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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...
  • Report: Man arrested for choking swan at lake

    It was a fowl act, indeed! Cops say John Wynne grabbed a swan by the neck from a landmark downtown Orlando lake, reports WOFL FOX-35 in Orlando. Get the DUHtails at WOFL FOX-35 in Orlando. Photo: Orange County Jail More FloriDUHCategories: Central...
  • Man gets 6 days in jail for giving lawyer ‘the finger’ in court

    Matthew Bartlett, a 28-year-old server at an Orlando TGI Fridays, was disciplined before a national audience by an Orlando judge on Thursday during the proceedings in the Casey Anthony murder trial, reports WOFL-FOX TV-35 in Orlando. Bartlett had...
  • People Magazine publishes latest book on Casey Anthony case

    People Magazine publishes latest book on Casey Anthony case
    People Magazine today published the latest book that tries to explain the engrossing story behind the Casey Anthony case. Amazon.com is selling the 25,000-word, 13-chapter paperback edition of "Outrage: The Casey Anthony Story" for $6.99. The online...
  • Talking With WOFL GM Dennis Welsh: We're trying to bring conversation to local news

    Talking With WOFL GM Dennis Welsh: We're trying to bring conversation to local news
    Dennis Welsh is general manager of local TV stations WOFL-Channel 35 and WRBW-Channel 65. He spoke recently with TV critic Hal Boedeker about the new television season, which officially begins today. CFB: Will 'The X Factor,' the new show from Simon...
  • Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman's father says son was threatened

    Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman's father says son was threatened
    Trayvon Martin threatened and beat George Zimmerman, Zimmerman's father said tonight in an exclusive interview on WOFL-Channel 35. "Trayvon Martin said something to the effect of 'you're going to die now' or 'you're going die tonight,' " Robert Zimmerman...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton’s closing argument? Brilliant

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis called the closing brilliant and said Ashton was doing a great job. She said the closing argument had organization and drama. He sent the message as "the defense is a big fat liar."...
  • Casey Anthony: Did judge throw defense a huge bone?

     
    Diana Tennis, legal analyst for WOFL-Channel 35, interpreted the jury-instruction discussion this way: "The defense is going to be able to argue drowning, because there's a reasonable inference given the pool testimony. They are not going to be to argue...
  • Casey Anthony: Why didn’t the jury talk?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis said it was the jurors' story. "They may want to all regroup and maybe decide how best to tell their joint story or not," Tennis said. "They may never talk. They know that this is unpopular. They may not know the...