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WFTO-TV
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WFTO-2017

Location

Liberty City, LI

Branding

News 24 (News)
24/7 StormLab Weather (weather)
WFTO 24 (General)
The Night Team (11pm Newscast)

Slogan

Liberty's Breaking News (News)
Twenty Four is Working 4 You (Secondary, News)
The Storm Station (Weather)
Liberty's Only LIVE, Million Watt Radar. Only on News 24! (Secondary, Weather)

Channel(s)

Digital: 57 (UHF)
(to move to 24 (UHF) and share with WRBL)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)

subchannel(s)

24.1 WFTO-HD
24.2 Antenna TV
24.3 24/7 Weather Now
24.4 Escape
24.5 UBC
24.6 Ha!
24.7 Couch Potato Television

Affiliation

Independent

First air date

July 1st, 1996

Sister Station(s):

WJSM-FM
WZVP-FM
WTEE
WRBL
WFTC (Carcer City)
WFTO New England
NewsChannel 14

Former channel number

Analog:
24 (UHF, 1996–2009)

Former Affiliation

None

Owner

Berfield/Willis Broadcast Corporation

WFTO-TV, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 57), is an Independent Station serving the Liberty City/Alderney City Broadcast Area. WFTO is owned by Berfield/Willis Broadcast Corporation, operating as part of a triopoly between DuMont affiliated station WRBL (channel 4) and YesNet-owned station WTEE (channel 55). WFTO serves as the main east-coast flagship station of Berfield/Willis Broadcast Corporation.   

