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WTAL
ABC 7 28 2017

Location

Tuscaloosa, AL

Branding

ABC 7/28
ABC 7/28 News

Slogan

Alabama's News Leader!

Channel(s)

Analog: 7 (VHF)
Digital: 58 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

7.1 WTAL-ABC
7.2 Central Alabama's 24/7 Weather
7.3 ABC News Now

Affiliation

ABC

First air date

December 25, 1964

Former call letters

none

Former channel number

none

Former Affiliation

CBS (1964-1993)

Owner

Berfield/Willis Broadcast Corporation

WTAL is the ABC affiliate in the Birmingham, AL market. It serves the Tuscaloosa,area. It broadcasts on channel 7. It is one of three satellites in the Birmingham, AL market (The others are Low-Power WBAM-LP and WANN). On January 2, 2016, Krueger Broadcasting purchased WTAL from Tegna Media, putting all three ABC affiliates in the market under common ownership. On June 24, 2016, Krueger sold WTAL along with WBAM and WANN to Berfield/Willis Broadcast Corporation.

News Themes

  • WTAL 1977 News Theme (1977-1981)
  • Palmer News Package - Shelly Palmer Company (1989-1993)
  • ABC World News Tonight 1989-1996 Theme - Score Productions (1993-1996)
  • News One - 615 Music (1996-2001)
  • Metropolis - Stephen Arnold Music (2001-2009)
  • Gannet News Theme - Rampage Music (2009-2013)
  • This is home - Gari Media (2013-Present)

Newscast Titles

  • The Alabama Report (1964-1974)
  • Channel 7 News (1974-1982)
  • Bama News 7 (1982-1984)
  • Bama 7 News (1984-1987)
  • Bama 7/28 News (1987-1996)
  • ABC 7/28 News (1996-Present)

Logos


Television stations in Birmingham, AL Including Tuscaloosa and Anniston
WAWB 2 (CW)

WBXL 3 (PBS)
WQTA 4 (QTV)
WAPI 5 (NBC)
WBIR 6 (KTTV)
WTAL 7 (ABC, Tuscaloosa)
WTID-TV 8 (RDN, Tuscaloosa)
WXLB 9 (ABN)
WBAL 10 (RBC)
WCAJ 11 (MNTV)
WTCA 12 (CBS, Tuscaloosa)
WAIS 13 (RDN, Anniston)
WIXD 15 (IMP)
WXQN 17 (UDC)
WBML 18 (FOX)
WTSA 21 (KTTV, Tuscaloosa)
WAFT 22 (UPN)
WFSD 23 (RKO)
WBMG 24 (The WB)
WANN 28 (ABC, Anniston)
WBHM 31 (CBS)
WBAM-LP 34 (ABC)
WBRT 36 (DBC)
WBAT 38 (MyTV)
WBSE 39 (YesNet)
WRAL 40 (RDN)
WANG 42 (KTTV, Anniston)
WGDE 44 (CBS, Gadsden)
WBRT 52 (DBC, Tuscaloosa)

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