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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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  • 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...
  • ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ series to end Jan. 13

     
    The two-hour finale will be the show's "biggest-ever build" and will air at 8 p.m. Jan. 13. The last stop will be Joplin, Mo., where the team will build homes for seven tornado victims. That episode will be No. 200 for the series....
  • Teresa Jacobs visits News 13’s ‘Political Connections’

     
    "Political Connections" also uses Politifact's Truth-O-Meter to gauge statements by Gov. Rick Scott, former Sen. George LeMieux and Karen Harrington, the GOP challenger to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in South Florida....
  • Casey Anthony: Tim Miller doesn’t show for deposition

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Vanessa Echols said, "EquuSearch attorneys told us Miller filed a motion yesterday for a protective order and that both sides agreed Miller could give his deposition in January. Casey's attorneys said that wasn't true."...
  • Casey Anthony: Defense wants Jeff Ashton to justify actions, takes swipe at book

     
    Anthony's defense highlights that the mental-health evaluations had been sealed by Chief Judge Belvin Perry. The defense statement reads: "Mr. Ashton has published a book which further reveals the contents of the sealed depositions. Whether this violation...
  • Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt host ‘Central Florida Cares’

     
    The special looks at how Central Florida volunteers are helping the homeless and hungry and how local groups are aiding service people returning from overseas. The special follows a group of wounded warriors on their way to recovery....
  • Tom Brokaw, Kathleen Parker visit ‘Meet the Press’

     
    On Christmas morning, the Sunday talk shows will continue to offer discussion and guests. Here's a preview: Tom Brokaw of NBC, Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post and Thomas Friedman of The New York Times visit NBC's “Meet the Press,” which...
  • New Commissioner John Martinez talks to ‘Political Connections’

     
    In the slot for "Central Florida Spotlight," WFTV-Channel 9 will repeat "9 Family Connection Special: Central Florida Cares." You can catch it at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Anchors Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt host the program. The special looks at how Central...