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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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  • 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...
  • George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong

    George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong
    Local TV ratings suggest that interest in the George Zimmerman trial remains high. The trial scored its biggest TV audiences Thursday morning (244,200 total viewers) and afternoon (242,200 viewers). Monday afternoon, when lead detective Chris Serino...
  • 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...
  • ‘Big Brother’ and ‘60 Minutes’ boost CBS to Sunday victory

     
    ABC's strongest show was "America's Funniest Home Videos" with 4.9 million viewers. NBC's best performer was "America's Got Talent" with 4.6 million. Fox scored its best ratings with "Family Guy," which amused 3.8 million....