Monday, January 18, 2021

ABC3340 News

WBMA-LD Live (ABC Birmingham Local News)

ABC3340 logoABC3340 News WBMA-LD is a US TV broadcaster licensed to Birmingham, Alabama. The Low-Powered ABC-affiliate service provides coverage at Virtual CH 58. The network is possessed by Sinclair Broadcast Group. WBMA-LD offers breaking news, ABC3340 Weather, notices of events, traffic conditions, ABC3340 radar, sports, items of interest in the community, and entertainment for Birmingham and other nearby regions. Moreover, it presents Offbeat, Tracking Terror, ABC3340 School Closings, National News, International News, Inside Your World, Connect to Congress, SkyView 33/40, School Patrol, Healthy Home, America This Week w/ Eric Bolling Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.

ABC3340 Weather service includes ABC3340 Weather Radar Live, 10 Day Planner, ABC3340 Weather Blog, Weather App, school closings, Area Storm Shelters, Hurricane Center, ABC3340 Interactive Radar, SkyCam Network, Severe Weather Radio partners, and Weather Call. Furthermore, in its feature section, viewers can enjoy Black History Honors, Sinclair Cares, Parenting Your Parents, New Kind of Open, Star Citizen, Drummond Cares – Teacher of the Month, Motivate Your Monday and Visit Pensacola. Get the channel’s coverage over-the-air, on local cable, or at the official website “abc3340.com” via ABC3340 live stream. The station uses the branding “ABC 33/40 News” and catchphrase “Working For You” for its newscast.

Watch ABC3340 Live Stream

Watching ABC3340 live stream over the web is as easy as pie. Get it on your TV set in your living room, find it over the mobile app, or stream it live here in full HD. The video buffers within no time and takes a second or two to load.

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Birmingham people can keep tabs on local news headlines and weather in the area. Plus, they can also enjoy several exciting TV series apart from ABC3340 School Delays, such as Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner, Gametime with Boomer Esiason, and Rock the Park. “Drummond Cares” by ABC3340 honors outstanding educators by sponsoring a teacher of the month award. Parents, students, and community members can nominate an educator for the “Teacher of the Month Award.”

“ABC3340 Weather Blog” gives detailed information about weather conditions in Birmingham and other nearby areas. It tells about intense storms, wind movement, Colder Nights, Rain Forecast, Sunny Days, Dense Clouds, and much more. ABC3340 I-Team investigates the stories deeply and roots out the event’s cause by performing a series of investigations and inquiries. Moreover, “Area Storm Shelters” by ABC3340 Weather service features a list of storm shelters around Metropolitan Alabama, which viewers can find at the station’s official website.

Live Streaming Schedule

Here is the complete schedule for ABC3340 live stream. All programs and news shows are aired as per below TV schedule.

Check ABC3340 TV Schedule

Serial #TimeShows
1.03:06 pmAmerica This Morning
2.03:30 pm - 05:00 pmGood Morning Alabama
3.08:00 pmTalk of Alabama
4.09:00 pmThe View
5.10:00 pmABC3340 Midday News
6.11:00 pmGMA3: What You Need to Know
7.12:00 amGeneral Hospital
8.01:00 amThe Wendy Williams Show
9.02:00 am - 02:30 amFamily Feud
10.03:00 amABC 33/40 News at 4:00 (Live Event)
11.03:30 amABC 33/40 News at 4:30 (Live)
12.04:00 amABC 33/40 News at 5pm (Live Stream)
13.04:30 amABC World News Tonight with David Muir
14.05:00 amABC 33/40 News at 6pm
15.05:30 amWheel of Fortune
16.06:00 amThe Goldbergs
17.06:30 amAmerican Housewife
18.08:00 am - 08:30 amThe Conners
19.09:35 amJimmy Kimmel Live
20.10:37 amNightline
21.11:06 amThe First 48
22.12:06 amABC World News Now

Frequently Asked Questions by the Viewers

Some of the general questions about the station’s channel number and notable personalities are often asked by the audience. We tried to gather as much information as possible about those questions and presented the most suitable answers here.

What Channel is ABC3340 on Spectrum?

ABC3340 News is available to watch on several cable networks in the USA, including the Charter Spectrum. Spectrum Users can get ABC3340 live stream by tuning at CH 12.

How to Watch ABC3340 Live Online?

