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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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  • George and Cindy Anthony: Drew Kesse blasts ‘Dr. Phil,’ couple

     
    Kesse wrote: "Let's make this very clear, Caylee was murdered, she was never missing and should not ever be considered missing at any time during the entire ordeal. Caylee has never been the center of anything since she was killed. Everyone else in her...
  • New Anthony mystery: How big is Dr. Phil’s contribution?

     
    Kealing replayed a previous interview with attorney Lippman, who stressed that the couple won't profit from their new organization, Caylee's Fund. Kealing noted that George and Cindy Anthony are not listed as officers on the new foundation; they are...
  • George and Cindy Anthony set for ‘Dr. Phil’ season premiere

     
    George Anthony added: "We appreciate the way in which Dr. Phil has helped others, and we trust him enough to completely open our hearts in telling our story. He is a professional that understands the uniqueness of our family situation. There's no one...
  • Casey Anthony: The infamous car is history

     
    "We learned that George Anthony and his attorney dropped off Casey's car at a junkyard," anchor Bob Frier said. "The recycling yard told us they were ordered not to sell anything off the car."...
  • Guest list: Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand, Ryan Seacrest on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

     
    Fox News Sunday" will offer interviews with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum; Karl Rove, a senior adviser to George W. Bush and now a Fox News contributor; and Bill Burton, a former White House deputy press secretary. The program starts...
  • Casey Anthony: TV analysts predict she will have to serve probation

     
    "This was a very strange legal mess, as Judge Perry indicated on more than one occasion," Tennis said....
  • Casey Anthony: She has had ‘limited contact’ with parents, Jose Baez says

     
    We brought her back in event that the appellate court rules some time this week," Baez said. "And we're going to follow the law. Whatever the courts decide we're going to go along and follow the law, and I'm certain she is going to do what's asked of her,...
  • Casey Anthony: She must serve probation, court rules

     
    Cheney Mason told Bristow that the defense team had worked out an arrangement with the probation system so that the media won't know where Anthony will report. "We will likely never see Casey Anthony," Bristow added. "The judge has ruled in this case that...
  • Casey Anthony: You’ll see her, Geraldo Rivera predicts

     
    WESH-Channel 2 reported that lead detectives Yuri Melich and John Allen have been added to the witness list for a hearing on investigative costs in the Casey Anthony case. That hearing, which had been set for Thursday, has been delayed to Sept. 2. Four...
  • WFTV sets pace in August news ratings; WOFL scores several wins

     
    WOFL was the top station in 10 p.m. news and benefited from Fox prime time, which was the favorite of the 25-to-54 age group. Those viewers enjoyed "Hell's Kitchen," "MasterChef" and "So You Think You Can Dance." CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 reached the...
  • Hurricane Irene: The main topic Sunday morning

     
    CBS plans to offer a special hurricane newscast anchored by Scott Pelley at 11 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. CBS' "Face the Nation" will offer the latest on Irene at 10:30 a.m. "Face the Nation" also offers an interview with former Secretary of State Colin...