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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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  • Justin Bieber on ‘Late Show With David Letterman,’ ‘The View’

     
    Bieber will take part in the Hot Topics segment on "The View" Thursday on ABC. That program is likely to air on WRDQ-Channel 27, because WFTV-Channel 9 is carrying the Casey Anthony trial....
  • Casey Anthony: Is the defense gaining any ground or not?

     
    Attorney Hal Uhrig on WOFL-Channel 35 blasted the defense. "They've done a terrible job of having their own witnesses prepared and prepped," he said. "Too many times, they're asking questions they don't know the answers to, and they don't like the...
  • Casey Anthony: Does this woman look competent to stand trial?

     
    Richard Hornsby, another WESH legal analyst, speculated that the defense motion related to the testimony of Cindy and Lee Anthony on Friday. "I have no doubt that she [Casey] was saying things to Mr. Mason that made him really question her connection with...
  • Casey Anthony: Could competency news mean she’ll take the stand?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35's Shannon Butler was surprised by the competency evaluation coming so late in the trial. "Are you kidding me? You had all of this time," she said. "I don't think there is anyone who really believes Casey Anthony isn't competent to stand...
  • Casey Anthony: Is delay significant or no big deal?

     
    Geraldo Rivera, last night on his Fox News Channel show, called the delay shocking. But he also cited "an unimpeachable source" who said the legal issue "is expected to have no long-term impact on the trial, and further, it is still possible this...
  • Casey Anthony: Is it wise to read her reactions?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said it was dangerous to interpret Anthony's reactions, because of her partying after her child, Caylee, disappeared. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter....
  • Casey Anthony: Tony Pipitone highlights Cindy’s new problem

     
    On Friday night, Pipitone had another good story: He explained a problem with Cindy Anthony's testimony earlier that day. Cindy Anthony testified that she called husband George about the pool ladder in June 2008, the time the defense says granddaughter...
  • 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....