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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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  • ‘60 Minutes’ repeats report on Marilu Henner, others who can remember every day

     
    Dr. James McGaugh, a professor of neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine, tested Henner and announced that she is the sixth person known to the scientific world to have the ability....
  • Casey Anthony: No witnesses, no jury, but a whole lot of fury

     
    You know it had to be a pain to Judge Belvin Perry to send these jurors back to their hotel," said WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest. "Apparently, it seems like the judge had no choice."...
  • Casey Anthony: Mark Lippman on Anderson Cooper’s show tonight

     
    It was a report on Cooper's show last night that had people sounding off today. CNN's Gary Tuchman reported that Lippman said that the Anthonys believe there daughter isn't innocent. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her...
  • Casey Anthony: What exactly do George and Cindy believe?

     
    Later last night, Lippman issued a statement disputing how his interview with Tuchman unfolded. I've got a feeling we're going to hear a lot more about it today, because it's not easy representing George and Cindy Anthony. Do you remember how Mark...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: Why are people watching? Crazy stuff

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 stayed with the Anthony story Wednesday afternoon, even though there was no trial. And WKMG placed second in households for those hours and tied for second in the 25-to-54 age group....
  • Casey Anthony: Inmate bombshell and instant messages

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest reported that the state searched the Anthony computer and found instant messages. "They say the times of these messages are going to negate this timeline that the defense suggests that Caylee Anthony drowned in the morning...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV won Tuesday afternoon

     
    On Tuesday morning, WFTV was seen in the most homes, but WOFL was the leader in the 25-to-54 age group. Here's how they finished from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in households: WFTV with 76,400, WOFL with 63,800, WESH with 47,000, Central Florida News 13...
  • Casey Anthony coverage will change Saturday sports schedules

     
    Golf fans should know that WKMG-Channel 6 will shift the Travelers Championship to digital channel 6.2, which is channel 463 on Bright House Networks and channel 220 on Comcast. If the trial ends early for the day, WKMG will go to golf....
  • Casey Anthony: Sticking with story pays off again for WKMG

     
    WFTV was seen in the most households Monday morning: 67,700. The rest: WOFL with 41,800 homes, Central Florida News 13 with 35,100, WKMG with 33,000 and WESH with 28,300....
  • Casey Anthony: Alleged mistress of George scoffs at incest claim

     
    Holloway disputes the defense claim that George Anthony pulled Caylee's dead body from the family's pool, and Holloway doesn't believe the claim that George sexually molested Casey for years. "It was ridiculous," Holloway told Pipitone. "My jaw dropped. I...
  • Casey Anthony: Cindy gives everyone something to talk about

     
    "Finally, we're playing some hardball here," veteran attorney Jeff Deen said on WESH-Channel 2. "That defense finally came out with something they [the prosecution] had to react to on the fly. You could tell by [prosecutor] Linda Drane [Burdick's]...