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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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  • 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...
  • Teacher suspended over racial comments

    The school district website for Westside Elementary School in Daytona Beach says at Westside Elementary we "always show our Best Side!" Well, maybe not always. The Volusia County School Board disciplined Billy C. Miles, a second-grade teacher, over...
  • Talking With WOFL GM Dennis Welsh: We're trying to bring conversation to local news

    Talking With WOFL GM Dennis Welsh: We're trying to bring conversation to local news
    Dennis Welsh is general manager of local TV stations WOFL-Channel 35 and WRBW-Channel 65. He spoke recently with TV critic Hal Boedeker about the new television season, which officially begins today. CFB: Will 'The X Factor,' the new show from Simon...
  • "Diario en video" de Casey Anthony aparece online

    "Diario en video" de Casey Anthony aparece online
    El video de una mujer que luce y suena como Casey Anthony ha aparecido online, en lo que ella describe como su primer diario de video. Si en realidad se trata de Anthony, ella estaría haciendo su primera aparición pública desde que fue absuelta en...
  • Sitter left newborn in car while shoplifting, deputies say

    Stacey Marie Armstrong, of Kissimmee, is accused of leaving her 11-year-old daughter and a newborn whom she was babysitting in a car while she shoplifted inside a St. Cloud Publix, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. The 35-year-old woman allegedly...
  • 11/14: Progressions

    11/14: Progressions
    Banking Patrick Dunigan was hired as senior vice president and Kyle Feldman as vice president of First Southern Bank in Orlando. Boards of Directors Alex Martins, president of the Orlando Magic, was appointed chair of the Economic Development...
  • Deputies: Stripper hoped kids would foil arrest for lingerie theft

    Ashley Fleischmann, 24, a stripper, was busted for shoplifting lacy lingerie in Orlando in the presence of her children, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. Fleischmann reportedly told deputies that she...
  • The Elections Bill – and how to speak up

     
    Today's column looked at the legislature's crackdown on voting — specifically the obviously biased attempt to crack down on early voting, but not absentee voting, even though GOP elections officials say absentee voting is much more susceptible to...
  • Casey Anthony: Slow going and dirty laundry

     
    How long is jury selection taking in the Casey Anthony case? "Forever," WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Martie Salt said at 5 tonight....
  • Casey Anthony: She will throw parents under bus, Brad Conway says

     
    Jury selection slowed down today in the Casey Anthony case, and TV analysts seized on defense attorney Ann Finnell's list of mitigating circumstances. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. Finnell in her list...