ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
45°
Mostly Cloudy
H -° L 39°
  • cloudy-day
    45°
    Current Conditions
    Mostly Cloudy. H -° L 39°
  • cloudy-day
    Today
    Mostly Cloudy. H -° L 39°
  • heavy-rain-day
    58°
    Tomorrow
    Chance of Rain. H 58° L 36°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb news on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb traffic on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb weather on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

Come take a Behind the Scenes Tour of Cox Radio Atlanta where we work together as a team with Radio, TV, AJC and Social Media to get the News out to our listeners and viewers faster than anyone else.  Go through our Radio Newsroom, News 95.5FM and AM 750 WSB, 97.1 The River Classic Hits, KISS 104.1 FM Best R&B, and B98.5 FM 80s, 90s and Now.  See where artists record in our Live Lounge recording studio and visit The Captain Herb Triple Team Traffic Center.  You will also tour our #1 News Station, WSB TV, channel 2.  Go through the Newsroom, Live News Studio, Severe Weather Center, Lottery and Production Studios.

This is a one hour walking tour.  YOU MUST HAVE A CONFIRMED RESERVATION


Please contact: Kathy Arndt, Tour Director at 404-897-7369



Tour Rates:    $15.00 for Adults

$10.00 for Youth up to 17 years of age

Private Tours are available upon request at an additional fee.



Parking is free, the building is handicap accessible.  We look forward to your visit at Cox Radio Atlanta and WSB-TV!

