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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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  • 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...
  • Casey Anthony: Dramatic George, Cindy Anthony top noon news

    Casey Anthony: Dramatic George, Cindy Anthony top noon news
    Dramatic moments this morning at a Casey Anthony hearing were the top story at noon on WFTV-Channel 9, WKMG-Channel 6 and WESH-Channel 2. WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth set the tone: "Prosecutors grilled Cindy Anthony today in the case against Casey, but...
  • Casey Anthony: George and Cindy share anguish, fury

    Casey Anthony: George and Cindy share anguish, fury
    The emotions were more engrossing than the motions today in the Casey Anthony case. Television loves dramatic footage, and George and Cindy Anthony supplied it on the stand at a hearing. Each of Casey Anthony's parents had a moment with prosecutor...
  • Casey Anthony: George Anthony recalls pleading for time with daughter

    Casey Anthony: George Anthony recalls pleading for time with daughter
    George Anthony's second day in a row on the stand drove television coverage at noon today. WFTV-Channel 9's Steve Barrett highlighted the defense's attempt to suppress statements made by Casey Anthony's family. She is charged with first-degree murder...
  • 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...
  • 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...