WLNE is a full service television station in Providence, Rhode Island and New Bedford, Massachusetts, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 49 and on virtual channel 6. Founded in 1963, it is owned by Citadel Communications. WLNE is affiliated with ABC (American Broadcasting Company), airing ABC's primetime shows in the
evening. In the morning, the station airs ABC's morning news and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs ABC's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows ABC's national news broadcast and ABC 6 News . After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. WLNE also airs local sports broadcasts.