Watch WDEF News 12 Chattanooga CBS Online

Watch WDEF News 12 Chattanooga CBS Online


WDEF News 12 Chattanooga CBS



Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
BrandingNews 12 Now
SloganLocal, Quick and to the Point
ChannelsDigital: 12 (VHF)
(to move to 8 (VHF))
Virtual: 12 (PSIP)
Subchannels12.1 CBS
12.2 Bounce TV
12.3 Escape
12.4 Grit
AffiliationsCBS (secondary through 1958)
OwnerMorris Multimedia
(WDEF-TV, Inc.)
First air dateApril 25, 1954 (64 years ago) (1954-04-25)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
12 (VHF, 1954–2009)
47 (UHF, 2004–2009)
Former affiliationsAll secondary:
DuMont (1954–1955)
NBC (1954–1956)
ABC (1954–1958)
NTA (1956–1961)
UPN (2004–2006)
Tuff TV (2009–2011)
Transmitter power26 kW
Height384 m (1,260 ft)
Facility ID54385
Transmitter coordinates35°8′6″N 85°19′25″W / 35.13500°N 85.32361°W / 35.13500; -85.32361
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WDEF News 12 Chattanooga CBS


Virtual Channel12
RF Channel12
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)20.268999099731445 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)376m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)723m
Network AffiliationCBS
Contact Street 13300 Broad Street
Contact CityChattanooga
Contact StateTN
Contact Zip37408
Contact Phone423-785-1200
Additional DataFCC Station Information


WDEF News 12 is a TV station in Chattanooga, TN. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts news programs, entertainment TV, lifestyle shows, and sports. In addition to being known as WDEF News 12 Chattanooga CBS, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WDEF. You can watch the station online via its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WDEF News 12 Chattanooga CBS
Call Sign: WDEF
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WDEF News 12 Homepage

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WDEF News 12 is owned by Morris Multimedia. It is an affiliate of the network CBS network. As an affiliate, Chattanooga CBS 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 CBS.

Contact the Station

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: 3300 Broad St Chattanooga, TN 37408-3061. Phone: 423-785-1200. Fax: 423-785-1273. Email:

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