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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: Unfounded conclusion? Mystery man? What next?

     
    WKMG also reported that the defense wants to learn more about Vasco Thompson, who was sentenced to prison for kidnapping. "According to the defense, this man had an unexplained relationship with George Anthony, Casey Anthony's father," Mike DeForest...
  • Casey Anthony: ‘A great judge’ rules in ‘a big, major way’

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said Perry had used the required language. Before Perry's ruling, Sheaffer made a crucial point, "What I want as a lawyer is this: Guilt or innocence aside, I want Casey Anthony to have her day in court. I want...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: Who’s winning in presenting trial?

     
    Central Florida News 13, however, was the winner in reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to advertisers. It's quite an achievement for the cable news channel, which had 36,500 viewers in that age group. Here's how the other stations...
  • Jon Stewart, Robert Gates on ‘Fox News Sunday’

     
    Gates and Jon Stewart on "Fox News Sunday." The program starts at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Fox News contributor Dana Perino and former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton....
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez stunned after Belvin Perry’s rebuke

     
    WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing said that Baez looked "stunned at the end of that stinging rebuke from Judge Perry." Kealing noted that the jury was not there to see it, but that it "pretty amazing to witness" Perry's "dressing down Baez in the middle...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: ‘Dateline NBC’ was tops Friday night

     
    HLN's "Nancy Grace," which also focused on the Anthony case, was the No. 4 show Friday. Grace drew 69,900 viewers in the Orlando market. "Dateline" and "Grace" were the No. 1 and 2 programs in the 25-to-54 age group in this market....
  • Casey Anthony: Did Jeff Ashton impress or go overboard?

     
    But attorney Diana Tennis of WOFL-Channel 35, criticized Ashton's style. "The cross examination went well, and then it went too far, and I think Jeff Ashton came off looking like a jerk," she said. Huntington made some good points and the defense did a...
  • Casey Anthony: lost day in court, but who’s to blame?

     
    "Judge Perry should be asking Cheney Mason: Why aren't you handling more important aspects of this case?" Hornsby said. "He [Perry] has Jose Baez, the inexperienced attorney, who's commanding the trial and setting the schedule. Clearly, Jose isn't ready...
  • Casey Anthony: Has Jose Baez improved or is he in over his head?

     
    Judge O.H. Eaton Jr,, a legal analyst for WESH-Channel 2, said, "I thought yesterday was a good day for the defense. It's gotten kind of slow today. But if it continues on the way they were working it yesterday, why, I think they're going to be able again...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV reached most viewers Thursday

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 was seen in the most households in the morning and the afternoon. WFTV also was the clear favorite of the 25-to-54 age group in the afternoon. In the morning, however, WOFL-Channel 35 edged WESH-Channel 2 for supremacy in the 25-to-54 age...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG sticks with case even when there’s no trial

     
    "We believe interest in the trial warrants continuing coverage," said WKMG General Manager Skip Valet. "Consistency for viewers is a good thing. They know what to expect from us." Ratings have risen when...