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Tampa Bay Area, Florida
United States
City Tampa, Florida
Branding ABC Action News
Slogan Taking Action For You
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
(to move to 17 (UHF))
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
  • 28.1: 720p 16:9 WFTS-HD
  • 28.2: 480i 16:9 WFTS D2
  • 28.3: 480i 16:9 WFTS D3
  • 28.1: ABC
  • 28.2: Laff
  • 28.3: Grit
Owner E. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
First air date December 14, 1981; 36 years ago (1981-12-14)
Call letters’ meaning Family/Fox/Florida
(referring to original owner, Family Group Broadcasting, or its former network)
St. Petersburg
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 28 (UHF, 1981–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Independent (1981–1988)
  • Fox (1988–1994)
Transmitter power 1,000 kW
760 kW (CP)
Height 468 m (1,535 ft)
469 m (1,539 ft) (CP)
Facility ID 64588
Transmitter coordinates 27°50?32?N 82°15?45?W / 27.84222°N 82.26250°W / 27.84222; -82.26250Coordinates: 27°50?32?N 82°15?45?W / 27.84222°N 82.26250°W / 27.84222; -82.26250
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For ABC Tampa WFTS


State Florida
Country USA
Virtual Channel 28
RF Channel 29
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 987 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 475m
Latitude 27.842199325561523
Longitude -82.26249694824219
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 495m
Callsign WFTS-TV
MHZ 488
Network Affiliation ABC
Contact Street 1 4045 North Himes Avenue
Contact City Tampa
Contact State FL
Contact Zip 33607
Contact Phone 813-354-2828
Additional Data FCC Station Information

ABC News WFTS is a TV station in Tampa, FL. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, weather, traffic, sports, and general entertainment programming. In addition to being known as ABC News Tampa WFTS, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WFTS. You can watch the station online via the ABC News live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: ABC News Tampa WFTS
Call Sign: WFTS
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: ABC News Homepage

If you’re interested in a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

ABC News is owned by E.W. Scripps Company. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, Tampa WFTS tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: 4045 N Himes Ave Tampa, FL 33607-6651. Phone: 813-354-2828. Fax: 813-870-2828. Email: [email protected]