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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 scores big June victories

    WFTV scores big June victories
    WFTV-Channel 9's dominance in June was clear in the news viewers in the 25-to-54 age group.
  • WKMG gets new general manager

    WKMG gets new general manager
    A general manager from Norfolk, Va., will be the new boss at CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6, Graham Media Group announced Wednesday. Jeff Hoffman has been president and general manager of WTKR/WGNT, the CBS/CW duopoly in Norfolk, for the past seven years....

    WKMG's Kristin Giannas leaving to study weather

    WKMG's Kristin Giannas leaving to study weather
    Get ready to say goodbye to Kristin Giannas of WKMG-Channel 6. Wednesday will be her last day at the CBS affiliate. "I am moving on to finish my studies and pursue full-time meteorology opportunities," she said in an email. "Three years ago, I was...

    General Manager Skip Valet out at WKMG

    General Manager Skip Valet out at WKMG
    Skip Valet, general manager at WKMG-Channel 6, has announced he is out at the CBS affiliate. In a statement to the staff, Valet wrote: "WKMG is becoming more competitive, but not fast enough. So, with regret, it's time for me to step aside and let...

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing
    McDreamy died, but WFTV-Channel 9 flourished. Bolstered by "Grey's Anatomy," other ABC series and the Bruce Jenner interview, WFTV posted impressive wins in the May ratings period. A little Patrick "McDreamy" Dempsey never hurts, especially in a ratings...