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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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  • George Zimmerman trial: Where's WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone?

    George Zimmerman trial: Where's WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone?
    UPDATED: Viewers of the George Zimmerman trial were wondering Friday why WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone wasn't in the courtroom. Veteran reporter Pipitone has been a familiar presence in the court, and he has won many fans with his insights from the...
  • Jessica Sanchez has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, WKMG reports

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, WKMG-Channel 6 announced Saturday night. “In the nine years I've been in Central Florida, the community and the people have become my home, my family, and I'm...
  • Bad eviction: Landlord attacked tenants inside trailer with forklift, deputies say

    There is a legal process for evicting tenants — and it doesn't involve using a forklift. Unless you want a lift to jail. John Miller is accused of intentionally driving a forklift into a trailer he owns in Apopka, knowing people were inside,...
  • DUI arrest: Drunken mom drove 110 MHP, spit on officer, cops say

    Patricia Siciliano, 41, an Edgwater mom, is accused of driving at speeds of 110 mph on I-95 in Volusia County with her husband and son, 17, in the car, after a night of drinking, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. After her family forced her to stop...
  • Man hit burglary suspect with car, deputies say

    James Key kicked in the front door of Crishna Persaud's home in Casselberry's to retrieve a ring that belonged to his girlfriend, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. Oops! He broke into the wrong place,...
  • Round 1: Casey Anthony smack down begins

    Melbourne Beach officers were called to the Melbourne Beach pier at around midnight Saturday about a fight, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. Robert Aydin Hakimoglu, 42, was accused of hitting a woman in the face while he was drunk, before jumping off...
  • Cops: Man knocked down kids at Skate Jam, then allegedly groped them while helping them get up

    Dennis Delisle, 48, was arrested Saturday night at a roller skating party the Skate Jam in Palm Bay, reports WKMG News 6 in Orlando. Parents notified the cops that Delisle was purposely knocking the kids over, mainly the girls. He is accused of touching...
  • Mom paints ‘Lesbians Rock’ on van in school protest

    n Apopka mom is fighting back after she said her son got into trouble at school for saying the 'L-word' -- 'lesbian', reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. It was during a fifth-grade lunchroom spar between her son and a girl: Mom says the girl called Kevin...
  • FloriDUH: Bud Light too heavy for this crook

    Memo to crooks: Never steal more beer than you can handle. A thief carrying two case Bud Light beer fell face-first while running out a E-Z Food Store in Lake Wales Wednesday night, spilling the brewski and driving off empty-handed, reports WKMG News-6...
  • Boy, 10, drags live, 6-foot gator home from canal

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers were called to a home in Rockledge on Wednesday after they they received a report of a 10-year-old boy dragging a 6-foot alligator home from a nearby canal, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. The...
  • Dwight Howard will watch closely as the Orlando Magic structure their roster

    Dwight Howard will watch closely as the Orlando Magic structure their roster
    As you may have heard by now, Dwight Howard held a barbecue at an Orlando park on Monday to show fans he appreciates them and to ease their concerns that he might leave the Orlando Magic. And, in his strongest wording yet on the subject, he said that his...