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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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  • Everyone’s a winner in February news ratings

     
    Get ready for a slew of “we're No. 1″ commercials. Orlando broadcast stations can each claim victory for news performance in the February ratings period, which ended Wednesday. The stations can crow about reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which...
  • WKMG wins at 11 in January; WFTV edges WESH in early evening

     
    CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 was the big winner at 11 p.m. in the January ratings period, which ended Wednesday. Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 handily won at 10 p.m. for the month. In the tight early evening contest, WFTV-Channel 9 edged WESH-Channel 2. The...
  • Casey Anthony: George and Cindy share anguish, fury

    Casey Anthony: George and Cindy share anguish, fury
    The emotions were more engrossing than the motions today in the Casey Anthony case. Television loves dramatic footage, and George and Cindy Anthony supplied it on the stand at a hearing. Each of Casey Anthony's parents had a moment with prosecutor...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • ‘America’s Most Wanted’ to feature all-star winner June 4

     
    Voting for the grand-prize winner in the America's Most Wanted All-Star Contest will close next Sunday. The winner will be announced soon after that and be featured on the Fox program at 9 p.m. June 4....
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, Seth Meyers set for ‘Meet the Press’

     
    In an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will assess the Republican field for the 2012 presidential election and the public's reaction to the GOP budget plan. "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers will be...
  • Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney visits "Fox News Sunday," which airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Kirsten Powers and Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee....