Watch WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham Online

Watch WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham Online


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WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham

Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston, Alabama
United States
City Birmingham, Alabama
Branding CBS 42 (general)
CBS 42 News (newscasts)
Slogan Local Coverage You Can Count On
Channels Digital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Translators 42 (UHF) Tuscaloosa (CP)
  • .1: CBS
  • .2: Escape
  • .3: Justice Network
  • .4: Laff
Owner Nexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date October 17, 1965 (52 years ago) (1965-10-17)
Call letters’ meaning It’s About Time
(former station slogan)
Former callsigns WBMG (1965–1998)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 42 (UHF, 1965–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Secondary:
  • NBC (1965–1970)
Transmitter power 1,000 kW
Height 426 m (1,398 ft)
Facility ID 5360
Transmitter coordinates 33°29′4.5″N 86°48′25.4″W / 33.484583°N 86.807056°W / 33.484583; -86.807056Coordinates: 33°29′4.5″N 86°48′25.4″W / 33.484583°N 86.807056°W / 33.484583; -86.807056
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham


State Alabama
Country USA
Virtual Channel 42
RF Channel 30
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 1000 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 426m
Latitude 33.48440170288086
Longitude -86.80690002441406
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 615m
Callsign WIAT
MHZ 566
Network Affiliation CBS
Contact Street 1 WIAT Television
Contact Street 2 2075 Golden Crest Drive
Contact City Birmingham
Contact State AL
Contact Zip 35209
Contact Phone 205-322-4200
Additional Data FCC Station Information


WIAT 42 is a TV station in Birmingham, AL. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, weather, traffic, sports, and general entertainment programming. In addition to being known as WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WIAT. You can watch the station online via the WIAT 42 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham
Call Sign: WIAT
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WIAT 42 Homepage

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WIAT 42 is owned by Media General. It is an affiliate of the network CBS network. As an affiliate, CBS Birmingham 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: 2075 Golden Crest Dr Birmingham, AL 35209-1143. Phone: 205-322-4200. Fax: 205-320-2722. Email: [email protected]