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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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  • Casey Anthony: She must serve probation, court rules

     
    Cheney Mason told Bristow that the defense team had worked out an arrangement with the probation system so that the media won't know where Anthony will report. "We will likely never see Casey Anthony," Bristow added. "The judge has ruled in this case that...
  • Casey Anthony: You’ll see her, Geraldo Rivera predicts

     
    WESH-Channel 2 reported that lead detectives Yuri Melich and John Allen have been added to the witness list for a hearing on investigative costs in the Casey Anthony case. That hearing, which had been set for Thursday, has been delayed to Sept. 2. Four...
  • WFTV sets pace in August news ratings; WOFL scores several wins

     
    WOFL was the top station in 10 p.m. news and benefited from Fox prime time, which was the favorite of the 25-to-54 age group. Those viewers enjoyed "Hell's Kitchen," "MasterChef" and "So You Think You Can Dance." CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 reached the...
  • Hurricane Irene: The main topic Sunday morning

     
    CBS plans to offer a special hurricane newscast anchored by Scott Pelley at 11 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. CBS' "Face the Nation" will offer the latest on Irene at 10:30 a.m. "Face the Nation" also offers an interview with former Secretary of State Colin...
  • Dr. Phil McGraw to George and Cindy Anthony: ‘You know the truth, don’t you?’

     
    McGraw tells Cindy Anthony: "There are millions of people that want to shake you awake." And McGraw says, "You know the truth, don't you?"...
  • ‘Dr. Phil’: George and Cindy Anthony still set for season premiere

     
    Some viewers are speculating that Dr. Phil McGraw has pulled his Sept. 12 premiere with George and Cindy Anthony. Hasn't happened, a show spokeswoman said this morning....
  • Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney visits "Fox News Sunday," which airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Kirsten Powers and Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee....
  • Casey Anthony: She won’t say a lot in defamation deposition

     
    Anthony's civil attorneys assured WFTV's Belich that their client won't violate her probation in the check-fraud case. "They say they talk to her all the time," Belich said....
  • Casey Anthony: Sour grapes or wild goose chase? You decide

     
    "All I know is it appears like what's well known as sour grapes," Mason said. "They lost, and now they want to charge a half million to Casey for losing. I'd like them to pay for her 24-hours-a-day lockup for three years."...
  • Casey Anthony: George, Cindy set for ‘Dr. Phil’ on Monday, Tuesday

     
    In fact, the Anthonys will be featured on the Monday season premiere as well as Tuesday's show....
  • ‘The X Factor’ to give 8-minute preview this Sunday on Fox

     
    Fox will repeat the preview during an extended "Family Guy," which runs from 8:30 to 9:37 p.m. The judges in the singing contest are Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. Steve Jones is the host....
  • Casey Anthony: Anchor sounds incredulous at seizure story

     
    Kaufeldt turned "lie" into a two-syllable word. But Kaufeldt balanced her disbelief with promotional duties: She reminded viewers that the "Dr. Phil" interview airs at 3 p.m. Monday on WOFL. The interview will continue Tuesday....