Station History

WFTO-TV was founded on December 17th, 1994 by media mogul Victor Willis III, but signed on nearly two years later on July 1st, 1996 at 8 pm eastern. When the station originally signed on, it signed on as an independent. WFTO’s inaugural program was Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood after airing a countdown clock since midnight followed by archived footage of Apollo 8’s launch; this was inspired by MTV’s launch. Programming that aired initially aired on WFTO were reruns of older sitcoms (such as Dobie Gillis, I Love Lucy, The Three Stooges and The Andy Griffith Show, the latter of which still airs today as of September 2015), classic movies, children’s and religious programs. WFTO’s owner and GM Victor Willis originally opted not to form a news department for the station, fearing competition from then FOX affiliate WLFO as well as WB affiliate WLCT, but eventually WFTO premiered a 10 o'clock newscast on Thursday, May 21st, 1998 titled 24 NewsPulse @ Ten.  In 2000, WFTO, formed a 2 hour morning news show titled 24 NewsPulse Morning Edition from 7 am to 9 am. On September 11th, 2001, WFTO aired nonstop coverage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center by extending their morning news program to 11 am that morning and airing nonstop CNN Headline News coverage. WFTO also extended their 10 pm newscast to one hour that day. This practice was done for one whole week before the schedule was reverted back to its regular format. Due to low ratings on their newscasts, WFTO made expansion to their news department starting in 2004. These expansion would continue until 2010. WFTO started by expanding their morning newscast to 3 hours, from 6 am to 9 am. WFTO also added in a 6 pm newscast that aired from Monday to Friday. This newscast was now directly competing with WEHK (NBC), WLIX (ABN), WLFO (FOX), WLIB (CBS), and WELC (ABC) In 2005, WFTO expanded their newscasts to weekends: starting with 24 NewsPulse Morning Edition which aired Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 7 am to 10 am and adding a 10pm Newscast on both Saturday and Sunday Evenings. Beginning in 2006, WFTO made more expansions with their news department by adding a one hour, 4:00 pm newscast, a half hour 5:00 pm newscast, a half hour noon newscast and pushing their morning newscast back one hour earlier, now airing in a 4 hour time span from 5-9 am. In 2007, the 5 pm and the 6 pm newscasts were now shown on weekends. Also in 2007, as a way to expand its news coverage, WFTO bought and used a Bell LongRanger 206L newsgathering helicopter called Chopper 24.  In 2008, 2 new locally produced shows were put on the air. One of which was a one hour public affairs talk show called Your Voice, Your City airing on Sunday Mornings and a 30 minute sports program which airs on Sunday Nights titled Sports Blitz Sunday. In 2010, WFTO upgraded news programming and programming to HD and unveiled a new set, logo, graphics and music package. WFTO made even more expansions starting with the morning news cast; expanding it to 5 hours, beginning at 4 am and ending at 9 am. Expansions were also made to other news casts on WFTO: The noon newscast was extended to one hour, the 5 and 6 pm newscasts were extended to one hour, the 10 pm newscast was extended from 30 minutes to one hour and adding a new 11:00 pm newscast. In 2013, WFTO extended their morning newscast to 6 hours from 4-10 am, directly competing with WLFO. The 6th hour of the morning newscast was a lifestyle program titled On Location with Lillian Sharma. This program, as the title states, was not filmed in a news set, rather so “on location” such as at Middle Park. This program was cancelled in September 2014 due to Lillian’s departure from WFTO and to make way for the premiere of The Meredith Vieira Show. Beginning on June 1st, 2015, WFTO re branded as "The 'FTO 24" and unveiled a new logo. Despite these changes, programming and news operation as it is will not change. The last program to use the old logo was Leverage airing at 2 am on Monday Morning, June 1st, followed by the usual five hour block of morning news. The first program that used the new logo was Rachael Ray airing at 9 am on Monday Morning, June 1st. Along with the branding changes, WFTO added a new network: Escape, which airs programming directed to women aged 25-54 years old airing on digital subchannel 24.4. WFTO signed an agreement with HTN Communications to air all of their syndicated football, basketball and hockey games during their respective seasons. Along with the agreement, WFTO will air the annual CHL Playoffs and Finals (also supplied by HTN Communications) through at least 2021. In the event that these programs will air, WFTO will transfer regularly scheduled programming over to WFTO-DT3. In late 2015, WFTO's owners, Berfield/Willis Broadcast Corporation, purchased local station and former Argosy Network affiliate WTEE and has since converted the station to a full time translator station for WFTO. However starting in July, WTEE will no longer operate as a translator station for WFTO. Instead, WTEE along with several other Berfield-owned Argosy affiliates across the US will operate as separate independent stations airing a mix of older and newer sitcoms, dramas, movies, etc. WTEE also has plans of entering a news-share agreement with WFTO which will result in a straight from the ground up news operation using WFTO’s news staff. Plans were underway to develop a full time translator of WFTO for Carcer City, Liberty, however those plans have since been terminated. On December 28th, 2015, WFTO made an agreement with Sabana American Broadcast Holdings and ABN Domestic Television Corporation to allow WFTO to air UBC programming on the station's digital subchannel, 24.5. For a brief period of time in 2016, WFTO's 24.6 subchannel carried an audio simulcast of radio sister station, WJSM-FM. As of June 2016, that subchannel is currently airing color bars. It was announced on June 3, 2016 that 24.6 will become an affiliate of the newly formed Country Music Network channel. It is set to affiliate with the new network on July 1st. On June 24, 2016, WFTO announced that they would carry 3 affiliates on their xx.7 subchannel: GetTV, Z Channel, and MyTV. GetTV specializes in classic television programs and feature films from the Sony Pictures library. Z Channel specializes in the art of cinema and showcases feature films. MyTV is a general entertainment format network specializing in Americanized versions of television series from the UK and from Australia owned as a joint venture between Adelphia Communications Corporation and Disney-ABC Domestic Television. MyTV is expected to have a morning newscast and a nightly newscast. On August 3, 2016, WFTO added the newly formed Couch Potato Television network to it's xx.8 subchannel. Couch Potato specializes in classic sitcoms and dramas from the 1950s-'90s, much like competing network, Antenna TV, which WFTO also airs programs from.

