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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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  • ‘Central Florida Spotlight’ previews election, plans Tuesday special

     
    WFTV-Ch. 9's “Central Florida Spotlight” will be doing double duty in coming days. The public-affairs program will preview Tuesday's election in its regular show at 12:30 p.m. today (it repeats at 4 p.m. Sunday on WRDQ-Ch. 27). Aubrey Jewett,...
  • Sunday morning: ‘Three Cups of Tea’ author Greg Mortenson on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Greg Mortenson, author of “Thee Cups of Tea” and “Stones into Schools,” will be a guest on CBS' “Face the Nation” this weekend. The other guests are Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and Sen. Lindsey...
  • WFTV asks Matt Falconer: Where’s the money?

     
    Since I zinged WFTV for its slipshod coverage of Edwin, I will give it props for zinging Matt Falconer. This is a well done and disturbing report  about a guy running on his record as a businessman....
  • WFTV’s Matt Makens leaving to go to Denver

     
    Better enjoy your weekends with WFTV-Ch. 9 meteorologist Matt Makens. The Emmy-winning weather anchor, who is 30, is leaving Orlando to go home to Denver and work for ABC affiliate KMGH later this year. Probable last days at ABC affiliate WFTV: Tha...
  • ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’: Meredith Vieira loses her seat as game changes

     
    How much does Meredith Vieira love “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”? So much she was ready to give up hosting the syndicated game show if she didn't like sweeping changes, which will be on display when “Millionaire” starts its new....
  • Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox reunite for ‘Cougar Town’ season premiere

     
    The box-office returns for “The Switch” were nothing to celebrate — just $8.4 million in tickets sold. The Jennifer Aniston-Jason Bateman movie was No. 7 for the weekend. But here's good news for Aniston fans: She will be a guest star...
  • WESH, WKCF: Two different approaches to fall lineup

     
    WESH-Ch. 2 won't make any changes to its daytime lineup this fall while sister station WKCF-Ch. 18 is shaking up its schedule. Why no changes at WESH? “NBC has enough to go around,” WESH General Manager Jim Carter says. “We're excited...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Are you ready for David Hasselhoff? Which celebrities do you want?

     
    David Hasselhoff will be a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” Us Weekly reports. But ABC isn't commenting. The Disney-owned network won't announce the celebrities until Monday during “Bachelor Pad,” which airs from 8 to 10 p....
  • ‘The View’: David Letterman to welcome Barbara Walters Sept. 7

     
    “The View” starts its 14th season Sept. 7, and David Letterman will be there to welcome Barbara Walters back from heart surgery. It will be the CBS host's first appearance on the ABC chatfest. On the Sept. 8 show, Dr. Mehmet Oz  of “Dr....
  • Meek: I’m on for five debates, and maybe all seven

     
    It didn't take long for Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek to get back to the Marco Rubio campaign and its declaration that Rubio would appear at seven scheduled debates before Nov. 2. Meek's resp0nse: I'll be at five of them — and all...
  • Rubio: You want to debate? Let’s get it on!

     
    Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio just sent out a release saying he's committed to seven — that's right, 7 — debates before the Nov. 2 general election. One of them is the Oct. 24 CNN/St. Petersburg Times contest that Charlie Crist...
  • Casey Anthony: Shaken charity organizer getting threats

     
    Could more little children suffer because of the Caylee Anthony story? That's a horrifying thought, but consider the latest TV reports in the Casey Anthony saga. Cindy Anthony's offer to donate granddaughter Caylee's shoes to the Children of Love...