Originally signed on the air on March 8, 1949 as a primary CBS affiliate on VHF channel 5, it was originally owned by Toledo, Ohio-based Fort Industry Company, which also operated WAGA radio (AM 590, now WDWD; and WAGA-FM 103.3, now WVEE), all colloquially called "Wagga". Fort Industry would later be renamed Storer Broadcasting after the company's founder, George B. Storer.
1981-closing shot of the anchor team/station logo
Alternate version with red rectangle (1990–1995)
WAGA Station ID & Special Presentation Bumper (1984)
"TV5 Spirit" (1987–1988)
"Get Ready for TV5" (1989–1990)
"The Look of Atlanta is TV5, The Look is TV5" (1991–1992)
Brenda Wood-1988 promo
WAGA-TV 5 Eyewitness News team- Ken Cook, John Marler, Brenda Wood, Jim Axel, Jeff Hullinger 1990
Another alternate version of logo.
Alternate thinner version
Alternate version of logo (1994-1997)
Eyewitness News logo (1994-1997)
On December 11, 1994, as part of a larger affiliation deal with New World Communications, WAGA-TV took the Fox affiliation from then-owned-and-operated WATL, which rejected CBS' affiliation offer, but instead signed an agreement with Tribune Broadcasting's WGNX, which was initially set to affiliate with The WB. Instead, WATL ended up taking the WB affiliation.
The station made a slight change to its 1983 logo, by closing off the lower hook of the '5'.