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.
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In 1977, the call letters were changed to WANX-TV as even more secular programming joined the schedule.
This logo design was standard across stations owned by Christian Broadcasting Network, including flagship WYAH (now
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.
Open (1989-1992) Georgia's News at Ten
Around this time, the station developed a news department and began to offer local news.
Open (1992-1994) Georgia's News at Ten Open (1994) WGNX News at 7:30PM Open (1994) WGNX News at Ten
1994 promotional ad of Karyn Greer & Steve Dawson 7:30 & 10pm news then a Tribune Owned Station
Open (1994-1995) The 11 O'Clock News on 46
1994 promotional of WGNX46 becoming A CBS Affiliate
Primetime banner as CBS shows moves from WAGA-TV 5 to WGNX 46 in 1994.
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. T he WB instead ended up on former Fox affiliate (and sister station between 1997 and 1998) WATL .
Open (1995-1996) WGNX News Open (1996-1998) WGNX News Open (1998-1999) WGNX News
1998- main anchors- John McKnight & Karyn Greer
logo (1999-2000) CBS Atlanta News CBS Atlanta News Open #1 (1999-2000) CBS Atlanta News Open #2 (1999-2000)
Jane Robelot & Calvin Hughes- 2000
In 1998, Tribune sold WGNX to
Meredith Corporation. This new logo and look was introduced a year later.
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.
WGCL dropped the
Clear News name in 2002, reverting to the name CBS Atlanta.
2004- [main anchors] Tony Harris & Stephany Fisher
Around a year later, the station became
Logo with URL in place of callsign
CBS 46 News at 6:00 open from 2004-2009
2005- closing title card at 6pm
2005- 6pm Rich Noonan & Cynne Simpson
2008- Stephany Fisher & Bill Gains
WGCL newscast logo (2009-2014)
CBS Atlanta News open (2009-2014)
2014- Scott Light & Stephany Fisher
2011 6pm CBS Atlanta News
CBS Atlanta branding returned after six years in 2009. Along with it came a graphics refresh.
CBS 46 News logo (2014-present)
CBS 46 News open from 2014
2019- CBS46 Morning News anchors Karyn Greer & Guvir Dhindsa
2019- main anchors Shon Gables & Thomas Roberts
2020- main anchors Shon Gables & Rick Folbaum
Getting Results - title card
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.
TV stations in North Georgia, including metro Atlanta and Athens