Description: WFTX-TV, virtual channel 36 (UHF digital channel 35), is a Fox-affiliated television station serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, United States that is licensed to Cape Coral. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company. WFTX maintains studio facilities located on Southwest Pine Island Road (SR 78) in Cape Coral, and its transmitter is located in Punta Gorda (east of I-75/SR 93) near the Charlotte and Lee County line.
History: The station first signed on the air on October 14, 1985, operating as an independent station; the station was originally owned by Family Group Broadcasting, which had previously owned WFTS-TV in Tampa, from which the WFTX call letters are derived. WFTX became a charter affiliate of Fox on October 9, 1986.