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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: Why did court recess today? A very big deal?

     
    WESH-Channel 2's Amanda Ober explained that Perry was " very frustrated" over another discovery issue: The prosecution complained that it had not been informed of a defense witness' opinions. "All the players went behind closed closed doors, so there...
  • Casey Anthony: Is defense falling short? When will trial end?

     
    WOFL analyst Tennis also said the defense has fallen short in portraying the family's problems and explaining why Casey is messed up. "What they need is super dysfunctional," she said. "Really, this was kind of garden-variety dysfunctional."...
  • Casey Anthony: How weird is this family?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9's Steve Barrett kept track of the tears. "Emotional on all sides in the Anthony family," he said. "You just saw Lee Anthony come to tears, but he's not the only one crying this morning. Casey was brought to tears at one point. And Cindy...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was tops Thursday

     
    In the afternoon, from 1:30 to 5:15, WFTV averaged nearly 97,000 homes. Here's how the other stations performed: WOFL with 52,400, News 13 with 40,500, WESH with 34,600 and WKMG with 30,300....
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann on ‘Face the Nation,’ ‘Fox News Sunday’

     
    NBC's "Meet the Press" will talk to Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.; Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.; and Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. The program starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. A roundtable discussion will feature the BBC's Katty Kay and two New York Times staffers,...
  • Casey Anthony: No Casey on the stand? Working on July 4?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said he hoped his wife saw the news that he'd be working Sunday and Monday. That way, he wouldn't have to break the news they'll have to cancel a barbecue....
  • Casey Anthony: Krystal Holloway ‘angry’ about George’s testimony; WKMG offers special tonight

     
    "We talked to Krystal Holloway by phone today," WKMG's Mike DeForest said. "She tells Local 6 she's very angry about what George Anthony testified to. It looks like possibly tomorrow she'll get her chance to claim that there was this relationship."...
  • ‘The Voice’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ put NBC on top Tuesday

     
    In Orlando, "America's Got Talent" was the top show with 206,000 viewers. "The Voice" drew 168,000. Rounding out the top five were ABC's "Wipeout" with 141,600, "NCIS" with 119,700 and "NCIS: Los Angeles" with 111,200. WKMG-Channel 6 preempted "The Good...
  • Casey Anthony: A legal landmark — for the wrong reasons?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Brad Conway faulted Baez's "broad, poorly worded questions" continued to paint the attorney and his client into a corner. "It's hard to predict where it's going," Conway said of the case. "It's so disjointed and unorganized...
  • When Casey Anthony upstaged Barack Obama

     
    "It's a big local story vs. a national story," said Shawn Bartelt, general manager of WFTV-Channel 9 and WRDQ-Channel 27. "That's why stations are opting to keep the local story on the local channel."...
  • Casey Anthony: Why didn’t she testify? WKMG points to sidebar

     
    Pipitone then interpreted the conversation: "The state was threatening, if Casey Anthony testified, to bring in not just the crimes she was convicted of, the Amy Huizenga convictions and taking her checks, but hundreds of checks that Casey Anthony wrote...