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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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  • ‘X Factor’: ‘Judges’ homes round’ starts tonight

     
    Part two of the "judges' homes round" airs at 8 p.m. Sunday (if there is no Game 7 in the ALCS). The last part of the round will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The first live show is still set for 8 p.m. Oct. 25....
  • Herman Cain on ‘Meet the Press’; Newt Gingrich on ‘State of the Union’

     
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be a guest on CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon....
  • ‘America’s Most Wanted’: Fox airs special Oct. 29

     
    Walsh will go to Montana, where authorities hunt for a former militia leader, and to the Diplomatic Security Command Center in Arlington, Va., which tracks threats against U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide and U.S. citizens abroad....
  • ‘The X Factor’: Simon Cowell says he was wrong

     
    “The X Factor” has found a new way to generate headlines: have Simon Cowell say he was wrong. Cowell did precisely that in asking Melanie Amaro, 19, to return to the Fox singing contest. She said she was shocked and honored that he came to her...
  • Hillary Clinton to visit Sunday morning shows

     
    Rep. Ron Paul, another GOP presidential candidate, visits "Meet the Press," which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be David Brooks of The New York Times; Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman; Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of...
  • CNN guest list: Joe Biden, Jim Lehrer, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

     
    Rep. Ron Paul, another GOP presidential candidate, visits NBC's "Meet the Press." White House senior adviser David Plouffe is another guest on the program, which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be David Brooks of The New York Times;...
  • Casey Anthony: Diana Tennis says viewers ‘looked for more than hang-her-high mentality’

     
    Diana Tennis: “I loved they had closing arguments on July 4. I totally believe in the trial system. A lot of people were educated and changed by the experience. It was great to be part of that. I’m not your traditional kind of Fox watcher. I&#...
  • Casey Anthony: What would you like to know at ethics seminar?

     
    The prosecution will be represented by Jeff Ashton, Linda Drane Burdick and Frank George. For the defense, Cheney Mason. (Jose Baez is not listed on a flier promoting the event.)...
  • Casey Anthony: Cheney Mason is writing a book

     
    Burdick revealed that she lost 17 pounds from the stress of the trial and that she found it difficult to be away from her young daughter, Kealing reported. Asthon said he won't comment on whether he'll run for state attorney until his book about the...
  • ‘America’s Most Wanted’: Florida has its share of creeps, John Walsh says

     
    But "AMW" will live on as a series on Lifetime, and Walsh says it's likely to start in December on Fridays. "Out of a job in June, now I've got two jobs. It's all good," Walsh says. "I still have my affiliation to Fox. I'm not an ungrateful guy. They...
  • October ratings: WESH wins in morning; WKMG in late news

     
    The CBS lineup on WKMG was tops in prime time in total viewers and the 25-to-54 age group. ABC on WFTV was second in total viewers, but the Fox lineup on WOFL edged WFTV in the 25-to-54 age group. The NBC lineup on WESH was fourth in both counts....