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For the NBC-affiliated television station in Columbus, Ohio that formerly held the WLWC call letters, see WCMH-TV.



On April 14, 1997, WLWC began broadcasting as a Primary WB Affiliate, prior to that date, WB programming in New Beford, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island was provided on cable systems by Boston WB Affiliate WLVI-TV and Superstation WGN. On July 31, 1997 WLWC along with WWHO was purchased by Paramount Stations Group from Fant Broadcasting, and added UPN as a Secondary affiliate that same year.



This was used as a secondary logo for WLWC's secondary affiliation with UPN until 1998 when it rebranded that fall as UPN 28 but carried The WB primary until the fall of 2000. The station also debuted the tagline All Together Now! UPN 28.


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In the Fall of 2000, the station became a primary UPN affiliate and a secondary The WB affiliate.


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On August 17, 2017, Nexstar Media Group announced that WNAC-DT2 would become the new CW affiliate for the Rhode Island area effective October 2 and WLWC became as Ion Life affiliation.


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After Ion Plus ceased operations on February 28, 2021, Court TV became the new affiliate of WLWC.

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