel 2's sportscasts during this time) were the main announcers for what was then the largest television network in baseball.
As an ABC affiliateEdit
ABC was the highest-rated network for most of the late 1970s and, at that time, was looking for stronger affiliates across the country, including Atlanta. ABC's longtime Atlanta outlet, WXIA, frequently traded second place with WAGA. However, WSB-TV was the far-and-away market leader despite being affiliated with last-place NBC. So during the summer of 1980, both stations conducted an experiment unusual for a large market: WXIA aired NBC daytime shows in the morning and ABC daytime shows in the afternoon, while WSB aired ABC shows in the morning and NBC shows in the afternoons. By the time it was over in September 1980, WSB-TV finally swapped affiliations with WXIA, and joined ABC.
WSB-DT went on the air on April 17, 1998, making it one of the first regular-service digital TV stations in the country. (The -DT suffix is not mandated by the FCC, thus it is WSB-TV even for digital.)
WSB-TV transmits digital TV on channel 39, but like other stations is remapped via virtual channels.
|2.1||WSB-DT1||Main WSB-TV Programming / ABC (HD)|
The over-the-air digital subchannel 2.2 started carrying the Retro Television Network on January 28, 2008. Prior to this, the channel wasblank, or later with a small station ID in the lower corner, and finally with the test pattern pictured at right. Weigel Broadcasting, the Chicago-based television group, and partner and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) announced April 4, 2011 that MeTV, the new digital classic television network, has surpassed the 45% clearance mark with the finalization of deals with 14 leading station groups nationwide of which Cox's WSB-TV is included. When carriage will begin is not yet known and if RTV will be dropped to make room for MeTV is also not yet known.
Don McClellan, celebrating 50 years at the station, WSB-TV shut down its analog signal for last time on June 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM, live fromthe station's transmitter room on the noon newscast, as part of the DTV transition in the United States. The station permanently remained on digital channel 39, it uses PSIP to display WSB-TV's virtual channel as 2 on digital television receivers.
During late August and into September 2009, the station removed its analog TV antenna from the top of the tower, and moved its side-mounted digital antenna up from lower on the tower.
In March 2009, the station filed applications for two digital fill-in broadcast translators, due to expected loss of signal toward the east and northeast because of the digital transition. One is to be on channel 46, which was being vacated by analog WGCL-TV on June 26 after two extra weeks as an analog nightlight station. It is located on the same radio tower as Cox's WSRV/WBTS FM, having Gainesville, Georgia as its city of license, but reaching as far into the north-northeastern Atlanta suburbs as Lilburn. The other is for channel 31, licensed to Athens, Georgia, but located only about halfway to there from Atlanta on a tower southwest of Winder, and again reaching as far west as Lilburn. It has also requested special temporary authority to begin operating these stations immediately, pending approval of its regular applications.
Most of both stations' broadcast range will overlap with each other, and are almost entirely within the predicted coverage area of the main station, however distributed transmission (on-channel boosters) will not be used. The translators are expected to overcome the terrain obstructions caused by Stone Mountain to the east of the WSB transmitter. In late June 2009, the station also applied for a translator on channel 14 just southwest of Rome, vacated by analog WPXA (channel 14). This covers a significant portion of northwest Georgia with only 1000 watts. There is no request for STA with this station, however.
As of January 2011, the Athens & Gainesville translators are currently in operation.
Currently, WSB-TV broadcasts a total of 41 hours of local newscasts every week (with six hours on weekdays and Sundays, and five hours on Saturdays); as such, WSB-TV is one of the few Big Three network affiliates to offer more than 35 hours of local news content each week and one of the few Big Three affiliates to carry a midday newscast on weekends. In addition, WSB-TV's weekend newscast output is larger than that of Fox owned-and-operated station WAGA (channel 5), which offers a larger overall weekly (and weekday) newscast output than WSB-TV. Appropriately for a station with roots in a newspaper, WSB-TV has a strong TV news tradition. It has led the news TV ratings in Atlanta for as long as records have been kept.
