Channel 42 – WATS


Waycross Area Television Service is a local PEG (Public Educational & Governmental) broadcast Channel for the citizens of Waycross and Ware County. The Channel was established in 1987 to meet the needs of the City Commissioners to reach out to its citizens to inform them on how the city departments operate and why legislation is enacted. In 2011 the channel revamped its content platform to include more material outside local governmental meetings. The staff at Channel 42 is always striving to increase the quality of its entertainment material, while maintaining community awareness.

If you are looking for a media outlet to inform the citizens of Waycross and Ware County of any upcoming community or area events, then look no further than your local broadcast service – Channel 42 to deliver your media needs.

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Personnel:
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Carlos Jamie
Production Director
email

912.287.2981
Michael Long
Production Assistant
email
912.287.0042

Broadcasted Content and More:

Governmental Meetings:

  • City Commission Meetings (broadcast first and third Tues. of each month at 7pm, rebroadcast is the following Wed. after mtg. at 9:10am, 3pm, 7pm)
  • Board of Education Meetings (broadcast are the Wednesday following the meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:10am, 3pm, 7pm)
  • County Commission Meetings (broadcast second Mon. of each month at 5pm, rebroadcast is the following Wed. at 9:10am, 3pm, 7pm)
  • Town Hall Meetings – Political discussions
  • Election Results – After an election coverage results (in an election year)

Events and Activities:

  • Various festivals – JFLY Music Fest, Swampfest, Oak Street Fest, Pumpkinfest, Wayfest, Waycross Jazz Fest,
  • Parades – MLK Day Parade, Christmas Parade
  • Concerts – Musical and vocal concerts with Ware Co. HS and Middle Schools, Waycross Brass
  • Community Events – Kids fun day, Furry friends & Fam. Day, Jags Caravan, Outdoor Expo, HS Pep Rallys, Fashion Show
  • Coverage of various non-annual local calendar events

Church Services:

  • Church Worship Services-Every Sun. starting 9am-10pm

Special Shows:

  • City Talk-talk show discussing community events and topics of importance
  • Ware County Gator football
  • Sports Chat 42-Sports talk show-All things sports related
  • Steve Beverly Show-Classic television-Native to Waycross, Steve Beverly host.

Miscellaneous Content:

  • Word of the Day – Mon.–Fri.-A new word of the day to enhance vocab.
  • Information Board – A series of PSA (Public Service Announcement) slides to inform viewers of upcoming events, information for the community, & public service announcements for safety.
  • Weather Reports – Daily (Mon.-Fri.) live broadcasts of local Waycross/Ware Co. Weather.