WFAA 8 Dallas ABC

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Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas
United States
City Dallas, Texas
Branding WFAA-TV Channel 8,
Channel 8,
WFAA-TV (general)
WFAA News/News 8 (newscasts)
Slogan The Spirit of Texas
Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
  • .1: ABC
  • .2: Local AccuWeather
  • .3: Justice Network
  • .4: Quest
Affiliations ABC
Owner Tegna, Inc.
(WFAA-TV, Inc.)
First air date September 17, 1949 (68 years ago) (1949-09-17)
Call letters’ meaning Working For All Alike
Former callsigns KBTV (1949–1950)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 8 (VHF, 1949–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 9 (VHF, 1998–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Primary:
  • DuMont (1949–1950)
  • NBC (1950–1957)
  • Secondary:
  • Paramount (1949)
  • DuMont (1950–1955)
  • ABC (1950–1957)
Transmitter power 55 kW
Height 510 m (1,673 ft)
Facility ID 72054
Transmitter coordinates 32°35′6.00″N 96°58′41.00″W / 32.5850000°N 96.9780556°W / 32.5850000; -96.9780556Coordinates: 32°35′6.00″N 96°58′41.00″W / 32.5850000°N 96.9780556°W / 32.5850000; -96.9780556
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WFAA 8 Dallas ABC


State Texas
Country USA
Virtual Channel 8
RF Channel 8
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 21.5 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 512m
Latitude 32.584999084472656
Longitude -96.97810363769531
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 704m
Callsign WFAA
MHZ 180
Network Affiliation ABC
Contact Street 1 606 Young Street
Contact City Dallas
Contact State TX
Contact Zip 75202
Contact Phone 214-748-9631
Additional Data FCC Station Information

WFAA 8 Dallas ABC is the Dallas ABC TV affiliate. WFAA News broadcasts Dallas local news, and national entertainment from ABC. Additionally, this station covers Dallas weather, and Dallas sports. In addition to being known by its FCC call sign of WFAA TV, this station is also known as ABC 8, or Dallas Channel 8. You can watch WFAA News online via the WFAA TV live stream, and its collection of videos which are updated regularly.

Name: WFAA News 8 Dallas
Call Sign: WFAA
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: ABC 8 Homepage

WFAA News 8 has been serving the Dallas television market since 1949. Dallas Channel 8 is truly one of the most respected local news outfits in the entire country. Channel 8 Dallas broke the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and it kept an entire nation up to speed as that tragedy unfolded. The list of famous broadcast personalities who worked with WFAA TV includes: Scott Pelley, Bill O’Reilly, Don Meredith, and Leeza Gibbons among so many others.

If you need an immediate report on Dallas weather then click the Live TV screen above, and you’ll the WFAA weather section at the top. [Be sure to check out the WFAA radar section, as it is excellent.] Also, if you want an update on Dallas traffic, here is the link to the WFAA Traffic Center. [There is a Channel 8 traffic app that has a really nice feature of providing custom traffic alerts.] Finally, if you’re interested in a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

More Facts About WFAA News

WFAA TV is owned by TENGA, an offshoot of the Gannet Company. It is an affiliate of the ABC network. As an affiliate, WFAA Dallas tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. Dallas Channel 8 News currently airs 36 hours of station produced news broadcasts per week. Also, WFAA Sports airs two shows devoted to Dallas sports. First, there is the Dallas sports highlight program from local favorite Dale Hansen, and it’s called Dale Hansen’s Sports Special. Then, there is the show focused on Dallas high school sports called High School Sports Special. [It’s another local favorite for people interested in Dallas high school football news.] To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

There are several excellent WFAA news apps. These Dallas local news apps include a Dallas weather app and Dallas traffic app. You can find them here.

Contact the WFAA News 8

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: 606 Young St Dallas, TX 75202-4870. Phone: 214-748-9631. Fax: 214-977-6585. Email: [email protected]