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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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  • Scott Harris: Buddy Dyer, Rich Crotty to speak at service

     
    The other speakers will be Mike Cabbage, a former reporter at the Orlando Sentinel; Carol Stanton, who was Harris' co-anchor at WESH-Channel 2; and attorney Frank Kruppenbacher, who was a regular guest on "The Agenda," Harris' show on Central Florida News...
  • 9/11 observances change Sunday morning schedule

     
    CNN will offer "CNN Newsroom from 6 to 8 a.m.; "CNN 9/11 Ten Years Later" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and "Fareed Zakaria GPS" from 1 to 2 p.m. The guests through the day include Vice President Joe Biden, former Vice President Dick Cheney, New York Gov. Andrew...
  • Charlie Sheen giving interview to Wendy Williams

     
    "I am beyond excited, and I cannot wait to talk to Charlie," Williams said in a statement. "He's easily the hottest topic of the year, and I'm thrilled that fans of 'The Wendy Williams Show' will be the first to see and hear everything that’s...
  • ‘Big Brother’ renewed by CBS; who wins tonight?

     
    Who will win? I can't believe that the new players would go for Rachel, who had to be the most insufferable house guest this summer. How would you like to spend the summer with her, cut off from the world? Porsche is the more competitive player than Adam,...
  • Charlie Sheen tells ‘Today’: I had to keep fueling the fire with outrageousness

     
    Sheen explains how his life has changed. "I'm seeing my kids a lot more, mending fences with Denise and Brooke, just trying to move forward and prioritize what matters," the actor tells Lauer. "Just really get back in touch with some more reality ... It's...
  • Casey Anthony: Her $97,000 bill is ‘good,’ Cheney Mason says

     
    "The big question now is how is Casey Anthony going to pay," said Dave D'Marko of Central Florida News 13. "She says that she does not have a job." D'Marko highlighted that Perry's decision did not include a payment plan or a timeline. Anthony is...
  • Bill Clinton visits ‘Face the Nation,’ ‘Meet the Press,’ ‘This Week’

     
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" examines "The Rogue," a controversial new book about former Gov. Sarah Palin. The guests are Steve Roberts of George Washington University, Michelle Cottle of The Daily Beast and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review. The program...
  • Mike Haridopolos, Scott Randolph on ‘Political Connections’

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's "Flashpoint" looks at Intelligent Transportation Technology, including Department of Transportation cameras and sensors in the ground that measure traffic and help to time traffic lights. Anchor Lauren Rowe says, "We can't build roads...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ looks at ‘South Park’ creators, neo-Nazi movement

     
    Steve Kroft profiles "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and watches the production of the Comedy Central series, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Kroft also takes in the duo's "The Book of Mormon," the Tony-winning musical that...
  • September news ratings: WFTV, WOFL post victories

     
    The prime-time schedules of three networks were roughly tied for the month in this market: CBS (72,400), NBC (72,000) and ABC (71,700). The ratings period ran from Aug. 25 to Wednesday....
  • Customize season tickets to Broadway touring shows

     
    If you are interested in some but not all of the touring Broadway shows coming to Orlando this season, the presenters are allowing patrons to create their own custom season subscription. Fairwinds Broadway Across America – Orlando, which presents...