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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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  • WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing
    Bolstered by the Bruce Jenner interview and such ABC series as "Grey's Anatomy," WFTV-Channel 9 posted impressive wins in the May ratings period.
  • WKMG anchor tickles David Letterman

    WKMG anchor tickles David Letterman
    UPDATED: Congratulations to WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Ginger Gadsden for making David Letterman laugh. On Tuesday's show, Letterman offered a segment called "CBS Affiliate Roundup" in which local anchors repeatedly -- and incorrectly -- said Letterman was...

    Wendy Chioji hosts special, shares good news

    Wendy Chioji hosts special, shares good news
    Former WESH-Channel 2 anchor Wendy Chioji hosts another "Surviving & Thriving" special this weekend about people dealing with health obstacles. She taped the WKMG-Channel 6 program several weeks ago, just before receiving encouraging news about her...

    April ratings: WFTV in winner's circle

    April ratings: WFTV in winner's circle
    April ratings brought good news to WFTV-Channel 9, whose newscasts drew the most 25-to-54 viewers at noon, in early evening and at 11 p.m. But there were tight races between WFTV and WESH-Channel 2 at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the ratings period that ended...

    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. "Kala and I will be leaving Orlando for job opportunities in New York City in the near future," DiLorenzo said Sunday in an email. "My last day...