One factor behind its dominance is talent continuity. Many of the station's personalities have been on the air for 15 years or more. Monica Pearson (known as Monica Kaufman until 2005) has been the station's top anchorwoman since 1975, and was one of the first African-American female anchors in the South. Since 1994, her anchor desk partner has been John Pruitt, who started at channel 2 in 1973 before beginning a 16-year run at WXIA. Glenn Burns has been the main weatherman since 1981. Chuck Dowdle (previously in TV in Miami) served as sports director from 1985 until his December 2009 retirement. Pearson, Pruitt, Burns and Dowdle had been together since Pruitt's return to channel 2 in 1994—longer than any news team in Atlanta. On December 17, 2010, Pruitt retired after 46 years in the business, as he anchored his final 6PM newscast.
WSB-TV debuted local newscasts in high definition during its noon broadcast on September 27, 2006. It was the second in the Atlanta market to do so, behind WXIA-TV. It is also the second Cox station behind WFTV in Orlando to switch to HD. With the switch to HD came a new HD set and HD graphics from Giant Octopus, which are similar to those seen on WFTV.
In mid-November 2009, reporter Tom Jones and a cameraman escaped serious injury when the telescoping radio mast of their electronic news-gathering van (holding a microwave TV antenna for the remote pickup unit used for outside broadcasting) contacted 115-kilovolt high-voltage powerlines while leaving the Fulton County Jail. Georgia Power staff were surprised anyone survived, but the two were treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation at Grady Memorial Hospital and released later in the day. The massive electric spark caused an explosion, left a crater underneath the van, arced to and broke a water main, and caused a brief power outage; the vehicle was a total loss.
In July 2010, WSB-TV expanded its weekday morning newscast to 2½ hours, with the start time moved to 4:30 a.m. On September 29, 2010 beginning with the noon newscast, WSB-TV fully switched its graphics package from the 2006 Giant Octopus graphics to a new graphics package. WSB had already been using this graphics package since late 2009 for its promos. It features a sleeker "2" logo, located in the bottom right hand corner that is not solid but gray (later changed to gold). The news ticker used during the morning newscasts is a similar design to the one on Charlotte sister station WSOC-TV. Coverage by 615 Music is still used as the station's news theme with the package, but now news opens feature an animated "News Chopper 2" flying across the screen while views of Downtown Atlanta are displayed in the background; the graphics still consist of blue and red colors.
On November 23, 2010, WSB-TV announced that it will debut an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast in September 2011, replacing Oprah when the daytime talk show ends its 25-year run; along with the additional newscast, WSB-TV announced that it will hire additional on-air and behind-the-scenes news staff members.  On April 26, 2011, WSB-TV announced that the start date for the 4 p.m. newscast has been pushed up to May 26.
- The Esso Reporter (1948–1959)
- Newsroom/WSB News (1959–1965)
- Channel 2 News (1965–1972; except for 11 p.m. newscast)
- The World Tonight (1965–1968; 11 p.m. newscast)
- 24 Hours (1968–1972; 11 p.m. newscast)
- (Channel 2) Action News (1972–present)
- Channel 2, Proud as a Peacock! (1979–1980; local version of NBC ad campaign)
- You and Me and Channel 2 (1980–1981; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- 2 Steps Ahead (1980–1983)
- Now is the Time, Channel 2 is the Place (1981–1982; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- Come on Along with Channel 2 (1982–1983; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- That Special Feeling on Channel 2 (1983–1984; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- We're With You on Channel 2 (1984–1985; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- You'll Love it on Channel 2 (1985–1986; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- Together on Channel 2 (1986–1987; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- Georgia's News Leader (1986–1994)
- Something's Happening on Channel 2 (1987–1990; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- Georgia's Watching Channel 2 (1990–1992; local version of "America's Watching ABC" ad campaign)
- Coverage You Can Count On (1991–present)
- If It's Georgia, It Must Be Channel 2 (1992–1993; local version of "It Must Be ABC" ad campaign)
- Watch By More Georgia, Channel 2, ABC (1993-1996; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- Nobody Does It Like Channel 2 (1996-1997; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- TV is Good, on Channel 2 (1997-1998; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- Live, Local, Latebreaking (1998–present; used in news opens)
- We Love TV on Channel 2 (1998-1999; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- WSB-TV Channel 2, Start Here (2008-present; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
News Music PackagesEdit
- Move Closer to Your World by Mayoham Music (1972-1978)
- News People by Tuesday Productions (1978-1980)
- WSB 1980 News Theme by Unknown Composer (1980-1983)
- Newschannel by Gari Communications Inc. (1983-1986)
- WSB 1986 News Theme by Unknown Composer (1986)
- Turn to News by Gari Communications Inc. (1986-1988)
- News Leader BY VTS Productions (1988-1991)
- WSB 1991 News Theme by Unknown Composer (1991-1993)
- Image VIII by NewsMusic Central (1993-1998)
- News 2000 by Music Partners (1998-2009)
- Coverage by 615 Music (2009-present)
Current on-air staff (as of May 26th, 2011)Edit
- John Bachman - weeknights at 4 p.m.
