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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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  • Cut TV bills with Web services, options

    Cut TV bills with Web services, options
    Whether you live in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton, the last thing you should be paying too much for these days is TV content.
  • 'Abduction' case against teen reaches new low with evil smear campaign

    'Abduction' case against teen reaches new low with evil smear campaign
    It is frightening to watch the power of the state unleashed to destroy a 14-year-old boy. He is Edwin McFarlane, the bumbling teen whose attempt to help a 3-year-old girl find her mother June 10 at a Burlington Coat Factory has him facing a first-...

    WFTV becomes affiliate for Spanish-language Mega TV

     
    Starting Monday, WFTV-Channel 9 will offer Spanish-language Mega TV. Mega TV's programming will be available on 9.2 over the air as well as on Bright House Networks channel 469, Comcast channel 209, Century Link Channel 10, Cox Cable 118 and Decca Cable...

    Casey Anthony: WFTV’s Kathi Belich turns up the drama

     
    Cheney Mason shields Casey Anthony on Monday in Tampa. Photo credit: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: “Quite a scene,” WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Jorge Estevez said as Casey Anthony arrived at the Federal Courthouse in Tampa....

    Everyone’s a winner in February news ratings

     
    Get ready for a slew of “we're No. 1″ commercials. Orlando broadcast stations can each claim victory for news performance in the February ratings period, which ended Wednesday. The stations can crow about reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which...