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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: No trial Saturday; Sunday sports will shift

     
    WESH-Channel 2 plans to shift NBC's coverage of the men's Wimbledon final at 9 a.m. to WKCF-Channel 18....
  • Casey Anthony: What will closing arguments look like? WOFL explains

     
    She noted there were 16 items, and she highlighted No. 3: "Counsel will avoid making arguments that are not based on facts in evidence or reasonable inferences that can be drawn there from." Tennis said, referring to Jose Baez's opening statement: "I take...
  • Casey Anthony: How will trial affect Wimbledon, golf, baseball?

     
    WESH-Channel 2 plans to shift NBC's coverage of Wimbledon to WKCF-Channel 18 over the weekend. The women's final is Saturday. The men's final is Sunday. But if the trial remains in recess, Wimbledon will shift back to WESH....
  • Casey Anthony: Court in recess; is defense throwing up roadblocks?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said that Perry summed up the situation by citing real problems and imaginary problems. "Is the defense creating issues that don't exist?" Sheaffer asked. "The state seems to indicate that opinions that are being...
  • Casey Anthony: What was really the elephant in the room?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9's Kathi Belich was reporting that some jurors yawned at Mason. "Mason did what he had to do," said WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer. But WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Bob Frier said that Mason "went on and on and on." WOFL's Shannon...
  • Casey Anthony: Was Jose Baez like the Little Dutch Boy?

     
    WESH-Channel 2 Jim Payne said that Baez seemed sharper and clearer after lunch. WESH legal analyst Jeff Deen agreed that Baez was effective but also needed to get his thoughts organized. "He's got real good points to make," Deen said of Baez. "What he...
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez compared to falling window washer

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer was more complimentary and said Baez had fight in him. "Baez keeps getting knocked down and he comes back. He's not a quitter," Sheaffer said. Sheaffer added that Baez was overcoming initial nerves but didn't own...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton’s closing argument? Brilliant

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis called the closing brilliant and said Ashton was doing a great job. She said the closing argument had organization and drama. He sent the message as "the defense is a big fat liar."...
  • Casey Anthony: Did judge throw defense a huge bone?

     
    Diana Tennis, legal analyst for WOFL-Channel 35, interpreted the jury-instruction discussion this way: "The defense is going to be able to argue drowning, because there's a reasonable inference given the pool testimony. They are not going to be to argue...
  • Casey Anthony: Why didn’t the jury talk?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis said it was the jurors' story. "They may want to all regroup and maybe decide how best to tell their joint story or not," Tennis said. "They may never talk. They know that this is unpopular. They may not know the...
  • Casey Anthony: ‘A very fine day for the defense’

     
    Anthony was biting her nails before the verdict, WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth noted. The camera caught Anthony doing precisely that as attorney Sims talked to her....