About WJAR 10WJAR-TV has a long history in the Providence market, being the first television station in Rhode Island and one of the first in New England. It was founded by The Outlet Company, a department store chain headquartered in Providence, and was originally broadcast on channel 11. However, due to interference issues with New York City's WPIX, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered WJAR-TV to move to channel 10 in 1953. As a result, the station's coverage area expanded and it became more successful in serving the Providence market. Throughout the years, WJAR-TV has been a leading source of local news and entertainment for the community, and has remained an important part of the media landscape in Rhode Island.
In addition to its television operations, WJAR-TV is also closely affiliated with its radio sister stations, AM 920 (now WHJJ) and FM 95.5 (now occupied by WLVO). These stations have played a significant role in the local community, providing news, information, and entertainment to listeners for many years.