WAFF 48 News, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, is the #1 station in North Alabama. WAFF 48 News broadcast the market's first high-definition newscast in October, 2010. WAFF 48 News is owned by Raycom Media. Raycom, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 48 television stations in 36 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 12.6% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 3,500 individuals in full and part-time positions.