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WCHI

Location

Chicago, IL

Branding

The Works
Chicago Action News

Slogan

That's The Way We Like It in Chicago!

Channel(s)

Analog: 50 (UHF)
Digital: 51 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

50.1 WCHI-The Works
50.2 MeTV

Affiliation

The Works

First air date

September 17, 1948

Former call letters

none

Former channel number

62 (UHF, 1948-1961)

Former Affiliation

ABC (pirated) (1948-2015)
BIG Network (2015-2017)

Owner

BHC Communications

WCHI is a The Works affiliate that serves the Chicago, IL area. It broadcasts on channel 50. It is owned by BHC Communications.

Newscasts

Its newscasts now have a Chinese side-audio track.

Current Staff (Year Joined in Parenthesis)

Jake Marques - News Director

  • Melissa Diaz - anchor; weekday mornings "Chicago Action News in the AM" (2015)
  • John Quarters - anchor; weeknights at 6 and 10 (2015)
  • Jake Stevens - anchor; weeknights at 6 and 10 (2015)
  • Maria Sanchez  - anchor; weekend evenings (2015)

StormTeam 50 Meteorologists

  • Jake De Zio - meteorologist; weekday mornings "Chicago Action News in the AM" (2015)
  • John Walkers - chief meteorologist (AMS Seal of Approval); weeknights at 6 and 10 (2015)
  • Thomas Colex - meteorologist; weekend evenings (2015)

Sports Team

  • Dougie "The Doug Luckie" Martinez - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 10 (2015)
  • Ching Ti Zao - sports reporter; weekend evenings (2003)

Current On-Air Reporters

  • Wang Xiuying Ching - general assignment reporter (1999)
  • Nick Colex - general assignment reporter (2015)
  • John Zhang Wei - general assignment reporter (2012)
  • Jake Fang Quen - general assignment reporter (2014)
  • Mike Fernendez - general assignment reporter (2015)

Former Staff

TBA!

Former Stormteam 50 Meteorologists

TBA!

Former Members of Sports Team

TBA!

Former On-Air Reporters

  • Qiangguo Sima Qian - general assignment reporter (2005-2016) (now with WSSN)

Signal Translators

As of 1/1/2015, WCHI now has translators.

WCHI broadcasts on two different translators to widen its broadcast area: 

W82FC-D BELLE PRAIRIE CITY IL (POWER OF 300W, SERVES VIEWERS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE TOWN DUE TO FOREST BLOCKAGE)

W34RQ-D BUNKER HILL IL (POWER OF 700W, SERVES MACOUPIN COUNTY DUE TO FOREST BLOCKAGE)

Gallery









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WCGO 4 (ABC-TV)
WACH 5 (ABC)
WKKL 6 (IND)
WCHS 7 (ABN)
WQCO 9 (Acme)
WKDA 10 (RKO)
WMAQ 11 (NBC)
WCID 12 (DBC)
WLUK-TV 13 (QTV)
WKRU 14 (KTV)
WUCH 15 (UBN)
WGNX 16 (Ind)
WCLI 17 (The WB)
WCHP 18 (UPN)
KCHGG 19 (Q)
WIOQ 20 (MyTV)
WCHG 21 (UDC)
WFXC 22 (FOX)
WCIL 23 (ABS)
WCHJ 24 (JFN)
WCQU 25 (TNT)
WJHT-DT 26 (CW)
WCRD 27 (RDN)
WCUU 28 (IND)
WCNLN 29 (New Line)
WQGC 30 (TBS)
WPC-DT 31 (PBC)
WARE-TV 32 (YesNet)
WCRB-TV 33 (IND)
WCMY 34 (MNTV)
WETV 35 (PBS)
WPAC-TV 36 (Paramount)
WIUN 42 (PBS)
WEIG 44 (IND)
WCKT 46 (KTTV)
WCHI 50 (The Big Network)
WNSN 55 (Telemundo)
WUVC 56 (Univision)
WCAE 58 (PBS)
WFPJ 68 (IND)

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