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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: How did Lee react to sister?

     
    WFTV anchor Vanessa Echols said that "Casey Anthony got a little emotional when her brother first took the stand right after they made eye contact." Jacqueline Fell of Central Florida News 13 said that Casey tried to get her brother's attention by smiling...
  • May ratings: WFTV won in households, 25-to-54 age group

     
    The numbers showed that WFTV-Channel 9 remained tops in the 25-to-54 age group (which is most important to advertisers) and in households (which give a clue to a station's overall reach)....
  • Casey Anthony: Are you happy with TV’s trial coverage?

     
    On "Today" this morning, Linda Kenney Baden supplied analysis, and she is particularly interesting because she used to be part of Anthony's defense team. Kenney Baden said "the she-didn't-act-right evidence is really the problem in this case, but it...
  • Casey Anthony: Does defense have to prove sordid allegations?

     
    WKMG anchor Lauren Rowe asked legal analyst Mark NeJame how defense attorney Jose Baez would cross examine Cindy Anthony. "More of the same," NeJame predicted, adding that he had been "very, very unimpressed" with the defense. "Casey's been providing...
  • Casey Anthony: Emotional Cindy, stone-faced Casey, defense blunder?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said that Cindy Anthony's testimony was "bone-crushing" for the defense. "She has come across as incredibly credible to this jury and it's going to be a hard task for the defense in any manner to overcome,"...
  • Casey Anthony: How do you keep the imaginary people straight?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Bob Frier listed the people that Casey made up. "How do you keep all of these people straight?" Frier said. "It's one thing to make up a nanny, but to make up an entire cast of characters ... amazing." WOFL's Shannon Butler said,...
  • Casey Anthony: Cindy’s emotions draw heavy scrutiny

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Erik von Ancken said Cindy was "obviously in pain. First she stared crying, then she started sobbing. She put her head down on the witness stand there. She was having such a hard time getting through this."...
  • Dwight Howard will watch closely as the Magic structure their roster

     
    Dwight Howard will focus on how the Orlando Magic structure their roster before he decides whether to remain with the team for the long haul....
  • Casey Anthony: Why has America been riveted by the trial?

     
    Holly Bristow of WOFL-Channel 35 said that Anthony had been "stone-faced" for the most part when looking at screens during court. "Every now and then Casey will actually look up and look over at the jury and see how they're responding," Bristow said. "The...
  • Casey Anthony: She ‘hurt herself severely with tapes,’ Geraldo Rivera says

     
    Fox News' Geraldo Rivera told WOFL-Channel 35 that the jailhouse tapes may not seal Anthony's fate but they "portray her as a pathological liar, a narcissist, self-involved, selfish." But the crucial moment in the tapes, Rivera said, was Anthony's...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV, WOFL split Thursday victories

     
    From 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, WFTV rose to the top with its trial coverage. WFTV averaged 116,500 viewers. WOFL was second with 93,900. News 13 drew 84,800. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 decided to go wall to wall Thursday afternoon and drew 27,500...