Posts Tagged ‘wtsp’

Phil Buck to join WTSP, makes FL faux-pas…

Phil Buck announced on social media that he will join Tampa’s WTSP. So far there is no word of when and where Buck will work on the air at WTSP.

The reporter and weekend anchor is currently on the air at TEGNA sister station, Little Rock’s KHTV-TV.

Florida News Center noticed that Buck made a similar announcement on Twitter, posting pictures of the Tampa and St. Petersburg skylines. However, Mr. Buck also mistakenly include a picture of the Miami skyline (highlighted in green below)….faux-pas! Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016

Dave Wirth to retire from WTSP…

(edited from – After covering news and sports in the Tampa market for 32 years, WTSP reporter and anchor Dave Wirth is retiring. His last day will be Friday.

“It’s starting to hit home,” Wirth said before Wednesday’s 6 p.m. broadcast. “It feels a little strange to be leaving, but there’s an awfully good feeling of relief, too.”

Wirth, 61, born and raised outside Chicago, began at Channel 10 in 1984. It was only the second television station at which he has worked. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

Charles Billi parts ways with WTSP…

WTSP anchor/reporter Charles Billi has departed the Tampa station. His last day with the station was Sunday Jan 31st.

Billi officially announced on Facebook yesterday that he had departed the station, but sources tell Florida News Center that he has been off of the air at the station for the past few weeks, sitting out the end of his contract.

When contacted by FNC about his departure, Billi could not offer comment on why he was leaving station. However, multiple sources tell Florida News Center that his contract was not renewed due to mutual creative differences with station management over changes at the station. Read the rest of this entry →


02 2016

WTSP parked in the wrong spot…

(photo c/o Mike McGinnis) – reports that a man on the University of South Florida Tampa campus noticed the WTSP station vehicle below, parked in an electric car charging spot and called the station out on it. The photo below was posted WTSP’s Facebook page.

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01 2016

Burn, baby, burn – 2015 – WTSP to air Yule Log…

For the third year in a row, Tampa’s WTSP will air its verison of the burning “Yule Log.” This year it air from 6-10:00 a.m. on Christmas morning.

WTSP started airing the Yule Log in 2013, competing with similar offerings from 24hr cable channel Bay News 9 (and it’s sister station in Orlando, News 13). However, while 2013 was the first year for WTSP, it became the last year for BN9/News 13. After thirteen years (2001-2013) the cable channels put the fire out and killed the tradition for 2014. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2015