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1981–1985 1985–1987 1987–1988 1988–1990 1990–1994 1991–1994
1981–1985 1985–1987 1987–1988 1988–1990 1990–1994 1991–1994
1994–2002 2002 2002–2007 2007–2013 2013–present  
1994–2002 2002 2002–2007 2007–2013 2013–present


1981–1985

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WFTS-TV was the flagship station of Family Group Broadcasting, which also owned WFTX-TV, WFGX-TV, WPGX-TV, WVFT-TV, WGBA-TV and WLAX-TV. The Family Group Broadcasting sold WFTS-TV to Capital Cities on April 22, 1984, becoming their first television station in Florida, the group's first (and only) independent station, and the last station to be acquired by the group prior to its merger with ABC.

1985–1987

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In March 1985, Capital Cities announced its intent to acquire ABC. In order to comply with the limits imposed by the FCC at the time, Capital Cities opted to sell both WFTS-TV and the ABC owned-and-operated station WXYZ-TV in Detroit to The E.W. Scripps Company, which the sale would be finalized in January 1986.

1987-1990

1987–1988

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WFTS-TV picked up the Fox affiliation after WTOG disaffiliated from the network. The "28" design was used from 1987 until 2002, when it was retired in favor of Action News. Despite having the "FTS" as its call letters and its meaning as "Fox Television Station", Fox Television Stations would not have a station of its own until the swap in 1994, with the affiliation move to then-CBS affiliate WTVT.

1988–1990

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1990–2002

1990–1994

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1994–2002

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Used after Fox moved to former CBS affiliate WTVT, with ABC from its affiliate at the time WTSP to then-Fox affiliate WFTS-TV.

2002

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2002–present

2002–2007

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ABC 28 was rebranded to ABC Action News, in full-time for both its general and news programming simultaneously.

2007–2012

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2013–present

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