Name: WSB-TV Atlanta ABC
Call Sign: WSB
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WSB-TV Atlanta Homepage
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WSB-TV Atlanta’s rating of 8.0 out of 10 is based on a number of factors. One of the biggest ‘pros’ is that WSB-TV Atlanta ABC live streams its news broadcasts as they air. WSB-TV Atlanta also has a video collection so viewers can watch the day’s news on demand, earning it further points. More about our rating method.
WSB-TV has an outstanding reputation for its news coverage. In 2015, for example, the station was nominated for 30 Emmys, including two for best newscast. (Points deducted, though, as the two newscasts were the 5 PM and the 6 PM slots. C’mon, it’s the same crew doing the same job–it’s one broadcast, not two!) Also, the WSBTV weather department is highly regarded.
Unfortunately, WSB’s website is not worthy of this respected news organization. While not as bad as the Atlanta CBS affiliate, it is lacking. The main problem is the lame home page. There is a nice link to the WSB live news stream, but the rest is a bunch of clutter.
Also disappointing is its display of its videos. There’s nothing but a small link at the top of its antiquated navigation menu to help visitors find its on demand section. Once you do get to it, it’s not very inviting.
It is possible we’re unfairly penalizing WSB-TV and its owner Cox Media Group–which publishes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution–because its news chops are so exemplary. Too Bad. The Action News 2 team at ABC Atlanta does a fantastic job of reporting. Cox Media should step into the future and recognize that these talents are being squandered on a borderline, amateurish website. [We callz ’em likes we seez ’em.]
Notable alumni include Tom Brokaw and Ernie Johnson, Jr. (host of TNT’s outstanding NBA show). WSB began broadcasting all the way back in 1948, making it the second oldest television station in the South. WSB airs most of the ABC lineup, with adjustments to accommodate its local programming. There are no open FCC violations against WSB.
WSB-TV Atlanta is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, WSB-TV Atlanta tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.
Check out how WSB-TV Atlanta ABC compares to other local stations in the Atlanta area.
WSB-TV Atlanta has a public information file maintained by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To go directly to WSB’s FCC file, click the FCC button above.
The FCC’s station profile will contain important information about WSB-TV Atlanta that falls within the public domain. For example, it may disclose such details as political advertisement time the station has sold (or given away), ownership particulars, or pending applications for programming changes.
If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch—
By mail: 1601 W Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309-2663. Phone: 404-897-7000. Fax: 404-897-7370. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org