For the fourth year in a row, Tampa’s WTSP will air its verison of the burning “Yule Log.” This year it air from 6:30-9:30a.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.
The TV Yule Log tradition was started by New York station WPIX-TV, 50 years ago in 1966! That live stream can be found here.
We here at Florida News Center are happy to see the log still burns at WTSP – Merry Christmas to you all.