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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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  • Teresa Jacobs visits News 13’s ‘Political Connections’

     
    "Political Connections" also uses Politifact's Truth-O-Meter to gauge statements by Gov. Rick Scott, former Sen. George LeMieux and Karen Harrington, the GOP challenger to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in South Florida....
  • CBS bringing back Edward R. Murrow’s ‘Person to Person’

     
    The original "Person to Person" ran from 1953 to 1961. Murrow interviewed, among others, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, John Kennedy, Zsa Zsa Gabor, John Steinbeck and Margaret Mead....
  • Casey Anthony: Tim Miller doesn’t show for deposition

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Vanessa Echols said, "EquuSearch attorneys told us Miller filed a motion yesterday for a protective order and that both sides agreed Miller could give his deposition in January. Casey's attorneys said that wasn't true."...
  • Tom Brokaw, Kathleen Parker visit ‘Meet the Press’

     
    On Christmas morning, the Sunday┬átalk shows will continue to offer discussion and guests. Here's a preview: Tom Brokaw of NBC, Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post and Thomas Friedman of The New York Times visit NBC's “Meet the Press,” which...
  • New Commissioner John Martinez talks to ‘Political Connections’

     
    In the slot for "Central Florida Spotlight," WFTV-Channel 9 will repeat "9 Family Connection Special: Central Florida Cares." You can catch it at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Anchors Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt host the program. The special looks at how Central...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton blasts cronyism in state attorney’s office

     
    In an interview with Pipitone, Ashton revealed that he made $97,000 in advance on the book. He could get more money from movie rights and additional book sales. Ashton said he had no qualms about what he revealed about the Anthony case in the book....
  • Casey Anthony: Will trial be an issue in Jeff Ashton’s run for state attorney?

     
    WESH's Kealing asked Ashton if Lamar had overcharged the Anthony case by going for the death penalty. "Ashton said he wouldn't comment and said he doesn't want this campaign to be about one case in particular," Kealing said....
  • April ratings: WFTV, WKMG, WOFL post late-news wins

     
    In households, WFTV continued to show dominance. At 11 weeknights, WFTV averaged 73,400 homes to WKMG's 62,800, WESH's 43,200 and WOFL's 20,500....
  • WESH, WKMG win Florida Associated Press Awards

     
    WESH-Channel 2 and WKMG-Channel 6 have won Florida Associated Press Awards. The winners were announced Saturday. WESH won prizes for its website, breaking news coverage and weather reporting. The last prize was for chief meteorologist Tony Mainolfi's...
  • 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,...
  • Lisa Bell of News 13 to join WKMG in January

     
    Lisa Bell, who logged four years at Central Florida News 13, will join WKMG-Channel 6 early next year. “She will report for the 5, 6 and 7 p.m. news and fill in as anchor wherever we need her,” said WKMG General Manager Skip Valet. Bell starts...