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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 breaking up Greg Warmoth, Vanessa Echols

     
    Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols flank Meredith Vieira. The WFTV anchors played ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' in the fall. This post has been updated: Greg Warmoth's days of getting up before dawn to anchor are almost over. WFTV-Channel 9 will soon...
  • May ratings: Why WFTV, WKMG, WOFL can claim to be No. 1

     
    In households, the former way of gauging ratings success, WFTV remains out in front. At 6 p.m. weekdays, WFTV was seen in 118,500 homes, way ahead of WESH with 58,300, WKMG with 40,300 and WOFL with 29,000....
  • WFTV: Viewers want anchors with reporting chops

     
    Greg Warmoth's promotion to evening anchor at WFTV-Channel 9 reflects the station's emphasis on anchors who also report. “Greg's the complete package,” WFTV news director Bob Jordan said recently. “He's not just an anchor that performs...
  • Vanessa Echols, Greg Warmoth end teaming on ‘bittersweet day’

     
    "We have been here for 15 years, and not to get sappy, but I'll be sitting next to you in the newsroom," Warmoth told Echols. "To the viewers, thank you for each and every morning turning us on and watching us."...
  • February ratings: WKMG, WOFL win in late news; WFTV tops in other slots

     
    One focus will be morning news, where the race has tightened. In the 25-to-54 age group at 6 a.m., WFTV averaged 27,200 viewers to WESH's 24,600. WESH's news is also shown on WKCF, where an additional 1,300 watched. In the same hour, WKMG averaged 14,...
  • WFTV ekes out March win at 11 p.m. over WKMG

     
    The morning race will be fascinating to watch in coming months after WFTV finally splits up its longtime anchor team Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. He is going to anchor in the evening, and she will remain in the morning....
  • Is WFTV’s Bob Jordan leaving Orlando?

     
    Could local news legend Bob Jordan, who has been news director at WFTV-Channel 9 for the last decade, be departing? WFTV had no comment Tuesday, saying that Jordan was on vacation. But the website FTVLive said that Jordan had interviewed at KIRO in...
  • Bob Jordan leaving WFTV next month for Seattle

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 news director Bob Jordan on Wednesday announced that he will leave the station next month to take the same job at KIRO in Seattle. His last day at WFTV will be Aug. 17. He will begin his next job later that month. Both TV stations are owned...
  • WFTV had edge on Osceola County Courthouse brawl

     
    “This is some of the craziest video we've ever seen,” WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Martie Salt said Monday in starting the 5 p.m. news. The footage was of a brawl between two families in a hall at the Osceola County Courthouse. The fight happened...
  • Bob Opsahl salutes mentor Bob Jordan

     
    Local news legend is not too lofty a title for Bob Jordan. He is a huge part of this TV market's history. The news that he is leaving WFTV-Channel 9 — after his third stint as news director there — truly represents the end of an era. He will...
  • The Bob Jordan watch: What’s next for him?

     
    What's next for Bob Jordan? The WFTV news director had no comment Monday morning about reports that he's leaving Orlando's ABC affiliate. He was on vacation last week when the website FTVLive revealed that Jordan had interviewed at KIRO in Seattle and...
  • June ratings: WFTV wins many slots, but competition scores

     
    The ratings for rerun-heavy June aren't as significant as those for May, when broadcast networks load up on big programs. But there are still winners for June. The headline: ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9 won in many time slots, but competitors WOFL-Channel...