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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: We were wrong

    WFTV: We were wrong
    WFTV-Channel 9 on Tuesday acknowledged that it erred in not mentioning that legal analyst Belvin Perry Jr. works for Morgan & Morgan.
  • Belvin Perry: WFTV ignores conflict of interest

    Belvin Perry: WFTV ignores conflict of interest
    Sure, it’s a coup for WFTV-Channel 9 to have former Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. offering analysis. But the station needs to remember conflicts of interest. During a Monday report, legal analyst Perry ripped into a commercial against Amendment 2....

    Football jolts ratings; tight 11 p.m. race

    Football jolts ratings; tight 11 p.m. race
    The NFL was very good to Central Florida stations in September. NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 was tops in prime time, behind four NFL games and "America's Got Talent." CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6, with  Thursday NFL games and "Big Brother," ranked...

    Bob Opsahl: I'm at WFTV through 2015

    Bob Opsahl: I'm at WFTV through 2015
    Bob Opsahl's large contingent of fans can rest easy. The WFTV-Channel 9 anchor said he had been thinking about leaving the TV business, but decided against it. "My new contract extends my employment through 2015," Opsahl said in an email Friday. "And I'...

    WFTV: Bob Opsahl not going anyplace

    WFTV: Bob Opsahl not going anyplace
    Word on the street is that WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Bob Opsahl has signed a contract that will keep him at the ABC affiliate through the end of 2015. But WFTV wasn't discussing those details Friday. "We continue to have a good relationship with Bob,"...