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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: Sticking with case pays off in ratings

     
    When the Casey Anthony trial recessed early Monday, most stations went back to regular programming. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 stuck with Anthony coverage, and won the afternoon ratings race from 1:30 to 5 p.m....
  • Casey Anthony: How will state wrap up? Will Casey testify?

     
    WOFL's Diana Tennis reiterated that she thinks the defense will put Casey Anthony on the stand because of the opening statement with "huge, specific allegations that are shocking." Tennis added, "They're going to put on the only witness they have that can...
  • Casey Anthony: Could prosecution wrap up tomorrow?

     
    "The judge said the state will wrap up its case possibly tomorrow afternoon, the defense may start on Wednesday, and this case may, and I stress may, because it's subject to change, may go to the jury for deliberations by the 25th," WESH-Channel 2's...
  • Casey Anthony: Cindy’s ‘I love you,’ Casey’s shrug, a flop ending?

     
    Cindy Anthony's style on the stand drew scrutiny, too. "In seeing how she's reacting with Baez, she didn't want to look at him," WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said. "Her answers have been very short, yes, no, somewhat crisp. I don't think she...
  • Dallas Mavericks to present Top Ten List for David Letterman

     
    Letterman's guests tonight are actor Jim Carrey, who will promote "Mr. Popper's Penguins"; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who will promote "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; and musician Todd Rundgren, who will play with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra....
  • Casey Anthony: Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla to appear on Fox News’ ‘Judge Jeanine’

     
    Padilla and the crew were shooting footage for a two-hour special edition of "Justice with Judge Jeanine." And, yes, their footage will be in the program at 9 p.m. Saturday....
  • Casey Anthony: Oft-maligned Jose Baez gains good reviews

     
    "It's been very effective today, quite frankly," said Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., legal analyst for WESH, said of the defense. Eaton said that Baez, with every witness today, has established a lack of evidence. "When the FBI examiner contaminated what's claimed...
  • Casey Anthony: Is Jose Baez mind-numbing or clever?

     
    Yet Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., the legal analyst for WESH-Channel 2, said the prosecution was not having a good day. "When they closed their case yesterday morning, they did so with a very emphatic feeling that they had proven this circumstantial evidence...
  • Casey Anthony: Just how smart is the defense team?

     
    WKMG legal analyst Mark NeJame was astonished that the defense allowed the interview. "What the defense has done throughout this case is signal their defense to the prosecution, giving them the opportunity to prepare and get ready," NeJame said. "It's...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WKMG benefits by sticking with case

     
    It was quite a different story in the afternoon. From 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, WKMG reached 39,600 homes. Here's how everyone else fared in homes in the same hours: WESH with 30,000, WFTV with 25,800, WOFL with 25,200 and Central Florida News 13 with 18,...
  • ‘The Amazing Race’: CBS will give us two editions next season

     
    The CBS announcement means a lot to the show's fans, because "The Amazing Race" sets the standard for reality television with its global travels, stunning photography and first-rate editing. The show has won the Emmy as best reality series seven times....