News

  • For more than two years, the world’s busiest airport has been preparing to play host to the world’s biggest football game. >> Read more trending news  It will be a test like no other for Hartsfield-Jackson, with more than 100,000 passengersexpected to pass through security in a single day. Officials thought they’d planned for most anything. Turns out they were wrong. With just 11 days to go until the Super Bowl kicks off at Mercedes Benz Stadium, there is still no end in sight for a partial federal government shutdown that has left tens of thousands of airport screeners working without pay. Officials worry the ongoing impasse could leave the airport at risk of a debacle just when the national spotlight is shining on Atlanta. “We are paying a lot of attention to the political situation that we have no control over,” Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport general manager John Selden said during a talk to an industry group last week. “It is very scary to us.” A Breaking Point? The Atlanta airport had two-hour long security waits one day last week after Transportation Security Administration officers missed their first paycheck. Lines abated after the TSA brought more officers from other locations into Atlanta. “This is a pretty resilient staff,” said Mary Leftridge Byrd, TSA’s federal security director in Atlanta, who has been meeting with the NFL, Super Bowl host committee, the city of Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Department, the FBI and others to prepare. But if the federal shutdown continues through the Super Bowl, TSA officers, Customs officers and air traffic controllers will have missed two paychecks — an entire month’s worth of pay. TSA acknowledges that “many employees are reporting that they are not able to work due to financial limitations.” >> Related: ‘Saints got robbed': Fan buys Atlanta billboards to protest missed pass interference call “There’s no gauge as to where someone’s breaking point’s at. So is it one paycheck? Is it two paychecks? Is it four paychecks?” said National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative Dan McCabe on CNN on Monday. “My biggest fear is that as people reach their breaking point, they’ll begin to quit,” exacerbating staffing problems. Association of Flight Attendants president Sara Nelson raised the prospect on CNN that “as this starts to crumble and unravel, we’re going to see mass flight cancellations, we’re going to see a system that completely unravels and falls apart. We will not have private jets taking off to get people to the Super Bowl. No one will be able to get to Atlanta. This is going to have a massive economic impact.” And even if the shutdown ends before the game, some are worried about the effects of attrition in the TSA and FAA workforce on lines — and on aviation security. More Flights; More People Delta, Southwest and JetBlue have all added flights to Atlanta for the game. As people stream into Atlanta next week, airport roads could become congested with lines of cars and long waits for Uber, Lyft and other rides. >> Related: Can NFL commissioner Roger Goodell change the outcome of Saints-Rams game? That will be a build-up to the unprecedented 110,000-115,000 passengers expected at security checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson on the Monday after the Super Bowl — being dubbed Mass Exodus Monday. To handle the onslaught, officials are taking a number of unusual steps to scale up the airport’s capacity to far exceed the previous record of 93,082 departing passengers in a single day. TSA is bringing 120 officers into Atlanta to handle the volume, according to Selden. The agency said it will “operate checkpoints to their fullest operational capacity while maintaining security standards.” The airport will also restructure the use of a checkpoint at the international terminal. For passengers of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines — which uniquely has check-in counters at both domestic and international terminals — a checkpoint normally used to re-check incoming international passengers connecting to domestic flights after going through Customs will be repurposed as a regular security checkpoint. >> Related: Super Bowl LIII: What time, what channel, how to watch That will add a fifth checkpoint to process departing passengers from Hartsfield-Jackson. Another factor airport officials are preparing for is the expectation that thousands of travelers will head straight to the airport after the game and spend the night in the terminal until their flights the next day. Delta is preparing with plans to hand out blankets and amenity kits to passengers who bed down in the airport. Passengers will be able to pass through security up to 24 hours before their flights, meaning some can spend the night on the concourses in gate areas or in the underground tunnels between concourses. Hartsfield-Jackson is advising travelers flying out Monday allow five hours to check out of hotels, get to the airport, check bags and go through security. That day, checkpoints will be open 24 hours and there will be eateries and newsstands open round-the-clock on every concourse, the airport says. The push to come up with other contingency plans has become more urgent as the federal shutdown persists. One of the risks is if a large share of TSA workers calls in sick or doesn’t report to work. It’s a concern U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., raised on the Senate floor last week. “What if the largest airport in the world, that’s going to bring people to the largest football game in the world, goes out of business because the TSA strikes?” Isakson said. >> Related: Sarah Thomas to be first woman to officiate NFL playoff game If TSA must close a checkpoint as part of a contingency plan, the agency said it “will manage available officers, canines and other assets with total systemic security in mind.” Other risks are the possibility of a massive backup of passengers overflowing from the terminal. Officials have also long worried about the security risk of having a huge volume of people who have not gone through security gathered in one public place. “I think the exodus could possibly be a very difficult day,” Selden said.
  • The Fulton County Animal Shelter is dealing with a rat problem. But to get rid of them, they need your help. The shelter is planning a renovation to the help get rid of the vermin, but that means all of the animals need to go.  The big fixes the shelter needs to address, on Channel 2 Action News at 4:44 p.m. Lifeline Animal Project runs the Fulton County Animal Shelter, which is offering free adoptions through the Super Bowl. The shelter says there are more than 500 dogs and 60 plus cats that they’re calling MVPs, or most valuable pets. 
