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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: 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....
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton talks to Dr. Phil on Wednesday

     
    "Jeff will reveal the contents of Casey Anthony's psychological report. This has never been disclosed before," McGraw says in the preview. Will you watch?...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton shows sympathy for George, Cindy

     
    "The one piece of evidence we never really could produce and develop was the real relationship between Casey and Cindy," Ashton said. "We had a lot of anecdotal evidence about that relationship. But in my opinion, Cindy could never be candid about it...
  • ‘The X Factor’: Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars to perform

     
    Fox is shifting the two-hour performance show to 8 p.m. Tuesday on WOFL-Channel 35. That show will have a "Giving Thanks" theme. The nine finalists are divided in four categories: Girls, Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew; Boys, Astro, Marcus Canty and...
  • 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...
  • ‘The X Factor’: Will December be Simon Cowell’s month?

     
    Coming next: The seven finalists will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday on WOFL-Channel 35. Two more acts will be eliminated in the results show at 8 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 1....
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton’s closing argument? Brilliant

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis called the closing brilliant and said Ashton was doing a great job. She said the closing argument had organization and drama. He sent the message as "the defense is a big fat liar."...
  • Casey Anthony: Did judge throw defense a huge bone?

     
    Diana Tennis, legal analyst for WOFL-Channel 35, interpreted the jury-instruction discussion this way: "The defense is going to be able to argue drowning, because there's a reasonable inference given the pool testimony. They are not going to be to argue...
  • Casey Anthony: Why didn’t the jury talk?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis said it was the jurors' story. "They may want to all regroup and maybe decide how best to tell their joint story or not," Tennis said. "They may never talk. They know that this is unpopular. They may not know the...
  • Casey Anthony: ‘A very fine day for the defense’

     
    Anthony was biting her nails before the verdict, WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth noted. The camera caught Anthony doing precisely that as attorney Sims talked to her....
  • Casey Anthony: Verdict is coming at 2:15

     
    Geraldo Rivera told WOFL-Channel 35 that Anthony probably "the second most recognizable person in our country right now." Rivera picked Barack Obama as the most recognizable. Rivera described Anthony's "severe, stoic, very pained face" that is "still...
  • Casey Anthony: How is jury life like ‘Survivor’?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis compared jury life to "mini-Survivor" because of a group dynamic is in effect from the first day. "They're spending lots of time together, they're getting to know each other, they're making friendships, they're...