WLOF? Yep, you read that right. When it signed on in February 1958, Channel 9 was known as WLOF (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida). It would not become WFTV until 1963.
Here’s what this WLOF ad says about the Monday-Friday lineup on Channel 9 in the fall of 1961 …
8 a.m. — The Mickie Evans Show. A relaxed half-hour of music, weather and special guests. Mickie has performed with two Country and Western music stars.
10:45 a.m. — Rich Plan Cooking School. Chef George Nichols uses his continental flair to show you the easy way to creative cooking every day. He’ll also show the perparations of cuisine for a gourmet.
1:30 p.m. — Orbit. Accent on the unuusal and the interesting. This week, host Lowell Fenner introduces his viewers to the lilting song-styles of Martha Tiller (Thursday) and other top entertainment.
4 p.m. — American Bandstand. Dick Clark presents the music most popular with young America, and the artists who made it popular. See the new dance, “The Twist” … in action.