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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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  • 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...
  • WKMG wins at 11 in January; WFTV edges WESH in early evening

     
    CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 was the big winner at 11 p.m. in the January ratings period, which ended Wednesday. Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 handily won at 10 p.m. for the month. In the tight early evening contest, WFTV-Channel 9 edged WESH-Channel 2. The...
  • At Orlando home-garden show: Buy a birdhouse, help a kid

     
    When the Central Florida Home and Garden Show comes to town this weekend, the convention center will be filled with more than just home and garden ideas. It will also be filled with more than 40 birdhouses decorated by local notables — all helping...
  • WESH trumpets late, early news victories for September

     
    NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 is claiming victories in late and early news for the September ratings period that ended Wednesday. WESH won in late news last month, thanks to a lift from the Olympic Games in London. WESH got support this month from a strong...
  • WFTV wins October ratings race; ABC lineup is tops

     
    Breaking news: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner in October news ratings. The ABC affiliate won at 11 p.m., held off WESH-Channel 2 at 5 p.m. and emerged as the clear leader in the morning. The October ratings period ended Wednesday; the November sweeps...