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WHAE-TV

1971–1977

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WGCL was signed on by the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1971 as WHAE-TV, a mostly religious independent station, though it also aired some low-budget programming.

WANX-TV

1977–1984


ATLwanx

In 1977, the call letters were changed to WANX-TV as even more secular programming joined the schedule.

WGNX

1984–1995

1984-1985

WGNX80s

Tribune Broadcasting acquired WANX from CBN in 1983, and one year later changed the call letters to WGNX to emphasize its co-ownership with WGN-TV in Chicago.

1985–1987

WGNX85

1987–1990

WGNX89

Around this time, the station developed a news department and began to offer local news.

1990–1994

WGNX91

1994–1995

WGNX94

WGNX became the CBS affiliate for the Atlanta market in December 1994, after WAGA-TV switched its affiliation to Fox, as part of an affiliation deal with New World Communications. Originally, WGNX was set to affiliate to The WB, as Tribune held a minority stake in that network. The WB instead ended up on former Fox affiliate (and sister station between 1997 and 1998) WATL.

1995–1999


WGNX 94-99 logo

1999–2000

WGNX46 CBS Atlanta 1999

In 1998, Tribune sold WGNX to Meredith Corporation. This new logo and look was introduced a year later.

WGCL-TV

2000–2001

WGCL-TV CBS Atlanta 46 2000

WGNX changed its call letters to WGCL-TV on July 4, 2000. At the same time, it introduced a new news format called Clear News.


2001–2002

WGCL-TV CBS Clear TV Atlanta 2001

2002–2003

WGCL CBS Atlanta 2002

WGCL dropped the Clear News name in 2002, reverting to the name CBS Atlanta.

2003–2009

2003-2004

CBS 46 Atlanta's NewsChannel

Around a year later, the station became CBS 46.

2004–2009

WGCL-TV CBS 46 2005

2009–2014

CBS Atlanta

The CBS Atlanta branding returned after six years in 2009. Along with it came a graphics refresh.

2014–present

WGCL-TV 2014 logo

WGCL returned to the CBS 46 name in 2014, launching a new logo and graphics package (originally designed for the CBS O&Os) at the same time.

Video

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WGCL-TV news opens

All the news opens for WGCL-TV.