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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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  • 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."
  • February: Good news for WFTV, WESH

    February: Good news for WFTV, WESH
    February brought very good news to WFTV-Channel 9. The ABC affiliate continued to lead in most news time slots and surpassed Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 at 10 p.m. NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 had the most-seen prime-time lineup, thanks to the Super...

    January ratings: WFTV, Martie Salt can laugh

    January ratings: WFTV, Martie Salt can laugh
    Jimmy Kimmel made fun of WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Martie Salt's name on national television Wednesday, but she is laughing today. Salt and WFTV were victorious in the January ratings released Thursday. Evidently, a little Salt goes a long way. In the 25-...

    Wendy Chioji film debuts Sunday on WKMG

    Wendy Chioji film debuts Sunday on WKMG
    This weekend on WKMG-Channel 6, Wendy Chioji's fans can catch a documentary about how the former WESH-Channel 2 anchor and other cancer survivors climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. "Conquering Kilimanjaro" will debut from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday on...

    WFTV gets most December ratings gifts

    WFTV gets most December ratings gifts
    Fans of photo finishes, please take note: WESH-Channel 2 edged WFTV-Channel 9 at 4 p.m. in the December ratings. Otherwise, it was a familiar story as ABC affiliate WFTV won nearly every other news time slot for the ratings period, which ended...