WHAM-TV is a full service television station in Rochester, broadcasting on local digital VHF channel 13. Founded in 1962, it is owned by Newport Television. WHAM-TV is affiliated with ABC (American Broadcasting Company), airing ABC's primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, the station airs ABC's morning news and
information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs ABC's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows ABC's national news broadcast. After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. WHAM-TV) also airs local sports broadcasts.