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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: Has Jose Baez improved or is he in over his head?

     
    Judge O.H. Eaton Jr,, a legal analyst for WESH-Channel 2, said, "I thought yesterday was a good day for the defense. It's gotten kind of slow today. But if it continues on the way they were working it yesterday, why, I think they're going to be able again...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV reached most viewers Thursday

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 was seen in the most households in the morning and the afternoon. WFTV also was the clear favorite of the 25-to-54 age group in the afternoon. In the morning, however, WOFL-Channel 35 edged WESH-Channel 2 for supremacy in the 25-to-54 age...
  • Casey Anthony: No witnesses, no jury, but a whole lot of fury

     
    You know it had to be a pain to Judge Belvin Perry to send these jurors back to their hotel," said WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest. "Apparently, it seems like the judge had no choice."...
  • Casey Anthony: How is Judge Belvin Perry holding up?

     
    Former Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., who is WESH's legal analsyt, said Perry is doing what he can. "There is only so much you can do," Eaton said. "You can't just say, 'We're going to start the trial all over again and you're going to behave.' That isn't going to...
  • Casey Anthony: This isn’t entertainment, folks

     
    The big mystery Thursday: How would Baez perform? Most local TV commentators praised the attorney's work, which was another surprise. Many viewers may disagree with TV's talking heads, but all the praise seemed to put dow the issue of whether Anthony...
  • Casey Anthony: What exactly do George and Cindy believe?

     
    Later last night, Lippman issued a statement disputing how his interview with Tuchman unfolded. I've got a feeling we're going to hear a lot more about it today, because it's not easy representing George and Cindy Anthony. Do you remember how Mark...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: Why are people watching? Crazy stuff

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 stayed with the Anthony story Wednesday afternoon, even though there was no trial. And WKMG placed second in households for those hours and tied for second in the 25-to-54 age group....
  • Casey Anthony: Inmate bombshell and instant messages

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest reported that the state searched the Anthony computer and found instant messages. "They say the times of these messages are going to negate this timeline that the defense suggests that Caylee Anthony drowned in the morning...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV won Tuesday afternoon

     
    On Tuesday morning, WFTV was seen in the most homes, but WOFL was the leader in the 25-to-54 age group. Here's how they finished from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in households: WFTV with 76,400, WOFL with 63,800, WESH with 47,000, Central Florida News 13...
  • Casey Anthony: Sentinel reporters discuss case on ABC tonight

     
    The program airs at 10 tonight on WFTV-Channel 9. This "Primetime Nightline" carries the title "Crime & Punishment: Casey Anthony Trial."...
  • Casey Anthony coverage will change Saturday sports schedules

     
    Golf fans should know that WKMG-Channel 6 will shift the Travelers Championship to digital channel 6.2, which is channel 463 on Bright House Networks and channel 220 on Comcast. If the trial ends early for the day, WKMG will go to golf....