Posts Tagged ‘wftv’

WFTV keeps Cox radio stations on the air…

(edited from – A power outage silenced seven Cox Media Group radio stations for part of Wednesday afternoon.

The stations returned to the air after roughly 25 minutes, a Cox Media spokeswoman said. They drew power from backup generators and microwave trucks from sister station WFTV-Channel 9, she said….Cont….


07 2015

Devan Coffaro joins WALA….

Devan Coffaro has been hired at Mobile/Penscola’s WALA. She will be the station’s newest reporter.

Coffaro comes to WALA straight out of the University of Central Florida and time spent interning at Orlando’s WOFL, WFTV and WKMG.

//hattip to Southern Alabama TV/Radio


06 2015

WFTV dominates June….

(edited from – The June ratings brought more good news to ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9, which scored big victories in many time periods.

The 25-54 age group at 6 p.m. weekdays reveal WFTV’s strength. WFTV averaged 34,268 viewers to WESH-Channel 2’s 16,552, WKMG-Channel 6’s 14,135 and WOFL-Channel 35’s 6,424. (The Orlando Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.)

WFTV’s dominance was clear as well in households, another way to measure viewing. At 6 p.m., Read the rest of this entry →


06 2015

WFTV/WRDQ GM to retire, new GM named…

(from – Shawn Bartelt, general manager at WFTV-Channel 9, on Friday announced her retirement and shared her delight in finishing her career on top.

Bartelt, 61, has been general manager of the ABC affiliate for nine years — “three years longer than anything I’ve done in my life,” she said.

She is also general manager of sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. “Both stations are huge right now,” she said. “It’s best to leave when everything is smooth. The locomotive is going down the tracks.” Read the rest of this entry →


06 2015

Kenneth Craig to depart WFTV…

(edited from – Say goodbye to another first-rate reporter at WFTV-Channel 9. Kenneth Craig is leaving.

“It’s a bittersweet day,” Craig told me in an email Friday. “I’ve been at Channel 9 for four years and today is my last day here. I’m excited about my next chapter. I’m headed to New York City for an opportunity I couldn’t be more thrilled about.” Read the rest of this entry →


05 2015