WDAZ-TV, channel 8, is an ABC affiliate located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The station is owned by Forum Communications of Fargo, North Dakota, which also owns the Grand Forks Herald. WDAZ also operates a news bureau and sales office in Devils Lake, its city of license. The station broadcasts from a 1,400-foot (430 m) tower located near Dahlen, North Dakota, which is roughly between Grand Forks and Devils Lake. Its studio is located on South Washington Street in Grand Forks.
The station also has significant viewership in southern Manitoba, Canada including Winnipeg and Steinbach. WDAZ is offered on cable channel 8 in most areas including Grand Forks and Devils Lake. It can be seen on Shaw cable channel 7 in Winnipeg, Steinbach, Portage la Prairie, and most other areas of southern Manitoba. The station broadcasts on MTS TV cable channel 13 in Winnipeg and most areas of southern Manitoba.
While WDAZ identifies as a station in its own right, it is generally considered to be a semi-satellite of WDAY-TV in Fargo. It produces its own newscasts, and airs its own commercials and station identifications. However, it rebroadcasts most of WDAY-TV's syndicated programming, and the two stations often share news stories. Master control and some internal operations are based at WDAY's facilities in Fargo. WDAZ serves the northern portion of the Fargo/Grand Forks market, while WDAY-TV serves the southern portion. The two stations are counted as a single unit for Nielsen ratings purposes.
WDAZ-TV broadcasts from a 445.2 meter (1,460.2 feet) high guy-wired aerial mast, making it the third tallest tower in North Dakota after the KVLY-TV tower and KXJB-TV tower. The tower is located in Dahlen, North Dakota, roughly located between Grand Forks and Devils Lake. The tower was also used by KGFE of Grand Forks until an ice storm damaged equipment in 2004.