WAPT is a full service television station in Jackson, Mississippi, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 21 and on virtual channel 16. Founded in 1970, it is owned by Hearst Television. WAPT is affiliated with ABC (American Broadcasting Company), airing ABC’s primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, thestation 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 16 WAPT News. After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC’s late-night programming. WAPT also airs local sports broadcasts.