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WOFL to be traded for local NFC football?

Sources tell FTVLive that Fox Television is looking to trade WOFL in Orlando for WVUE Fox 8 in New Orleans.

The reason for the potential trade is that Fox wants to own yet another station in an NFL football city, with an NFC team. Fox has the broadcasting rights for all NFC team games for many years to come and wants to dominate those markets, using their football rights to attract viewers and sell advertisement. And, as you may have guessed the New Orleans Saints are an NFC team. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

WFTV takes September 2015…

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 added former WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski shortly before the September ratings period started, but it’s way too early to discuss any Sugalski effect. The latest ratings read almost like a repeat of the August results.

That’s good news for WFTV, which continued to win the 25-to-54 audience in early morning, at noon and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The ratings period ended Wednesday, the Nielsen numbers were released Thursday, and the 25-to-54 viewers are most important to news advertisers. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

WTSP names new N/D… reports that WTSP has named Bob Clinkingbeard as the station’s new News Director.

Clinkingbeard comes from WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC where he also severed as N/D. Prior to WFMY, he served in the same role at WOFL in Orlando. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

UPDATE: Bob Frier to take time off the air…

UDPATE: 09/15/15  – (from – Anchor Bob Frier has let fans know he will be back on WOFL-Channel 35 newscasts Tuesday (today).

Frier wrote Tuesday afternoon on Facebook: “Karen’s recovery going great. Dr appt yesterday.. everything on track… heading back to work today! See you all at 5pm!”

WOFL anchor Bob Frier shared some sad news today. He announced that his taking time off to be with his wife who is starting a battle with breast cancer.

Friar wrote on Facebook: “I need to share something with all of you… something I’ve been reticent to tell you about, mainly because it’s personal and affects the woman I love more than anyone in the world. Earlier this summer my wife, Karen, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Of course it came as a shock, but she’s been very brave about it and together we’ve tried to prepare for what’s coming,”

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09 2015

WFTV takes Aug, stations spin the numbers…

(edited from – WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner in early morning, at noon and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers.

The race at 11 p.m. was tighter, but WFTV was the victor there, too, in the ratings period that ended Wednesday.

At 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday in August, WFTV averaged 20,389 viewers in the age group. Close behind were CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 with 18,104 and NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 with 17,794. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015