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WTVO 17 News

ABC 17 Rockford Live

WTVO 17 News LogoWTVO, a dual ABC/MyNetwork TV-affiliated channel, giving its services to Rockford, Illinois, United States. The brand name of the television station is Eyewitness News, while its call sign is WTVO. Furthermore, Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is the owner of WTVO 17 News. Channel 17 Rockford features local news, national news, entertainment, sports, and other fields. In addition, find the WTVO weather forecast from the talented team of the meteorologist. Also, watch the WTVO live stream on its official website and YouTube.

Hispanic Heritage Month section of the website contains all the event details and latest news. WTVO Com aims to promote and back education; see the promotional, educational activities in the Education Matters portion. Stateline Strong is the cause to encourage society’s women by sharing other working women’s inspirational stories. Battle of the Stadiums is a mission to discover the most favorite stadiums of football fans. You can send your birthday photos or wishes to Rosie’s kids at Rosie’s Birthday Club section.

Watch free WTVO News Live Stream

To watch the free WTVO live stream, you need to browse its official website or follow its YouTube channel. One can also enjoy the live stream of WTVO 17 News by installing the app on your smartphone. Additionally, watch your favorite WTVO TV programs of WTVO Rockford Il according to the TV schedule.

Affiliations of WTVO TV Channel 17

Here are the WTVO 17 news affiliations:

  • ABC (secondary 1953–1965; primary since 1995)
  • MyNetworkTV
  • Laff
  • Grit

Studios and Transmitters of ABC 17 Rockford

WTVO 17 live stream shared the studios with its sister channel WQRF-TV on North Meridian Road/IL 24 in Rockford. The transmitter facilities also located on the same location to studios of the channel. 2°17′14″N 89°10′15″W are the transmitter coordinates of WTVO Rockford.

Michelle Abraham, Whitney Martin, and Elliot Grandia at interview set of WTVO 17 News
Michelle Abraham, Whitney Martin, and Elliot Grandia at interview set of WTVO 17 News | Courtesy:

Cable availability of WTVO News

On cable, the television station is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 4. You can see WTVO 17 live stream in high definition on digital channel 908.

WTVO News App

The channel 17 is the best way to watch local news, weather forecasts, and other newscast content. Download and install the WTVO app on your smartphone to get news content. The following are the major features of WTVO news:

  • Latest breaking news
  • Sports news of college and professional news
  • Flight tracker
  • News video
  • Horoscope
  • Lottery

Quick Info: WTVO TV News Team

The news team of WTVO TV based on skilled and experienced journalists and reporters. ABC 17 Rockford crew taken as a symbol of excellence and impartial news source in Rockford. Their unbiased and racism-free journalism took the channel to heights of popularity in the field. News anchors such as Eric Wilson, Mimi Murphy, and others are the face of WTVO television because of their seniority.

Weather Team of ABC 17 Rockford

WTVO 17 News Weather

Using the slogan “your first warn forecast,” the WTVO weather team is forecasting accurately in Rockford. Using interactive radar technology, one can see high-resolution predictions from the channel. It allows you to quickly zoom to your selected locations on the map to get an exclusive forecast. WTVO 17 news live stream proudly provides an hourly and seven-day forecast of Rockford and nearby regions. Through SkyTrack live weather cams, click on any camera for a live view of different places.


WTVO Weather MyStateline App

It is southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois’ most comprehensive weather app. WTVO-TV gives you the skilled and most experienced meteorologists team. The following are the First Warn Weather features for smartphone users.

  • Interactive, loop-able, and scalable radar
  • Hourly and 7-day forecast
  • WeatherRisk assessment on a daily basis
  • Regional forecast for territories in the channel’s area
  • Latest weather info by the First Warn Weather Blog from senior meteorologists

Station’s Overview – Channel 17 News

WTVO news serves local news, sports, and weather forecast to the Greater Rockford, Southern Wisconsin, and Illinois area. Eyewitness News is the newscast division of WTVO and WQRF TV. It initially started its operations on 3rd May 1953 under the ownership of Harry and Elmer Balaban.

