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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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  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was in front on high-rated Sunday

     
    In households for Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon: WFTV with 127,900 homes, WOFL with 83,400, Central Florida News 13 with 68,100, WESH with 58,300 and WKMG with 47,600. In households for Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m: WFTV with 116,300, WOFL with 78,900, WKMG with 63,800,...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV reached most viewers at verdict

     
    In the 2 p.m. half-hour, WFTV was seen in 202,000 homes. The ABC affiliate was way ahead of WOFL-Channel 35 with 120,200 homes, WESH-Channel 2 with 75,500, Central Florida News 13 with 66,900 and WKMG-Channel 6 with 57,000....
  • Casey Anthony will be out of jail Wednesday

     
    WESH-Channel 2 followed the defense team walking out of the courtroom, across Orange Avenue and into a restaurant. WKMG-Channel 6 broke into "The Price Is Right" to announce the news, and WFTV-Channel 9 put a crawl with the news over "The View."...
  • Casey Anthony: When will she be out?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis said Perry seemed to signal that Anthony could be out in several weeks. "Judge Perry doesn't say things in an offhanded manner," she said. "He has said quite clearly that he expects she will be out of jail by the...
  • Casey Anthony: She won’t be going home, Cheney Mason says

     
    Anthony defense attorney Cheney Mason was definite about one aspect of Casey Anthony's future. "She won't be going home to her family, that is a guarantee," Mason told WOFL's Holly Bristow. Mason said Anthony hasn't wanted to talk to her family for a long...
  • Casey Anthony: Find your own sense of closure, Yuri Melich advises

     
    Melich aimed some comments at people unhappy with the acquittal. "I wish there was something I could say that would bring closure to everyone, but there isn't," he said. "I just know that, unfortunately, people are going to have to come to their own sense...
  • Casey Anthony discussions on ‘This Week,’ ‘Reliable Sources’; Sen. Bill Nelson on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    ABC's "This Week" will welcome White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and Christine Lagarde, new chief of the International Monetary Fund. The program starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. A discussion on the media, including a look at the Casey Anthony...
  • Casey Anthony: Investigators’ news conference airs on WESH

     
    The news conference starts at 1:30 p.m. Sgt. John Allen, Cpl. Yuri Melich and Cpl. Eric Edwards will take part. And so will crime scene investigator Gerardo Bloise and Deputy Jason Forgey....
  • Casey Anthony: She’s not a monster, young attorney says

     
    In reaction to the Anthony trial, state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, is proposing legislation to keep jurors from profiting from their trial experiences. "Before the Casey Anthony case, this wasn't on our radar," Randolph told WOFL-Channel 35. "You get...
  • Casey Anthony: Get ready for extensive coverage of her jail release

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer predicted that Casey's deposition would "make George and Cindy's deposition look like a walk in the park." Anthony's parents had a highly contentious session with Gonzalez's attorneys....
  • Casey Anthony: She leaves jail, drives off with Jose Baez

     
    Robin Smythe, general manager of Central Florida News 13, said the pool was a rational and managed way to cover the event. "Of all the things to come out of the last two months, one of the best is how the media are communicating with law enforcement and...