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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: How did Jose Baez's apology go over?

    Casey Anthony: How did Jose Baez's apology go over?
    Jose Baez's apology to the court today was the subject of analysis tonight when local stations turned to the Casey Anthony case. "Jose Baez fell on his sword this afternoon and said that sometimes his advocacy clouds his professional judgment," WESH-...
  • 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...
  • 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...