WTVT broadcast history

Since our start in a converted Greek restaurant in 1955, WTVT has been a pioneer in broadcast television. Here's a look at our first half-century on the air.

Former WTVT employee Mike Clark put together this video as part of our 50th anniversary celebration in 2005.

We look forward to our next 50 years on the air...and beyond.

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  • WTVT broadcast history
  • Promo featuring Walter Cronkite, 1985
  • New WTVT studios, 1989
  • News opens through the years
  • John Wilson signs off after 50 years
  • Kathy and Denise promo, 1990
  • Good Day Tampa Bay debut, 1994
  • 'It's a Tradition' promo, 1979
  • 'Celebrate Big 13' promo, 1980
  • Big 13 'specialists' promos, 1985