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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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  • Dwight Howard officially puts Magic on clock

     
    Magic star Dwight Howard put an end to the contract-extension saga on Thursday, thankfully, saying he won't be signing one before the July 1 deadline, contradicting a previous report. Local WKMG sports anchor David Pingalore reported last Sunday that...
  • Casey Anthony: How did expert do with chloroform testimony?

     
    Vass' testimony was "very damning," and "the defense tried to shake him from his conclusions, but often that just resulted in even more damning testimony," WFTV-Channel 9's Kathi Belich said. "Jose Baez tried to cast question on Vass' groundbreaking...
  • Casey Anthony: Did a cadaver dog impress? Did Jose Baez?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer pointed to problems in Baez's opening statement. "He promised too much, and he hasn't been able to deliver through cross examination what he promised, " Sheaffer said. Sheaffer agreed with a trial observer, remarking via...
  • Casey Anthony: WESH goes wall to wall with trial Wednesday

     
    The NBC affiliate also will offer a 15-minute recap special, "The Case Against Casey," at 11:35 each weeknight. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" will begin at 11:50. "A number of people, because of workshifts, don't have time to connect," Carter said. "We...
  • Casey Anthony: Historic testimony, pungent impression

     
    How was Vass' testimony? "Damning," WKMG anchor Laura Diaz said. On "In Session," Casey Jordan said she thought the jury would be impressed by Vass' testimony. Mike Brooks on "In Session" agreed that Vass "looks probably pretty good to the jury" and...
  • Morning anchor Laura Diaz is leaving WKMG — and TV

     
    She told General Manager Skip Valet she wanted out late last week. "This is totally Laura' decision. I've spent the past week trying to talk her out of it," Valet said. "I could say you've got a contract. But Laura and I are friends. I believe she wants...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG adds live-chat comments during coverage

     
    "It's clear that the community is interested in the trial," said WKMG General Manager Skip Valet. "There have been thousands of viewers in this blog with Tony everyday. Everyone is a pundit in this case."...
  • Casey Anthony: Less coughing in court, and fewer notes, too

     
    Jacqueline Fell of Central Florida News 13 noted that the jurors took fewer notes as Rickenbach testified than yesterday when Dr. Arpad Vass testified Monday. Fell also found found Rickenbach "a little drier" than Vass. But Fell said the jurors seemed...
  • Artist Gilbert Young plans Orlando events, CityArts Factory show

     
    The Downtown Arts District is bringing renowned African-American artist Gilbert Young, to Orlando for the first time in more than 20 years. His work will be exhibited June 9-July 16 at CityArts Factory.  Young will also participate in a moderated...
  • Casey Anthony: Dr. G electrifies court with her professionalism

     
    The chief medical examiner was in top form Friday afternoon, delivering her no-nonsense testimony persuasively. With her words, Garavaglia became a strong advocate for the victim, Caylee Anthony. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in...
  • Casey Anthony: Is defendant being humanized?

     
    WFTV's Steve Barrett said, "The most dramatic moments of the morning came after a forensic anthropologist explained how Caylee's skeletal remains were found scattered in the woods and damaged by weather and wildlife," Barrett reported. "That testimony...