Michigan Avenue, and its transmitter is atop the Willis Tower.
WMAQ-TV is a sister station to WSNS-TV (channel 44), affiliated with the Spanish-language network Telemundo; and Comcast Sports Net Chicago.
and weekend nights at 5 p.m along with WGN-TV (Channel 9)'s 9 p.m. The lifeline continued only as a simulcast of entertainment programming from WWME's sister station WCIU-TV until January 2011, when it was switched to a simulcast of WCIU's The U Too subchannel.As part of the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, WMAQ-TV shut down its analog transmitter on June 12, 2009, and continued to broadcast its pre-transition digital channel 29.Digital television receivers display WMAQ-TV's virtual channel as 5 through the use of PSIP.newscast overtook WMAQ-TV for second place for the first time in many years, largely due to the low ratings of the latter station's lead-in The Jay Leno Show.WLS-TV continues to dominate the local newscast ratings in the Chicago media market. although closer to third-place WBBM-TV than to WLS-TV.Named "Studio 5", it is the first of its kind in Chicago.