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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 did Linda Drane Burdick do?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame praised the prosecutors for weaving the theme of common sense into their rebuttal. NeJame called it a fabulous presentation by Burdick and prosecutor Jeff Ashton. NeJame also praised the choice of sound bites, such...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was in front on high-rated Sunday

     
    In households for Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon: WFTV with 127,900 homes, WOFL with 83,400, Central Florida News 13 with 68,100, WESH with 58,300 and WKMG with 47,600. In households for Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m: WFTV with 116,300, WOFL with 78,900, WKMG with 63,800,...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV reached most viewers at verdict

     
    In the 2 p.m. half-hour, WFTV was seen in 202,000 homes. The ABC affiliate was way ahead of WOFL-Channel 35 with 120,200 homes, WESH-Channel 2 with 75,500, Central Florida News 13 with 66,900 and WKMG-Channel 6 with 57,000....
  • Atlantis: Scott Pelley, Shepard Smith, Anderson Cooper to anchor from Kennedy Space Center

     
    Shepard Smith, an alum of the Orlando TV market, will anchor Fox News Channel's coverage from 11 a.m. to noon. He will be at Kennedy Space Center and go behind the scenes to explain launch preparations. Former astronauts Gene Cernan and Tom Jones will...
  • Casey Anthony will be out of jail Wednesday

     
    WESH-Channel 2 followed the defense team walking out of the courtroom, across Orange Avenue and into a restaurant. WKMG-Channel 6 broke into "The Price Is Right" to announce the news, and WFTV-Channel 9 put a crawl with the news over "The View."...
  • Casey Anthony: When will she be out?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis said Perry seemed to signal that Anthony could be out in several weeks. "Judge Perry doesn't say things in an offhanded manner," she said. "He has said quite clearly that he expects she will be out of jail by the...
  • Casey Anthony: George Stephanopoulos to anchor from Orlando

     
    National morning programs on Wednesday will study the Casey Anthony verdict. George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC's “Good Morning America” from Orlando. Also contributing to “GMA” in Orlando will be Dan Abrams, Terry Moran,...
  • Casey Anthony: She won’t be going home, Cheney Mason says

     
    Anthony defense attorney Cheney Mason was definite about one aspect of Casey Anthony's future. "She won't be going home to her family, that is a guarantee," Mason told WOFL's Holly Bristow. Mason said Anthony hasn't wanted to talk to her family for a long...
  • Casey Anthony: TV’s attorneys answer Cheney Mason’s criticism

     
    As for Mason's criticisms, NeJame said: "What we did were never personal attacks. I was being critical of matters such as those brought out in the opening statement. I think to engage in that type of assassination of others without presenting any proof at...
  • Casey Anthony: Find your own sense of closure, Yuri Melich advises

     
    Melich aimed some comments at people unhappy with the acquittal. "I wish there was something I could say that would bring closure to everyone, but there isn't," he said. "I just know that, unfortunately, people are going to have to come to their own sense...
  • Barack Obama tells CBS: I cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out

     
    Pelley asks: "Can you guarantee as president those checks will go out on August the 3rd?" Obama says: "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd, if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers...