WGN TV 9 Chicago

WGN TV 9 Chicago


WGN TV 9 Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
United States
  • WGN (general)
  • WGN News (newscasts)
  • WGN Sports (sports telecasts)
  • Chicago’s Very Own (station)
  • Very Chicago (online)
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 9 (PSIP)
  • .1: 1080i 16:9 WGN-DT
  • .2: 480i 4:3 Antenna
  • .3: 480i 4:3 THIS
  • .4: 480i 16:9 TBD
Translators 33 K33DP Carlin, NV
  • .1: Independent
  • .2: Antenna TV (O&O)
  • .3: This TV
  • .4: TBD
Owner Tribune Broadcasting
(WGN Continental Broadcasting Company, LLC)
First air date April 5, 1948 (70 years ago) (1948-04-05)
Call letters’ meaning
  • World’s
  • Greatest
  • Newspaper
  • (reference to former co-owned newspaper, the Chicago Tribune)
Sister station(s)
  • WGN (AM)
  • WGN America
  • CLTV
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 9 (VHF, 1948–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Analog/.1:
  • CBS (1948–1953)
  • DuMont (1948–1956)
  • NTA (1956–1961)
  • The WB (1995–2006)
  • The CW (2006–2016)
  • .2:
  • The Tube (2006–2007)
  • LATV (2008–2011)
Transmitter power 645 kW
Height 454 m (1,490 ft)
Facility ID 72115
Transmitter coordinates 41°52′44″N 87°38′10.2″W / 41.87889°N 87.636167°W / 41.87889; -87.636167Coordinates: 41°52′44″N 87°38′10.2″W / 41.87889°N 87.636167°W / 41.87889; -87.636167
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website wgntv.com


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WGN TV 9 Chicago


State Illinois
Country USA
Virtual Channel 9
RF Channel 19
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 645 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 453m
Latitude 41.87889862060547
Longitude -87.63610076904297
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 633m
Callsign WGN-TV
MHZ 500
Network Affiliation INDEPENDENT
Contact Street 1 WGN-TV
Contact Street 2 2501 West Bradley Place
Contact City Chicago
Contact State IL
Contact Zip 60618
Contact Phone 773-528-2311
Additional Data FCC Station Information


WGN TV is a TV station in Chicago, IL. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news plus sports, lifestyle shows, and general entertainment. In addition to being known as WGN TV 9 Chicago, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WGN. You can watch the station online via the WGN TV live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WGN TV 9 Chicago
Call Sign: WGN
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WGN TV Homepage

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WGN TV is owned by Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC. It is an affiliate of the network CW network. As an affiliate, 9 Chicago 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 CW.

Contact the Station

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By mail: 2501 W Bradley Pl Chicago, IL 60618-4718. Phone: 773-528-2311. Fax: 773-528-6050. Email: [email protected]