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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: 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: ‘48 Hours Mystery,’ ‘Nightline’ specials tonight; ‘Dateline NBC’ on Friday

     
    ABC's "Nightline" turns to the Anthony story in an hour special at 11:35 tonight. Anchor Terry Moran is in Orlando....
  • Casey Anthony: Do juries usually get their verdicts right?

     
    Judge O.H. Eaton Jr, legal analyst for WESH-Channel 2, said that juries usually get their decisions right. "It's amazing how they're able to fight through technical evidence and issues and come up with a decision that sometimes just makes good common...
  • 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....
  • Casey Anthony: How is jury life like ‘Survivor’?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis compared jury life to "mini-Survivor" because of a group dynamic is in effect from the first day. "They're spending lots of time together, they're getting to know each other, they're making friendships, they're...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Linda Drane Burdick do?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame praised the prosecutors for weaving the theme of common sense into their rebuttal. NeJame called it a fabulous presentation by Burdick and prosecutor Jeff Ashton. NeJame also praised the choice of sound bites, such...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was in front on high-rated Sunday

     
    In households for Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon: WFTV with 127,900 homes, WOFL with 83,400, Central Florida News 13 with 68,100, WESH with 58,300 and WKMG with 47,600. In households for Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m: WFTV with 116,300, WOFL with 78,900, WKMG with 63,800,...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV reached most viewers at verdict

     
    In the 2 p.m. half-hour, WFTV was seen in 202,000 homes. The ABC affiliate was way ahead of WOFL-Channel 35 with 120,200 homes, WESH-Channel 2 with 75,500, Central Florida News 13 with 66,900 and WKMG-Channel 6 with 57,000....
  • Atlantis: Scott Pelley, Shepard Smith, Anderson Cooper to anchor from Kennedy Space Center

     
    Shepard Smith, an alum of the Orlando TV market, will anchor Fox News Channel's coverage from 11 a.m. to noon. He will be at Kennedy Space Center and go behind the scenes to explain launch preparations. Former astronauts Gene Cernan and Tom Jones will...