ABC on WALB: Frequently Asked Questions

Published: Mar. 4, 2011 at 7:51 PM EST|Updated: Sep. 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM EDT
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there any changes to NBC on WALB?

  • No, this is a new additional ABC network channel that WALB will broadcast on its second digital channel.

How will it appear, on my TV ?

  • If you scan in your local channels, it will appear as WALB 10.2 ABC

Will it be carried on Cable and satellite?

  • Yes, it is carried by DISH, on Channel 17, [in Standard Definition] Direct TV, and Mediacom cable and other cable companies in South Georgia. Check with your provider for the exact channel number.
  • If you can receive WALB with an antenna, you can receive the new ABC channel.

 What channel do I watch for ABC?

  • In the Fitzgerald area, which includes Cordele, Vienna, Crisp County, Dooly County, Fitzgerald, Ocilla, Ben Hill County, and Irwin County,  WALB ABC will be on Channel 10, HD on Channel 810.
  • In the Moultrie area, which includes Tifton, Tift County, Ashburn, Turner County, Sycamore, Omega, Ty Ty, Moultrie, Colquitt County, Sumner, Cook County, and Worth County, WALB ABC will be on Channel 5, HD Channel 805.
  • In the Pearson area,  Lakeland, Ray City, Pearson, Willacoochee, Lenox, Nashville, Adel, Sparks, Berrien County, Enigma, and Alapaha will get WALB ABC on Channel 7, HD on Channel 807.
  • The Camilla area,  Camilla, Pelham, Mitchell County, and Meigs, will find  WALB ABC on Channel 2, HD on Channel 802.
  • And the Albany area, which includes Albany, Dougherty County, Sylvester, Lee County, Dawson, Leesburg, Terrell County, Poulan, Worth County, WALB ABC will be on Channel 9, while WALB ABC HD will be on Channel 809.

Will WALB News also be on the new ABC channel?

  • Yes, the 6AM, 12PM, 6PM, and 11PM newscasts you are used to seeing will be shown on the ABC channel, "Live" at the same hour.

Will there be any new news programs offered on the new ABC channel?

  • Yes, a new live half-hour Newscast will air Monday-Friday at 7:00PM. This will air only on the new ABC channel.
  • The 7:00PM anchor team will be Dawn Hobby, Ben Roberts, Yolanda Amadeo, and Robert Hydrick, the team you've trusted for many years.  

Will the new ABC channel have the same syndicated programs, we see on WALB?

  • Yes, many of the same programs will air at different hours to offer an option to viewers.
  • Some unique programs will also be offered, such as  Access Hollywood, Monday through Friday at 7:30PM.

What happened to the THIS TV network, that was on WALB's 2nd digital channel?

As we launch the new local ABC on our D-2 channel, effective Wednesday April 27th at 5:00am, we will no longer be broadcasting the THIS TV channel.

  • CLICK HERE for an ABC programming Schedule as a Word document

  • Click HERE to read the ABC/Raycom news Release