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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 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...
  • 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...
  • ‘Dr. Phil’: George and Cindy Anthony still set for season premiere

     
    Some viewers are speculating that Dr. Phil McGraw has pulled his Sept. 12 premiere with George and Cindy Anthony. Hasn't happened, a show spokeswoman said this morning....
  • 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....
  • Casey Anthony: She won’t say a lot in defamation deposition

     
    Anthony's civil attorneys assured WFTV's Belich that their client won't violate her probation in the check-fraud case. "They say they talk to her all the time," Belich said....
  • Casey Anthony: Sour grapes or wild goose chase? You decide

     
    "All I know is it appears like what's well known as sour grapes," Mason said. "They lost, and now they want to charge a half million to Casey for losing. I'd like them to pay for her 24-hours-a-day lockup for three years."...
  • Casey Anthony: George, Cindy set for ‘Dr. Phil’ on Monday, Tuesday

     
    In fact, the Anthonys will be featured on the Monday season premiere as well as Tuesday's show....
  • ‘The X Factor’ to give 8-minute preview this Sunday on Fox

     
    Fox will repeat the preview during an extended "Family Guy," which runs from 8:30 to 9:37 p.m. The judges in the singing contest are Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. Steve Jones is the host....
  • Casey Anthony: Anchor sounds incredulous at seizure story

     
    Kaufeldt turned "lie" into a two-syllable word. But Kaufeldt balanced her disbelief with promotional duties: She reminded viewers that the "Dr. Phil" interview airs at 3 p.m. Monday on WOFL. The interview will continue Tuesday....
  • Casey Anthony: George had no role in dumping Caylee, Cindy tells Dr. Phil

     
    George would never put us through those six months of not knowing where Caylee was if he knew where Caylee was, because I watched his heart break every single day and I watched him as frantic as he was," Cindy Anthony tells Dr. Phil McGraw....