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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: Will there be fireworks? A blame game? Bickering?

    Casey Anthony: Will there be fireworks? A blame game? Bickering?
    Television tonight served up previews of the Casey Anthony hearings this week. "There may be fireworks," WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe said. WKMG's Tony Pipitone said Chief Judge Belvin Perry will start Wednesday morning by asking defense attorney...
  • Casey Anthony: Dramatic George, Cindy Anthony top noon news

    Casey Anthony: Dramatic George, Cindy Anthony top noon news
    Dramatic moments this morning at a Casey Anthony hearing were the top story at noon on WFTV-Channel 9, WKMG-Channel 6 and WESH-Channel 2. WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth set the tone: "Prosecutors grilled Cindy Anthony today in the case against Casey, but...
  • Casey Anthony: George and Cindy share anguish, fury

    Casey Anthony: George and Cindy share anguish, fury
    The emotions were more engrossing than the motions today in the Casey Anthony case. Television loves dramatic footage, and George and Cindy Anthony supplied it on the stand at a hearing. Each of Casey Anthony's parents had a moment with prosecutor...
  • Casey Anthony: George Anthony recalls pleading for time with daughter

    Casey Anthony: George Anthony recalls pleading for time with daughter
    George Anthony's second day in a row on the stand drove television coverage at noon today. WFTV-Channel 9's Steve Barrett highlighted the defense's attempt to suppress statements made by Casey Anthony's family. She is charged with first-degree murder...
  • Report: Universal Studios employee accused of stealing $1 million in tickets

    What a fun job Carmen Kunstorf had: She distributed complimentary passes to employees for family and friends at Universal Studios in Orlando. She must have been very, very popular. But now Universal Studios is accusing her of stealing $1-million of...
  • Cops: Man followed teen boy home, got naked

    It must have been a nightmare fo the 15-year-old teen. Richard Pfaender, 57, was arrested on Thursday after he followed a teen boy home from a fast food restaurant, knocked on the door before barginf inside and taking off his clothes when he got inside...
  • FloriDUH: They'll kill you for a beer

    Yes, it's a sad, sad truth: They'll kill you for a beer in Florida. Alan Tanguay, 19, was only 16-years-old when he stabbed his Palm Bay neighbor, 58-year-old Patricia Kaliszeski, 37 times -- just so he could steal $6 for a beer, reports WFTV News-6 in...
  • Cops: Man stole fire truck for a joy ride

    Maybe he dreamed of becoming a firefighter and driving a big red fire truck as a little boy. Instead, the little boy grew up to be a fire truck thief. Devone Rucker, 23, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly taking an Apopka fire truck out for an...
  • Experts predict prosecution, defense strategies for Anthony trial

    Experts predict prosecution, defense strategies for Anthony trial
    Blame it on the nanny. Blame it on the meter reader. Blame Caylee Marie's disappearance and death on someone, anyone other than her mother. In the nearly three years it took to get here — opening statements in Casey Anthony's trial are scheduled...
  • Casey Anthony's tears: Sincere emotion or manipulation?

    Casey Anthony's tears: Sincere emotion or manipulation?
    She is like a hurricane. Most of the time, there is a distant calm in Casey Anthony's eyes. On occasion, there is the storm. It is predictable, but its impact unknown. Each time the criminal charges against her were read aloud during jury selection &#...
  • Long-awaited opening statements in Casey Anthony trial begin today

    Long-awaited opening statements in Casey Anthony trial begin today
    Casey Anthony's story may well be among the most documented, analyzed and commented on murder cases ever. But amid all the noise and speculation, another person central to this case is often forgotten: Caylee Marie. Nearly three years after Caylee's...