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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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  • WKMG, WFTV split late-news wins; ‘American Idol’ boosts WOFL

     
    In prime time, the CBS lineup on WKMG averaged 137,937 total viewers while the Fox lineup on WOFL pulled in 137,500. The ABC lineup on WFTV drew 96,409 while the NBC lineup on WESH attracted 82,091....
  • May ratings: Why WFTV, WKMG, WOFL can claim to be No. 1

     
    In households, the former way of gauging ratings success, WFTV remains out in front. At 6 p.m. weekdays, WFTV was seen in 118,500 homes, way ahead of WESH with 58,300, WKMG with 40,300 and WOFL with 29,000....
  • Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman’s father says son was threatened

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 tonight offered an interview with a neighbor who described George Zimmerman as caring and concerned. "I would never guess that he was racist or violent in any way," the woman said. "We've had many conversations about the constant break-...
  • February ratings: WKMG, WOFL win in late news; WFTV tops in other slots

     
    One focus will be morning news, where the race has tightened. In the 25-to-54 age group at 6 a.m., WFTV averaged 27,200 viewers to WESH's 24,600. WESH's news is also shown on WKCF, where an additional 1,300 watched. In the same hour, WKMG averaged 14,...
  • WFTV ekes out March win at 11 p.m. over WKMG

     
    The morning race will be fascinating to watch in coming months after WFTV finally splits up its longtime anchor team Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. He is going to anchor in the evening, and she will remain in the morning....
  • Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman hires Casey Anthony TV analyst

     
    WOFL reporter Valerie Boey told me how she landed the interview with Robert Zimmerman. "He emailed me. I thought at first, I’m not going to get my hopes up. I went and met him in a public place," she said. "I asked to see his ID. I asked, 'Why me?'...
  • Anchor Cale Ramaker leaves WOFL, has new job

     
      THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Anchor Cale Ramaker left Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 last week. “He has accepted another position, which we are not at liberty to discuss yet because his new station has not made an announcement,” said Laurie...
  • June ratings: WFTV wins many slots, but competition scores

     
    The ratings for rerun-heavy June aren't as significant as those for May, when broadcast networks load up on big programs. But there are still winners for June. The headline: ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9 won in many time slots, but competitors WOFL-Channel...
  • July ratings: WESH pleased with depleted numbers

     
    The winners usually supply the main news in the monthly ratings report, and WFTV-Channel 9 continued its winning streak in most time slots (the 5 a.m. hour was an exception). The headline for July, however, is the strong showing by WESH-Channel 2...
  • WESH, bolstered by Olympics, gets ratings gold for August

     
    August has been the best of times for WESH-Channel 2. The Orlando NBC affiliate, which enjoyed a tremendous lift from the Summer Olympics, posted big victories in early and late news. Local stations strive to win the 25-to-54 age group, which is most...
  • April ratings: WFTV, WKMG, WOFL post late-news wins

     
    In households, WFTV continued to show dominance. At 11 weeknights, WFTV averaged 73,400 homes to WKMG's 62,800, WESH's 43,200 and WOFL's 20,500....