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WOFL-Fox 35 is owned by Fox Television Stations. It originally went on the air on March 31, 1974, as WSBW -- Orlando's first independent station. The 1970s recession hit WSWB hard. Station owner Sun World Broadcasting ran into money troubles and was forced to file for bankruptcy in January 1976 -- which eventually forced Channel 35 off the air. Among those who tried to buy the station were Ted Turner and Christian broadcast Pat Robertson. After a great deal of legal squabbling over WSWB's assets, the Omega Group ended up with ownership. It changed the call letters to WOFL (for Orlando, FL) and returned Channel 35 to the air in 1979. Meredith Corp. then purchased WOFL in 1982 and owned it unt... Show more »
WOFL-Fox 35 is owned by Fox Television Stations. It originally went on the air on March 31, 1974, as WSBW -- Orlando's first independent station. The 1970s recession hit WSWB hard. Station owner Sun World Broadcasting ran into money troubles and was forced to file for bankruptcy in January 1976 -- which eventually forced Channel 35 off the air. Among those who tried to buy the station were Ted Turner and Christian broadcast Pat Robertson. After a great deal of legal squabbling over WSWB's assets, the Omega Group ended up with ownership. It changed the call letters to WOFL (for Orlando, FL) and returned Channel 35 to the air in 1979. Meredith Corp. then purchased WOFL in 1982 and owned it until 2002, when it swapped stations with Fox Broadcasting -- gaining the Fox-owned station in Portland, Ore, in exchange for Channel 35. Fox also owns WRBW-Channel 65 in Orlando. « Show less

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  • Franklin Graham, Tim Keller will be guests on ABC’s ‘This Week’

     
    For Easter, ABC's "This Week" will offer interviews with the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pastor Tim Keller. Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Keller wrote "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism."...
  • Casey Anthony: Judge’s rulings are setbacks for defense

     
    "Three setbacks for Team Casey," WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski said in introducing the headlines this afternoon....
  • WFTV sets pace in April news ratings

     
    In March, WESH-Channel 2 and WFTV-Channel 9 split victories in late news ratings. But in April, WFTV was the clear winner in attracting the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. WFTV won the 11 p.m. ratings race whether the...
  • ‘American Idol’ tour coming to Orlando

     
    The American Idol tour will play Orlando's Amway Center at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, at AmwayCenter.com....
  • ‘American Idol’ wins ratings race; does James Durbin help or hurt?

     
    Wednesday's edition of "American Idol" cleaned up in the ratings, but it also suggested that there is a clear-cut front-runner. James Durbin was far superior than the other five hopefuls. Jennifer Lopez acknowledged that James has been more consistent...
  • Shuttle launch to interrupt Oprah Winfrey, shift Ellen DeGeneres

     
    The final launch of space shuttle Endeavour will rearrange Friday afternoon schedules....
  • Royal wedding: What will it do to Friday local news?

     
    Television will go all out to cover the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday morning, but most Americans think the nuptials are getting too much attention. Sixty-four percent says there's too much wedding news, according to a survey from...
  • ‘American Idol’: Steven Tyler says it’s not about who can sing best

     
    It's not a show about who can sing best," Tyler says. "I mean, I told the producers, that's not it. That can't be it for me. Because, there are so many stars out there right now, but they're not the best singers. But they sure got character. And I like to...
  • WKMG to start 5 p.m. newscast in early September

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 will bring back a half-hour 5 p.m. newscast in early September, the station announced this morning. "We listened to our viewers," General Manager Skip Valet said. "Viewers wanted news at 5. I respect that. We're ready to do this."...
  • ‘America’s Most Wanted’ to feature all-star winner June 4

     
    Voting for the grand-prize winner in the America's Most Wanted All-Star Contest will close next Sunday. The winner will be announced soon after that and be featured on the Fox program at 9 p.m. June 4....
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, Seth Meyers set for ‘Meet the Press’

     
    In an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will assess the Republican field for the 2012 presidential election and the public's reaction to the GOP budget plan. "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers will be...
  • ‘American Idol’: Jennifer Lopez, Lady Antebellum to perform

     
    The results show at 8 p.m. Thursday will feature judge Jennifer Lopez performing "On the Floor" with rapper Pitbull. Lady Antebellum is also on the bill. The field will be reduced to the top four....