- Fred Blankenship - weekday mornings (4:30-7 a.m.) and noon
- Erin Coleman - weekend mornings and noon
- Justin Farmer - weeknights at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
- Jovita Moore - weeknights at 5 and 11 p.m.
- Monica Pearson - weeknights at 4 and 6 p.m.
- Carol Sbarge - weekday mornings (5-7 a.m.)
- Linda Stouffer - weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.
Severe Weather Team 2Edit
- Glenn Burns (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 4, 6 and 11 p.m.
- David Chandley (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weeknights at 5 p.m.
- Karen Minton (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday mornings and noon
- Brad Nitz (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekend mornings, weekends at noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
- Zach Klein - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
- Autumn Sam - sports anchor; weekends at 6 and 11 p.m., also sports reporter
- Anthony Amey - sports reporter
- Heather Catlin - multi-platform journalist; host of Hot Topics
- John Crow - Georgia Lottery
- Jocelyn Dorsey - host of People 2 People; also community affairs director
- John Pruitt - Georgia's Hidden Treasures and other special features
- Clark Howard - consumer advisor; also hosts weekly consumer program on HLN
- Jim Strickland - consumer investigative reporter
Triple Team Traffic
- Mark Arum - weekday mornings
- Captain Herb Emory - weekday mornings
- Doug turnbell - weekday mornings
- Scott kimbeler - weekend mornings
General assignment reporters
- Manuel Bojorquez
- Ross Cavitt
- Diana Davis
- Jason Durden - "NewsChopper 2" Reporter/Photographer
- Jeff Dore
- Richard Elliot
- Lori Geary - also fill-in anchor
- George Howell
- Tom Jones
- Darren Lyn
- Pam Martin
- Don McClellan
- Darryn Moore
- Joyce Oscar
- Mike Petchenik
- Eric Philips - also fill-in anchor
- Tom Regan
- Tony Thomas
- Ryan Young
Past on-air staffEdit
|Name||Position at WSB||Years Active||Whereabouts|
|John Alston||Weekend anchor/reporter||1986–1995||Unknown|
|Dan Atkinson||Meteorologist||early 1970s||Meteorologist, WSFA in Montgomery, Alabama|
|Steve Bartkowski||Sports reporter||1976–1977||Member, Board of directors of Atlanta Falcons.|
|Jill Becker||Anchor/reporter||1981–1987||Morning and noon anchor at WXIA-TV|
|Sandra Bookman||Weekend anchor/reporter||1988–1998||Weekend anchor/reporter at WABC-TV in New York.|
|David Bodden||Reporter||2001–2005||Reporter WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Fl|
|Tom Brokaw||Anchor/reporter||1965–1966||Retired NBC Nightly News anchor; began his journalism career at WSB-TV|
|Marion Brooks||Noon anchor/reporter||1996–1997||Anchor/reporter at WMAQ-TV in Chicago|
|Steve Buckhantz||Sports anchor/reporter||Unknown||Play by play broadcaster for Washington Wizards|
|John Buren||Sports anchor/reporter||1980–1984||Real Estate Agent, Reisterstown, MD.|
|Dale Cardwell||Investigative reporter||1996–2007||2008 Democratic candidate for Georgia in the U.S. Senate. U.S. senator from Georgia, now has own consumer website called trustdale.com, |
|Vic Carter||Morning and noon anchor/reporter||1982–1995||Now at WJZ-TV in Baltimore|
|John Cater||General assignment reporter||2007–2009||Deceased |
|Anissa Centers||Weekend noon anchor/reporter||2008–2009||Anchor at KLTV in Texas|
|Roby Chavez||General assignment reporter||2000–2001||Reporter at WTTG|
|Shaunya Chavis||Weekend anchor/reporter||Unknown||News Director & Anchor, Fulton Government Television (FGTV) in Atlanta|
|Chris Clark||Reporter||1962–1965||Retired from WTVF in Nashville|
