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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: Jeff Ashton to visit ‘Today,’ HLN, ‘Fox & Friends’

     
    On Wednesday, Ashton will be a guest on "Fox & Friends" on Fox News Channel. Then he talks to Dr. Phil McGraw on "Dr. Phil" at 3 p.m. on WOFL-Channel 35....
  • Taylor Swift tells ‘60 Minutes’: I take being a role model seriously

     
    It would be really easy to say ... 'I'm 21 now. I do what I want. You raise your kids.' But ... that's not the truth of it," Swift tells Stahl. "The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation. So make...
  • CBS orders ‘Survivor’ editions No. 25, No. 26

     
    Probst, who is also an executive producer, has won four Emmys for his hosting. "I am thrilled to continue working on the longest-running reality competition show with the world's greatest adventure crew for two more seasons," Probst said in a statement....
  • Jeff Ashton to speak at main Orlando library on Monday

     
    You've seen him making the television rounds. Soon, you can see him in person. Former prosecutor Jeff Ashton will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at the main Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. The event is free. Ashton will discuss his book “...
  • Taylor Swift on getting drunk: “That’s just not cute”

     
    Taylor Swift doesn’t like drinking and doesn’t smoke pot, according to a snippet of an interview done for a 60 Minutes segment to air this weekend. Swift’s interview will be broadcast on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Nov. 20 (7 p.m. on CBS,...
  • Jane Curtin joins CBS’ ‘Unforgettable’

     
    Curtin will play Jane Webster. CBS described the character as "an acerbic and demanding inspector who was running the medical examiner's office in Manhattan until being demoted to the Queens Police Department for being insubordinate."...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ talks to Grover Norquist and IMF chief

     
    Former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson describes Norquist as a "megalomaniac, egomaniac, whatever you want to call him. ... He ought to run for president, because that will be his platform, 'No new taxes even if your country goes to hell.' "...
  • ‘CSI’: Elisabeth Shue to replace Marg Helgenberger

     
    Danson has won admiring reviews for his work on the long-running drama, which he joined this fall. He replaced Laurence Fishburne, who joined the show after original cast member William Petersen left. "CSI" airs at 10 p.m. Wednesdays on WKMG-Channel 6....
  • Guest list: Marco Rubio on ‘This Week’; Ron Paul on ‘Face the Nation’; Condoleezza Rice on ‘State of the Union’

     
    "Fareez Zakaria GPS" features Ehud Barak, Israeli defense minister and former prime minister of Israel. The program starts at 10 a.m. and repeats at 1 p.m. Another guest is billed as "the preeminent political prognosticator" who will give "his take on the...
  • U.S. Rep. Dan Webster on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    "Facing Florida With Mike Vasilinda" talks to Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott about auto insurance fraud. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV and repeats at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on WRDQ. Florida Retail Federation CEO Rick...
  • November ratings: WFTV, WOFL post victories

     
    "One of the things we're proud of, we're the news leader at 5, 5:30 and 6 [p.m.] even without Oprah," WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt said. Since Winfrey ended her talk show, "Dr. Oz" has taken over the 4 p.m. slot....
  • Who won at 11 p.m.? WFTV, WKMG disagree

     
    "They can claim what they claim," WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said. "I'm sticking with my math. There's no proof their math is correct." Counters WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt: "It's not my math. It's Nielsen's math."...