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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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  • WKMG hires son of WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth

     
    When WKMG-Channel 6 says journalism runs in the genes of its latest hire, the station is not exaggerating. Justin Warmoth is the son of WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth. Starting Monday, Justin will be the newest reporter/mobile journalist at WKMG. &#...
  • WKMG wins at 11 in January; WFTV edges WESH in early evening

     
    CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 was the big winner at 11 p.m. in the January ratings period, which ended Wednesday. Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 handily won at 10 p.m. for the month. In the tight early evening contest, WFTV-Channel 9 edged WESH-Channel 2. 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...
  • Casey Anthony: Defense claims investigators destroyed crucial smell

    Casey Anthony: Defense claims investigators destroyed crucial smell
    "Only on 6: Evidence Destroyed?" WKMG-Channel 6 titled its Casey Anthony story last night. "Anthony is accusing detectives of intentionally destroying evidence," anchor Lauren Rowe said in introducing the story. "They're talking about a bag of garbage,"...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG, Tony Pipitone offer major report at 11 tonight

    Casey Anthony: WKMG, Tony Pipitone offer major report at 11 tonight
    WKMG-Channel 6 is promoting a major Tony Pipitone report on the Casey Anthony case that will air at 11 tonight. Stations push their big reports in the February ratings period, and Pipitone will follow the high-rated Thursday lineup on CBS. Expect to...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG explores Dr. G deposition

    Casey Anthony: WKMG explores Dr. G deposition
    WKMG-Channel 6 promised a major report with new information in the Casey Anthony case, and Tony Pipitone delivered tonight when he explored Dr. Jan Garavaglia's deposition from Sept. 28. That day the Orange-Osceola chief medical examiner defended her...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG drives home value of investigative reporting

    Casey Anthony: WKMG drives home value of investigative reporting
    WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone today promised another behind-the-scenes look at the Casey Anthony case. "This is all from reviewing information that no other media organization has had access to," Pipitone said on the noon news in explaining his...
  • Casey Anthony: Judge calls Jose Baez 'on the carpet again'

    Casey Anthony: Judge calls Jose Baez 'on the carpet again'
    A hearing early today produced news in the Casey Anthony case, but the big headline came late in the day and more big headlines could be coming tonight. "Judge Belvin Perry calling Jose Baez on the carpet again," WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski...
  • Casey Anthony: An unforgettable exchange between Dr. G, Cheney Mason

    Casey Anthony: An unforgettable exchange between Dr. G, Cheney Mason
    WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone last night continued his exclusive look at the Casey Anthony depositions. On Thursday, he concentrated on the deposition of Dr. Jan Garavaglia. On Friday, he turned to the deposition of Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found...
  • Casey Anthony: truTV analyst warns, 'No case is a slam dunk'

    Casey Anthony: truTV analyst warns, 'No case is a slam dunk'
    "The Early Show" on CBS this morning provided excerpts of WKMG-Channel 6's reports on the Casey Anthony depositions. WKMG's Tony Pipitone introduced the segment and summed up his reports: "The documents gave a good idea of the strategies the defense may...
  • Casey Anthony: Will there be fireworks? A blame game? Bickering?

    Casey Anthony: Will there be fireworks? A blame game? Bickering?
    Television tonight served up previews of the Casey Anthony hearings this week. "There may be fireworks," WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe said. WKMG's Tony Pipitone said Chief Judge Belvin Perry will start Wednesday morning by asking defense attorney...