|Patrick Crosby||Consumer and business reporter||Unknown||media relations for the Atlanta office of the U.S. Attorney|
|Chris Curle (Farmer)||Noon and 5 PM anchor/reporter||1987–1997||Retired in Florida married to Don Farmer|
|Gulstan Dart||5 PM anchor/reporter||1999–2003||Anchor at KCRA-TV in Sacramento|
|Amanda Davis||Anchor/reporter||1981–1986||Primary anchor at WAGA-TV|
|Kristy Deer||Sports anchor/reporter||1989–2002||Reporter at Daily Reporter (Greenfield, Indiana); producer/director/writer at Double Deer Video|
|Chuck Dowdle||Sports anchor/reporter||1985–2009||Retired|
|Tony Dorsey||General assignment reporter||1993–1998||Communications director for the Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Association|
|John Doyle||Meteorologist||Unknown||Retired from broadcasting; currently doing voiceovers, working part-time as bailiff at the Gwinnett CountyCourthouse|
|Deidra Dukes||General assignment reporter/weekend noon anchor||1998–2005||Weekend anchor at WAGA-TV|
|Carrie Edwards Scharbo||Weekend Noon Anchor/Reporter||2003–2006||Founding Partner Case-mate ;Actress |
|Bebe Emerman||Consumer Reporter||1975–1991||Bebe Emerman, Retired from KIRO News in Seattle.|
|Don Farmer||5/6/11 PM anchor/reporter||1987–1997||Freelance Florida newspaper columnist); father of WSB-TV anchor/reporter Justin Farmer|
|Steve Gasque||General Assignment Reporter||1992–1997||Talk Radio Director at The National Association of Realtors|
|Vince Gerasole||General Assignment Reporter||1999–2001||Reporter at WBBM-TV|
|Lynn Harasin Johnson||Reporter||1974–2007||Retired|
|Bill Hartman||Sports Anchor/Reporter||1996–2008||Retired from WSB-TV, Returned to WAGA-TV October 2009|
|Ashley Hayes||General Assignment Reporter||2007–2010||Media Relations at Saint Joseph's Hospital|
|Tracy Haynes||General Assignment Reporter||Unknown||WBMA-TV in Birmingham, AL|
|Summer Jackson (Cole)||Reporter||2007–2008||Speech Instructor at Howard University|
|David Johnson||Reporter/Anchor||mid 1980's||WPXI in Pittsburgh|
|Ernie Johnson Jr.||Sports Anchor/Reporter||1982–1989||Turner Sports Broadcasting|
|Tara Jones||Reporter||Unknown||Owner of Reel Productions, LLC in Atlanta|
|Arch Kennedy||Meteorologist||2004–2006||WZTV in Nashville|
|Don Kennedy||Atlanta's "Officer Don" on WSB-TV's classic Popeye Club children's show||1957–1970||Prior to 1996, an owner of Atlanta radio station WKLS (96.1 FM); through July 22, 2009, owner, producer and host of the nationally syndicated “Big Band Jump,” or “BBJ,” on XM satellite radio.|
|Kimberley Kennedy||Host, Hot Topics||1997–2009||Unknown|
|Rachel Kim||Reporter/Gwinnett County Bureau Chief||2006–2009||freelancing at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles|
|Clennon King||General Assignment Reporter||1992–1993||A fundraiser in Vermont|
|Stu Klitenic||Sports Anchor/Reporter||1989–1996||Atlanta Braves Radio Network post-game anchor|
|Lynna Lai||General Assignment Reporter||1995–1997||Morning/Noon Anchor at WOIO-TV in Cleveland|
|Terry Mann||General Assignment Reporter||2001–2006||Unknown; husband of B 98.5 FM midday personality Jordan Graye|
|Tracy Martinez||General Assignment Reporter||2003–2006||Atlanta-based Physical Trainer|
|Michael Marsh||General Assignment Reporter||1985–1994||now Weekend Evening Anchor at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge|
|Bob McClain||Sports Anchor/Reporter||1983–1985||Unknown|
|Jerry McClellan||Noon News Weather/Booth announcer||1963–1972||Freelance voice artist|
|Paul Miller||General Assignment Reporter||1979-1981||Retired from journalism. Director of Global Initiatives, National Association of Independent Schools|
