Some of the network's programming is carried on the third digital subchannel of sister broadcast station KTVB in Boise, which has carried the network over-the-air since August 28, 2009. Prior to 2003, Northwest Cable News was carried on cable systems in the Boise market; it was re-added to Cable One systems in that market on February 12, 2010.
The network incorporates news content purposed from four Gannett-owned stations in the northwestern United States – NBC-affiliated stations KING-TV in Seattle, KGW in Portland, KTVB in Boise and CBS affiliate KREM in Spokane. In addition, the channel maintains content sharing agreements with several other stations.
In addition to rolling news and weather coverage throughout the day, NWCN produces the nightly sports highlight and discussion program NorthWest Sports Tonight, and the call-in shows Gardening with Ciscoe LIVE (which airs Friday evenings) and Fone Zone (which airs shortly after Seattle Seahawks games on Sundays during the NFL season). The channel also airs rebroadcasts of sister station KING-TV's lifestyle program Evening Magazine each evening. Three other KING-TV programs, Gardening with Ciscoe (a pre-recorded program which the live NWCN program is spun-off from), Northwest Backroads and The 5th Quarter Show (which airs during the NFL season), are also rebroadcast on the channel on weekends. In addition, KGW produces the Sunday evening discussion program Straight Talk.