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NBC 4 Washington

NBC 4 Washington logoNBC 4 Washington WRC-TV is NBC O&O television channel operating at Virtual CH 4 and UHF digital CH 34. The broadcaster works under the ownership of NBC Owned Television Stations. The station is known for its breaking news and local news from the capital city. It reports major political changes and happenings around the governmental seat. Talk shows and debates are regularly organized between different parties. News Content of channel 4 Washington is highly praised for its unbiased nature. Apart from this, it airs weather forecast, traffic updates and lifestyle news of Federal capital, Maryland and Virginia. Also, it covers entertainment and sports events. People are stick to this channel because of the quality of its programs and shows. Its easy to get updated with local and national news by watching WRC-TV headlines.

The company is owned by NBC Universal, which manages its operations. It serves the entire region of Washington DC. RSN NBC Sports Washington and WZDC-CD (CH 44) are the siblings of WRC-TV. The studios and transmitters of both WZDC-CD and WRC-TV are in Nebraska Avenue, Tenleytown, northwest Washington.

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Channel 4 also holds the Washington Bureau of NBC News, where Meet the Press, a long-running political show, is based. A live stream of the same channel is offered on mobile app and websites as well. You can start watching by click below the play button.

Channel’s Overview

The history of WRC-TV goes way back in 1939 when Radio Corporation of America decided to start an experimental TV broadcaster, W3XNB. On 23 December 1941, the station’s construction permit was approved for the first time on channel 3 with calls WNBW. It was reflecting the “NBC Washington.” On 29 June 1942, NBC demanded to cancel the permit, and channel 3 transferred to Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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WNBW was relicensed on 27 June 1947 (this time on Channel 4) and hit the air once again. Channel 4 News Washington is the 2nd oldest TV broadcaster in the area. The first one is WTTG, which started services in January 1947, only six months before. The station’s calls were flipped to the current one WRC-TV on 18 October 1954,. The move was made to align the station to its sibling radio. In 1995, WRC-TV (NBC 4 Washington) asked a puppeteer to host a puppet show for the channel. Following that, Jim Henson created a first series ‘Sam and Friends’ featuring the ‘Muppets,’ and eventually started Jim Henson Company.

Telemundo declared in Sep 2017 that they are deciding to introduce a new Telemundo O&O channel WRC-TV. Since then, the tv broadcaster is serving under the management of NBC owned Television Network and providing services to the community of Washington DC.

The transition from analog to digital signals

On 12 June 2009, NBC 4 Washington terminated its analog signals at VHF CH 4. The same date when FCC ordered all full-power TV channels to transit into digital signals and live stream.

WRC-TV is airing the pre-season games of the professional American football team Washington Redskins since 2009. Plus, Storm Team 4 by NBC Washington provides up-to-the-minute weather reports for Washington. They have different specified meteorological programs for the citizens of Washington DC, that always keep them updated about the weather conditions.

Availability of Channel 4 News Washington DC

Cable Providers

Comcast Xfinity airs the station at CH 24 in Washington DC, CH 4 in Virginia and Maryland territories. Residential Communication Network, Cox Communications, Verizon and FiOS also deliver it on Channel 4.

Internet Service

NBC 4 Washington DC is also available to watch on the internet at its official website. Also, viewers can watch the live streaming of the channel here.

News Team

Regarded and rated as number one news team in the federal city, NBC Washington owns most senior anchors in the media industry.

Weather Team

Team of senior meterlogosit and weather experts gives exact climate predictions of capital on NBC Washington and sate of Maryland and virginia.


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  • 1955: Debut of Sam and Friends
  • 1958: Inaugural speech by American Army General Dwight Eisenhower in color transmission
  • 1997: Channel’s 50th Anniversary


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Tel: +1 202-885-4111
Tower Location: Tenleytown, northwest Washington
Brand Name: NBC 4

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Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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