WTOC - Savannah, Georgia
WTOC-TV signed on the air February 14, 1954. A CBS affiliate from day one, it became the very first television station in Savannah, Georgia. And WTOC remains today as the number one station in Savannah, not only in birth date but, most importantly, in viewers and in community involvement.
WTOC dominates overall Savannah market viewing (22 Georgia and South Carolina counties), especially with local news. The station's core weeknight newscasts, at 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM, have won every audience measurement rating period in the market since November of 1980!
WTOC televises a total of 6 1/2 hours of live local news daily, considerably more than any other local station, and well above the expectation for a station in the 97th television market. Supporting that effort are a fleet of news cars, 2 live trucks, a satellite truck and a mobile studio. WTOC's five elevated "Sky Cams" bring area viewers unique live shots of weather conditions and of beautiful historic Savannah daily.
In addition to a traditional, dominant, local news presence, WTOC is equally committed to community involvement, televising far more Savannah and surrounding area community events annually than all of the other market stations combined.
Along with its on-air news and outreach efforts, the station also creates and distributes to viewers a total of 10 print publications each year, running the gamut from a quarterly, two-section, broadsheet newspaper, to a 120+ page thick high school football magazine, as well as a severe weather guide and an annual tribute to our area's five-branch military units.
WTOC was the first local station to meet the FCC deadline and began broadcasting a DIGITAL signal on May 1, 2002. Our digital signal can be seen on digital channel 11. The Big Red 11 will continue on as it has since 1954.
The talented and dedicated men and women of WTOC-TV work hard every day to maintain market dominance by serving to the fullest our tens of thousands of committed and appreciative viewers. It is that consistent dedication and that large, loyal viewership that have combined to make, and maintain, WTOC "The Southeast News Leader."
P.O. Box 8086
11 The News Place
Savannah, GA 31412