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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 prognosis: Fit, flourishing

    WFTV prognosis: Fit, flourishing
    Bolstered by the Bruce Jenner interview and such ABC series as "Grey's Anatomy," WFTV-Channel 9 posted impressive wins in the May ratings period.
  • 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...

    WFTV scores March ratings victories

    WFTV scores March ratings victories
    There may be March Madness in college basketball, but there was March familiarity in the ratings for Central Florida TV stations. WFTV-Channel 9 again claimed victory in most time slots. WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt cited strong results for...

    WOFL's John Brown avoids 'worst news blooper'

    WOFL's John Brown avoids 'worst news blooper'
    WOFL-Channel 35 anchor John Brown can joke about it now. "I was 5 seconds away from the worst news blooper of all time!!!" he wrote Friday on Facebook. But what happened was mighty serious, and he explained why he vanished from the air Thursday...

    February: Good news for WFTV, WESH

    February: Good news for WFTV, WESH
    February brought very good news to WFTV-Channel 9. The ABC affiliate continued to lead in most news time slots and surpassed Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 at 10 p.m. NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 had the most-seen prime-time lineup, thanks to the Super...