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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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  • Casey Anthony: Less coughing in court, and fewer notes, too

     
    Jacqueline Fell of Central Florida News 13 noted that the jurors took fewer notes as Rickenbach testified than yesterday when Dr. Arpad Vass testified Monday. Fell also found found Rickenbach "a little drier" than Vass. But Fell said the jurors seemed...
  • Artist Gilbert Young plans Orlando events, CityArts Factory show

     
    The Downtown Arts District is bringing renowned African-American artist Gilbert Young, to Orlando for the first time in more than 20 years. His work will be exhibited June 9-July 16 at CityArts Factory.  Young will also participate in a moderated...
  • Casey Anthony: Dr. G electrifies court with her professionalism

     
    The chief medical examiner was in top form Friday afternoon, delivering her no-nonsense testimony persuasively. With her words, Garavaglia became a strong advocate for the victim, Caylee Anthony. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in...
  • Casey Anthony: Is defendant being humanized?

     
    WFTV's Steve Barrett said, "The most dramatic moments of the morning came after a forensic anthropologist explained how Caylee's skeletal remains were found scattered in the woods and damaged by weather and wildlife," Barrett reported. "That testimony...
  • Who will be anchoring Monday morning on WKMG?

     
    Matt Austin is joining the station from KOKH in Oklahoma City. He replaces Erick Weber, who left the station to take a morning anchor job at New England Cable News in Boston. Sitting beside Austin will be Bridgett Williams, who joined the CBS affiliate...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Caylee skull animation go over?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone said he looked at the jury when the video was shown. "It was clear they were watching every second of it. It lasted about four to five minutes," Pipitone said. His take: Juror No. 4, who has trouble judging others, had a...
  • Casey Anthony: What’s wrong with her? Share your diagnosis

     
    "After a point you just get overwhelmed," said WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer, citing all the evidence that had come in against her. "Defendants who are not used to going through this repeatedly just start breaking down emotionally. I have...
  • Casey Anthony: Why do so many stations cover the trial?

     
    The stations have cited viewers' interest in the Anthony story online and other platforms, but television is the preferred place to watch in Central Florida. Via the long hours on television, stations can remind viewers of their anchor and reporting...
  • Casey Anthony: Jurors watch crime scene photos, not Casey

     
    WFTV's Kathi Belich said some photos were upsetting and that it was also upsetting to see the litter surrounding the toddler's remains. "The jurors were really watching this," Belich said, and they were not watching Casey....
  • Casey Anthony: 84 chloroform searches? That’s a bombshell

     
    WKMG legal analyst Mark NeJame predicted the prosecution will use process of elimination to reveal that only Casey Anthony could have been using the computer at the time of the searches. NeJame also predicted the defense will have an explanation for...
  • Casey Anthony: She cries as jury sees crime scene photos

     
    As the jury saw crime scene photos of Caylee Anthony's skull, local stations relayed images of Casey Anthony weeping, closing her eyes and looking away from a monitor....