List of Atlanta broadcast stations by location
The following broadcast stations in the Atlanta metropolitan area all have radio antennas on the named building or radio tower, or within 100 meters or 330 feet of the summit of the mountain, and are listed with call sign, frequency or channel, community of license, and licensee/owner.
- 1 Mountains
- 2 Buildings
- 3 Towers
- 4 References
- WRDA 105.7 Canton, Clear Channel Communications
- W265AV 100.9 Woodstock, relays WCCV FM 91.7
W229AG 93.7 Sandy Plains, now relays WCNN AM 680, previously KAWZ, Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Idaho, sold to Cumulus Media, moved to North Druid Hills
There are also long-standing applications (potentially moot) for broadcast translators by Calvary Chapel on 94.5 and 103.7 to serve Woodstock. Another application for a translator on 102.1 by Community Public Radio to serve "Sweat Mountain" (which is not a community) is also listed by the FCC.
- WATC-DT 41 (DTV 57.1 and former analog 57), Atlanta, Community Television, Inc.
WSKC-CA 22 Atlanta, KM Communications (silent, last simulcast WATC), digital has moved WXID-LP 49(originally W55BM then W49DE), Marietta, Word of God Fellowship (silent, broadcast JCTV) WDWW-LD 7 Atlanta, (former on-air DTV permit for WDWW-LP analog 28 in Cleveland, Georgia), Richard C. & Lisa A. Goetz of Hendersonville, Tennessee
There was also a 50 kW transmitter on former TV channel 55 for MediaFLO, a pay TV service that was available on mobile TV. It was part of a single-frequency network across the metro area, all operated under callsign WPZA237 regionally. It was located 26 meters (85 ft) above ground level of approximately 1,620 feet (490 m), at , a separate tower from those listed for the other stations above.
Another transmitter on 56 is licensed to Manifest Wireless (EchoStar, like Dish Network) in the same manner: an SFN along with seven other locations in metro Atlanta that each have callsign WQJY980 (though this is different from other markets), and using a separate tower (at the same coordinates as MediaFLO) from the regular broadcast stations on the mountain. A strong ATSC signal is transmitted, but appears to carry only ATSC-M/H.
- WGTV TV 8 (DTV 8.x) Atlanta, Georgia Public Broadcasting
- previously WABE FM 90.1, which has since moved back with WPBA TV 30, both owned by Atlanta Board of Education
- KEC80 162.550, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
- W266BW FM 101.1 Winder, construction permit, currently assigned to retransmit WSTR FM 94.1
The U.S. government and government of Georgia Cobb county gov't as well as Cobb EMC maintain non-broadcast facilities for internal communications. Its summit is 1808 feet or 550 meters AMSL and is the highest point in the immediate metro area.
- WPXA-TV 51 (14.x) Rome, and former analog 14, Paxson Communications
- W214AS 90.7 Waleska, relays KAWZ, Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls
- original location and still the allotment center for WCHK-FM 105.5 Canton, now WRDA 105.7 Canton
- remote pickup units for local television stations' electronic news-gathering
- XM Satellite Radio repeater
Located near Cumming, Georgia.
- WWEV-FM 91.5
- original main transmitter for what is now WUPA TV 69, until lack of space for its digital TV forced it to move
- original main transmitter and current allotment and backup for WZGC FM 92.9
- original location and still the allotment for WSTR FM 94.1
- WNNX FM 100.5 College Park, original/current location, previously WWWQ
- WTHC-LD 42 (42.1) digital, original and current
- WTBS-LP 26 analog, current but leaving
- XM Satellite Radio repeater
WDTA-LP 53 Fayettevilleanalog license, off-air as of mid 2010
- WANN-CA 32 Atlanta silent analog license, WANN-LD 29 former digital permit (now at Druid Hills site)
- WTBS-LP 26 Atlanta analog license, WTBS-LD 30 former digital permit (now at Druid Hills site)
SunTrust Plaza (One Peachtree Center)
- WDTA-LD 35 (53.1) Atlanta, on-air digital permit and former analog permit on 50, previous analog 53 at Bank of America Plaza
Located adjacent to the Downtown Connector, and owned by Turner Broadcasting System, this was a three-leg self-supporting radio tower, on land owned by Comcast. Its city block is bounded by Spring Street on its west, West Peachtree Street on the east, 10th Street on the south, and former 11th Street (now part of the Turner campus) on the north. The adjacent building was gutted (except for the transmitter room), and the tower was to come down within 120 days (October 10) after the analog shutdown (June 12). By August 2010 however, the tower was just beginning to be disassembled, and the WNNX and WWWQ backups had permits to move to the Inman Park tower. Dismantling was finally completed by November 2010.
- former WPCH-TV 17 Atlanta main (DTV 20 and analog backup are at North Druid Hills), owned by Turner
- former WNNX FM 100.5 backup at 5 kW
- former WLTA/WRMM/WARM/WAPW/WNNX FM 99.7 main, now WWWQ FM 99.7 backup (62 kW) and allotment
A previous four-leg tower on the same spot was completed in 1949 for then-new WAGA-TV 5, and was later topped with a time-and-temperature sign after WAGA moved and before WJRJ TV 17 came on-air in 1967. Storer Broadcasting owned WAGA, and Storer Cable in Atlanta changed hands to eventually become part of Comcast, which is in turn how the Time Warner station ended-up on its competitor's land.
These are actually two guyed towers immediately west-northwest of where Clifton Road ends at Briarcliff Road, near Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is sometimes known as the Richland tower site, for the company that owns it. WAGA-TV 27 (5.1) is located just to the south on Briarcliff, on the other side of South Fork Peachtree Creek.