There are many ways to watch ABC3340 Live stream online on the internet. For starters, you can head straight to “abc3340.com” and access the live stream at the network’s official website. Moreover, you can also watch it over:

  • Mobile App (for both Android and iPhone)
  • Livenewsglobe.com
  • Roku TV

What Happened to Sheri Falk on ABC 33/40?

Sheri Falk is a talented newscaster with specialties in Broadcast Journalism. Her passion drove him so far in the career that she reached ABC 33/40 News Birmingham as a Morning News Anchor. Although Falk served there for just three years, she earned an excellent reputation for herself in the station. Her fans still miss her at ABC3340 and often wonder why she walked away from the station. The reason why she left the channel is unknown, but we know Sheri is doing fine at Hearst Television and currently representing it as an Evening Co-Anchor.

What Happened to Sheri Falk on ABC 33/40?

Enjoy the ABC 33/40 live stream over-the-air via a transmitter on CH 17.2, 40.2, and 68.2. Whereas DirecTV users can get its telecast on CH 67.

About ABC3340 WBMA TV

Being possessed by Sinclair Broadcast Group and working under the primary affiliation of ABC and Secondary affiliation of J.S. Weather, Charge! And Stadium, ABC3340 operates alongside WABM CH 68 and WTTO CH 21. All the three networks hold the same place for studios situated at Concourse Parkway’s Riverchase Office Park in Hoover. The network’s antenna site is located at the top of Red Mountain, Southwestern Birmingham. Cable viewers can access the channel’s coverage on Charter Spectrum CH 12, AT&T U-verse CH 33, and Comcast Xfinity CH 5.

WBMA relays an LP signal, which even in the digital transmission nearly provides its over-the-air coverage to Birmingham and its suburbs, i.e., Bibb, Walker, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Jefferson counties. Therefore, the network’s transmission is Simulcast on various digital substations of three other channels that act as full-power repeaters in order to cover the entire market of Birmingham, Anniston, and Tuscaloosa.

Sarah Snyder at ABC3340 news
Sarah Snyder at ABC 33/40 news | Source: official website

Drummond Cares – Teacher of the Month Service by ABC3340

Drummond Company works together with ABC3340 News and introduces a “Teacher of the Month Award.” A good teacher can make a world of difference in the student’s life-impacting everything from their classroom learning to their long-term success. Students, parents, and community people can recommend an educator for Drummond Company’s Teacher of the Month Award.

Do you have a plan to nominate a special teacher? Enter those teachers on abc3340.com/drummondcares with their chance to win 500 dollars for their classroom. Drummond Cares, and so can you.

ABC3340 Weather Coverage

With modern or state-of-the-art equipment, ABC3340 Weather is among the top-rated weather services in town and even in the state. They keep a close eye on the area’s climate situations and gives a brief and detailed report to the viewers and audience. With its exclusive ABC3340 Weather Radar, the station detects the current and future weather movement. Plus, it also pinpoints the presence of a storm in nearby regions. In case if some strong storm is about to hit the city, ABC3340 Radar warns the people in advance and asks them to take shelter at different “Storm Shelters” in Central Alabama.

The network’s “10-Day Planner” forecasts the weather conditions up ahead in 10 days. People can always rely on this feature to plan their trips & tours with family or friends. Keep tabs on the city’s current traffic conditions, see the closings & delays in educators centers, look at the Hurricane Center only at ABC3340 live weather service. SkyCam Network, Weather Authority team, Weather Call, and Severe Weather Radio Partners are also included in the channel’s weather coverage.

SkyCam Network

ABC3340 Weather network of SkyCam is installed at various places in Alabama, and nearby areas featuring the current weather conditions live to the audience. Viewers can access them over the station’s official webpage.

Following is the list of the cameras installed at different locations in Alabama.

  • Tuscaloosa
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Demopolis
  • Jasper
  • Cullman
  • Hwy 280
  • Windham Springs
  • Riverchase
  • Gadsden

Area Storm Shelters

Storm shelters are useful during severe weather conditions. ABC3340 Weather presents the list of storm shelters in Central Alabama. They are situated in several places in different counties. The following table depicts the list of counties where one can find the storm shelters in Alabama.

