Fox 10 Mobile (or WALA-TV) is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Mobile, Alabama, United States and also serving Pensacola, Florida. Owned by the Meredith Corporation, the station maintains studios on Satchel Paige Drive in Mobile, and its transmitter is located in Spanish Fort, Alabama. In addition to its main studios, WALA operates secondary facilities on Executive Plaza Drive in Pensacola.
The station operates a 24-hour local weather channel called “Weather Now” which is available on Cox Communications digital channel 698 in Pensacola; it is not carried on Comcast Xfinity on the Alabama side of the market.
Fox 10 Mobile (Alabama) – Live stream
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Channel 10 has led the news ratings in the Mobile–Pensacola market for most of the time since records have been kept, dating to its time as an NBC affiliate. After joining Fox, it maintained a news schedule very similar to what it had in its waning days as an NBC affiliate. It retained all of its existing newscasts, while adding several new newscasts to make up for the loss of network news programming.
On April 21, 2012, WALA-TV became the third television station in the Mobile–Pensacola market to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition (WPMI-TV would soon follow one day later), with the introduction of a brand new set and graphics. On August 27, 2012, WALA became the first station in the Mobile-Pensacola market to debut a 4:30 a.m. newscast. However, due to Hurricane Isaac, other stations were doing expanded coverage as well due to the impending storm, which would eventually affect the New Orleans area and spare Mobile from the brunt of the storm. On January 27, 2014, WALA expanded its weekday morning newscast to 4½ hours, running from 4:30 to 9:00 a.m.; as a result, the morning talk and lifestyle program Studio 10 was moved one hour later to 9:00 a.m.
On August 8, 2015, WALA debuted two-hour morning newscasts from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, becoming the third weekend morning local news program in the Mobile-Pensacola market (WEAR-TV has had a weekend morning newscast since 2009, while WKRG debuted its own newscast in that daypart two months before WALA debuted theirs).Subsequently, on August 24, 2015, the station restored a 10:00 p.m. newscast – which airs only on Monday through Fridays – to its schedule after 14 years.