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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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  • Leaving: WFTV's Anthony DiLorenzo, WKMG's Kala Rama

    Leaving: WFTV's Anthony DiLorenzo, WKMG's Kala Rama
    Leaving the Orlando TV market: Spouses Anthony DiLorenzo of WFTV-Channel 9 and Kala Rama of WKMG-Channel 6.
  • WFTV scores March ratings victories

    WFTV scores March ratings victories
    There may be March Madness in college basketball, but there was March familiarity in the ratings for Central Florida TV stations. WFTV-Channel 9 again claimed victory in most time slots. WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt cited strong results for...

    February: Good news for WFTV, WESH

    February: Good news for WFTV, WESH
    February brought very good news to WFTV-Channel 9. The ABC affiliate continued to lead in most news time slots and surpassed Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 at 10 p.m. NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 had the most-seen prime-time lineup, thanks to the Super...

    WFTV shares anchor lineup starting in March

    WFTV shares anchor lineup starting in March
    What will be the anchor lineup at WFTV-Channel 9 after Vanessa Echols moves off the mornings Feb. 27? Here's the plan, starting March 2: 5 to 7 a.m. on WFTV: Nancy Alvarez replaces Echols opposite Jamie Holmes. 7 to 8 a.m. on sister station WRDQ-...

    WFTV's Vanessa Echols welcomes new anchor hours

    WFTV's Vanessa Echols welcomes new anchor hours
    WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Vanessa Echols is elated to be leaving the morning shift. You would be, too, after 17 and a half years. “I get up at 2 a.m.,” she said. “I will not miss wanting to crush the three alarm clocks when they go off...