WOFL-Fox 35 station ads through the years. The station originally signed on in 1974 as independent WSWB-Channel 35. It went off the air in 1976 due to financial troubles.
But new ownership put the station back on the air on Oct. 15, 1979. The station was still an independent, but it rose to ratings success by becoming charter member of the Fox Television Network.
Years later, it would become a Fox owned-and-operated station.