WSOC is a full service television station in Charlotte, North Carolina, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 34 and on virtual channel 9. Founded in 1957, it is owned by Cox Media Group. WSOC 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 and Channel 9 Eyewitness News . After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. WSOC also airs local sports broadcasts.