WBAL is a full service television station in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on local digital VHF channel 11. Founded in 1948, it is owned by Hearst Television. WBAL is affiliated with NBC (National Broadcasting Company), airing NBC's primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, the station airs NBC's morning news
and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs NBC's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows NBC's national news broadcast and (WBAL-TV 11 News, 11 . After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by NBC's late-night programming. WBAL also airs local sports broadcasts.