List of ABC 3340 Storm Shelter Areas During Severe Weather

Sr.CountyStorm Shelters Radar
1.Blount Cleveland - Park Rd - Cleveland Park

Blountsville - Lee St. - Adjancent to Town Hall

Snead - McCall St - Behind Piggly Wiggly

Locust Fork - Town Hall Rd - Locust Fork Fire Dept
2.Chilton 180 Howard St, Thorsby:

Maplesville Shelter: located on Railroad Street adjacent to Maplesville Fire Station

3885 HWY 31 S, Verbena

05 2nd Ave N, Clanton

5640 Co Rd 28, Clanton

Higgins Ferry Shelter: located at the Higgins Ferry Campground area on Lake Mitchell

3255 County Rd 49, Clanton
3.Calhoun First Baptist Church of Williams

5579 County Road 37, Jacksonville

Piedmont High School

Webster's Chapel VFD

Ohatchee VFD

White Plains VFD
4.Cullman 112 Fairview Road, Baileyton

202 Bangor Ave SE, Hanceville

1407 Commercial St SE, Hanceville

203 Michele St NW, Hanceville

74 County Road 1034, Cullman

7150 County Road 223, Dodge City

130 Howard Circle, Dodge City

500 2nd Ave SW, Cullman

1511 Sportsman Lake Rd, Cullman

96 Countryside Acres Rd, Cullman

576 Co Rd 1355, Vinemont

501 1st Ave SW, Garden City

301 Day Gap Rd, Good Hope

134 Town Hall Dr, Good Hope

60 Ridgeway St, Cullman

3990 Co Rd 1141, West Point

1803 Beech Ave SE, Cullman

5225 Co Rd 1545, Cullman
5.Jefferson 7276 Johns Road Adger, AL 35005

8826 Lock 17 Road, Bessemer AL 35023

4533 Hudson Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35207
309 Trafford Road Warrior, AL 35180

464 7th Avenue Pleasant Grove, AL 35127

4400 Harper Road, Bessemer, AL
6.Etowah 5850 Sardis Road, Boaz

9090 Gallant Road, Gallant

US Hwy 11 & Keener Lane, Attalla

407 Ninth Ave. SW, Attalla

20 Styles Bridge Road, Collinsville

254 College Street, Gadsden

853 Walnut St., Gadsden

900 Padenreich Ave, Gadsden

3733 US Hwy 411 N, Gadsden

2040 Macedonia Road, Gadsden

5052 Main Street, Hokes Bluff

608 Kaying Road North, Gadsden

44 Youngs Chapel Road, Piedmont

6673 Main Street, Hokes Bluff

2560 Mountain View Drive, Southside

201 West Chastain Boulevard, Glencoe

2255 Highway 77, Southside
7.Cherokee 100 W Main St, Centre, AL 35960
300 E BYPASS, Centre, AL 35960

The Storm Shelter on Highway 411 North at New Bethel

The Storm Shelter at Sand Rock

The FEMA Storm Shelter in Leesburg

ABC3340 Weather App

WBMA TV presents the exciting ABC3340 weather app to the viewers with detailed climate information, including the HD ABC3340 Radar with different layers, several overlays, and various alerts system. Furthermore, Weather Authority offers 10-Day Planner service with Dew Points, Low Temps, Watches and Warnings, High Temps, 10-day forecast, and whatnot.

Meanwhile, viewers can also enjoy other ABC3340 Weather features, including the push alert notification service for severe weather, current weather climate conditions updated frequently by the network’s supercomputers, Future ABC3340 radar to predict the extreme weather movement, and Hurricane Tracker to forecast the destination of a storm. Watch the station’s comprehensive weather coverage via ABC3340 live stream over the mobile app.

ABC3340 Weather Vehicle

ABC3340 operates a Weather Jeep “StormChaser 33/40” exclusively designed to chase the storms. It includes a dashcam and a modern computer, with the latest software installed, transmitting data from different radars. Moreover, the station also inherits a helicopter for air coverage, “Airlink 33/40,” which is usually used for news services and occasionally helps to track the paths of violent storms and tornadoes. The Vehicles are directly connected with ABC3340 Weather Radar Live.

ABC3340 Weather Blog

ABC Birmingham gives considerable time to its weather transmission, and for that, it has been recognized throughout entire central Alabama. Among its several Weather services, one of them is ABC3340 Blog; it is a website comprehensively dedicated to the channel’s weather coverage providing detailed information and several features. ABC 3340 Weather Blog includes Headlines, WeatherBrains, Severe Weather Safety Guidelines, Met 101/Weather History, EForeccast, Spacy Stuff, and Beach Forecast Center.

