WLS is a full service television station in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 44 and on virtual channel 7. Founded in 1948 as WENR and is one of the original ABC-owned stations. WLS 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 7 News . After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. WLS also airs local sports broadcasts.