Recent RogerSimmons.com Orlando TV News reports involving WRDQ-Channel 27, an independent TV station for Central Florida. The station is part of a Cox Television duopoly in Orlando with WFTV-Channel 9.
So much for keeping the audience that was glued to Orlando TV news stations during the Casey Anthony trial. In the just completed September ratings period, most of the O-Town stations saw year-over-year declines in … MORE
Casey Anthony’s murder trial is easily the biggest television news event in Orlando’s history. Each day, it seems, the local television stations keep turning their coverage up a notch. All aired the opening statements, then … MORE
Some big changes with Orlando-based television start on Monday — the first weekday of the new year. Cellar-dweller WKMG launches its new 7 p.m. newscast with Lauren Rowe as primary anchor. The station has split … MORE
Labor Day will mark the launch of WFTV’s 6:30 p.m. newscast on sister station WRDQ-TV 27. The new Eyewitness News at 6:30, anchored by Vanessa Welch and Josh Benson, will go head-to-head against WKMG-Local 6’s … MORE
Just as predictable as afternoon thunderstorms in the summer: WFTV and CBS were the big winners in Orlando in the just-completed May sweeps. The juggernaut that is Channel 9’s Eyewitness News showed no signs of … MORE
Andrea Jackson, one of the original Daily Buzz anchors, is leaving the Orlando-based morning show. Her last day is Wednesday. In a note to Sentinel TV Guy and More blogger Hal Boedeker, Jackson said, “It’s … MORE
When Orlando’s TV stations — and all others in the nation — finally turn off their analog transmitters on June 12, some Central Florida viewers might be in for a surprise. Because of tower relocations … MORE