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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: 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...
  • Casey Anthony: She ‘hurt herself severely with tapes,’ Geraldo Rivera says

     
    Fox News' Geraldo Rivera told WOFL-Channel 35 that the jailhouse tapes may not seal Anthony's fate but they "portray her as a pathological liar, a narcissist, self-involved, selfish." But the crucial moment in the tapes, Rivera said, was Anthony's...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV, WOFL split Thursday victories

     
    From 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, WFTV rose to the top with its trial coverage. WFTV averaged 116,500 viewers. WOFL was second with 93,900. News 13 drew 84,800. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 decided to go wall to wall Thursday afternoon and drew 27,500...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG decides to go wall to wall with trial

     
    "Flashpoint," the program moderated by Lauren Rowe, will be a repeat at 8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKMG. But "Flashpoint" will focus on Anthony topics starting next weekend and continuing through the trial's duration, Valet said....
  • Sarah Palin on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Nancy Pelosi on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks to "Fox News Sunday" at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Palin, who is a Fox News contributor, will discuss the economy and the presidential candidates. The panel will be Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Kimberley Strassel of The...
  • Casey Anthony: Do tapes show ‘cruelty personified’ or humanize her?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer saw "cruelty personified" when Anthony talked to her parents in jail. "The way that she keeps lying to her mother is just as cruel as it can be," Sheaffer said....
  • Casey Anthony: How did expert do with chloroform testimony?

     
    Vass' testimony was "very damning," and "the defense tried to shake him from his conclusions, but often that just resulted in even more damning testimony," WFTV-Channel 9's Kathi Belich said. "Jose Baez tried to cast question on Vass' groundbreaking...
  • Casey Anthony: Did a cadaver dog impress? Did Jose Baez?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer pointed to problems in Baez's opening statement. "He promised too much, and he hasn't been able to deliver through cross examination what he promised, " Sheaffer said. Sheaffer agreed with a trial observer, remarking via...
  • Casey Anthony: WESH goes wall to wall with trial Wednesday

     
    The NBC affiliate also will offer a 15-minute recap special, "The Case Against Casey," at 11:35 each weeknight. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" will begin at 11:50. "A number of people, because of workshifts, don't have time to connect," Carter said. "We...
  • Casey Anthony: Historic testimony, pungent impression

     
    How was Vass' testimony? "Damning," WKMG anchor Laura Diaz said. On "In Session," Casey Jordan said she thought the jury would be impressed by Vass' testimony. Mike Brooks on "In Session" agreed that Vass "looks probably pretty good to the jury" and...