Watch WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham Online

Watch WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham Online


WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham

Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston, Alabama
United States
CityBirmingham, Alabama
BrandingCBS 42 (general)
CBS 42 News (newscasts)
SloganLocal Coverage You Can Count On
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Translators42 (UHF) Tuscaloosa (CP)
  • .1: CBS
  • .2: Escape
  • .3: Justice Network
  • .4: Laff
OwnerNexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air dateOctober 17, 1965 (52 years ago) (1965-10-17)
Call letters’ meaningIt’s About Time
(former station slogan)
Former callsignsWBMG (1965–1998)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 42 (UHF, 1965–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Secondary:
  • NBC (1965–1970)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
Height426 m (1,398 ft)
Facility ID5360
Transmitter coordinates33°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 authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WIAT 42 CBS Birmingham


Virtual Channel42
RF Channel30
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)1000 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)426m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)615m
Network AffiliationCBS
Contact Street 1WIAT Television
Contact Street 22075 Golden Crest Drive
Contact CityBirmingham
Contact StateAL
Contact Zip35209
Contact Phone205-322-4200
Additional DataFCC 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:

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