ABC 7 News Chicago is also called WLS-TV virtual channel 7, is an ABC operated channel situated in Chicago, Illinois, United States. This station is working under the ABC owned television stations subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. This Station has the studio on North state Street in the Chicago Loop, and its transmitter located at Willis Tower on South Wacker Drive. Its call letters mean World’s Largest Store (WLC). This channel started almost 67 years ago on 17 September 1948 when First time the channel on air their transmission.
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Former name of ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) is WENR-TV that signed on the air on 17 September 1948. It was the third channel signed on Chicago market after WGN-TV and WBKB (now WBBM-TV) which signed on 1946. It is the second station which formerly owned ABC on channel seven after WABC-TV New York It’s merged with WLS-AM and shared the frequency until ABC purchased 50% shear in WLS in 1954. This station on aired a show The Tom Duggan in mid-1950s which the most popular show in the Chicago market and create its competition with other networks. Channel WENR -TV convert into WLS-TV on 7 October 1968, named on the WLS Radio (890AM) which is possessed ABC since 1959.
ABC 7 News Chicago launched on 17 January 1984 which is ABC owned overnight subscription television which contemporary films and lifestyle programs for four hours in the night for six days in the week before sign off at 2:00 AM. But Tele Ist was not successful and close its programs on 30 June 1984.
Programming of ABC 7 News Chicago
It is on air the whole ABC network schedule. ABC 7 News Chicago Streaming Live recently broadcast 36 hours newscasts in a week, five hours on weekdays and five and half hours on weekends. It also on air the additional five hours news each week for WCIU-TV. It broadcast the ABC Eyewitness News whose schedule given in the table below. Other programs include Inside Edition, Jeopardy, Live with Kelley and Wheel of Fortune.
Wheel of Fortune
It is the famous game show of WLS-TV and contestants in three spot contend with a fickle wheel. They have the opportunity to win many cash prizes, luxury cars, and other things by solving missing letter puzzle. List of daily programs and their schedule is given in the table. Like WABC-TV it also has a somewhat different schedule at weekends.
|1||FAB Life||12:05 AM||Food Program|
|2||ABC 7 News, Eyewitness New||1:05 – 1:35 AM 4:30 AM|
|New News Program|
|3||Racheal Ray||1:35 AM||Food Program|
|ABC World News New||2:35||News Program|
|4||America This Morning||4:00||News Program|
|5||Good Morning America||7:00||News Program|
|6||Live With Kelly||9:00||Entertainment Program|
|7||The View||10:00||Entertainment Program|
|8||Windy City Live||1:00 PM||News Program|
|10||Inside Edition||At 3:00||Entertainment Program|
|12||Wheel of Fortune||6:30||Game Show|
|14||Greatest Hits||8:00||Music Show|
|17||Paid Program||Saturday & Sunday At 2:00 – 4:30 AM||Home Shopping program|
|18||Castle||Sunday At 12:00AM Saturday At 11:00PM||Drama|
|19||Sanctuary||Sunday 12:30 PM||Religious program|
|20||World of X Games||Saturday At 1:30PM||Sports program|