WREX is a full service television station in Rockford, Illinois, broadcasting on local digital VHF channel 13. Founded in 1953, it is owned by Quincy Newspapers, Inc. WREX is affiliated with NBC (National Broadcasting Company), airing NBC's primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, the station airs NBC's morning
news and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs NBC's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows NBC's national news broadcast and 13 News. After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by NBC's late-night programming. WREX also airs local sports broadcasts.