WATN ABC 24 News Memphis TN News Live Stream Weather and Sports Channel Online Stream. ABC WATN TV 24 local breaking News update Channel Memphis, Tennessee, United States Live Online Streaming. WATN ABC 24 is a virtual and a UHF digital channel. It is associated with ABC. WATN ABC is certified to Memphis, United States. The channel is under the authority of the Nexstar Media Group. It works as part of a duopoly with CW associate WATN (channel 30).
The two channels share offices at the Shelby Oaks Corporate Park on Shelby Oaks Drive in the northeast section of the city. WATN’s transmitting tower is situated in the Brunswick section of unincorporated northeast Shelby County. WATN and WMC NBC 5 News Memphis office facilities also hold master control and some internal set-ups for Jackson-certified Fox associate WJKT (channel 16).
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WATN ABC News first logged on the air on September 10, 1978, as WPTY-TV. It was the first channel on the UHF band and first independent channel in the business. It was also the first new commercial channel to sign on in Memphis. It was since WREG-TV (3) was launched 23 years earlier. Memphis had to wait longer for an independent station in comparison to other cities its size. Memphis itself had almost 650,000 people at the time channel 24 logged on. The Memphis business has always been a medium-sized business. WATN ABC was because the surrounding residential and rural areas are not much bigger than Memphis itself.
WATN ABC News originally functioned from offices situated at 2225 Union Avenue in Memphis. The channel was under the authority of Petry Television. It is the source of its call letters. It ran a general entertainment format featuring cartoons, movies, sitcoms, westerns and drama series. WATN ABC News also carried NBC, CBS and ABC shows. This help was allotted whenever WATN, WMC-TV, and WHBQ-TV prevented network shows in favor of regional programs. By 1983, WATN ABC 24 gained competition when the TVX Telecast Group logged on WMKW.