NBC 10 WJAR has its roots in The Outlet Company, a department store started in 1894 by Joseph and Leon Samuels. Located in downtown Providence, R.I., the Outlet Department Store expanded rapidly, selling clothing and accessories at discount prices.
In 1922 the company went on the air with WJAR radio, and in 1949 WJAR-TV became Rhode Island's first television station.
Over the next 30 years, the Outlet Company acquired additional television stations throughout the country. In November of 1980, the department store, which had grown to occupy an entire city block in downtown Providence, was sold. Outlet Communications was now solely involved in commercial broadcasting.
WJAR was purchased by NBC in February 1996 and was one of 14 stations owned and operated by the network for 10 years.
NBC 10 marked another milestone in its long history with the beginning of digital broadcasts in April 2004. WJAR-DT broadcasts on channel 51. The station's digital signal is also available to Cox Cable high-definition subscribers on channel 700.
NBC Universal announced in April 2006 that it was selling NBC 10 and three other stations to Virginia-based Media General. The acquisition was completed on June 26, 2006. The station continues to be the leader in news and information for Southern New England.
NBC 10 WJAR ceased analog broadcasting on Feb. 17, 2009.
Viewers who rely on over-the-air service will need to use a digital television (DTV) receiver or converter box to receive NBC 10 programming. Converter boxes can be purchased from electronics retailers and online. Tune to UHF channel 51 for NBC 10's digital signal or use your receiver's channel scanning function. NBC 10 has completed its final digital facility. Viewers on the fringe of NBC 10's reception area who previously could not receive our over-the-air signal may be able to receive NBC 10 broadcasts.
Where to find WJAR-DT
Watch WJAR-DT on these cable channels:Cox - Channel 1010
WJAR began airing Me-TV on Sept. 26, 2011.
Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television, launched nationally in December 2010, and began airing on WJAR 10.2 in the Providence-New Bedford market on Sept. 26, 2011.
Besides airing on 10.2, Me-TV is available on the following channels:
Viewers can expect to find shows like "My Three Sons", "I Love Lucy", "Hawaii Five-O", "M*A*S*H", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "Cheers" and "Taxi".
turnto10.com is the website of NBC 10 WJAR and serves Providence, R.I. and southeastern Massachusetts with news, sports, weather, entertainment, classified ads and community news.
The website, which launched in 1996 as a promotional tool for the television station, has grown into the No. 1 television website in Southern New England. Our focus is local news.
turnto10.com is a National Edward R. Murrow award winner, a three-time Regional Edward R. Murrow award winner, and two-time Associated Press Best Website award winner.
Social media has revolutionized the landscape of how local news is delivered. But NBC 10 has kept pace with the ever-changing medium.
NBC 10 has more followers on Facebook and Twitter than every other television station combined.
Our anchors and web staff constantly interact with our fans on Facebook, and our reporters are always in the field sending tweets to their followers.
NBC 10 also has a strong digital presence on YouTube. With hundreds of devoted followers and more than 900,000 video views, online users can watch exclusive video from NBC 10.Become a fan on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Watch us on YouTube
NBC 10 WJAR is located at 23 Kenney Drive in Cranston, Rhode Island. Our main number is (401) 455-9100.
From Interstate 95 North:
Take exit 14B towards Cranston, which puts you on Route 37 west. Take exit 3 for Pontiac Avenue. Take a left at the light at the bottom of the ramp. Continue on Pontiac Avenue and turn left at the third traffic light, which is Kenney Drive. We're the second building on the right.
From Interstate 95 South:
Take exit 14 and bear right towards Cranston, which puts you on Route 37 west. Take exit 3 for Pontiac Avenue. Take a left at the light at the bottom of the ramp. Continue on Pontiac Avenue and turn left at the third traffic light, which is Kenney Drive. We're the second building on the right.
From Interstate 295 North:
Take exit 3 for Route 37 east. Take exit 3 for Pontiac Avenue. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Pontiac Avenue. Go to the first traffic light and take a left onto Kenney Drive. We're the second building on the right.
From Interstate 295 South:
Take exit 3 for Route 37 east. Take exit 3 for Pontiac Avenue. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Pontiac Avenue. Go to the first traffic light and take a left onto Kenney Drive We're the second building on the right.
The internship program at NBC 10 is designed to provide college students the opportunity to explore careers in the broadcasting industry while providing meaningful and practical business experience that will generate college credit.
Internships are offered in the following areas: News, Sports, and Web.
Mail applications to:
23 Kenney Drive
Cranston, R.I. 02920