About WVUA 23

WVUA 23 is a commercial television station operated by the University of Alabama in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. Our broadcasts can be seen from Mississippi to Georgia across the Birmingham television market on Cable, Direct TV, Dish Net, U-Verse, and Over-the-Air. Our broadcast antenna is located on Red Mountain in Birmingham and we reach an estimated 1.8 million viewers in the market and up to 3 million viewers within the large broadcast signal. The stations simulcast programming and are listed as WVUA+ for ratings purposes

WVUA 23 is a competitive professional commercial television station in the nation’s top 40 market where students and professionals work together to achieve the highest standards in electronic communication and community service.


WVUA 23 is a major component of the University of Alabama Digital Media Center and develops leaders for tomorrow’s electronic communications industry serving the University of Alabama and the local community.


We serve the University of Alabama students by providing a real world experience that enhances student recruitment, education and professional development.

We serve our television viewers by providing quality programming that educates and entertains our clients by providing innovative thinking, unique advertising opportunities and outstanding service.


WVUA 23 produces local news and public affairs broadcast by both professional and student members of the department. This allows students to learn from professionals on what it takes to serve the community in local news.

Professionals and students work side-by-side producing over 13.5 hours of local news a week with newscasts at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM. In addition to the regularly scheduled broadcasts, the WVUA 23 website, Facebook, Twitter and other social media applications are used to inform the public.


WVUA 23 brings you Crimson Tide Kickoff, Tider Insider, Hey Coach, Crimson Cover, The Nick Saban Show, The Avery Johnson Show and The Dana Duckworth Show, and Football Friday.

Crimson Tide Kickoff with Sports Director Gary Harris, special guests and staff provides unique perspective of the upcoming football game live on Saturday mornings during the Alabama football season.

Crimson Cover with Alabama legend John Copeland, NFL.COM’S Chase Goodbread, and Recruiting Analyst Mike Parker take a look at the performance of the Crimson Tide

Tider Insider with Gary Harris and Rodney Orr gives viewers the opportunity to call in and ask questions about the University of Alabama Athletics year-round.

Hey, Coach! With Head Coach Nick Saban shares his thoughts on the team’s performance in the last game and what they face in the future.

The Nick Saban Show allows Coach to share his thoughts on the game, players and the competition ahead

The Avery Johnson Show allows Coach to share his insights during the Crimson Tide basketball season

The Dana Duckworth show allows Coach to explain Alabama Gymnastics and the performance of the team