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  1. A familiar face has resurfaced at WTSP. Dave Wagner, who last was an anchor/reporter for WTSP way back in 1999, has apparently returned to the station. His first stint with the station was from 1987-1999, and was the interim male evening anchor after John Wilson's departure in 1993.
  2. The music dates to at least 1980. They also used "Classical Gas" in the '70s not sure which version.
  3. WTSP image promo probably from May 1994.
  4. Wow, I can't believe they featured their competition. Great to see Don Harrison, later of WTSP and Headline News!
  5. Here's WTSP's version of "We're the Team!" with John Wilson, Sheryl Browne, Dick Fletcher and Ken Broo in various activities, even sailing a boat together!
  6. Longtime WTSP chief meteorologist Dick Fletcher reads a promo in 1984 for the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon followed by a "Storm Seeker" Radar promo. Lots of Tampa Bay clips on this channel (See them before they get pulled!): A WTSP promo from 1983: WTVT promo from 1994 promoting the switch from CBS to Fox: Roy Leep from 1984: John WIlson in 1984:
  7. Another Tampa Bay news open! WXFL 11pm from 1987:
  8. A huge compilation of promos, news opens, and other material from WFLA between 1987 and 1995. A lot of the material from 23:00 to 29:00 is from the 1993-95 tabloid era. Some real gems here:
  9. WTSP from 11/5/94. Lots of promos for the switch from ABC to CBS.
  10. Yes. Confusion all around unless you're WFLA.
  11. WSYX/WTTE looks mostly back to normal. No L3s and a lot of syndicated Sinclair stories airing. Also sports seems to be cut short. Sunday night they had about 8 minutes of local weather and a short in studio story from a reporter and then tossed to Sinclair programming. They did have the logo bug up but no other graphics other than weather.
  12. Getting TPIR was a coup for WTSP and so was Late Night with David Letterman. Always baffled me how WTSP has been an underperformer in news but great in programming along with airing Wheel and Jeopardy!. I think you are right. I'm not sure if they were doing any local news yet, though. There is a preview video on YT for WFTS "28 Tampa Bay News" that says "Starting December 12th"
  13. WTSP (ABC) from 9/10/94 with a CBS This Morning promo touting the program's switch from WTVT to WTSP which took place on 9/12/94. I also didn't realize The Price Is Right moved over well before the official switch on 12/12/94.
  14. WTEN 1990 "Eyewitness News NightCast"
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