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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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  • Wendy Chioji returning in WKMG specials

     
    Former WESH-Channel 2 anchor Wendy Chioji is coming back to Orlando television in a big way later this month. She will start co-anchoring a series of specials on WKMG-Channel 6 that pay tribute to survivors of health crises and personal battles. The...

    Mark McEwen returns to WKMG, focuses on Rossmeyer family

     
    Mark McEwen returns with his “McEwen's Mark” special this weekend, and he'll be back on WKMG-Channel 6, where he was once an anchor. The special premieres at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the CBS affiliate. The half-hour program focuses on Bruce...

    April ratings: WFTV, WKMG, WOFL post late-news wins

     
    In households, WFTV continued to show dominance. At 11 weeknights, WFTV averaged 73,400 homes to WKMG's 62,800, WESH's 43,200 and WOFL's 20,500.

    WESH, WKMG win Florida Associated Press Awards

     
    WESH-Channel 2 and WKMG-Channel 6 have won Florida Associated Press Awards. The winners were announced Saturday. WESH won prizes for its website, breaking news coverage and weather reporting. The last prize was for chief meteorologist Tony Mainolfi's...