WFLA NBC 8 News Tampa FL Live Stream Weather and Sports Channel Online Stream. NBC WFLA TV 8 local breaking News update Channel Tampa, Florida, United States Live Online Streaming. WFLA-TV is a virtual frequency 8 and VHF digital frequency 7. It is associated with NBC. The station is certified to Tampa, United States. It is working for the nearby city of St. Petersburg. WFLA NBC 8 News is under the authority of Nexstar Media Group.
It is working as part of a duopoly with WTVT FOX 13 News Tampa. It is certified to St. Petersburg and associated with My-Network-TV. Both the channels have joint offices on South Parker Street in downtown Tampa along the Hillsborough River. Its transmitting tower facilities are located in Riverview, Florida. On February 14, 1955, NBC WFLA News made its first appearance on television. It ran a live broadcast of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
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Basically, the channel was under the authority of The Tampa Tribune, along with WFLZ radio channel. From the beginning of time, WFLA has been associated with NBC. It was mainly because of the newspaper background. In 1966, Richmond Newspapers acquired full control of the paper and the NBC WFLA radio and television channels. They were the editors of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and part-owner of the Tribune. After three years, Richmond Newspapers altered its name to Media General. NBC WFLA was the first television channel owned and run by the company. It was the leading channel of its broadcasting group ever since.
Later at some point onwards the Federal Communications Commission, cross-ownership guidelines enforced Media General to auction the radio channels. Nevertheless, the company was given a permanent waiver. This allowed it to keep The Tampa Tribune and the television channel. On January 1, 1989, Channel 8 went back to its initial WFLA NBC call letters. In the same year, it quickly went to the place in the Tampa Bay ratings and retained its place for most of the time. It was led by one of the most popular broadcaster teams in the country.