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From 1955 to 1994, WTVT was Tampa Bay's CBS Television Affiliate.
the community with talented personalities, a top-notch production
and Florida's most professional news, sports, and weather,
Channel 13 is one of most distinguished television stations in the country
with a wonderful history.
This site covers WTVT's 39 years of CBS affiliation,
"Big 13" became "Fox 13."
See behind-the-scenes & historical
photos and read about those who worked there.
Created & Managed by Mike Clark,
WTVT Employee 1972-1977
"Big 13" is maintained by a former employee of
This site is not affiliated with or endorsed by the current owners
FOX 13 has its own history page!
Included are classic promos and rare videos
PLUS the WTVT 50th Anniversary Tribute
produced by the BIG 13 site for the 2005 Employee Reunion.
CLICK HERE to visit the Fox 13 History Page
AN EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE
After hearing a lot of mis-information about the topic of
I did some research with the industry's top color designers and
early colorization producers. It's quite a polarizing subject!
A WONDERFUL WORLD OF
Building The Future:
SkyTower Radar and the New Weather Center
by ROY LEEP
Former Executive Weather Director Roy Leep has authored the
of what he believes is the culmination of a lifetime's work in weather:
The creation of WTVT's modern Weather Center and the iconic SkyTower Radar
HERE FOR STORY
In addition to WTVT, BIG13.com covers the history
of other Tampa BayTV stations.
In this new article, meet JUNE HURLEY YOUNG,
a Tampa Bay TV pioneer who had programs
on WSUN, WEDU, WLCY and WFLA!
You may remember her as the host of Channel 10's Romper Room,
but June is also a "daughter" of St. Pete who worked
for "Doc" Webb and fought to preserve the Don Cesar Hotel
and other local landmarks. Follow the link below for
June Hurley Young, a real St.
Petersburg Do Bee!