Atlanta Falcons And WAGA Launch New Programming
The Atlanta Falcons and Fow-owned WAGA Atlanta (DMA 10) have scheduled programming leading into the 2020 Falcons season. The new slate will include three weekly shows and a season preview special all beginning Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
On Feb. 2, the Atlanta Falcons announced that WAGA would be the new home to Falcons football and serve as the official local TV broadcast partner. The WAGA sports team has given viewers exclusive access to the Falcons with an inside look and analysis leading up the season and throughout training camp. Additionally, it has offered in-depth, human-interest storytelling.
The new feature programming will offer fans a variety of content centered around Falcons football each week.
Dirty Bird Report: Primetime Preview Special – Sept. 6, 7 p.m. – 1 hour — Hosted by WAGA’s Ken Rodriguez, this primetime preview will be an hour-long special recapping training camp and providing an in-depth analysis of what to look out for this season. The show will also highlight some of the Falcons community initiatives including interviews with Falcons players, coaches and staff.
Rise Up Tonight – Fridays beginning Sept. 11, noon – 30 minutes — Hosted by WAGA’s Kelly Price and former Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, Rise Up Tonight will be a 30-minute show covering all areas of Falcons football through the eyes of Atlanta’s culture. In addition to Falcons team analysis and high school game-of-the-week coverage, fans will get to know their favorite Falcons players on a more personal level through one-on-one interviews, community features entitled “Rise Up for Atlanta” and conversations with local Atlanta celebrities.
Early Birds – Saturdays beginning Sept. 12, 8:30a.m. – 30 minutes — Hosted by WAGA’s Justin Felder and former Falcons quarterback D.J. Shockley, Early Birds will be a 30-minute morning show offering an in-depth preview and player interviews ahead of each upcoming game, as well as insight into the weekend’s key college football storylines. Falcons Insiders Dave Archer, Matt Tabeek and Kelsey Conway will also provide analysis on what and who to watch in the upcoming game.
Dirty Bird Report – Sundays beginning Sept. 13, 11:30 p.m. – 1 hour — Hosted by WAGA’s Cody Chaffins and Buck Lanford along with special contributor, former Falcons wide receiver Michael Jenkins, Dirty Bird Report will be an hour-long postgame show including game highlights and analysis, coach and player press conferences, divisional game summaries and overall team, conference and league insights.