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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: 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...
  • May ratings: WFTV won in households, 25-to-54 age group

     
    The numbers showed that WFTV-Channel 9 remained tops in the 25-to-54 age group (which is most important to advertisers) and in households (which give a clue to a station's overall reach)....
  • Casey Anthony: Are you happy with TV’s trial coverage?

     
    On "Today" this morning, Linda Kenney Baden supplied analysis, and she is particularly interesting because she used to be part of Anthony's defense team. Kenney Baden said "the she-didn't-act-right evidence is really the problem in this case, but it...
  • Casey Anthony: Does defense have to prove sordid allegations?

     
    WKMG anchor Lauren Rowe asked legal analyst Mark NeJame how defense attorney Jose Baez would cross examine Cindy Anthony. "More of the same," NeJame predicted, adding that he had been "very, very unimpressed" with the defense. "Casey's been providing...
  • Casey Anthony: Emotional Cindy, stone-faced Casey, defense blunder?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said that Cindy Anthony's testimony was "bone-crushing" for the defense. "She has come across as incredibly credible to this jury and it's going to be a hard task for the defense in any manner to overcome,"...
  • Casey Anthony: How do you keep the imaginary people straight?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Bob Frier listed the people that Casey made up. "How do you keep all of these people straight?" Frier said. "It's one thing to make up a nanny, but to make up an entire cast of characters ... amazing." WOFL's Shannon Butler said,...