RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

WKMG

WKMG
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

Top WKMG Articles

Displaying items 34-44
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...