WAKA CBS 8 is part of Alabama News Network, along with ABC Montgomery and the CW Montgomery. CBS 8 serves Central, West and South Alabama. Our market, ranked 118th in the country by A.C. Nielsen, consists of nearly a quarter-million homes in a 15-county area. Some of the cities in our coverage area include: Montgomery, Selma, Prattville, Wetumpka, Tuskegee, Alexander City, Troy, Andalusia, Greenville, Camden and Demopolis.

We pride ourselves on being innovators in the way we serve our viewers. CBS 8 was the first station in the Montgomery market to broadcast digitally at full power. That means more people can receive our signal throughout the area. 


Alabama News Network has made a tremendous commitment to covering severe weather. Our new state-of-the-art weather center has the latest computer forecasting technology. Our team of meteorologists can forecast severe weather better than ever before.

One of those tools is the Alfa SkyCam Network. These cameras are stationed throughout key areas of Alabama and transmit Live video and weather conditions. No other station in our area has as many cameras as Alabama News Network. Our meteorologists can use the network to pinpoint tornados, hail and floods.

When severe weather threatens, you can stay up to date on both CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery. Our meteorologists are committed to keeping you and your family safe 24 hours a day, without a lot of hype or scare tactics. They will bring you the most accurate information available.


Alabama News Network also has four working newsrooms -- in Montgomery, West Alabama, South Alabama and Troy.

The West Alabama Newsroom in downtown Selma covers Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Marengo and Perry counties. When news breaks in that area, we are much faster in getting to the scene with Live coverage.

The South Alabama Newsroom in downtown Greenville provides a hub for crews to cover Butler, Covington, Crenshaw and Conecuh counties. During hurricane season, we can cover dangerous weather conditions much more easily by having this office with its Live capabilities.

The Troy Newsroom helps us cover all of Pike County and Troy University better than anyone else. When news happens here, we have a one-hour head start on the competition. They're on the road while we're on the air.

Because our crews live in these areas, they know the people and the issues and can provide Live coverage when news breaks 24 hours a day.


Alabama News Network also produces WCOV News at Nine seven nights a week for Montgomery's Fox affiliate, WCOV-20. This partnership began in January 2011, after WCOV decided to end its relationship with another Montgomery station. The partnership is remarkable, considering that CBS 8 battled WCOV for 30 years in order to boost our signal strength. Read CBS 8 History.


  CBS 8 is owned by Bahakel Communications of Charlotte, North Carolina -- a leader in television and radio station ownership. The other Bahakel-owned TV stations are:

WCCB Fox 18 Charlotte, NC
WOLO ABC 25 Columbia, SC
WFXB Fox 43 Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC
WBBJ ABC/CBS 7 Jackson, TN

Our radio stations are in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Waterloo, Iowa and Colorado Springs, Colorado.



We are a network of stations now making history with a unique shared services agreement involving four of Montgomery's leading broadcast television stations, WAKA CBS8, WNCF ABC Montgomery, WBMM CW Montgomery and MeTV Montgomery. We are now under one roof as the Alabama News Network, with cutting-edge high definition equipment and a brand new, state-of-the-art, studio. It's a multi-million dollar investment to bring you more local news, weather and sports, as well as the best in entertainment, from the most advanced television center in Alabama.

Here's when you can watch our newscasts:

Alabama News Network This Morning: 5-7 a.m. on CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery
Alabama News Network at Noon: on CBS 8
Alabama News Network at 5:00: on CBS 8
Alabama News Network at 5:30: on ABC Montgomery
Alabama News Network at 6:00: on CBS 8
WCOV News at Nine: on WCOV Fox 20
Alabama News Network at 10:00: on CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery
Alabama News Network Weekend: Saturdays at 6 p.m. & 10 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery

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