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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: Sticking with case pays off in ratings

     
    When the Casey Anthony trial recessed early Monday, most stations went back to regular programming. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 stuck with Anthony coverage, and won the afternoon ratings race from 1:30 to 5 p.m....
  • Casey Anthony: How will state wrap up? Will Casey testify?

     
    WOFL's Diana Tennis reiterated that she thinks the defense will put Casey Anthony on the stand because of the opening statement with "huge, specific allegations that are shocking." Tennis added, "They're going to put on the only witness they have that can...
  • Casey Anthony: Could prosecution wrap up tomorrow?

     
    "The judge said the state will wrap up its case possibly tomorrow afternoon, the defense may start on Wednesday, and this case may, and I stress may, because it's subject to change, may go to the jury for deliberations by the 25th," WESH-Channel 2's...
  • Casey Anthony: Cindy’s ‘I love you,’ Casey’s shrug, a flop ending?

     
    Cindy Anthony's style on the stand drew scrutiny, too. "In seeing how she's reacting with Baez, she didn't want to look at him," WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said. "Her answers have been very short, yes, no, somewhat crisp. I don't think she...
  • Casey Anthony: Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla to appear on Fox News’ ‘Judge Jeanine’

     
    Padilla and the crew were shooting footage for a two-hour special edition of "Justice with Judge Jeanine." And, yes, their footage will be in the program at 9 p.m. Saturday....
  • Casey Anthony: Oft-maligned Jose Baez gains good reviews

     
    "It's been very effective today, quite frankly," said Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., legal analyst for WESH, said of the defense. Eaton said that Baez, with every witness today, has established a lack of evidence. "When the FBI examiner contaminated what's claimed...
  • Casey Anthony: Is Jose Baez mind-numbing or clever?

     
    Yet Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., the legal analyst for WESH-Channel 2, said the prosecution was not having a good day. "When they closed their case yesterday morning, they did so with a very emphatic feeling that they had proven this circumstantial evidence...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WKMG benefits by sticking with case

     
    It was quite a different story in the afternoon. From 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, WKMG reached 39,600 homes. Here's how everyone else fared in homes in the same hours: WESH with 30,000, WFTV with 25,800, WOFL with 25,200 and Central Florida News 13 with 18,...
  • Casey Anthony: Unfounded conclusion? Mystery man? What next?

     
    WKMG also reported that the defense wants to learn more about Vasco Thompson, who was sentenced to prison for kidnapping. "According to the defense, this man had an unexplained relationship with George Anthony, Casey Anthony's father," Mike DeForest...
  • Casey Anthony: ‘A great judge’ rules in ‘a big, major way’

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said Perry had used the required language. Before Perry's ruling, Sheaffer made a crucial point, "What I want as a lawyer is this: Guilt or innocence aside, I want Casey Anthony to have her day in court. I want...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: Who’s winning in presenting trial?

     
    Central Florida News 13, however, was the winner in reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to advertisers. It's quite an achievement for the cable news channel, which had 36,500 viewers in that age group. Here's how the other stations...