  • After just over two years in office, President Donald Trump’s White House has clearly decided that the televised White House briefing – a regular staple since Bill Clinton came into office – is no longer needed, as Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has not formally taken questions from reporters at the podium in the Brady Briefing Room in over a month. “I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway!” President Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Before the briefings became a daily televised event in the Clinton Administration, White House briefings were mainly what’s known as ‘pen and pad’ gatherings – that is, no television, no radio recording, a throwback to the days when newspaper and magazine reporters dominated those covering the White House. The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the “podium” much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019 The number of briefings dwindled throughout 2018 – for example, Sanders held only three in July, only once in both November and December. The last formal briefing was on December 18. Critics of the briefings say it’s become a place for reporters to grandstand – the President in his tweet today said reporters acted ‘rudely’ – but it’s also been an important venue over the years for a President, in order to get out the message of that administration. Before the Clinton White House – with Communications Director George Stephanopoulos and Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers – made the briefing into a daily televised event which kept the focus on the White House, standard procedure allowed for only a few minutes of televised proceedings at the start of a briefing. After about five minutes, the TV lights would be turned off, the microphone would go silent, and the briefing would continue to be on the record, but not for broadcast. The White House Correspondents Association on Tuesday urged the President to reconsider. Statement on White House news briefings from WHCA President Olivier Knox. pic.twitter.com/jhQjVrz1bC — WHCA (@whca) January 22, 2019 While Sanders has not been on television much in recent months, the President has made himself available repeatedly, often entertaining questions as he departs the White House, or in photo opportunities with reporters. Mr. Trump has held only two formal, solo news conferences; the last one – the day after the November elections – included a verbal showdown with CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
  • Officials in Kentucky said a Catholic school at the center of a controversial encounter among white teenagers, Native American protesters and others was closed Tuesday after officials learned of a planned protest at the school. >> Read more trending news In a statement, officials with the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School said police warned them of the planned protest in the days after video surfaced online that appeared to show teenagers from the school surrounding a Native American man outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. “Due to threats of violence and the possibility of large crowds the Diocese was advised to close Covington Catholic High School, the Diocesan Curia and neighboring Covington Latin School,” officials said in the statement. >> Teen wearing MAGA hat in protest video speaks out A video surfaced online last week of a student, who identified himself in a statement as Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann, smirking as a Native American elder beat a ceremonial drum near his face. The video sparked outrage nationwide, though longer videos from wider perspectives later revealed that the drummer -- Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips -- had intervened between the boys and members of a black religious sect, according to The Associated Press. Phillips appeared to intervene at a time when the teens seemed to be getting rowdier and the black street preacher who had been shouting racist statements against both groups was escalating his rhetoric, the AP reported. >> Trump says Catholic students ‘treated unfairly’ after encounter at National Mall The incident drew the attention of President Donald Trump, who said Monday on Twitter that Sandmann and his classmates “were treated unfairly with early judgement s proving out to be false – smeared by media.” Officials with the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School said a third-party investigation of the incident at the Lincoln Memorial will be launched this week. “This is a very serious matter that has already permanently altered the lives of many people,” officials said. “It is important for us to gather the facts that will allow us to determine what corrective actions, if any, are appropriate. We pray that we may come to the truth and that this unfortunate situation may be resolved peacefully and amicably and ask others to join us in this prayer.” The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • A young couple from India who wrote a travel blog were intoxicated when they died in a fall from a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park in California, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday. Menakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband Vishnu Viswanath, 29, each had intoxicating levels of ethyl alcohol, a substance found in most alcoholic drinks, the Mariposa County coroner said. The report didn't provide a blood-alcohol ratio. Viswanarth's tripod was later discovered on the edge of the overlook. His brother, Jishnu Viswanath said it appeared the couple died trying to take a photo. Moorthy described herself and her husband as 'travel obsessed' on their blog, 'Holidays & Happily Ever Afters,' which was taken down Tuesday. It had been filled with photos of the couple in front of snowy peaks and on romantic trips across Europe, where they took selfies from a gondola in Venice, at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and at the Vatican. Moorthy described herself in the blog as a 'quirky free spirit' and 'an ardent adrenaline junkie — roller coasters and skydiving does not scare me.' She once posed at the edge of the Grand Canyon wearing a Wonder Woman costume, writing, 'A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs — and skyscrapers. But did you know that wind gust can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?' Park rangers found the couple's bodies in October 800 feet (245 meters) below popular Taft Point in Yosemite. Moorthy and Viswanath were born in India and had lived in the United States for a few years, most recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cisco India said Viswanath was a software engineer at the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley. Moorthy and Viswanath graduated in 2010 from the College of Engineering, Chengannur, in the Alapuzha district of India's Kerala state, said Nisha Kuruvilla, one of their professors. She said Moorthy and Viswanath were good students who were fond of traveling and had married at a Hindu temple in Kerala in southern India in 2014. Viswanath Facebook cover photo shows the couple smiling, with arms around each other standing at a Grand Canyon precipice. 'Living life on the edge,' he wrote. Moorthy also blogged about depression. In a post from April, she apologized to readers for going silent and 'disappearing for more than a year.' 'Between battling the tightening tentacles of depression and blustering in the tempest of moving madness, I am afraid social media is taking a back seat??' she wrote. The couple's pictures indicated they liked to pose in scenic spots at sunset, which was the last time they were seen alive.