News/Station Presentation

Current On-Air Staff

Jeff Inglewood - News Director

  • Gurdeep Ahluwalia - anchor; weekday mornings "News 24 First Edition" and "News 24 DayBreak"; also reporter
  • Steve Anthony - anchor; weekday mornings "News 24 In The Morning"
  • Pooja Handa - anchor; weekday mornings "News 24 In The Morning"
  • Stephen LeDrew - anchor; weekdays "News 24 Live at Noon"; also host of "Your Voice. Your City"
  • Stephanie Smyth - anchor; weeknights "News 24 First at Four" and "News 24 Live at Five"; also Managing Editor and Breaking News Anchor
  • Nathan Downer - anchor; weeknights "News 24 First at Four" and "News 24 Live at Five"; also reporter
  • Kyle Christie - anchor; weeknights "News 24 Live at Six", "News 24 Live at Ten" and "The Night Team"
  • Jee-Yun Lee - anchor; weeknights "News 24 Live at Six", "News 24 Live at Ten" and "The Night Team"
  • Jamie Gutfreund - anchor; weekend mornings "News 24 First Edition Weekend", "News 24 DayBreak Weekend" and "News 24 In The Morning Weekend"
  • Travis Dhanaraj - anchor; weekend mornings "News 24 First Edition Weekend", "News 24 DayBreak Weekend" and "News 24 In The Morning Weekend"
  • Deborah Allen - anchor; weekends "News 24 Live at Noon Weekend" (formerly of WXTR)
  • Nick Dixon - anchor; weekend evenings "News 24 Live at Six", "News 24 Live at Ten" and "The Night Team"

24/7 StormLab Weather Meteorologists

  • Kyler Watts - meteorologist; weekday mornings "News 24 First Edition", "News 24 DayBreak" and "News 24 In The Morning"
  • Kelsey Jackson - meteorologist; weekdays "News 24 Live at Noon", "News 24 First at Four" and "News 24 Live at Five"
  • Chris Jordan - chief meteorologist (AMS Seal of Approval); weeknights "News 24 Live at Six", "News 24 Live at Ten" and "News 24 Live at Eleven"
  • Jill Colton - meteorologist; weekend mornings "News 24 First Edition Weekend", "News 24 DayBreak Weekend", "News 24 In The Morning Weekend" and "News 24 Live at Noon Weekend"
  • Patricia Jaggernauth - meteorologist; weekend evenings "News 24 Live at Six Weekend", "News 24 Live at Ten Weekend" and "News 24 Live at Eleven Weekend"

Sports Blitz

  • Ken Reid - sports director; weeknights "News 24 Live at Ten" and "News 24 Live at Eleven"
  • Devon Soltendieck - sports reporter; weekend evenings "News 24 Live at Ten Weekend" and "News 24 Live at Eleven Weekend"; also weeknight reporter (see below)

Current On-Air Reporters/Staff

  • Andrea Hartling - general assignment reporter
  • Karman Wong - general assignment reporter
  • Jackie Crandles - general assignment reporter
  • Diana Petrucci - general assignment reporter; also assignment editor
  • Arda Zakarian - general assignment reporter
  • Omar Sachedina - general assignment reporter
  • Amber MacArthur - general assignment reporter
  • Courtney Heels - general assignment reporter
  • Cristina Tenaglia - general assignment reporter; also host of "Hot Property"
  • Cam Woolley - on-site morning traffic reporter; also host of "Know Your Rights"
  • Sue Sgambati - host of "Liberty City Crime Stoppers" segment
  • Caryn Lieberman - host of "Does It Work?" segment; also breaking news producer
  • Bryce Wylde - health reporter
  • Dr. Karl Kabasele - medical reporter
  • Lorne Honickman - legal specialist; also co-host of "Know Your Rights"
  • Jamey Tucker - tech reporter; host of "What The Tech?" segment

TimeSaver Traffic

  • Bob Summers - traffic reporter; weekday mornings "News 24 First Edition", "News 24 DayBreak" and "News 24 In The Morning"
  • Amber Payie - traffic reporter; weekday afternoons "News 24 First at Four", "News 24 Live at Five" and "News 24 Live at Six"

