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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: How is the prosecution doing?

     
    Burdick is illustrating how George and Cindy Anthony tried repeatedly three years ago to get an answer to Caylee's whereabouts -- and how Casey Anthony kept giving different explanations about the 2-year-old. How do you think the prosecution is doing?...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Jose Baez do on cross examination?

     
    Casey Anthony's defense team -- specifically Jose Baez -- was drawing withering reviews for the cross examination of George Anthony this afternoon. "The defense was obviously not prepared," said WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame. "It's because they...
  • Casey Anthony: If you missed regular programming

     
    Local stations preempted regular daytime programming Tuesday to carry the Casey Anthony trial. What if you want to catch up?...
  • Casey Anthony trial on ‘Flashpoint’; Buddy Dyer on ‘The Agenda’

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's "Flashpoint" will turn to the Casey Anthony trial this weekend. The program, moderated by anchor Lauren Rowe, airs at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Rowe's guests will be reporter Tony Pipitone and legal analyst Mark O'Mara....
  • Casey Anthony: Is Jose Baez pulling a Columbo?

     
    O'Mara said he hoped that defense attorneys Baez and Cheney Mason had a plan after having two and a half years to prepare. "His beginning is now a Columbo effect of how to present a case," O'Mara said. "He seems to be bumbling, and not making a lot of...
  • Casey Anthony: Former boyfriend’s bombshell supplies late drama

     
    WOFL reporter Shannon Butler agreed in reporting on former Anthony boyfriend Tony Lazzaro talking about a secret without the jury present. "That secret that was told him by Casey Anthony was not that George Anthony actually abused her. She said it was Lee...
  • Casey Anthony: Did George Anthony help or hurt defense?

     
    Simon Birch, a tow yard manager, testified that he recognized the smell from Casey's car as that of a corpse. "I think it's extremely, extremely powerful and hurtful [to the defense]," WKMG legal analyst Mark NeJame said. "They're going to be able to...
  • Casey Anthony: WFTV expands trial coverage, drops Oprah Winfrey

     
    WFTV and sister station WRDQ-Channel 27 will split covering the trial for its duration. Viewers can watch the Anthony murder trial from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays on WRDQ. At 4 p.m., WFTV takes over and drops reruns of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Jordan...
  • Do you trust Channel 6’s Ping on Dwight Howard report?

     
    Dwight Howard set to sign extension with Orlando Magic? Do you trust Channel 6 report...
  • Casey Anthony: How crucial is her ’spiteful bitch’ comment?

     
    "Spiteful bitch" will show up in closing arguments, WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame predicted tonight. "This is the cornerstone of the prosecution's case -- the fact that she wanted to go ahead and live a life of freedom, free of what she...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Lee react to sister?

     
    WFTV anchor Vanessa Echols said that "Casey Anthony got a little emotional when her brother first took the stand right after they made eye contact." Jacqueline Fell of Central Florida News 13 said that Casey tried to get her brother's attention by smiling...