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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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  • Belvin Perry becomes WFTV analyst

    Belvin Perry becomes WFTV analyst
    Belvin Perry is going to have a TV career after all. The former Orange-Osceola chief judge has joined WFTV-Channel 9 as a legal analyst. Viewers could see him as soon as Thursday on WFTV's newscasts.
  • WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10

    WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10
    UPDATED: In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski. In late night, the ratings races...

    'Dr. Oz' moves to WOFL on Sept. 8

    'Dr. Oz' moves to WOFL on Sept. 8
    Do you know where Dr. Mehmet Oz is? Starting Sept. 8, "Dr. Oz" will air at 2 p.m. weekdays on WOFL-Channel 35. It will be his third station in the Orlando TV market. "Dr. Oz" started on WESH-Channel 2 in 2009 and ran there for two years. Then WFTV...

    What about Vanessa Echols? WFTV plans no changes

    What about Vanessa Echols? WFTV plans no changes
    UPDATED: How likable are WFTV-Channel 9 anchors Vanessa Echols and Jorge Estevez? That question is posed in a survey that a reader sent to me, along with the note "it sounds like Channel 9 is making some changes." Not so, said WFTV General Manager...

    Berndt Petersen leaves WFTV for Atlanta

    Berndt Petersen leaves WFTV for Atlanta
    If you're missing WFTV-Channel 9 reporter Berndt Petersen, he has beamed up to the mother ship. That would WSB in Atlanta; both TV stations are owned by Cox Media Group. Petersen logged 10 years at WFTV, an impressive run. "He got an opportunity to...