About WAFF 48WAKA is a CBS-affiliated television station serving the Montgomery, Alabama area that is licensed to Selma. The station broadcasts on virtual channel 8 and has been providing high-quality news, entertainment, and sports programming to the local community for over 60 years.
WAKA first signed on the air in 1960 as WSLA, and was originally owned by the Brennan family and their company, Deep South Broadcasting. It was originally an independent station, but soon picked up an affiliation with ABC. However, due to limitations on the station's coverage area, it also established a secondary affiliation with CBS by carrying one hour of that network's programming each week.
In 1964, WKAB-TV (later WHOA-TV and now WNCF) started up as Montgomery's ABC affiliate, but WSLA continued to broadcast ABC programming to the western part of the market due to the limited coverage of UHF at the time. Eventually, WSLA became a full-time CBS affiliate and changed its call letters to WAKA.
Today, WAKA is known for its comprehensive coverage of local news and events, as well as its commitment to serving the community through partnerships with local organizations and charities. The station operates from a modern studio facility in Selma and reaches a wide audience throughout the Montgomery area with its strong signal and extensive coverage. WAKA is a trusted source for reliable and accurate information, and has won numerous awards for its journalistic excellence.