Programming Schedule for Monday, December 11th-Sunday, December 17th

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
4:00 am News 24 First Edition Paid Programming
4:30 am News 24 DayBreak
5:00 am News 24 Five in the Morning News 24 First Edition Weekend
5:30 am News 24 DayBreak Weekend
6:00 am News 24 Six in the Morning News 24 Six in the Morning Weekend
6:30 am
7:00 am News 24 Seven in the Morning News 24 Seven in the Morning Weekend
7:30 am
8:00 am News 24 Eight in the Morning News 24 Eight in the Morning Weekend
8:30 am
9:00 am EyeOpener Liberty City News 24 Nine in the Morning Weekend
9:30 am Wild About Animals (E/I) Your Voice. Your City.
10:00 am The Doctors Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (E/I)
10:30 am Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (Part of GoTime; E/I) Joel Osteen
11:00 am CityLine Expedition Wild (Part of GoTime; E/I) In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley
11:30 am Brain Games: Family Edition (Part of GoTime; E/I)
12:00 pm News 24 Live at Noon College Basketball on HTN Communications Game 1 News 24 Live at Noon Weekend
12:30 pm Hot Property
1:00 pm The Better Sex The Wild West Session
1:30 pm Dealer's Choice
2:00 pm Steve
2:30 pm
3:00 pm Dr. Phil Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford
3:30 pm College Basketball on HTN Communications Game 2 The Andy Griffith Show
4:00 pm News 24 First at Four The Andy Griffith Show
4:30 pm Inside Edition
5:00 pm News 24 Live at Five Entertainment Tonight
5:30 pm
6:00 pm News 24 Live at Six News 24 Live at Six
6:30 pm
7:00 pm Wheel of Fortune Friday Night Hockey on HTN Communications Wheel of Fortune The Whole 19 Yards
7:30 pm Jeopardy! Jeopardy!
8:00 pm Inside Edition Pawn Stars
8:30 pm Entertainment Tonight Pawn Stars
9:00 pm King of the Hill Scandal
9:30 pm King of the Hill
10:00 pm News 24 Live at Ten The CHL on HTN Communications News 24 Live at Ten
10:30 pm News 24 Live at 10:30 The Andy Griffith Show Know Your Rights
11:00 pm The Night Team The Night Team The Night Team
11:30 pm The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Sports Blitz Sunday
12:00 am Blue Bloods The Andy Griffith Show Blue Bloods
12:30 am Pawn Stars
1:00 am Leverage Forensic Files WCW Saturday Night
1:30 am Forensic Files
2:00 am Whacked Out Sports News 24 Live at Eleven (repeat) Intelligence for Your Life Whacked Out Sports
2:30 am Whacked Out Videos Paid Programming News 24 Live at Eleven (repeat) Whacked Out Videos
3:00 am Paid Programming Intelligence for Your Life
3:30 am Paid Programming

Programming Schedule from July 2000

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
6:00 am Shepherd's Chapel Digital Cafe Berchem United Methodist Church
6:30 am Kids 'N Motorsports American Athlete
7:00 am 24 NewsPulse Morning Edition Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures Awakening Hour
7:30 am Animal Rescue Time For Hope
8:00 am Popular Mechanics for Kids Christ for the Crisis
8:30 am Real Life 101 This Old House
9:00 am Martha Stewart Living Pressure 1 Jimmy Swaggart
9:30 am Pressure 2
10:00 am Jenny Jones Bill Nye the Science Guy Jack Van Impe Presents
10:30 am Techno 2100 Rebecca's Garden
11:00 am I Love Lucy Wild About Animals Gaither's Homecoming Hour
11:30 am I Love Lucy Awesome Adventures
12:00 pm The Partridge Family Field Trip Swan's Place
12:30 pm The Partridge Family Critter Gitters
1:00 pm The Monkees I Love Lucy
1:30 pm The Monkees I Love Lucy
2:00 pm The Beverly Hillbillies Super 24! Saturday Matinee Travel Update
2:30 pm The Beverly Hillbillies Adrenaline TV
3:00 pm The Andy Griffith Show Paid Programming
3:30 pm The Andy Griffith Show Paid Programming
4:00 pm Good Times Shooting Show Super 24! Sunday Matinee
4:30 pm Good Times K & H Ultimate Hunting
5:00 pm The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis This Week in NASCAR
5:30 pm Lifestyles Magazine Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely
6:00 pm Haven Thee Perfect Days Main Floor Living Better with Carrie Wyatt Real TV Wildside Wrestling Super 24! Sunday Matinee
6:30 pm Lucy B. Smith with Style Lighter Side of Sports Every Woman Real TV
7:00 pm Bonanza American Adventure One World Music Beat Dr. McDougall Bonanza Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
7:30 pm American Adventure NASCAR Classics
8:00 pm Super 24! Monday Night Movie Neat Stuff Mounties Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Super 24! Friday Night Movie Super 24! Saturday Night Movie Super 24! Sunday Night Movie
8:30 pm Mounties
9:00 pm Gospel Jubilee WCW Wrestling
9:30 pm
10:00 pm 24 NewsPulse at Ten Poltergeist: The Legacy Wall Street Journal Report
10:30 pm Hollywood Squares Jack Van Impe Presents
11:00 pm X-Posure One World Music Beat Master of the Wind
11:30 pm Sports Week
12:00 am Kickin' It Unhappily Ever After Kickin' It
12:30 am You Bet Your Life
1:00 am Benny Hill I Spy Benny Hill
1:30 am Benny Hill Benny Hill
2:00 am SIGN-OFF
2:30 am
3:00 am
3:30 am
4:00 am
4:30 am
5:00 am
5:30 am