- East tower
- WUVM-LP 4 Atlanta, analog license
- W45DX-D 45+ Atlanta analog and W24AL-D permit for digital, Ventana Television (Home Shopping Network)
WIRE-CD 40 Atlanta, former analog license and construction permits, former digital permit on 29
- WANN-CD 29 (32.x) Atlanta, digital license, Prism Broadcasting
- WTBS-LD 30 (26.x) Atlanta, on-air digital permit, Prism Broadcasting
- WPCH-TV 20 (17.1) Atlanta, digital 20, former analog backup 17, analog main was on Turner tower
- WATL TV 25 (36.1) Atlanta, and former analog 36
- WUVG-DT 48 (34.x) Athens, digital only, analog 34 was closer to Athens
- WRFG FM 89.3 Atlanta
- WKHX-FM 101.5 Marietta
- WZGC FM 92.9 Atlanta, originally on Westin Peachtree Plaza
- WWWQ FM 99.7 Atlanta, originally on Turner tower as WNNX
- Diplexed antenna:
- W250BC 97.9 Riverdale, a "translator" to relay WNNX FM 100.5 entirely within its own service area, Cumulus Media
- W255CJ 98.9 Atlanta, a "translator" to relay WWWQ FM 99.7 entirely within its own service area, Cumulus Media
- W229AG 93.7 Atlanta, a "translator" to relay WCNN AM 680 entirely within its own service area, Dickey Broadcasting
- long-standing application for a broadcast translator from Immanuel Broadcasting Network on 101.9
- West tower
- WGCL-TV 19 (46.1) Atlanta
- WKHX-FM 101.5 Marietta, backup and allotment, indicating it probably used the site before
- Diplexed antenna (applied to move to east tower):
- Diplexed antenna:
- W222AF 92.3 Marietta, a "translator" to relay WWPW FM 96.1 HD-3 entirely within its own service area, Immanuel Broadcasting
- former applications for translators on 89.7 and 88.9 from WAY-FM Media Group
One tower also has an XM Satellite Radio repeater.
Located just south of DeKalb Avenue, east of Moreland Avenue (U.S. Route 23 and Georgia 42). Three towers are in the area, with two next to each other at the east end of New Street (a cul-de-sac or roundabout) nearer Edgewood, and one at the south end of Arizona Avenue (a dead end) nearer Kirkwood.
- New Street, northeast (painted) tower
WPBA TV 30 Atlanta, former analog only, Atlanta Board of Education
- WABE FM 90.1 Atlanta, application for greater height, Atlanta Board of Education
- WSTR FM 94.1 Smyrna, main and allotment, Lincoln Financial Media
- WSB-FM 98.5 Atlanta, main and allotment, Cox Radio
- WVEE FM 103.3 Atlanta, main and backup, CBS Radio
- WZGC FM 92.9 Atlanta, backup only, CBS Radio
- application for WSBB-FM FM 95.5 main
- W275BK 102.9 Decatur, silent, now assigned to WHTA 107.9
- New Street, southwest (unpainted) tower
- WPBA DTV 21 (30.1) Atlanta, digital only, Atlanta Board of Education
- WABE FM 90.1 Atlanta, license since 2004, Atlanta Board of Education
- Arizona Avenue tower
WUPA TV 43 (69.1) Atlanta, for which the tower was constructed, and former analog 69, now moved to North Druid Hills
- WHSG-TV 44 (63.x) Monroe, digital 44 only, analog was closer to Monroe
- WIRE-CD 40 (40.x) Atlanta, former analog license flash-cut to digital
W06CM-D 6 Atlanta, expired digital permit for W45DX-D which is at North Druid Hills
- WYGA-CD 16 (16.x) Atlanta, on-air, digital permit for 18
WYGA-CA 45 Atlanta, previously on-air but now-silent analog permit, previous analog 55 was elsewhere
- W275BK FM 102.9 Decatur, permit issued in January 2010 to move from Edgewood
- single backup antenna for both WUBL FM 94.9 and WWPW FM 96.1
- WWWQ (and formerly also WNNX) permits to move backup facilities from Turner tower, one for WUBL/WWPW antenna and another lower down, filed same day in 2009
- WQJY980, ATSC-M/H transmitter for Manifest Wireless mobile DTV on former TV channel 56
- W233BF FM 94.5 Social Circle, application made in March 2012 to moved from north of Conyers, possibly to retransmit WQXI AM
- WSB-TV 39 (2.x) Atlanta, and former analog 2
- former WGST/WMXV 105.7 Canton, after Bear Mountain and before Sweat Mountain
- Mobile phone base stations (these antennas are halfway up)
- WREK FM 91.1 Atlanta on Georgia Institute of Technology campus
- WRAS FM 88.5 Atlanta, near I-285 southwest of Panthersville
- Cox Radio guyed tower west of Braselton, WSRV FM 97.1 Gainesville and WSBB-FM FM 95.5 Doraville, application/special temporary authorization for WSB-TV translator on 46
- WRDG FM 96.7 Peachtree City, and WHTA FM 107.9 Hampton, guyed tower north of Tyrone
- WALR-FM 104.1 and WBZY FM 105.3 broadcast from two towers off of U.S. 27 Alt / Georgia 16 northwest of Newnan
- Cobb EMC tower in Marietta, W222AF 92.3 Marietta, relays WGST AM 640 and previously WCCV FM 91.7, Immanuel Broadcasting Network
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC) monitoring station in Powder Springs, about a mile south of Highway 6 on the Cobb-Paulding County border. Provides monitoring as part of the Enforcement Bureau. Location 33°51'44.4" N. Latitude, 84°43'25.8" W. Longitude.