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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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  • Jessica Sanchez has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, WKMG reports

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, WKMG-Channel 6 announced Saturday night. “In the nine years I've been in Central Florida, the community and the people have become my home, my family, and I'm...
  • WKMG wins at 11 in January; WFTV edges WESH in early evening

     
    CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 was the big winner at 11 p.m. in the January ratings period, which ended Wednesday. Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 handily won at 10 p.m. for the month. In the tight early evening contest, WFTV-Channel 9 edged WESH-Channel 2. The...
  • WKMG hires son of WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth

     
    When WKMG-Channel 6 says journalism runs in the genes of its latest hire, the station is not exaggerating. Justin Warmoth is the son of WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth. Starting Monday, Justin will be the newest reporter/mobile journalist at WKMG. &#...
  • Everyone’s a winner in February news ratings

     
    Get ready for a slew of “we're No. 1″ commercials. Orlando broadcast stations can each claim victory for news performance in the February ratings period, which ended Wednesday. The stations can crow about reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which...
  • WKMG to add Live Well Network in spring

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 will add the Live Well Network later this year on its 6.3 digital subchannel. There's no firm launch date yet, but WKMG expects to be broadcasting Live Well by early spring, General Manager Skip Valet said. The network offers such...
  • Jacqueline London headed to anchor in Philadelphia

     
    Jacqueline London has been off the air since June 2010, but she has landed on her feet. The former anchor at WKMG-Channel 6 will start later this month as an early evening anchor at WCAU, the NBC owned-and-operated station in Philadelphia. “It all...
  • WKMG's Jessica Sanchez shaving head in cancer fight

    WKMG's Jessica Sanchez shaving head in cancer fight
    Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez, who is battling cancer, will share shaving her head on WKMG-Channel 6's morning news this Monday. On March 16, the station announced that Sanchez has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "She’s in good spirits and she's...
  • March ratings: How close is it at 11?

    March ratings: How close is it at 11?
    There was March Madness in local TV ratings, too. The race for viewers in the 25-to-54 age group was astonishingly close at 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday. WFTV-Channel 9 averaged 25,924 viewers. WESH-Channel 2 drew 25,863. And WKMG-Channel 6 attracted...
  • WKMG brings back ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ for Retro TV special

     
    The WKMG morning team -- Matt Austin, Bridgett Williams, Troy Bridges and Jessica Sanchez -- will introduce the show. Williams recently married and has taken her husband's name. She will be billed as Bridgett Ellison, and she returns to the mornings April...
  • Bad eviction: Landlord attacked tenants inside trailer with forklift, deputies say

    There is a legal process for evicting tenants — and it doesn't involve using a forklift. Unless you want a lift to jail. John Miller is accused of intentionally driving a forklift into a trailer he owns in Apopka, knowing people were inside,...
  • WFTV ekes out March win at 11 p.m. over WKMG

     
    The morning race will be fascinating to watch in coming months after WFTV finally splits up its longtime anchor team Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. He is going to anchor in the evening, and she will remain in the morning....
  • Herman Cain on ‘Face the Nation’ and ‘State of the Union’; Nancy Pelosi on ‘This Week’

     
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will be guests on NBC's "Meet the Press." David Gregory will broadcast from Chicago. The program will air at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The panel discussion brings together Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill.;...