Watch WSB-TV Atlanta ABC Online

Watch WSB-TV Atlanta ABC Online


WSB-TV Atlanta ABC



Atlanta, Georgia
United States
BrandingChannel 2 (general)
Channel 2 Action News (newscasts)
SloganCoverage You Can Count On
Live. Local. Late Breaking.
ChannelsDigital: 39 (UHF)
(to move to 32 (UHF))
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
  • 2.1: 720p 16:9 WSB-HD
  • 2.2: 480i 16:9 BOUNCE
  • 2.3: 480i 4:3 LAFF

  • 31 (2.4/.5/.6) Athens
  • 46 (2.7/.8/.9) Gainesville
  • 17 (CP) Newnan
  • 14 (application) Rome

  • 2.1: ABC
  • 2.2: Bounce
  • 2.3: Laff
OwnerCox Media Group
(Georgia Television, LLC)
First air dateSeptember 29, 1948 (69 years ago) (1948-09-29)
Call letters’ meaningWelcome South Brother (derived from sister station WSB radio)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 8 (VHF, 1948–1950)
  • 2 (VHF, 1950–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Analog/DT1:
  • NBC (1948–1980)
  • DT2:
  • Retro TV (2008–2011)
  • MeTV (2011–2017)
  • Escape (2017)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
869 kW (CP)
Height316 m (1,037 ft)
Facility ID23960
Transmitter coordinates33°45′51″N 84°21′42″W / 33.76417°N 84.36167°W / 33.76417; -84.36167 (WSB-TV tower)Coordinates: 33°45′51″N 84°21′42″W / 33.76417°N 84.36167°W / 33.76417; -84.36167 (WSB-TV tower)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WSB-TV Atlanta ABC


Virtual Channel2
RF Channel39
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)1000 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)301m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)583m
Network AffiliationABC
Contact Street 11601 West Peachtree St, NE
Contact CityAtlanta
Contact StateGA
Contact Zip30309
Contact Phone404-897-7000
Additional DataFCC Station Information


WSB-TV Atlanta is a TV station in Atlanta, GA. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle programs. In addition to being known as WSB-TV Atlanta ABC, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WSB. You can watch the station online via the WSB-TV Atlanta live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WSB-TV Atlanta ABC
Call Sign: WSB
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WSB-TV Atlanta Homepage

If you’re interested in a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

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.

The Action News 2 Weather team is often the first to report severe weather in metro Atlanta.

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.]

Other Facts About WSB-TV Atlanta

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.

See WSB’s FCC Profile

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 link 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.

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: 1601 W Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309-2663. Phone: 404-897-7000. Fax: 404-897-7370. Email:

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