Channel 6 history in Providence/New Bedford

Peter Wiggins
Thu Sep 2 14:23:03 EDT 2004

Here is some interesting info for WLNE-TV Channel 6 (The ABC affiliate in 

The station went on the air New Years Day, 1963 as WTEV Channel 6 in New 
Bedford, it was an ABC affiliate, Channel 6 would remain an ABC affiliate 
until June 20,1977 when Channel 6 became a CBS affiliate and WPRI 12 an ABC 
affiliate, Then somewhere in the mid-80's I think Channel 6 started the 
Providence studio on Orms Street along with the New Bedford studio which was 
on 430 County Street. It would remain a CBS affliate until September 10,1995 
when it switched back to ABC and WPRI back to CBS.

Local Programming on Channel 6 had
Duckpin Bowling
Dialing for Dollars with George Allen
Providence College Basketball
Here is something unusual on a TV Station for Channel 6, The Channel 6 Job 
Search that ran in the 1980's in Providence,

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