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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. In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WESH-Channel 2 surpassed WFTV at 4 p.m. and ran a strong...
  • New Tyra Banks show sold to WFTV

    New Tyra Banks show sold to WFTV
    The new Tyra Banks daytime talk show has been sold to more than 70 percent of the country, including WFTV-Channel 9 in Orlando. The announcement came Tuesday from Janice Marinelli, president of Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution....
  • WFTV gets most December ratings gifts

    WFTV gets most December ratings gifts
    Fans of photo finishes, please take note: WESH-Channel 2 edged WFTV-Channel 9 at 4 p.m. in the December ratings. Otherwise, it was a familiar story as ABC affiliate WFTV won nearly every other news time slot for the ratings period, which ended...
  • 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 &...
  • 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...
  • May ratings: WESH edges WFTV twice

    May ratings: WESH edges WFTV twice
    Fans of close ratings races can study the May results for photo finishes. At 6 p.m. weekdays, WESH-Channel 2 beat WFTV-Channel 9 by 28 viewers -- 28 viewers in the 25-to-54 age group that is most important to news advertisers. When you hear the...
  • Where will Martha Sugalski land after leaving WESH?

    Where will Martha Sugalski land after leaving WESH?
    WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski has left the building. Where she goes next isn't certain, although most speculation points to WFTV-Channel 9 a year from now. In a memo to the WESH staff Thursday, General Manager Jim Carter said he thought...