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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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  • WOFL hires Kirstin Delgado

    WOFL hires Kirstin Delgado
    Kirstin Delgado, a veteran of the Orlando TV market, is joining WOFL-Channel 35 as a weekend morning anchor and a weekday reporter. Her first day at the Fox-owned station is Monday. She will co-anchor the "Good Day Orlando" editions on Saturday and...
  • Football jolts ratings; tight 11 p.m. race

    Football jolts ratings; tight 11 p.m. race
    The NFL was very good to Central Florida stations in September. NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 was tops in prime time, behind four NFL games and "America's Got Talent." CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6, with  Thursday NFL games and "Big Brother," ranked...
  • WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins

    WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins
    UPDATED: WESH-Channel 2 made the biggest headlines Thursday by announcing that anchor Martha Sugalski had departed. But WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and especially WFTV-Channel 9 could point to ratings victories for July. Speculation that...
  • WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10

    WFTV pulls ahead in August, challenges WOFL at 10
    UPDATED: In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski. In late night, the ratings races...
  • June ratings: WFTV pulls to front

    June ratings: WFTV pulls to front
    WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group. At 6 p.m....
  • May ratings: WESH edges WFTV twice

    May ratings: WESH edges WFTV twice
    Fans of close ratings races can study the May results for photo finishes. At 6 p.m. weekdays, WESH-Channel 2 beat WFTV-Channel 9 by 28 viewers -- 28 viewers in the 25-to-54 age group that is most important to news advertisers. When you hear the...
  • March ratings: WFTV, WESH in tight races

    March ratings: WFTV, WESH in tight races
    Did the Winter Olympics put NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 on a path to stronger ratings? In February with the Olympics, WESH won late news and tied WFTV-Channel 9 at 6 p.m. In March without the Olympics, WESH edged WFTV at 5 p.m. and was a strong...
  • George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong

    George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong
    Local TV ratings suggest that interest in the George Zimmerman trial remains high. The trial scored its biggest TV audiences Thursday morning (244,200 total viewers) and afternoon (242,200 viewers). Monday afternoon, when lead detective Chris Serino...
  • WOFL Fox 35 boss going to Fox in Chicago

     
    Dennis Welsh, general manager at WOFL Fox 35 in Central Florida, has been promoted to the same job at WFLD Fox 32 in Chicago. Jack Abernethy, chief executive officer of Fox Television Stations, announced Welsh's appointment in a statement Friday...
  • WFTV cleans up in November sweeps

     
    The folks at WFTV-Channel 9 can start spreading the news:  They were the big winners in the November ratings period known as sweeps. WFTV said it had won every news time slot in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most crucial to news advertisers. The...
  • WFTV wins closer ratings race in December; WESH grows

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 was easily the big winner in the November ratings race. In December, WFTV was the main victor, but some contests were mighty tight. WESH-Channel 2 came on strong in the early evening, and WKMG-Channel 6 was right behind WFTV in the 5 a.m....