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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: 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...
  • Casey Anthony: Dr. Werner Spitz takes some big hits

     
    Richard Hornsby, offering analysis for WESH-Channel 2, was equally frank about Spitz. "Dr. Spitz did not come across as very well versed in the facts of this case, which is what's important," Hornsby said. "They might have been better off with not even...
  • Jon Stewart, Robert Gates on ‘Fox News Sunday’

     
    Gates and Jon Stewart on "Fox News Sunday." The program starts at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Fox News contributor Dana Perino and former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton....
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez stunned after Belvin Perry’s rebuke

     
    WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing said that Baez looked "stunned at the end of that stinging rebuke from Judge Perry." Kealing noted that the jury was not there to see it, but that it "pretty amazing to witness" Perry's "dressing down Baez in the middle...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: ‘Dateline NBC’ was tops Friday night

     
    HLN's "Nancy Grace," which also focused on the Anthony case, was the No. 4 show Friday. Grace drew 69,900 viewers in the Orlando market. "Dateline" and "Grace" were the No. 1 and 2 programs in the 25-to-54 age group in this market....
  • Casey Anthony: Did Jeff Ashton impress or go overboard?

     
    But attorney Diana Tennis of WOFL-Channel 35, criticized Ashton's style. "The cross examination went well, and then it went too far, and I think Jeff Ashton came off looking like a jerk," she said. Huntington made some good points and the defense did a...
  • Casey Anthony: lost day in court, but who’s to blame?

     
    "Judge Perry should be asking Cheney Mason: Why aren't you handling more important aspects of this case?" Hornsby said. "He [Perry] has Jose Baez, the inexperienced attorney, who's commanding the trial and setting the schedule. Clearly, Jose isn't ready...