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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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  • 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: Does Cindy Anthony help or hurt state?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said that Cindy was "a very powerful witness for the state" and that she "lends George credibility."...
  • Casey Anthony: How crucial is her ’spiteful bitch’ comment?

     
    "Spiteful bitch" will show up in closing arguments, WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame predicted tonight. "This is the cornerstone of the prosecution's case -- the fact that she wanted to go ahead and live a life of freedom, free of what she...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Lee react to sister?

     
    WFTV anchor Vanessa Echols said that "Casey Anthony got a little emotional when her brother first took the stand right after they made eye contact." Jacqueline Fell of Central Florida News 13 said that Casey tried to get her brother's attention by smiling...
  • ‘MasterChef’: Six of Top 100 contestants are from Central Florida

     
    Masterchef" starts a new season next week, and six of the Top 100 contestants come from Central Florida....
  • May ratings: WFTV won in households, 25-to-54 age group

     
    The numbers showed that WFTV-Channel 9 remained tops in the 25-to-54 age group (which is most important to advertisers) and in households (which give a clue to a station's overall reach)....
  • Casey Anthony: Are you happy with TV’s trial coverage?

     
    On "Today" this morning, Linda Kenney Baden supplied analysis, and she is particularly interesting because she used to be part of Anthony's defense team. Kenney Baden said "the she-didn't-act-right evidence is really the problem in this case, but it...
  • Casey Anthony: Emotional Cindy, stone-faced Casey, defense blunder?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said that Cindy Anthony's testimony was "bone-crushing" for the defense. "She has come across as incredibly credible to this jury and it's going to be a hard task for the defense in any manner to overcome,"...
  • Casey Anthony: How do you keep the imaginary people straight?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Bob Frier listed the people that Casey made up. "How do you keep all of these people straight?" Frier said. "It's one thing to make up a nanny, but to make up an entire cast of characters ... amazing." WOFL's Shannon Butler said,...
  • Casey Anthony: Cindy’s emotions draw heavy scrutiny

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Erik von Ancken said Cindy was "obviously in pain. First she stared crying, then she started sobbing. She put her head down on the witness stand there. She was having such a hard time getting through this."...
  • Casey Anthony: Why has America been riveted by the trial?

     
    Holly Bristow of WOFL-Channel 35 said that Anthony had been "stone-faced" for the most part when looking at screens during court. "Every now and then Casey will actually look up and look over at the jury and see how they're responding," Bristow said. "The...