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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: Did a cadaver dog impress? Did Jose Baez?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer pointed to problems in Baez's opening statement. "He promised too much, and he hasn't been able to deliver through cross examination what he promised, " Sheaffer said. Sheaffer agreed with a trial observer, remarking via...
  • Casey Anthony: WESH goes wall to wall with trial Wednesday

     
    The NBC affiliate also will offer a 15-minute recap special, "The Case Against Casey," at 11:35 each weeknight. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" will begin at 11:50. "A number of people, because of workshifts, don't have time to connect," Carter said. "We...
  • Casey Anthony: Historic testimony, pungent impression

     
    How was Vass' testimony? "Damning," WKMG anchor Laura Diaz said. On "In Session," Casey Jordan said she thought the jury would be impressed by Vass' testimony. Mike Brooks on "In Session" agreed that Vass "looks probably pretty good to the jury" and...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG adds live-chat comments during coverage

     
    "It's clear that the community is interested in the trial," said WKMG General Manager Skip Valet. "There have been thousands of viewers in this blog with Tony everyday. Everyone is a pundit in this case."...
  • Casey Anthony: Dr. G electrifies court with her professionalism

     
    The chief medical examiner was in top form Friday afternoon, delivering her no-nonsense testimony persuasively. With her words, Garavaglia became a strong advocate for the victim, Caylee Anthony. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in...
  • Casey Anthony: Is defendant being humanized?

     
    WFTV's Steve Barrett said, "The most dramatic moments of the morning came after a forensic anthropologist explained how Caylee's skeletal remains were found scattered in the woods and damaged by weather and wildlife," Barrett reported. "That testimony...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Caylee skull animation go over?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone said he looked at the jury when the video was shown. "It was clear they were watching every second of it. It lasted about four to five minutes," Pipitone said. His take: Juror No. 4, who has trouble judging others, had a...
  • Casey Anthony: What’s wrong with her? Share your diagnosis

     
    "After a point you just get overwhelmed," said WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer, citing all the evidence that had come in against her. "Defendants who are not used to going through this repeatedly just start breaking down emotionally. I have...
  • Casey Anthony: Why do so many stations cover the trial?

     
    The stations have cited viewers' interest in the Anthony story online and other platforms, but television is the preferred place to watch in Central Florida. Via the long hours on television, stations can remind viewers of their anchor and reporting...
  • Casey Anthony: 84 chloroform searches? That’s a bombshell

     
    WKMG legal analyst Mark NeJame predicted the prosecution will use process of elimination to reveal that only Casey Anthony could have been using the computer at the time of the searches. NeJame also predicted the defense will have an explanation for...
  • Casey Anthony: She cries as jury sees crime scene photos

     
    As the jury saw crime scene photos of Caylee Anthony's skull, local stations relayed images of Casey Anthony weeping, closing her eyes and looking away from a monitor....