NBC 5 News Chicago – WMAQ-TV

NBC 5 News Chicago or Chicago 5 (WMAQ-TV) virtual channel 5 and UHF digital channel 29 is NBC owned and operated television station situated in Chicago, Illinois United States. Chicago 5 (WMAQ-TV) possessed by NBC Universal-owned television stations of NBC Universal. It is a part of the duopoly with WSNS-TV (channel 44) which is Telemundo station. It is also co-owned with Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. The studio of Chicago 5 is located at NBC Tower on North Columbus Drive in city’s Streeterville and the transmitter is at Willis Tower in Chicago Loop on South Wacker Drive. Its call letter meaning is We must answer questions. The former name of Chicago 5 is WNBQ.

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NBC 5 News was first on aired on 8 October 1948 with call letter WNBQ. It was the fourth television station in Chicago market at that time. It was also included in NBC five formerly owned and operated stations. Initially it on air the two hours programs in a day. Before sign on The Chicago 5 was going to acquire the WNBY call signs but on NBC request FCC approved the application for call letters WNBQ on 3 March 1948.NBC 5 News Chicago broadcast many programs from its original studio for NBC network. It installed the equipment for color transmission in 1953 and succeeded in color telecast in 1954. Chicago 5 (WMAQ) on aired first color local program in March 1955 How does your garden grow?.

From 15 April 1956, It broadcast all programming in color. The call letters of the station changed on 31 August 1964. The role station end as program provider to NBC in the 1960s and it gathered the 200 feeds of news footage in a month from the Central United States to NBC news. The channel got the 4000 square feet of space at 401 North Michigan Avenue on 6 September 2003. The station broadcast the morning and noon newscast from Michigan studio until February 2013 after closing the studio newscast was moved back to NBC tower.


NBC 5 News Chicago carry the majority of NBC network schedule. It broadcast the 41 hours newscast in a week. On Sunday evening at 10:00 PM, the station produces the half-hour sports highlights. It rum many syndicated programs. The channel runs the talk show, Steve Harvey. It broadcast many sports programs in past including NFL & Chicago Black hawks. Weekly schedule of Chicago 5 is given in the table.

Sr. No Programs Category Timing
1 NBC 5 news today News 4:00-6:30AM
2 Today in Rio 2016 News 7:00AM
3 2016 summer Olympics Sports Program 10:00AM
4 NBC 5 news News 4:00 PM 5:00PM
5 Extra Entertainment program 3:30AM
6 Cars.TV Children program Saturday at4:30AM
7 Access Hollywood Entertainment program Saturday at 6:00PM
8 On the Money News Sunday at 4:30AM
9 NBC nightly news with Lester Holt News 5:30PM

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