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WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmo... Show more »
WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. Previous anchors included Bob Jordan, Carole Nelson, John Tesh and Deborah Roberts. « Show less

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  • WFTV scores big June victories

    WFTV scores big June victories
    WFTV-Channel 9's dominance in June was clear in the news viewers in the 25-to-54 age group.
  • WFTV examines students' 'Paths to Success'

    WFTV examines students' 'Paths to Success'
    WFTV-Channel 9 presenting the education special "Paths to Success" at 8 p.m. Wednesday (tonight). Anchors Nancy Alvarez and Jorge Estevez host the program that explores how Orange County Public Schools students are finding ways to succeed, from the...

    WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt retiring

    WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt retiring
    Shawn Bartelt, general manager at WFTV-Channel 9, on Friday announced her retirement and shared her delight in finishing her career on top.  Bartelt, 61, has been general manager of the ABC affiliate for nine years -- "three years longer than anything...

    WFTV's Kenneth Craig joins CBS Newspath

    WFTV's Kenneth Craig joins CBS Newspath
    Kenneth Crag's last day as a WFTV-Channel 9 reporter was Friday. On Tuesday, CBS Newspath announced that it had hired him as a correspondent. Craig will be based in New York, and he starts at CBS' 24-hour television newsgathering service June 15. He...

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing
    McDreamy died, but WFTV-Channel 9 flourished. Bolstered by "Grey's Anatomy," other ABC series and the Bruce Jenner interview, WFTV posted impressive wins in the May ratings period. A little Patrick "McDreamy" Dempsey never hurts, especially in a ratings...