In honor of WATE’s 70th anniversary, the WATE Digital Team is looking back at the station’s website from its 1996 launch to 2023.
WATE was the first TV station in Knoxville to launch a website. The first capture of WATE’s Website on the Wayback Machine dates all the way back to Dec. 29, 1996, just 13 years after the internet began.
In the nearly three decades since the launch of the website, it has gone through several changes and colors. Below you can see how WATE.com got to its current look.