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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: No Casey on the stand? Working on July 4?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said he hoped his wife saw the news that he'd be working Sunday and Monday. That way, he wouldn't have to break the news they'll have to cancel a barbecue....
  • Casey Anthony: A legal landmark — for the wrong reasons?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Brad Conway faulted Baez's "broad, poorly worded questions" continued to paint the attorney and his client into a corner. "It's hard to predict where it's going," Conway said of the case. "It's so disjointed and unorganized...
  • Casey Anthony: How was she looking when George wept?

     
    "She's looking with just a stony expression on her face, almost an expression of disdain or hatred," Sheaffer said....
  • Casey Anthony: She stands and speaks; what does it mean?

     
    Which might suggest that Anthony is ready to take the stand. But WFTV-Channel 9 legal anlyst Bill Sheaffer said that wasn't likely because the defense was trying to get in hearsay statements -- through Cindy Anthony and Jesse Grund -- about alleged sexual...
  • Casey Anthony: Defense rests; TV analysts don’t — duck, Jose Baez

     
    Sheaffer had repeatedly said that Anthony wouldn't take the stand. "There was just no way that she could get on that witness stand at all, even as much as she wanted to," Sheaffer said. "She has always followed her attorneys' advice, up to this point in...
  • WESH scores win at 11 p.m. in late news in June

     
    At 10 weeknights, WOFL averaged 18,800 viewers. The WFTV news on WRDQ-Channel 27 was second with 9,400. The WESH news on WKCF-Channel 18 was third with 7,600. WFTV was tops in most other time slots....
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was tops Wednesday

     
    In the morning, WFTV averaged 113,100 households. WOFL was a distant second with 68,400. The rest: WKMG-Channel 6 with 41,900, WESH-Channel 2 with 40,200 and Central Florida News 13 with 38,100....
  • Casey Anthony: Will she take the stand? Geraldo Rivera says no

     
    Rivera cited the example of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who took the stand at his second trial and was later convicted of trying to sell the Senate seat of Barack Obama. "I think he convicted himself out of his own mouth," said Rivera, the Fox...
  • Casey Anthony: Did defense bury itself with pet questions?

     
    Ferrer was astonished by the line of questioning. "That was pathetic," Ferrer said. Of defense attorney Jose Baez's questioning, Baez said, "I don't know what he thought he was to get out of this." Ferrer said Baez offered "this horrible litany" of pets...
  • Casey Anthony: Was Krystal Holloway believable? Does it matter?

     
    Chief Judge Belvin Perry later read instructions to the jury that Holloway's statements couldn't be used as any proof of the way in which Caylee died. "Probably the most important instruction that this court has read to this jury so far," Sheaffer said......
  • Casey Anthony: Did Roy Kronk hold his own on the stand?

     
    "I thought Cheney Mason felt very lost during this line of questioning at the end," WOFL's Shannon Butler said. "I thought Roy Kronk did hold his own, much better than I expected him to."...