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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...
  • George Zimmerman: F-bomb opens trial

    George Zimmerman: F-bomb opens trial
    UPDATED: The f-bomb cropped up with eye-opening frequency Monday as local television stations went to wall-to-wall coverage of the George Zimmerman trial. “There were more f-bombs than in ‘Scarface,’” WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Bob...
  • WFTV’s ‘Case Against Casey Anthony’ wins Emmy

     
    The folks at WFTV-Channel 9 made a terrific showing when Emmys were handed out over the weekend. The ABC affiliate won six categories and took home 18 statuuettes. WFTV's “Case Against Casey Anthony” was named best crime program by the Sun...
  • Sunday guest list: Ron Paul on three shows; Michele Bachmann on two; Rick Santorum on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    CBS' "Face the Nation" talks to surrogates for the candidates. The guests are Sen. Rand Paul, a Ron Paul supporter; former Sen. Jim Talent, a Mitt Romney supporter; and former Congressman J.C. Watts, a Newt Gingrich supporter. The program starts at 10:...
  • TV today: Tim Tebow; Dr. G: Medical Examiner; Julie Andrews; Rachael vs. Guy; the remarkable Chris Lilley

     
    Dr. Jan Garavaglia gives viewers a detailed look at headline-making forensics in the special "Dr. G: Inside the Caylee Anthony Case," which debuts at 8 o'clock on TLC. If you miss it tonight, it will repeat at 10 p.m. Friday on Discovery Fit & Health....
  • We have a new winner at 11 p.m.: WESH

     
    In households, WFTV continued to hold a substantial lead in many time periods. At 6 p.m., for instance, WFTV was the choice in 113,400 homes, far outpacing WESH with 67,200, WKMG with 34,100 and WOFL with 28,100....
  • Republican debate on ‘Meet the Press’; Mike Huckabee on ‘This Week’

     
    CBS' "Face the Nation" talks to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta; Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6....
  • Jennifer Kesse’s dad ‘ecstatic’ about intensified search

     
    Drew Kesse added that the anxiety level had gone up since he learned Friday morning of the massive search. "It's an up-and-down ride. It has been for six years," Kesse said from Bradenton....
  • Casey Anthony video: How many times does she say I?

     
    Anthony's new look was causing a lot of discussion. "She needs a makeover, bad," attorney Richard Hornsby told me. He provided legal analysis for WESH-Channel 2....
  • Casey Anthony: Is she radioactive except in pay-per-view?

     
    "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?" Grace asked on "GMA." "Why give her a TV deal when she's putting this stuff online? But she doesn't know that."...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ looks at sibling Marines, stem-cell fraud, truffles

     
    Lesley Stahl looks at the market for European truffles, the world's most expensive food. The white variety go for $9,500 a pound while the black variety sell for more than $1,000 a pound, CBS News says, but the influx of cheap Chinese truffles is...