WREX Rockford NBC

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Rockford, Illinois
United States
Branding13 WREX (general)
13 News (newscasts)
SloganYour News Leader (news)
13 Weather Authority (weather)
13 Sports Authority (sports)
ChannelsDigital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 13 (PSIP)
Subchannels13.1 NBC
13.2 CW+
13.3 MeTV
OwnerQuincy Media
(WREX License, LLC)
First air dateOctober 1, 1953 (64 years ago) (1953-10-01)
Call letters’ meaningIn memory of Rex N. Caster, son of founding station president L.E. Caster
Former callsignsWREX-TV (1953–2009)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
13 (VHF, 1953–2009)
54 (UHF, 2002–2009)
Former affiliationsCBS (1953–1965)
ABC (1953–1995; secondary until 1965)
DuMont (secondary, 1953–1955)
NTA (secondary, 1956–1961)
Transmitter power18 kW
Height216 m (709 ft)
Facility ID73940
Transmitter coordinates42°17?48?N 89°14?22?W / 42.29667°N 89.23944°W / 42.29667; -89.23944
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WREX Rockford NBC


Virtual Channel13
RF Channel13
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)12.434000015258789 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)216m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)461m
Network AffiliationNBC
Contact Street 110322 Auburn Road
Contact Street 2P.O. Box 530
Contact CityRockford
Contact StateIL
Contact Zip61105
Contact Phone815-335-2213
Additional DataFCC Station Information

WREX Rockford is a TV station in Rockford, 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 WREX Rockford NBC, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WREX. You can watch the station online via the WREX Rockford live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WREX Rockford NBC
Call Sign: WREX
Location: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WREX Rockford Homepage

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WREX Rockford is owned by Quincy Newspapers. It is an affiliate of the network NBC network. As an affiliate, WREX Rockford 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 NBC.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: PO Box 530 Rockford, IL 61105-0530. Phone: 815-335-2213. Fax: 815-335-2297. Email: news@wrex.com