About CBS Television Stations Group (Formerly Paramount Stations Group), a division of CBS Inc., officially entered the Atlanta market September 1, 1995, acquiring WVEU-TV from BCG Communications, which held the license since sign-on in 1981.
On December 11, 1995 the call letters were changed to reflect the new ownership and direction for WUPA-TV.
David Cassidy made his name on the US show The Partridge Family.
Only 8,000 of the expected 20,000 fans turned up: "The promoters said parents had returned tickets because of fears for their children's safety" (Times). Cassidy sent a letter of regret to Bernadette Whelan's parents on hearing of her death on 31 May.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, he was asked about the tragedy: "He puts his hands on his heart. `My first reaction was that I was totally brought down.
Then, after an "adult" interview and semi- naked photo shoot in Rolling Stone, his US sales plummeted.
When The Partridge Family was shown in the UK, Cassidy got a second chance at doing fresh-faced and squeaky-clean.