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WHAE-TV (1971-1977)

1971–1977

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WGCL was signed on by the Christian Broadcasting Network on June 6, 1971 as WHAE-TV, a mostly religious independent station, though it also aired some low-budget programming.

WANX-TV (1977-1984)

1977–1984


ATLwanx

On September 5 "Labor Day(,)" 1977, The Call Letters are changed into WANX-TV as even more secular programming joined the schedule.

WGNX (1984-2000)

1984–1995 (Independent & 1994-Present: CBS-TV)

WGNX-TV

1984–1985

WGNX80s

Tribune Broadcasting acquired WANX from CBN in 1983 and One (1) Year later on March 15, 1984 The Station has changed the call letters into WGNX to emphasize it's co-ownership with WGN-TV in Chicago, IL has "X" Crossed The Line.

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 new CBS affiliate station for The Atlanta, GA, USA Viewing Area on December 11, 1994 after WAGA-TV switched it's network affiliation job to FOX as part of an affiliation career 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 1997-1998) 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 is introduced 1 Year later in 1999 as "CBS ATLANTA(,GA) WGNX 46."

WGCL-TV (CBS {ATLANTA(, GA)} 46: Independence Day 2000-Present)

2000–2001

WGCL-TV CBS Atlanta 46 2000

WGNX changed it's call letters again and this time into 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 and reverting to the name CBS Atlanta.

2003–2009

2003-2004

CBS 46 Atlanta's NewsChannel

Around in 2003, 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-TV has 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. Rumors Know that WGCL-TV CBS 46 will may sell it to The CBS CORPORATION as the New Network Flagship Station and befriend to WUPA THE CW 69 in the near future.

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WGCL-TV news opens

WGCL-TV news opens

All the news opens for WGCL-TV.


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