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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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  • 'Dr. Oz' is moving again in Orlando

    'Dr. Oz' is moving again in Orlando
    Dr. Mehmet Oz is on the move again in Orlando. "The Dr. Oz Show" will go to Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 in the fall. That station is still firming up its lineup and didn't have a time slot to announce, a spokeswoman said. "Dr. Oz" is airing at 3 p.m....
  • June ratings: WFTV pulls to front

    June ratings: WFTV pulls to front
    WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group. At 6 p.m....
  • 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...
  • March ratings: WFTV, WESH in tight races

    March ratings: WFTV, WESH in tight races
    Did the Winter Olympics put NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 on a path to stronger ratings? In February with the Olympics, WESH won late news and tied WFTV-Channel 9 at 6 p.m. In March without the Olympics, WESH edged WFTV at 5 p.m. and was a strong...
  • WFTV wins closer ratings race in December; WESH grows

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 was easily the big winner in the November ratings race. In December, WFTV was the main victor, but some contests were mighty tight. WESH-Channel 2 came on strong in the early evening, and WKMG-Channel 6 was right behind WFTV in the 5 a.m....
  • WFTV becomes affiliate for Spanish-language Mega TV

     
    Starting Monday, WFTV-Channel 9 will offer Spanish-language Mega TV. Mega TV's programming will be available on 9.2 over the air as well as on Bright House Networks channel 469, Comcast channel 209, Century Link Channel 10, Cox Cable 118 and Decca Cable...
  • Casey Anthony: WFTV’s Kathi Belich turns up the drama

     
    Cheney Mason shields Casey Anthony on Monday in Tampa. Photo credit: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: “Quite a scene,” WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Jorge Estevez said as Casey Anthony arrived at the Federal Courthouse in Tampa....
  • Everyone’s a winner in February news ratings

     
    Get ready for a slew of “we're No. 1″ commercials. Orlando broadcast stations can each claim victory for news performance in the February ratings period, which ended Wednesday. The stations can crow about reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which...
  • WKMG hires son of WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth

     
    When WKMG-Channel 6 says journalism runs in the genes of its latest hire, the station is not exaggerating. Justin Warmoth is the son of WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth. Starting Monday, Justin will be the newest reporter/mobile journalist at WKMG. &#...
  • Orlando Police Department rips WFTV’s ‘irresponsible reporting’

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The Orlando Police Department went into great detail Wednesday in blasting WFTV-Channel 9's “irresponsible reporting” about a female shooting victim at Middlebrook Farms apartment complex. Sgt. Jim Young,...
  • WFTV, reporter Drew Petrimoulx part company; Mary Nguyen working in Phoenix

     
    You won't be seeing reporter Drew Petrimoulx on WFTV-Channel 9 anymore. He and the ABC affiliate parted company last week. He started part time at the station in 2010 and went full time in 2011. Petrimoulx said he had several new opportunities in the...
  • WFTV adds reporters Deneige Broom, Marisa Mendelson

     
    The new faces in news at WFTV-Channel 9 include: *Marisa Mendelson, who will join the ABC affiliate in April, news director Matt Parcell said Tuesday. Mendelson is coming from KOKH in Oklahoma City, where she is an investigative reporter. Mendelson, a...