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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi fighting for life

    WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi fighting for life
    Former WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lisa Colagrossi is fighting for her life after suffering a brain aneurysm while on assignment Thursday morning for WABC, the Daily News reports, citing sources. Colagrossi, 49, joined WABC in 2001 and works as a reporter...
  • Lisa Colagrossi: 'She was the real deal'

    Lisa Colagrossi: 'She was the real deal'
    Lisa Colagrossi was one of the best anchors ever at Orlando’s Channel 6, and she was such a good reporter that you could tell she was headed to bigger things. In 2001, she joined WABC-Channel 7 in New York, the nation’s largest TV market,...
  • WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi dead at 49

    WKMG alum Lisa Colagrossi dead at 49
    Former WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lisa Colagrossi died Friday at age 49 after suffering a brain hemorrhage, employer WABC-Channel 7 announced. She had been out on assignment when she fell ill Thursday morning. She was taken to New York-Presbyterian Weill...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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." "It's exciting for Central Florida that for the first time we really, really have a plan that can work," von Ancken said Friday. "Business...
  • 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...