ABC7 Most Frequently Asked Questions

November 13, 2009 6:53:55 PM PST
ABC7Chicago.com answers your questions.

What is the address for WLS-TV?

WLS-TV
190 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Please address it to the attention of the appropriate person or department
Our phone number is 312-750-7777

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How do I contact a member of the ABC7 News team?

Please send mail to:

WLS-TV
190 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Attn: (Reporter's/Anchor's Name)

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What is the difference between WLS-TV and ABC?

WLS-TV, which is owned by ABC, is the local ABC station in the Chicagoland Area, including Northwest Indiana. As a local station, WLS-TV produces local programs such as ABC7 News, 190 North, Chicagoing, Tapestry, and People, Places and Things You Should Know.

ABC is the network that serves the nation through its relationship with the ten stations it owns and the many affiliates that broadcast ABC programming. ABC produces The View, soap operas, primetime shows (which are viewed between 7 and 10 PM) and network news programs such as GMA and World News Tonight.

WLS-TV does not have influence over the production of these programs. If you have comments or questions about network programming, please go to ABCNEWS.com or to ABC.com or call Audience Information at (818)-460-7477.

Syndicated programs, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, are produced by other companies which partner with stations in as many markets as possible to air the program.

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Why is my audio in Spanish? How do I turn it back to English?

You need to change your Audio from SAP to mono or stereo. SAP stands for Secondary Audio Program, a feature on almost every stereo TV set that has been purchased in the last 10 years. It is commonly used in the U.S. to provide Spanish-language audio for English-language television programs. To find out more on how to change your audio click here.

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How do I apply for a job at ABC or WLS-TV?

For ABC, forward your resume to the Employee Relations Department, ABC, Inc., 77 West 66th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10023. ABC will only contact you if there is a position available for which you can be considered. To apply for a position at WLS-TV, you should respond specifically to an ad in the newspapers, trade magazines, and/or our website. Sending your resume to human resources without responding specifically to a job listing will not be effective in obtaining employment.

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Where do I send a picture of my car to see it on Roz Varon's "I Love My Car" segment?

To send Roz Varon a picture of your car, to have the chance to see it on Roz's "I Love My Car" segment on ABC7 News This Morning, enclose a photo of your car with your name, address, and phone number and send it to:

Roz Varon
I Love My Car
c/o WLS-TV
190 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois
60601

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Where do I send a "Weather Sketchers" picture my child made?

To send ABC7 News your child's Weather Sketchers picture, send you name, phone number, and the artist's name, age and school to:

Weather Sketchers
c/o ABC7 News
190 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois
60601

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What are the station's telephone numbers?

WLS-TV's main number is (312) 750-7777.
For breaking news, call the news desk at (312) 750-7070.
For ABC7 I-Team, please call (312) 750-7NEWS or (312) 750-7639.
For WLS - AM Radio, call (312) 984-0890.

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Where should I send press releases?

Please do not e-mail your press releases. We prefer you fax them to (312) 899-8019 and clearly number the pages in the top right corner and include the subject on each page.

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How do I request a speaker for an event?

To request a speaker, you should send a letter on your organization's stationery or letterhead to the individual you would like to have speak.

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How do I get tickets for: Oprah, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!

The Oprah Winfrey Show
If you plan to be in the Chicago area, you may make a reservation by calling 312-591-9222, Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM CST. If the number is busy, keep trying. You must have a reservation to attend. Tickets are not available by mail or e-mail and walk-ins are not allowed. Audience members must be 16 or over but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. For a transcript, contact Burrelle's Transcripts, www.burrelles.com, or call the Oprah show at 1-800-777-8398.

Wheel of Fortune
If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area and would like tickets to Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, send a postcard with you name address and daytime phone number to: Wheel of Fortune Tickets , 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 5300, Culver City, CA 90232. To be a contestant, send a postcard with you name address and daytime phone number to: Wheel of Fortune Contestant Auditions, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 5300, Culver City, CA 90232.

Jeopardy!
If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area and would like tickets to Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, send a postcard with you name address and daytime phone number to: Jeopardy Tickets , 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 5300, Culver City, CA 90232.To be a contestant, send a postcard with you name address and daytime phone number to: Jeopardy! Contestant Auditions, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 5300, Culver City, CA 90232.

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How do I order a tape or transcript?

Unfortunately, the policy of WLS-TV does not allow us to make copies for viewers of tapes or transcripts. However, there are a number of services that record our programs and make them available for a price. You can contact:

Multivision: Click Here or call 800-560-0111
Video Air Check: 708-383-3861
Video Monitoring Service: 312-649-1131

ABC News has a separate service to order videocassettes and written transcripts of news programs. You should call (800) 225-5222. You must know the title and date of the program. If you don't have that information, call (212) 456-7477. Videos are not available for World News Tonight Segments.

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How do I get Web site stats for abc7chicago.com?

Information on page views and unique users is indeed available. Those seeking that information are asked to follow these guidelines:

Submit the request in writing.
Request must be on your company's letterhead.
Requests should be mailed to:
Vincent Sollecito
General Sales Manager
WLS-TV
190 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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