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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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  • November ratings: WFTV posts most wins

    November ratings: WFTV posts most wins
    WFTV-Channel 9 scored the most victories in the November ratings period, but the competition claimed a few big wins.
  • October ratings: WFTV out in front

    October ratings: WFTV out in front
    The October ratings story is kind of boring because it's familiar: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner. Of course, it's not boring to WFTV, which will happily promote its success. You have been warned. The ABC affiliate ranked first with the 25-to-54...

    Scott Joseph shows his face on WFTV

    Scott Joseph shows his face on WFTV
    UPDATE: WFTV-Channel 9 has decided to introduce the Scott Joseph segment on Thursday, Oct. 23. Here's the original post: If you've ever wondered what Scott Joseph looks like, that mystery will soon be put to rest. (Of course, the photo in this blog...

    Renee Stoll departing WFTV

    Renee Stoll departing WFTV
    Prepare to say goodbye to reporter Renee Stoll, who is leaving WFTV-Channel 9 after three years. Her last day will be Oct. 10. "I'm moving to Manhattan and working on freelance reporting opportunities up there," said the native Long Islander. What...

    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. In a report Monday, Perry criticized the content of a commercial against Amendment 2. John Morgan of the Morgan &...