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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: Investigators’ news conference airs on WESH

     
    The news conference starts at 1:30 p.m. Sgt. John Allen, Cpl. Yuri Melich and Cpl. Eric Edwards will take part. And so will crime scene investigator Gerardo Bloise and Deputy Jason Forgey....
  • Joey Fatone to host ‘Karaoke Battle U.S.A.’ on ABC

     
    If the premise sounds preposterous, ABC notes that Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood started with karaoke. The judging panel will be Carnie Wilson, music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and Brian Scott, the National Karaoke Champion for 2009......
  • Casey Anthony: She’s not a monster, young attorney says

     
    In reaction to the Anthony trial, state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, is proposing legislation to keep jurors from profiting from their trial experiences. "Before the Casey Anthony case, this wasn't on our radar," Randolph told WOFL-Channel 35. "You get...
  • Casey Anthony: Get ready for extensive coverage of her jail release

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer predicted that Casey's deposition would "make George and Cindy's deposition look like a walk in the park." Anthony's parents had a highly contentious session with Gonzalez's attorneys....
  • Casey Anthony: She leaves jail, drives off with Jose Baez

     
    Robin Smythe, general manager of Central Florida News 13, said the pool was a rational and managed way to cover the event. "Of all the things to come out of the last two months, one of the best is how the media are communicating with law enforcement and...
  • Casey Anthony: Heard about Casey World? A new foundation?

     
    WESH-Channel 2 talked to Howard Marks, the attorney for Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found Caylee Anthony's remains. Kronk is suing bounty hunter Leonard Padilla for defamation. "For him [Kronk] to have go through the trashing that's occurred in the...
  • ‘Central Florida Spotlight’ looks at growth laws; ‘Facing Florida’ explores Gov. Rick Scott’s image

     
    "Facing Florida" examines the state's forest firest with Jim Karels, director of the Division of Forestry. The program airs at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV. Dr. J.R. Harding will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act. The program's political experts,...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio visits CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will visit "Fox News Sunday" at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. The panel will be Juan Williams, Bill Kristol, Liz Cheney and John Podesta....
  • Casey Anthony: Coverage of jail release starts Saturday night

     
    WESH-Channel 2 will offer live updates during Saturday prime time and extended coverage in late news at 10 on WKCF-Channel 18 and at 11 on WESH. "At this time, there is no guarantee of when or where she will be released from and it seems irresponsible...
  • Casey Anthony: Where is she? It’s a mystery

     
    WFTV's Kenneth Craig, quoting a U.S. Air Force source, reported that the plane was versatile and could land on a dirt road. "Casey Anthony could be anywhere," Craig said at noon. "The pilot is not required to -- and didn't -- file a flight plan."...
  • Casey Anthony: WFTV can’t quit footage of mystery woman

     
    Defense attorney Jose Baez later sent WFTV a text message: "It is not Casey. Macaluso is having fun with you." WFTV evidently wasn't sold on Baez's version of events. "You can decide for yourself if you think it was Casey," Warmoth added, directing...