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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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  • Hillary Clinton to visit Sunday morning shows

     
    Rep. Ron Paul, another GOP presidential candidate, visits "Meet the Press," which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be David Brooks of The New York Times; Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman; Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of...
  • CNN guest list: Joe Biden, Jim Lehrer, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

     
    Rep. Ron Paul, another GOP presidential candidate, visits NBC's "Meet the Press." White House senior adviser David Plouffe is another guest on the program, which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be David Brooks of The New York Times;...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ‘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...
  • Penn State scandal on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ ABC’s ‘This Week,’ CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’

     
    CBS' "Face the Nation" looks at the Republican field of presidential candidates. The guests include Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.; and candidate Jon Huntsman. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. on...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton to visit ‘Today,’ HLN, ‘Fox & Friends’

     
    On Wednesday, Ashton will be a guest on "Fox & Friends" on Fox News Channel. Then he talks to Dr. Phil McGraw on "Dr. Phil" at 3 p.m. on WOFL-Channel 35....
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton talks to Dr. Phil on Wednesday

     
    "Jeff will reveal the contents of Casey Anthony's psychological report. This has never been disclosed before," McGraw says in the preview. Will you watch?...
  • Jim Van Fleet’s farewell to WOFL viewers: ‘Just thank you’

     
    Van Fleet wasn't afraid to show his quirky sense of humor, either. He had another message for viewers: "Tell them I'm going down there with the best intentions and hopes, but if it doesn't work out, look for me weekend mornings somewhere in Orlando."...
  • WOFL announces replacement for Jim Van Fleet

     
    King, a South Florida native, has worked as a morning meteorologist in Savannah, Ga., and Rockford, Ill. He graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and Mississippi State's BMP program....