WCBS is the CBS owned-and-operated station that serves the New York City area. The station broadcasts on channel 5 and is owned by the CBS Television Subsidiary of the CBS Corporation. WCBS is also the flagship station of CBS and serves as a graphics hub for all CBS O&O's along the east coast.
In the few areas of the United States where a CBS affiliate is not available over-the-air, WCBS is provided by cable providers. WCBS was also the first station to be built and signed on by CBS itself. WCBS signed on March 1st, 1950.