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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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  • Casey Anthony trial on ‘Flashpoint’; Buddy Dyer on ‘The Agenda’

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's "Flashpoint" will turn to the Casey Anthony trial this weekend. The program, moderated by anchor Lauren Rowe, airs at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Rowe's guests will be reporter Tony Pipitone and legal analyst Mark O'Mara....
  • Casey Anthony: Does Cindy Anthony help or hurt state?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said that Cindy was "a very powerful witness for the state" and that she "lends George credibility."...
  • Casey Anthony: Is Jose Baez pulling a Columbo?

     
    O'Mara said he hoped that defense attorneys Baez and Cheney Mason had a plan after having two and a half years to prepare. "His beginning is now a Columbo effect of how to present a case," O'Mara said. "He seems to be bumbling, and not making a lot of...
  • Casey Anthony: Former boyfriend’s bombshell supplies late drama

     
    WOFL reporter Shannon Butler agreed in reporting on former Anthony boyfriend Tony Lazzaro talking about a secret without the jury present. "That secret that was told him by Casey Anthony was not that George Anthony actually abused her. She said it was Lee...
  • Casey Anthony: Did George Anthony help or hurt defense?

     
    Simon Birch, a tow yard manager, testified that he recognized the smell from Casey's car as that of a corpse. "I think it's extremely, extremely powerful and hurtful [to the defense]," WKMG legal analyst Mark NeJame said. "They're going to be able to...
  • Guest list: Tim Pawlenty on ‘This Week’; Rep. Allen West on ‘Fox News Sunday’

     
    Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., will be a guest on "Fox News Sunday," which starts at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. The panel will be Juan Williams, Bill Kristol, Nina Easton and Byron York.....
  • Casey Anthony: WFTV expands trial coverage, drops Oprah Winfrey

     
    WFTV and sister station WRDQ-Channel 27 will split covering the trial for its duration. Viewers can watch the Anthony murder trial from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays on WRDQ. At 4 p.m., WFTV takes over and drops reruns of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Jordan...
  • Casey Anthony: How crucial is her ’spiteful bitch’ comment?

     
    "Spiteful bitch" will show up in closing arguments, WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame predicted tonight. "This is the cornerstone of the prosecution's case -- the fact that she wanted to go ahead and live a life of freedom, free of what she...
  • Casey Anthony: WFTV keeps viewers guessing with fluid scheduling

     
    Shawn Bartelt, general manager of both stations, acknowledges that coverage has been "very fluid." And it's going to be continue to be, so she will try every morning to alert viewers who want to record the trial. "We'll have it on one station or another....
  • Casey Anthony: How did Lee react to sister?

     
    WFTV anchor Vanessa Echols said that "Casey Anthony got a little emotional when her brother first took the stand right after they made eye contact." Jacqueline Fell of Central Florida News 13 said that Casey tried to get her brother's attention by smiling...
  • May ratings: WFTV won in households, 25-to-54 age group

     
    The numbers showed that WFTV-Channel 9 remained tops in the 25-to-54 age group (which is most important to advertisers) and in households (which give a clue to a station's overall reach)....