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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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  • Football jolts ratings; tight 11 p.m. race

    Football jolts ratings; tight 11 p.m. race
    The NFL was very good to Central Florida stations in September.
  • WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10

    WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10
    UPDATED: In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski. In late night, the ratings races...

    WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins

    WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins
    UPDATED: WESH-Channel 2 made the biggest headlines Thursday by announcing that anchor Martha Sugalski had departed. But WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and especially WFTV-Channel 9 could point to ratings victories for July. Speculation that...

    WKMG hires anchor from St. Petersburg

    WKMG hires anchor from St. Petersburg
    WKMG-Channel 6 has found its newest anchor in St. Petersburg. Ginger Gadsden joins Orlando's CBS affiliate on June 16. She will co-anchor the station's new 5:30 p.m. newscast with Matt Austin and solo anchor at 7 p.m. That 5:30 p.m. newscast debuts July...

    Danny Treanor: I will substitute teach at WKMG

    Danny Treanor: I will substitute teach at WKMG
    Danny Treanor fans can be thankful that substitute teaching didn't work out for him. It's one reason the veteran meteorologist will return to the air next month on a freelance basis for WKMG-Channel 6. "Substitute teaching wasn't as rewarding as I...