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WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned F... Show more »
WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned Fox affilate WOFL-Channel 35 -- and at the time such a duopoly wasn't allowed. Meredith decided to keep WOFL and trade WKMG to Post-Newsweek (which had also bid on the station) for a Post-Newsweek station in Hartford, Conn. Post-Newsweek changed Channel 6's call letters a third time, making it WKMG in honor of Post-Newsweek's Katharine M. Graham. Some of the anchors for Local 6 News are Lauren Rowe, Jacqueline London, Tom Terry, David Pingalore or "Ping," Mike Garafolo, Erick Webber, Laura Diaz, Troy Bridges and Erik von Ancken. « Show less

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  • Leaving: WFTV's Anthony DiLorenzo, WKMG's Kala Rama

    Leaving: WFTV's Anthony DiLorenzo, WKMG's Kala Rama
    Leaving the Orlando TV market: Spouses Anthony DiLorenzo of WFTV-Channel 9 and Kala Rama of WKMG-Channel 6.
  • Lisa Colagrossi: 'She was the real deal'

    Lisa Colagrossi: 'She was the real deal'
    Lisa Colagrossi was one of the best anchors ever at Orlando’s Channel 6, and she was such a good reporter that you could tell she was headed to bigger things. In 2001, she joined WABC-Channel 7 in New York, the nation’s largest TV market,...

    WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi dead at 49

    WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi dead at 49
    Former WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lisa Colagrossi died Friday at age 49 after suffering a brain hemorrhage, employer WABC-Channel 7 announced. She had been out on assignment when she fell ill Thursday morning. She was taken to New York-Presbyterian Weill...

    WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi fighting for life

    WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi fighting for life
    Former WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lisa Colagrossi is fighting for her life after suffering a brain aneurysm while on assignment Thursday morning for WABC, the Daily News reports, citing sources. Colagrossi, 49, joined WABC in 2001 and works as a reporter...

    WKMG presents 'Let's Rethink Homelessness'

    WKMG-Channel 6's Erik von Ancken says he is thrilled to be co-hosting the special "Let's Rethink Homelessness." "It's exciting for Central Florida that for the first time we really, really have a plan that can work," von Ancken said Friday. "Business...