"24" Television Series Premier Interrupted
LABELLE, FLORIDA -- The technically least reliable television/cable broadcasting outlet in Southwest Florida again had transmission difficulties Sunday night preventing anyone in the station's broadcast area from seeing the opening two-hour premier episode of the popular series "24" at 8 p.m. Sunday. The station did not come on the air until 8:25 p.m. after being off the air for about an hour.
WFTX has not had a very good reputation for quality service, as frequent technical problems take the station off the air, or the station management changes program schedules at the last minute, in recent weeks having hours of un-programmed and unscheduled shows on the air. WFTX was sold in August of 2005 by Emmis Communications to Journal Broadcast Group, and managed by Judy Kenney, with Robert Castillo as Chief Engineer.
And according to an article on Wikipedia, "WFTX has had a long standing reputation for being last in news ratings in the market, due mainly to the obvious disdain opinions that the station management has for its employees." WFTX broadcast on UHF channel 36 and cable channel 4.