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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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  • 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....
  • World Series Game 7 prompts lineup changes

     
    The lineup for tonight: reruns of "A Gifted Man" at 8, "CSI: Miami" at 9 and "CSI: NY" at 10. If other broadcasters make changes, I will pass them along....
  • Herman Cain on ‘Face the Nation’; Bill Gates on ‘This Week’

     
    White House senior adviser David Plouffe is interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press," which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be Tom Brokaw; Walter Isaacson, author of "Steve Jobs: A Biography"; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; and...
  • Simon Cowell thrilled: ‘X Factor’ renewed for a second season

     
    Fox said the show is averaging 13 million viewers and bolstering the network's fall performance. The next performance show airs at 8 tonight on WOFL-Channel 35. The next results show is at 8 p.m. Thursday, and the season premiere of "Bones" follows at 9.....
  • Ron Paul on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Jon Huntsman on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" looks at the Herman Cain coverage with Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post, Jonathan Martin of Politico and Keli Goff of Loop21.com. The program starts at 11 a.m. Adam Buckman of TVHowl.com and Gail Shister of TVNewser.com...
  • ‘Judge Judy’ hears Orlando babysitter’s case

     
    Judge Judy Sheindlin questions both parties. A preview suggests she doesn't like Covar's sign, either. "I want you to tell me why you put these signs on your lawn!" Judge Sheindlin asks....
  • Mike Dunston leaving WOFL for Cleveland

     
    Dunston has been with WOFL since 2007. An active search is under way for his replacement, the station said....
  • ‘The X Factor’: Rihanna to perform on results show

     
    The 10 finalists perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The finalists are Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew in the girls category; Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene in the boys category; LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Josh Krajcik in the over-30 category; and the...