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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

Top WOFL Articles

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  • WESH scores win at 11 p.m. in late news in June

     
    At 10 weeknights, WOFL averaged 18,800 viewers. The WFTV news on WRDQ-Channel 27 was second with 9,400. The WESH news on WKCF-Channel 18 was third with 7,600. WFTV was tops in most other time slots....
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was tops Wednesday

     
    In the morning, WFTV averaged 113,100 households. WOFL was a distant second with 68,400. The rest: WKMG-Channel 6 with 41,900, WESH-Channel 2 with 40,200 and Central Florida News 13 with 38,100....
  • Casey Anthony: Will she take the stand? Geraldo Rivera says no

     
    Rivera cited the example of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who took the stand at his second trial and was later convicted of trying to sell the Senate seat of Barack Obama. "I think he convicted himself out of his own mouth," said Rivera, the Fox...
  • Casey Anthony: Did defense bury itself with pet questions?

     
    Ferrer was astonished by the line of questioning. "That was pathetic," Ferrer said. Of defense attorney Jose Baez's questioning, Baez said, "I don't know what he thought he was to get out of this." Ferrer said Baez offered "this horrible litany" of pets...
  • Casey Anthony: Was Krystal Holloway believable? Does it matter?

     
    Chief Judge Belvin Perry later read instructions to the jury that Holloway's statements couldn't be used as any proof of the way in which Caylee died. "Probably the most important instruction that this court has read to this jury so far," Sheaffer said......
  • Casey Anthony: Did Roy Kronk hold his own on the stand?

     
    "I thought Cheney Mason felt very lost during this line of questioning at the end," WOFL's Shannon Butler said. "I thought Roy Kronk did hold his own, much better than I expected him to."...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV in front most of the way Monday

     
    Here are the Monday morning numbers in households: WFTV with 97,000 homes, WOFL-Channel 35 with 60,700, News 13 with 46,400, WKMG-Channel 6 with 38,600 and WESH-Channel 2 with 36.600....
  • Casey Anthony: George denies affair; did you believe him?

     
    But George Anthony had the most dramatic moments this morning. Tennis said the jury was expecting George to be asked about the defense's claim that he sexually abused Casey. Earlier, Tennis predicted the defense would never touch the topic with George...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Jeff Ashton do this morning?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis said Ashton's points were good until he called meter reader Roy Kronk a liar. "That put everything in play again," Tennis said. WOFL legal analyst Brady Conway complained that the state wasn't being consistent on...
  • Casey Anthony: Who won in this oratorical contest?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Hal Uhrig last night said Ashton was compelling, convincing and appropriately dramatic in his closing. But Uhrig said he was "surprisingly impressed" by Jose Baez, who scored some points on reasonable doubt. Yet Uhrig said...
  • Casey Anthony: She was ‘very animated’ this morning

     
    WOFL legal analyst Hal Uhrig said the defense attorneys and prosecutors were, as deliberations continued, asking what they could have done differently to make their case. "Trust me, having been there, you can't help but continue to go through that in your...