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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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  • Florida woman vanishes -- after TV appearance on 'People's Court'

     
    A Florida woman last seen alive on TV is now missing. Her family is organizing search parties in the hopes of finding the mother of three....
  • Guest list: Marco Rubio on ‘This Week’; Ron Paul on ‘Face the Nation’; Condoleezza Rice on ‘State of the Union’

     
    "Fareez Zakaria GPS" features Ehud Barak, Israeli defense minister and former prime minister of Israel. The program starts at 10 a.m. and repeats at 1 p.m. Another guest is billed as "the preeminent political prognosticator" who will give "his take on the...
  • U.S. Rep. Dan Webster on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    "Facing Florida With Mike Vasilinda" talks to Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott about auto insurance fraud. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV and repeats at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on WRDQ. Florida Retail Federation CEO Rick...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: And the winner should be …

     
      We've made it to the finals of “Dancing With the Stars.” Host Tom Bergeron said it would be a quick hour, and that was a nice change of pace for a show that  lumbered through two hours most Mondays  this season. First round: The celebrities ...
  • Casey Anthony: more notes, less makeup and Hannibal Lecter

     
    Linda Kenney Baden, a former Anthony attorney, told "In Session" that Casey Anthony had been lying for years. "Why was she like Jimmy Stewart, making up 15 Harveys at the same time?" Kenney Baden said. "She is not Professor Morarity. She is not some...
  • ‘The View,’ ABC soaps to air on WRDQ starting today

     
    ABC has signed off on letting WFTV-Channel 9 move the programs to sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. Starting today, you can catch "The View" at 11 a.m., "All My Children" at 1 p.m., "One Life to Live" at 2 and "General Hospital" at 3....
  • Casey Anthony: Dr. G electrifies court with her professionalism

     
    The chief medical examiner was in top form Friday afternoon, delivering her no-nonsense testimony persuasively. With her words, Garavaglia became a strong advocate for the victim, Caylee Anthony. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in...
  • Casey Anthony: Is defendant being humanized?

     
    WFTV's Steve Barrett said, "The most dramatic moments of the morning came after a forensic anthropologist explained how Caylee's skeletal remains were found scattered in the woods and damaged by weather and wildlife," Barrett reported. "That testimony...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Caylee skull animation go over?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone said he looked at the jury when the video was shown. "It was clear they were watching every second of it. It lasted about four to five minutes," Pipitone said. His take: Juror No. 4, who has trouble judging others, had a...
  • Casey Anthony: What’s wrong with her? Share your diagnosis

     
    "After a point you just get overwhelmed," said WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer, citing all the evidence that had come in against her. "Defendants who are not used to going through this repeatedly just start breaking down emotionally. I have...
  • Casey Anthony: Andrea Lyon talks to ‘20/20′ Friday night

     
    Chris Cuomo will report the segment. ABC News previewed the segment this way: "The bombshell claims and bizarre twists keep coming."...
  • Casey Anthony: Why do so many stations cover the trial?

     
    The stations have cited viewers' interest in the Anthony story online and other platforms, but television is the preferred place to watch in Central Florida. Via the long hours on television, stations can remind viewers of their anchor and reporting...