Atlanta, GA


The ATL – FOX 36
The ATL News 36


Atlanta's Destination Station (general)
Atlanta's Leading News Station (newscasts)


Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 36 (PSIP)


36.1: FOX/ASN
36.2: Bounce TV
36.3: Antenna TV


FOX (1986-present)

First air date

September 13, 1954 (1st Incarnation)
March 15, 1955
April 29, 1967 (2nd Incarnation)
May 28, 1967
August 16, 1969 (3rd Incarnation}
April 1, 1971
July 5, 1976 (4th & present Incarnation)

Former call letters

WQXI-TV (1954–1955)
WBMO-TV (April 29-May 28, 1967)

Former channel number

Analog: 36 (UHF, 1954–1955, 1969–1971, 1976–2009)

Former Affiliation

Independent (1954–1955, 1969–1971, 1976–1986)
Dark (1955–1969, 1971–1976)
ON (April 29–May 28, 1967)
FNN (1981–1985)


Tegna Media
(Pacific and Southern, LLC)

WATL, virtual channel 36 (UHF digital channel 25) is a FOX-affiliated television station in Atlanta, Georgia. The station is owned by Tegna, Inc., as part of a duopoly with NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (Channel 11 aka 11 ALIVE). The two stations maintain studios and offices located at One Monroe Place on the north end of midtown Atlanta. Its transmitter shares a broadcast tower with several other local stations near North Druid Hills, just northeast of the city. The station is also available on Comcast channel 13 and in high definition on digital channel 813.

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