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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 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.
  • 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...

    November ratings: WFTV posts most wins

    November ratings: WFTV posts most wins
    WFTV-Channel 9 scored the most victories in the November ratings period, but the competition claimed a few big wins. In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WESH-Channel 2 surpassed WFTV at 4 p.m. and ran a strong...

    'Bionic Woman,' Cozi join WKMG

    'Bionic Woman,' Cozi join WKMG
    At WKMG-Channel 6, the Live Well Network is on its way out, and Cozi TV is coming in. Cozi will start Monday on WKMG's digital 6.2 channel and Bright House Channel 463. The channel offers vintage series, popular films and original programming by the...

    October ratings: WFTV out in front

    October ratings: WFTV out in front
    The October ratings story is kind of boring because it's familiar: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner. Of course, it's not boring to WFTV, which will happily promote its success. You have been warned. The ABC affiliate ranked first with the 25-to-54...