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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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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • WFTV gets most December ratings gifts

    WFTV gets most December ratings gifts
    Fans of photo finishes, please take note: WESH-Channel 2 edged WFTV-Channel 9 at 4 p.m. in the December ratings. Otherwise, it was a familiar story as ABC affiliate WFTV won nearly every other news time slot for the ratings period, which ended...
  • Blake Bortles' dad talks to WKMG

    UPDATED: The lineup in local public-affairs programming this weekend: Rob Bortles, father of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, talks to host Matt Austin on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. WKMG will air the Pittsburgh at...
  • Jessica Sanchez leaving WKMG: 'Not bad news'

    Jessica Sanchez leaving WKMG: 'Not bad news'
    UPDATED: Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez, who waged a very public fight against cancer, is leaving WKMG-Channel 6 on Friday. "I'm doing better and better," Sanchez, 34, told the Sentinel Thursday afternoon. "I think my recovery has been slower than I...
  • WKMG: What's up with morning talent

    WKMG: What's up with morning talent
    Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez departed WKMG-Channel 6 last week, and you'll see the station using people in new ways on the morning news. "Julie Broughton is our new Monday-through-Friday traffic anchor," WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said...