TV History Profile: WAKA

Came on the air as WSLA (for the actual city of license, SeLmA) on March 17, 1960. The coverage was limited to Dallas County and the station was off the air for periods because it wasn't viable. Channel 8 tried for years to get a taller tower but the applications were constantly blocked by UHF channels 20 and 32) in the market, claiming by allowing the station to move into the Montgomery market it would not be fostering the growth of UHF. After the FCC became more deregulated, the station got it's tall tower and became a Selma-Montgomery station. It took CBS affiliation from WCOV 20, which later became Fox.