Michelle Abraham at Good Day Stateline Interview at WTVO 17 News
Michelle Abraham at Good Day Stateline Interview at WTVO 17 News | Courtesy: official website

WTVO-TV was the first channel to air programming in the Rockford market. It served Rockford as an NBC affiliate for forty-two years before switching to ABC affiliation. In 2004, Mission Broadcasting acquired the channel. WTVO offers the most comprehensive news coverage in the Stateline area. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the licensing authority of WTVO Rockford, Il.

Programs & News Shows

WTVO started producing the second primetime newscast if the market on WQRF in March 2006. On 5th March 2012, WTVO 17 live stream launched a 2-hour long extension during weekdays and graphics scheme. It doesn’t air a midday newscast during the weekdays. Following some of the most popular programs of WTVO Rockford.

Michelle Abraham, Whitney Martin, and Elliot Grandia at WTVO 17 News
Michelle Abraham, Whitney Martin, and Elliot Grandia at WTVO 17 News | Source: twitter

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Channel 17 Rockford

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a duration to 15th September to 15th October in the U.S. This one month celebrated to recognize the contributions and impact of Hispanic Americans to the U.S. culture, history, and achievements. Hispanic Heritage Month initiated move as Hispanic Heritage Week. It established by legislation by Representative Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

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The commemorative week expanded to one month in 1988 from 15th September to 15th October. President George H. W. Bush proclaimed the National Hispanic Heritage Month on 14th September 1989 in Presidential Proclamation 6021. Since 1989, all United States Presidents gave a Presidential Proclamation to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. WTVO live stream gave a special space to the event on its official website with a separate section.

David Greenberg and Han Nahzettl giving news briefing
David Greenberg and Han Nahzettl giving news briefing | Credits: facebook page

Battle of the Stadiums

WTVO TV Channel 17 intends to find out favorite stadiums of high school fans in the Stateline. They hold weekly contests to find winners from the NIC-10, the NUIC, and the Big Northern Conference to achieve this. You can watch high school sports, Overtime, live Friday night on Fox 39 with David Greenberg and Scott Leber. People can vote to their favorite stadium by approaching “Battle of the Stadiums.”

Rosie’s Birthday Club

Rosie’s kids can benefit from the donations in the form of toys, money, and other items. Interested people may contribute their efforts to these kids with their kind donations. When someone honors one of the kids of Rosie with a gift, it gives a chance of celebration to them. These kids love those gifts and appreciate his generosity. Be become a source of happiness for someone through the WTVO 17 live stream platform.

Michelle Abraham, Whitney Martin, and Elliot Grandia at WTVO 17 News
Michelle Abraham, Whitney Martin, and Elliot Grandia at WTVO 17 News | Credits: facebook page

Channel 17 News TV Schedule

Below is the detailed table of shows listing. You can watch them according to the TV schedule.

Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris Eyewitness News at 10:00 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC News Nightline
Entertainment Tonight ABC World News Now Live with Kelly and Ryan America This Morning
The Rachael Ray Show GMA3: What You Need to Know General Hospital The Dr. Oz Show Shot 7 Times in The Back: The Long Recovery of Jacob Blake
Family Feud Judge Judy Celebrity Family Feud Maria Menounos vs. Jeannie Mai and NFL Legends vs. NFL All-Stars Press Your Luck They’re Baaaaack!
GMA3: What You Need to Know General Hospital Judge Judy Pretend She’s the Ford Motor Company/ Two Roommates for the Price of One America’s Funniest Home Videos
In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl In Depth with Graham Bensinger Tom Hanks Match Game Jerry Ferrara, Constance Zimmer, Chris Sullivan, Caroline Rhea, Ross Matthews, Dascha Polanco
Tel: (815) 963-5413
Tower Location: North Meridian Road/IL 24 in Rockford
Brand Name: WTVO 17

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WTVO 17 News Coverage Map
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