|Ray Moore||Meteorologist and news anchor||1952–1969||Unknown|
|Toni Neal||Traffic Reporter||2003–2005||Now at Microsoft|
|Vickie Newton||Weekend Anchor/Reporter||2000–2001||KMOV in St. Louis|
|Bill Nigut||Political Reporter||1983–2003||Southeast Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League|
|John Palmer||Anchor/Reporter||1960–1962||Retired from NBC News in 2002|
|Byron Pitts||General Assignment Reporter||1994–1996||CBS News|
|John Pruitt||Weekends Anchor and Weeknights Anchor||
|Gary Reaves||Reporter||1979–1982||WFAA-TV in Dallas|
|Amanda Rosseter||Weekend morning anchor and weekday reporter||2006–2009||Media relations for St. Josephs Hospital|
|Hank Phillipi Ryan||Reporter||1978–1983||WHDH (TV) in Boston|
|Jan Ryan||Reporter||1974–1977||President/CEO of NewsPowerOnline.com|
|Ron Sailor||Anchor/Reporter||Unknown||Minister in Dacula, GA. His son, Walter Ronnie Sailor, Jr., is a former Georgia State Legislator|
|Warren Savage||Morning and Noon Anchor/Reporter||1995–2005||Convicted of cocaine possession in 2006|
|Carl Sell||Weekend Sports||1968||Unknown|
|Collins Spencer||Morning and Noon Anchor||2005–2007||CEO at Strategic Communications LLC., Atlanta, GA|
|Jonathan Serrie||Reporter||1994–1999||Atlanta-based reporter for Fox News Channel|
|Guy Sharpe||Weather Man||1957–1968||Deceased|
|Tyler Sieswerda||Reporter/Fill-In Anchor||? - 2005||KVUE in Austin, TX|
|Don Stewart||Reporter/Anchor||1950's||Retired - Still resides in Atlanta and frequent organizes shows with local talent. Still performs at local "hang-outs" such as McKinnon's Restaurant.|
|Gary Stromberg||Reporter||1973–1977||Retired in 2008 from WJW (TV) in Cleveland); Author of Aren't You That News Man? (2008) and Every Tiger Has a Tale 2009|
|Lester Strong||Anchor/Reporter||1980–1984||Chief Executive Officer at Experience Corps|
|Hal Suit||Anchor/News Director||1948–1978||Former Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia in 1970 [11|
|Rob Sweeting||Anchor/Reporter||1983–1985||WJXT in Jacksonville, FL|
|Lisa Tutman (Oglesby)||Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter||1992-–1995||Independent Broadcast Media Professional, writer, blogger at Freelance|
|Jim Viondi||Sports Anchor/Reporter||Unknown||Unknown|
|Matt Wallace||NewsChopper 2 Pilot/Reporter||1997–2003||Unknown|
|Shannon Walshe||Reporter/Substitute anchor||2002–2007||Current anchor of the Daily 2 between Channel 2 Action News at Noon and 1:00pm TV"|
|Alan Wang||General Assignment Reporter||1999–2005||KGO-TV in San Francisco|
|Ukee Washington||Sports Anchor/Reporter||Unknown||Morning/noon news anchor at KYW-TV|
|JaQuitta Williams||Anchor/Reporter||2004–2008||Anchor/Reporter, WGCL-TV|
- ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=atscmph
- ^ http://www.mdtvsignalmap.com/
- ^ Atlanta Business Chronicle (2007-11-20). "TV classics come to WSB with RTN". American City Business Journals, Inc.. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
- ^ http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/1539-weigel-broadcastings-me-tv-finalizes-deals-with-14-station-groups-exceeds-45-clearance
- ^ CDBS Print
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- ^ A YouTube video of the 11PM graphics debut is here.
- ^ WSB Atlanta Announces 4 P.M. Newscast, TVNewsCheck.com. Retrieved 11-23-2010.
- ^ Channel 2 Action News at 4 Launches May 26
- ^ http://users.ece.gatech.edu/mleach/radio/fm.html
- WSBTV.com - Official WSB-TV Website
- MeTVAtlanta.com - Official Me-TV Atlanta Website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WSB-TV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WSB-TV