Watch ABC 17 Rockford WTVO Online

Watch ABC 17 Rockford WTVO Online


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ABC 17 Rockford WTVO




Rockford, Illinois
United States
Branding WTVO Channel 17 (general)
Eyewitness News (newscasts)
Rockford’s MyNetworkTV
(on DT2)
Slogan Two Stations. More Local News.
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 17 (PSIP)
Subchannels 17.1 ABC
17.2 MyNetworkTV
17.3 Laff
17.4 Grit
Affiliations ABC (secondary 1953–1965; primary since 1995)
Owner Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Operator Nexstar Media Group
First air date May 3, 1953 (65 years ago) (1953-05-03)
Call letters’ meaning Winnebago (county) and TeleVision Organization
Former channel number(s) Analog:
39 (UHF, 1953–1967)
17 (UHF, 1967–2009)
Former affiliations Primary:
NBC (1953–1995)
DuMont (1953–1956)
UPN (2003–2006)
Transmitter power 196 kW
Height 201 m (659 ft)
Class DT
Facility ID 72945
Transmitter coordinates 42°17′14″N 89°10′15″W / 42.28722°N 89.17083°W / 42.28722; -89.17083
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For ABC 17 Rockford WTVO


State Illinois
Country USA
Virtual Channel 17
RF Channel 16
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 196 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 201m
Latitude 42.287200927734375
Longitude -89.1707992553711
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 445m
Callsign WTVO
MHZ 482
Network Affiliation ABC
Contact Street 1 1917 North Meridian Rd
Contact City Rockford
Contact State IL
Contact Zip 61105
Contact Phone 815-963-5413
Additional Data FCC Station Information


ABC 17 is a TV station in Rockford, IL. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, weather, traffic, sports, and general entertainment. In addition to being known as ABC 17 Rockford WTVO, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WTVO. You can watch the station online via its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: ABC 17 Rockford WTVO
Call Sign: WTVO
Location: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: ABC 17 Homepage

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ABC 17 is owned by Mission Broadcasting. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, Rockford WTVO tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

Contact the Station

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By mail: 1917 N Meridian Rd Rockford, IL 61101-9238. Phone: 815-963-5413. Fax: 815-963-0029. Email: [email protected]