WLS celebrates 10 years with "190"

At a time when stations across the country are slashing local non-news related programming, one station’s local magazine show is still going strong.

Tonight, ABC-owned WLS-TV is celebrating 10 years of 190 North tonight with a 30-minute retrospective of the show’s run. Hosted by Janet Davies (who is also the show’s executive producer), the special takes a look back at the people, places, and things the program has talked about and/or visited the last ten years.

For example, 190 North would visit a restaurant, a concert, or something else cool in the city. In a few cases, the program would devote an entire program to a single subject, such as 9/11 and the death of John Drury.

Airing at 10:35 p.m. Sunday nights, 190 North constantly wins its time period and households and key demos.

North has two correspondents, Doug Banks and Michelle Alegria. The third (Lou Canellis) left the show earlier this year to join WFLD-TV’s Bears-related programming. An announcement on his replacement is coming shortly.

190 North, of course, is the address of WLS-TV’s studios in the Loop – 190 North State Street.