Programming Schedule from November 2009

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
5:00 am 24News Morning Edition SIGN-OFF
5:30 am
6:00 am
6:30 am
7:00 am 24News Morning Edition Weekend
7:30 am
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am The Martha Stewart Show
9:30 am
10:00 am The Doctors Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures Your Voice. Your City
10:30 am Wild About Animals
11:00 am M*A*S*H DragonFlyTV Andrew Wommack
11:30 am M*A*S*H Dog Tales Jesse Duplantis
12:00 pm 24News Live at Noon Gladiators 2000 Kenneth Copeland
12:30 pm The Honeymooners Fat Albert Key of David
1:00 pm I Love Lucy Animal Exploration Richard Henton
1:30 pm I Love Lucy Animal Rescue Ephren Taylor
2:00 pm The Beverly Hillbillies Star Trek
2:30 pm The Beverly Hillbillies
3:00 pm The Andy Griffith Show Lost in Space
3:30 pm The Andy Griffith Show
4:00 pm 24News First at Four American Chopper
4:30 pm
5:00 pm 24News Live at Five
5:30 pm The Honeymooners The Steve Harvey Show Jamal Bryant
6:00 pm 24News Live at Six
6:30 pm Roseanne The Steve Harvey Show Bill Winston
7:00 pm The Steve Harvey Show Deadliest Catch
7:30 pm The Steve Harvey Show
8:00 pm The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Weekend Movies on WFTO
8:30 pm The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
9:00 pm The Jeffersons
9:30 pm The Jeffersons
10:00 pm 24News Live at Ten
10:30 pm Roseanne Lost Sports Blitz Sunday
11:00 pm Good Times Phillip Goudeaux
11:30 pm Good Times Stargate Atlantis Lost
12:00 am Lost The Brady Bunch Stargate Atlantis
12:30 am Stargate Atlantis The Brady Bunch The Outer Limits
1:00 am Happy Days
1:30 am The Outer Limits Happy Days Late Weekend Movies on WFTO
2:00 am Laverne and Shirley
2:30 am Late Weekend Movies on WFTO Laverne and Shirley
3:00 am Cheers
3:30 am Cheers Phillip Goudeaux
4:00 am The Three Stooges Joyce Meyer
4:30 am SIGN-OFF The Three Stooges Jimmy Swaggart

