WPRI is a full service television station in Providence, Rhode Island and New Bedford, Massachusetts, broadcasting on local digital VHF channel 13 and on virtual channel 12. Founded in 1955 as WPRO, it is owned by LIN TV Corporation. WPRI is affiliated with CBS, airing CBS's primetime shows in the
evening. In the morning, the station airs CBS's morning news and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs CBS's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows CBS's national news broadcast and Eyewitness News . After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by CBS's late-night programming. WPRI also airs local sports broadcasts.