Consider watching more local news from Alabama: WVTM News AL

ABC3340 Weather Authority

ABC3340 Weather Authority logo

WBMA-LD Weather Authority team is known for its extraordinary skills and services. Their weather forecast is the most accurate and includes inclusive information. From daily morning weather news to severe weather alerts, the team covers all the weather transmission for the viewers. Not to mention the struggle through which they have to go through while reporting for the dangerous storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Their journalism skills are trusted by the locals, and they always rely on the team’s weather prediction before planning for a trip or tour.

James Spann: ABC3340’s Chief Meteorologist

James Spann most famous anchor at ABC3340Mr. Spann acts as the Chief Meteorologist of WBMA TV. He has been serving the Birmingham community since October 1996 as a Chief Meteorologist and leading the team towards excellence. James Spann claimed a CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) certification from the American Meteorological Society in November 2005.

James completed the graduation in Geosciences from Mississippi State University in 1992. After completing the education, Spann started working as a Chief Meteorologist at WVTM-TV in September 1979. Later, he joined KDFW-TV Fox 4 in August 1984; he was a Chief Meteorologist there as well. Eventually, James became a part of WBRC Fox6 Weather Team in November 1989 and kept leading them for six more years. Ultimately, he became a Chief Meteorologist at 33/40 ABC in October 1996 and since then has been giving valuable services to the community for more than 24 years. Meanwhile, he also serves as a Host at WeatherBrains and a Chairman, Board of Trustees at Grandview Medical Center as a part-time worker.

Megan Thomas: A Morning Weather Personality

Meaghan ThomasMegan Thomas is a capable Morning Meteorologist who joined WBMA-LD in May 2014. She delivered the Weather forecast live every morning at 4:30, 11 am and during severe weather headlines.

Meghan acquired an MS degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2014, where she was also a part of the Storm Chase Team; her photos catch the attention of ABC Nightly News, CNN, and Good Morning America. After finishing the degree, Thomas started a job at Mississippi State University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in May 2014. After that, she became a Meteorologist at WCBI-TV in July 2013. By the mid of 2015, Meghan had already joined The University of Alabama as an Adjunct Professor. Eventually, she got herself a position at Sinclair Broadcast Group as TV Host for Talk of Alabama in May 2015 and later promoted to Morning Meteorologist at ABC 33/40 News Birmingham.

Note: However, recently, she has joined WKRN News 2 as a Morning Weather Anchor.

ABC3340 News Team

The network has a dedicated team of news anchors, reporters, Investigative journalists working 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They are primarily known for their reporting skills around the entire Birmingham community and Alabama State. ABC3340 News Team is always the one to reach the incident site at first. Christopher Sign, Brenda Ladun, Katherine Page, Sarah Snyder, and Evan Chickvara are among the famous names in the squad.

Sarah Snyder: Morning Host at ABC3340

Sarah Snyder standing in ABC3340Sarah Snyder has been serving the ABC3340 News since January 2011. She hosts the channel’s Good Morning Alabama and News Midday programs. Snyder has earned several awards for her work, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellent writing services. Meanwhile, she was also nominated for her news series, “Miracle Mondays.”

ABC3340 Programming Schedule

WBMA TV Schedule offers various variety of programs, including the news, politics, travel, entertainment, and lifestyle category. The audience can review all those programs over the DirecTV via ABC3340 live stream.

ABC News Nightline ABC 33/40 News NFL Football America This Morning
The First 48 Jimmy Kimmel Live Good Morning Alabama Talk of Alabama
Good Morning America The View GMA3: What You Need to Know ABC 33/40 News Midday
Family Feud General Hospital The Wendy Williams Show Wheel of Fortune
The Year: 2020 To Tell the Truth American Housewife The Goldbergs
The Connors ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest Tournament of Roses Parade
ABC World News Now 20/20 Shark Tank Cars. TV
Missing Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford Gametime with Boomer Esiason Ron Hazelton’s Housecalls
Sea Rescue Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin Rock the Park Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Hearts of Heroes The Rookie Castle America This Week Special: United We Stand
Funny You Should Ask Wipeout America’s Hearland Nashville Insider
US Farm Report Simply Southern Farm Show The Week with George Stephanopoulos Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson

Tel: 205.403.3340
Website:  https://abc3340.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/abc3340
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abc3340/
Tower Location: Red Mountain
Brand Name: Alabama’s ABC 33/40

Coverage Map

ABC3340 coverage map
ABC 33/40 coverage map | Source: official website

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Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with LiveNewsGlobe.com, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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