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WOFL-Fox 35 is owned by Fox Television Stations. It originally went on the air on March 31, 1974, as WSBW -- Orlando's first independent station. The 1970s recession hit WSWB hard. Station owner Sun World Broadcasting ran into money troubles and was forced to file for bankruptcy in January 1976 -- which eventually forced Channel 35 off the air. Among those who tried to buy the station were Ted Turner and Christian broadcast Pat Robertson. After a great deal of legal squabbling over WSWB's assets, the Omega Group ended up with ownership. It changed the call letters to WOFL (for Orlando, FL) and returned Channel 35 to the air in 1979. Meredith Corp. then purchased WOFL in 1982 and owned it unt... Show more »
WOFL-Fox 35 is owned by Fox Television Stations. It originally went on the air on March 31, 1974, as WSBW -- Orlando's first independent station. The 1970s recession hit WSWB hard. Station owner Sun World Broadcasting ran into money troubles and was forced to file for bankruptcy in January 1976 -- which eventually forced Channel 35 off the air. Among those who tried to buy the station were Ted Turner and Christian broadcast Pat Robertson. After a great deal of legal squabbling over WSWB's assets, the Omega Group ended up with ownership. It changed the call letters to WOFL (for Orlando, FL) and returned Channel 35 to the air in 1979. Meredith Corp. then purchased WOFL in 1982 and owned it until 2002, when it swapped stations with Fox Broadcasting -- gaining the Fox-owned station in Portland, Ore, in exchange for Channel 35. Fox also owns WRBW-Channel 65 in Orlando. « Show less

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  • WFTV scores big June victories

    WFTV scores big June victories
    WFTV-Channel 9's dominance in June was clear in the news viewers in the 25-to-54 age group.
  • WOFL names sports anchor

    WOFL names sports anchor
    WOFL-Channel 35 is adding a sports anchor starting June 22 and filling that position for the first time since September 2009. Adam Shadoff will join the Fox-owned station in Lake Mary. He was most recently the sports director, an anchor and a reporter...

    Design company connects viewers, news via new WOFL studio

    Design company connects viewers, news via new WOFL studio
    A walk into the 3,500-square-foot WOFL-Channel 35 news studio in Lake Mary shows how technology has changed the television-news industry. Thirty-five 55-inch monitors form a large wall that anchors use to report the day's news. On the far left of...

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing
    McDreamy died, but WFTV-Channel 9 flourished. Bolstered by "Grey's Anatomy," other ABC series and the Bruce Jenner interview, WFTV posted impressive wins in the May ratings period. A little Patrick "McDreamy" Dempsey never hurts, especially in a ratings...

    April ratings: WFTV in winner's circle

    April ratings: WFTV in winner's circle
    April ratings brought good news to WFTV-Channel 9, whose newscasts drew the most 25-to-54 viewers at noon, in early evening and at 11 p.m. But there were tight races between WFTV and WESH-Channel 2 at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the ratings period that ended...