News Operation

WFTO currently broadcasts 67 Hours of news programming each week, one of the highest amounts in the Liberty City DMA alone. In addition to news programming, WFTO produces Your Voice. Your City, a Sunday morning public affairs program that airs at 10 am; Sports Blitz Sunday, a sports-related program airing Sunday Nights at 11:30 pm; and Know Your Rights, a phone-in show discussing certain legal topics which airs Sunday nights at 10:30 pm. WFTO produces a one hour long 9pm newscast for it's sister station, WTEE titled WTEE News at Nine. It originates from the WFTO studios at Victor Willis Plaza in Liberty City. WFTO operates a Bell LongRanger 206L newsgathering helicopter titled "Chopper 24". WFTO operates two, live, local radars at their station: LIVE StormTrak Doppler First Fury Radar and KRYPTON Live Doppler One Million. The first of which is supplied by Advanced Design Corporation and has been in use since 2001 and the latter being a Baron Serviceslive doppler radar, originally installed in 2011; then upgraded in Fall 2014 to contain Dual-Pol capabilities, making it the only station in Liberty City to have a live, dual-polarimetric doppler radar. WFTO also relies on a data feed from the National Weather Service NEXRAD radar located at Francis International Airport. WFTO currently has a partnership with Berfield/Willis-owned Axum Radio Group to provide hourly news and weather updates to it's stations. WFTO also simulcasts the audio portion of it's wall-to-wall severe weather coverage on these stations as well.

Early Years and Today

For the first several years as a station, WFTO's news operation wasn't a huge success, usually ranking 7th in the Nielsen ratings behind WLIX (ABN), WEHK (NBC), WLIB (CBS), WLFO (FOX), WELC (ABC), WLCT (The WB) in that order. However in the mid to late 2000's, news director Jeff Inglewood was brought in and made drastic changes to the news station by employing a harder emphasis on news reporting and by adding more hours dedicated to news programs. This in turn caused ratings to increase dramatically from where they were at when they started the operation. During the February 2015 Nielsen Sweeps period, WFTO ranked 4th behind long dominant stations WLIX (ABN), WEHK (FOX), and WLIB (ABC) in that order.

StormRover

WFTO, WTEE and WRBL are the only stations in Liberty City that currently operate a news vehicle specifically meant for storm chasing. The vehicle, named StormRover, has an on board laptop with NEXRAD radar and hyper local GPS software, 3 NOAA weather radios, 2 handheld CB radios, dash mounted HAM radio, dash mounted HD GoPro camera, weather sensors, 1080p PTZ 360 degree camera, 2 scrolling LED message lights displaying weather information, flashing amber lights and a 40” water resistant flat screen television in the back of the vehicle. When the vehicle is in operation, it is followed by a WFTO ENG truck in order for live shots to be sent back to the station and sent out over the airwaves.

StormLab Weather Action Day

WFTO is one of many stations in the US and one of the very few in Liberty City that will declare a “StormLab Weather Action Day” if the weather in the Liberty City metropolitan area is considered very threatening, severe and will cause high impact on life and property. These “StormLab Weather Action Days” usually will occur whenever there is severe weather (tornadoes, supercells, squall lines), winter weather (snow/ice storms, blizzards), tropical weather (hurricanes, tropical storms), heat waves, etc. affecting the Liberty City area.

Digital Television

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
24.1 1080i 16:9 WFTO-DT Main WFTO Programming
24.2 480i 4:3 WFTO-SD Antenna TV
24.3 480i 4:3 WFTO-WX 24/7 Weather Now
24.4 480i 4:3 WFTO-DT4 Escape
24.5 720i 16:9 UBC-HD United Broadcasting Company
24.6 480i 4:3 WFTO-HA Ha!
24.7 480i 4:3 WFTO-DT7 Couch Potato Television

On September 12, 2017, it was publicly announced that WFTO was participating in the FCC's digital repack, becoming the first of Berfield/Willis' stations to do so, and would change digital channel positions from digital channel 57 to digital channel 24. It was also announced that WFTO had entered into a channel sharing agreement with sister station WRBL (channel 4) would share it's new digital channel position with WRBL as the latter had recently sold it's spectrum to the FCC for an undisclosed amount.

