WGN-TV, virtual channel 9, is a CW-affiliated television station located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is the flagship television property of the Tribune Company, and is operated through its Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary, which also owns radio station WGN and local cable news channel Chicagoland Television; the parent company also owns the Chicago Tribune newspaper â€“ whose slogan was the basis for the call letters used by the television and radio stations. WGN-TV maintains studios and offices on West Bradley Place in Chicago's North Center neighborhood, making it the only one of the city's major commercial TV stations to be located outside of the downtown business district. Its transmitter is located atop the Willis Tower in the Chicago Loop.
WGN-TV is also a pioneering superstation, and continues to program an alternate feed for cable and satellite subscribers throughout the United States and select areas of Canada called WGN America. The "superstation" feed remains unavailable to pay television subscribers of Comcast, RCN, WOW! and AT&T U-verse in the Chicago area, despite vastly different programming offerings. However, WGN America is available in the market on the DirecTV and Dish Network satellite services.