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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 names Lisa Bell evening anchor

    WKMG names Lisa Bell evening anchor
    Lisa Bell will succeed Lauren Rowe as evening anchor at WKMG-Channel 6, the CBS affiliate announced Monday. "I am pleased to announce that we have promoted Lisa Bell to be our new evening anchor at WKMG Local 6," Skip Valet, WKMG's vice president and...
  • WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins

    WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins
    UPDATED: WESH-Channel 2 made the biggest headlines Thursday by announcing that anchor Martha Sugalski had departed. But WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and especially WFTV-Channel 9 could point to ratings victories for July. Speculation that...
  • June ratings: WFTV pulls to front

    June ratings: WFTV pulls to front
    WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group. At 6 p.m....
  • WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10

    WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10
    UPDATED: In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski. In late night, the ratings races...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • March ratings: WFTV, WESH in tight races

    March ratings: WFTV, WESH in tight races
    Did the Winter Olympics put NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 on a path to stronger ratings? In February with the Olympics, WESH won late news and tied WFTV-Channel 9 at 6 p.m. In March without the Olympics, WESH edged WFTV at 5 p.m. and was a strong...
  • 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...