Logo History

Other Images

Newscast Titles

24 NewsPulse (1998-2006)

  • 24 NewsPulse @ Ten (1998-2006)
  • 24 NewsPulse Morning Edition (2000-2006)
  • 24 NewsPulse @ Six (2004-2006)

24News (2006-2010)

  • 24News Morning Edition (2006-2010)
  • 24News Live @ Noon (2006-2010)
  • 24News First @ Four (2006-2010)
  • 24News Live @ Five (2006-2010)
  • 24News Live @ Six (2006-2010)
  • 24News Live @ Ten (2006-2010)
  • 24News Weekend (2007-2010)

News 24 (2010-Present)

  • News 24 First Edition (2010-Present)
  • News 24 DayBreak (2010-Present)
  • News 24 In The Morning (2010-Present)
  • News 24 Live at Noon (2010-Present)
  • News 24 First at Four (2010-Present)
  • News 24 Live at Five (2010-Present)
  • News 24 Live at Six (2010-Present)
  • News 24 Live at Ten (2010-Present
  • News 24 Live at Eleven (2010-2017)
  • The Night Team (2017-present)

Station Branding History

  • 1996-2003 Super 24!
  • 2003-2015 WFTO
  • 2015-2016 The 'FTO 24
  • 2016-Present WFTO 24

Ownership History

News Music Packages

1998-2006 Impact (V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4, V.5) (615 Music)

2004-Present Production Music: Complete Coverage (Megatrax) (Theme for TimeSaver Traffic updates in the mornings)

2006-2010 Lighthouse (360 Music)

2008-present Production Music: Industry (The Music Bakery) (Theme for Your Voice. Your City)

2008-present Streaming News (Cue11) (Theme for Sports Blitz Sunday)

2010-2017 Right Here, Right Now (615 Music)

2010-present Propulsion V.1 (615 Music) (Theme for News 24 First Edition and DayBreak)

2017-present News Music Package II (Van Gogh Productions) (Theme for TimeSaver Traffic updates in the afternoons and evenings)

2017-present Revolution (Gari Music)

2017-present WSVN 2001 News Package (Chris Crane) (Theme for The Night Team)

Station Slogan History

  • "Super 24! The Best in Entertainment!" (1996-1999)
  • "Super 24: Liberty's SuperStation" (1999-2003)
  • "WFTO. We've got your Laughs!" (2003-2006)
  • "We are You. We are WFTO/Liberty City" (2006-2015)
  • "We are You. We are The 'FTO 24/Liberty City" (2015-2016)
  • "#WeStandWithWDBJ" (August 28th, 2015-October 4th, 2015)
  • "#PrayersForParis" (November 13th, 2015-December 13th, 2015)
  • "#WFTO20" (2016)

News Slogan History

  • "Coverage You Can Count On!" (1998-2004)
  • "First. Fast. Live." (2004-2010)
  • "Fast. Accurate. Dependable." (2010-2015)
  • "Liberty's Only LIVE, Million Watt Radar. Only on News 24!" (2014-Present)
  • "More News. More Often." (2016-2017)
  • "Liberty's Breaking News" (2017-present)

Website History

  • 1996-Present wfto.com 
Television stations in Liberty City
WLCY 2 (IND)

WLFO 3 (UniMas)
WRBL 4 (DuMont)
WLIX 5 (ABN)
WELC 6 (CBS)
WSIM 7 (Sims Broadcasting Network)
WLIB 8 (ABC)
WLBD 9 (DBC)
WEHK 10 (FOX)
WLIZ-TV 11 (Channel America)
WLCK 12 (KTTV)
WNBL 13 (NBC)
WEZL-DT 15 (WZL)
WLCT 16 (RDN)
WPXL-TV 17 (Ion)
WXMN 19 (Estrella TV)
WLCW 22 (CW)
WMYL 23 (MyTV/MNTV)
WFTO-TV 24 (IND)
WLXA 28 (ITV)
WAIH-CA 29 (Me TV)
WAQU 31 (TMD)
WMSQ 35 (HBO)
WWXJ 37 (Youtoo TV)
WDFV 39 (PBS)
WRDL 42 (KBC)
WLBY 43 (BCH)
WCLC 49 (CCC)
WLCR-TV 51 (RKO)
WTEE 55 (YesNet)
WKJV-LP 59 (TBN)
WUVS 61 (UNI)
WVQE-CD 65 (RTV)
WHYW-TV 67 (IMP)

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