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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 Cindy Anthony help her daughter?

     
    Cindy Anthony's answers elicited a powerful response from Burdick. The prosecutor sounded incredulous and angry as she pressed Anthony on details, and Anthony waffled....
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez lays an egg

     
    "I don't think these witnesses have been prepared," attorney Jeff Deen said. "These are perfectly legitimate scientists. They understand their theories. They understand the work the work they've done. And their work is credible."...
  • Casey Anthony: Is the defense gaining any ground or not?

     
    Attorney Hal Uhrig on WOFL-Channel 35 blasted the defense. "They've done a terrible job of having their own witnesses prepared and prepped," he said. "Too many times, they're asking questions they don't know the answers to, and they don't like the...
  • Casey Anthony: Does this woman look competent to stand trial?

     
    Richard Hornsby, another WESH legal analyst, speculated that the defense motion related to the testimony of Cindy and Lee Anthony on Friday. "I have no doubt that she [Casey] was saying things to Mr. Mason that made him really question her connection with...
  • Casey Anthony: Could competency news mean she’ll take the stand?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35's Shannon Butler was surprised by the competency evaluation coming so late in the trial. "Are you kidding me? You had all of this time," she said. "I don't think there is anyone who really believes Casey Anthony isn't competent to stand...
  • Casey Anthony: Is it wise to read her reactions?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said it was dangerous to interpret Anthony's reactions, because of her partying after her child, Caylee, disappeared. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter....
  • Casey Anthony: Tony Pipitone highlights Cindy’s new problem

     
    On Friday night, Pipitone had another good story: He explained a problem with Cindy Anthony's testimony earlier that day. Cindy Anthony testified that she called husband George about the pool ladder in June 2008, the time the defense says granddaughter...
  • Casey Anthony: Why did court recess today? A very big deal?

     
    WESH-Channel 2's Amanda Ober explained that Perry was " very frustrated" over another discovery issue: The prosecution complained that it had not been informed of a defense witness' opinions. "All the players went behind closed closed doors, so there...
  • Casey Anthony: Is defense falling short? When will trial end?

     
    WOFL analyst Tennis also said the defense has fallen short in portraying the family's problems and explaining why Casey is messed up. "What they need is super dysfunctional," she said. "Really, this was kind of garden-variety dysfunctional."...
  • Casey Anthony: How weird is this family?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9's Steve Barrett kept track of the tears. "Emotional on all sides in the Anthony family," he said. "You just saw Lee Anthony come to tears, but he's not the only one crying this morning. Casey was brought to tears at one point. And Cindy...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was tops Thursday

     
    In the afternoon, from 1:30 to 5:15, WFTV averaged nearly 97,000 homes. Here's how the other stations performed: WOFL with 52,400, News 13 with 40,500, WESH with 34,600 and WKMG with 30,300....