David “Ping” Pingalore may be moving on to bigger and better things after WKMG-Channel 6 decided not to renew his contract last month. The longtime Orlando sports anchor posted a Facebook Live video Monday night from the newsroom of Los Angeles’ KTLA-Channel 5. He’ll be doing the sports report there tonight. “I said a few…
What’s Bob Kealing’s new job? What’s Univision doing with another Orlando TV station? Will Channel 6 hire another sports anchor? All this, plus more.
The first regular broadcast by WDBO-TV at 7:55 a.m. on that July 1, 1954, was the culmination of a more than three-year effort to bring local TV to Central Florida.
In the process of elevating Jamie Seh from weekend sports anchor to sports director, Channel 6 is making a bit of history.
WKMG Channel 6 is dropping longtime sports anchor David Pingalore, reports Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel.
Comedian Bill Dana, whose death at age 92 was announced Monday, was best known for his “Jose Jimenez” character in the 1960s. But he also had a small role in Orlando TV history.
Thirty-five years ago this month, there was a big change in Orlando television. You can blame a greedy, lazy station owner as well as the FCC, a movie company and even a soft-drink maker.
The Bithlo TV tower was called the tallest structure on the planet at one point. But as workers were preparing to install an an antenna for educational station WMFE-Channel 24 on June 8, 1973, the tower collapsed into a massive pile of steel and wires. A structural failure was cited as the cause.
It was at 11:16 p.m. on Friday, June 4, that Channel 6 turned on its transmitter for the first time and sent out its first broadcast, a test pattern. The signal came from an 80-foot antenna atop the station’s new 500-foot tower on Texas Avenue, just north of West Colonial Drive.
Catching up on Orlando TV news after being busy Christmas shopping … Former WESH anchor Wendy Chioji has reunited with former Channel 2 colleagues Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer on their Growing Bolder television venture. She’s joining the show for its second season on public television. She was at the show’s Maitland headquarters recently to…