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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: She’s in good standing on probation

     
    Uhrig added that Anthony has to show some effort about getting a job or going to school. "If she's got no money, she can't go to school 'cause she can't pay tuition," Uhrig said. "I can't imagine what employer would want the distraction of actually hiring...
  • ‘The X Factor’: Five Florida acts make the final 32

     
    The acts will sing at the judges' homes in shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on Fox (WOFL-Channel 35 locally). In a special at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, the judges and celebrity guest mentors will decide which acts continue. Those acts will perform in...
  • Herman Cain on ‘Face the Nation’ and ‘State of the Union’; Nancy Pelosi on ‘This Week’

     
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will be guests on NBC's "Meet the Press." David Gregory will broadcast from Chicago. The program will air at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel discussion brings together Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill.;...
  • Casey Anthony: And now the ethics seminar

     
    Also on the panel will be legal analysts Bill Sheaffer of WFTV-Channel 9 and Diana Tennis of WOFL-Channel 35. Amy Mashburn, a professor of law at the Unniversity of Florida, is taking part, too....
  • ‘X Factor’: ‘Judges’ homes round’ starts tonight

     
    Part two of the "judges' homes round" airs at 8 p.m. Sunday (if there is no Game 7 in the ALCS). The last part of the round will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The first live show is still set for 8 p.m. Oct. 25....
  • Herman Cain on ‘Meet the Press’; Newt Gingrich on ‘State of the Union’

     
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be a guest on CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon....
  • ‘America’s Most Wanted’: Fox airs special Oct. 29

     
    Walsh will go to Montana, where authorities hunt for a former militia leader, and to the Diplomatic Security Command Center in Arlington, Va., which tracks threats against U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide and U.S. citizens abroad....
  • ‘The X Factor’: Simon Cowell says he was wrong

     
    “The X Factor” has found a new way to generate headlines: have Simon Cowell say he was wrong. Cowell did precisely that in asking Melanie Amaro, 19, to return to the Fox singing contest. She said she was shocked and honored that he came to her...
  • Hillary Clinton to visit Sunday morning shows

     
    Rep. Ron Paul, another GOP presidential candidate, visits "Meet the Press," which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be David Brooks of The New York Times; Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman; Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of...
  • CNN guest list: Joe Biden, Jim Lehrer, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

     
    Rep. Ron Paul, another GOP presidential candidate, visits NBC's "Meet the Press." White House senior adviser David Plouffe is another guest on the program, which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be David Brooks of The New York Times;...
  • Casey Anthony: Diana Tennis says viewers ‘looked for more than hang-her-high mentality’

     
    Diana Tennis: “I loved they had closing arguments on July 4. I totally believe in the trial system. A lot of people were educated and changed by the experience. It was great to be part of that. I’m not your traditional kind of Fox watcher. I&#...