WATE is a full service television station in Knoxville, Tennessee, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 26 and on virtual channel 6.1. Founded in 1953 as WROL-TV as an ABC affilate and changed it's call sign to it's current WATE in 1955, it is owned by New Young Broadcasting. WATE
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 6 News. After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. WATE also airs local sports broadcasts.