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WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned F... Show more »
WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned Fox affilate WOFL-Channel 35 -- and at the time such a duopoly wasn't allowed. Meredith decided to keep WOFL and trade WKMG to Post-Newsweek (which had also bid on the station) for a Post-Newsweek station in Hartford, Conn. Post-Newsweek changed Channel 6's call letters a third time, making it WKMG in honor of Post-Newsweek's Katharine M. Graham. Some of the anchors for Local 6 News are Lauren Rowe, Jacqueline London, Tom Terry, David Pingalore or "Ping," Mike Garafolo, Erick Webber, Laura Diaz, Troy Bridges and Erik von Ancken. « Show less

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  • Casey Anthony: No Casey on the stand? Working on July 4?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said he hoped his wife saw the news that he'd be working Sunday and Monday. That way, he wouldn't have to break the news they'll have to cancel a barbecue....
  • Casey Anthony: Krystal Holloway ‘angry’ about George’s testimony; WKMG offers special tonight

     
    "We talked to Krystal Holloway by phone today," WKMG's Mike DeForest said. "She tells Local 6 she's very angry about what George Anthony testified to. It looks like possibly tomorrow she'll get her chance to claim that there was this relationship."...
  • ‘The Voice’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ put NBC on top Tuesday

     
    In Orlando, "America's Got Talent" was the top show with 206,000 viewers. "The Voice" drew 168,000. Rounding out the top five were ABC's "Wipeout" with 141,600, "NCIS" with 119,700 and "NCIS: Los Angeles" with 111,200. WKMG-Channel 6 preempted "The Good...
  • Casey Anthony: A legal landmark — for the wrong reasons?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Brad Conway faulted Baez's "broad, poorly worded questions" continued to paint the attorney and his client into a corner. "It's hard to predict where it's going," Conway said of the case. "It's so disjointed and unorganized...
  • When Casey Anthony upstaged Barack Obama

     
    "It's a big local story vs. a national story," said Shawn Bartelt, general manager of WFTV-Channel 9 and WRDQ-Channel 27. "That's why stations are opting to keep the local story on the local channel."...
  • Casey Anthony: Why didn’t she testify? WKMG points to sidebar

     
    Pipitone then interpreted the conversation: "The state was threatening, if Casey Anthony testified, to bring in not just the crimes she was convicted of, the Amy Huizenga convictions and taking her checks, but hundreds of checks that Casey Anthony wrote...
  • Casey Anthony: How was she looking when George wept?

     
    "She's looking with just a stony expression on her face, almost an expression of disdain or hatred," Sheaffer said....
  • Casey Anthony: Defense rests; TV analysts don’t — duck, Jose Baez

     
    Sheaffer had repeatedly said that Anthony wouldn't take the stand. "There was just no way that she could get on that witness stand at all, even as much as she wanted to," Sheaffer said. "She has always followed her attorneys' advice, up to this point in...
  • 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: 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......