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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: Did Oprah Winfrey’s exit spur interest?

     
    But there's something to Shine's theory. WFTV-Channel 9 aired the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" finale in May, then quickly decided to preempt repeats to cover the Anthony trial. The trial scored big numbers for WFTV and other local stations....
  • Emmys: Look for ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Modern Family’ to repeat as top series

     
    Comedy series: CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," Fox's "Glee," "Modern Family," and three from NBC, "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "30 Rock." I think it's a two-show race between "Modern Family," last year's winner, and "Big Bang Theory." But...
  • Casey Anthony: a ‘Dr. Phil’ finale, but a story that doesn’t end

     
    Of course, the TV appearances by George and Cindy Anthony might have confused matters. Many programs interviewed the Anthonys about their grief, but that wasn't the main issue in a little girl's death. Still, we'll listen to learn if George and Cindy...
  • September news ratings: WFTV, WOFL post victories

     
    The prime-time schedules of three networks were roughly tied for the month in this market: CBS (72,400), NBC (72,000) and ABC (71,700). The ratings period ran from Aug. 25 to Wednesday....
  • Bob Ward’s conviction: He didn’t get the Casey Anthony treatment

     
    "Clearly this jury is being very thoughtful, very deliberate as a process -- six days of testimony," Pipitone said. At 7 p.m. Friday, Pipitone noted the jury had entered its 11th hour of deliberation -- "longer than the Casey Anthony jury did after a six-...
  • Guest list: Benjamin Netanyahu on ‘Meet the Press’; David Cameron on ‘This Week’

     
    Also on the guest list Sunday morning: Senior White House adviser David Plouffe will visit ABC's "This Week," "Fox News Sunday" and CNN's "State of the Union."...
  • Casey Anthony jailhouse tape: It’s so grainy

     
    The public finally saw Casey Anthony's reaction on the day daughter Caylee's remains were found in December 2008. But the 15-minute tape was extremely grainy and offered just a few moments of Anthony reacting to TV coverage that day in the Orange County...
  • Guest list: Herman Cain on ‘Fox News Sunday,’ ‘This Week’; Erin Burnett on ‘Reliable Sources’

     
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" lets Erin Burnett preview her new CNN show, "OutFront," which debuts at 7 p.m. Monday. A panel on Gov. Chris Christie and Fox News features Lauren Ashburn, founder, Ashburn Media Company; John Avlon of Newsweek/The Daily Beast;...
  • Casey Anthony: She’s in good standing on probation

     
    Uhrig added that Anthony has to show some effort about getting a job or going to school. "If she's got no money, she can't go to school 'cause she can't pay tuition," Uhrig said. "I can't imagine what employer would want the distraction of actually hiring...
  • ‘The X Factor’: Five Florida acts make the final 32

     
    The acts will sing at the judges' homes in shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on Fox (WOFL-Channel 35 locally). In a special at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, the judges and celebrity guest mentors will decide which acts continue. Those acts will perform in...
  • 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.;...
  • Casey Anthony: And now the ethics seminar

     
    Also on the panel will be legal analysts Bill Sheaffer of WFTV-Channel 9 and Diana Tennis of WOFL-Channel 35. Amy Mashburn, a professor of law at the Unniversity of Florida, is taking part, too....