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What Are Local Stations Covering?

This time we look into what the stations in Bakersfield, CA, are covering.

Both CBS affiliate KBAK and FOX affiliate KBFX are owned by Sinclair Broadcasting with the two sharing anchors. NBC affiliate KGET took a bit of a chance Monday and did a full five minutes on a story none of the other stations covered in that time slot.

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Bakersfield Anchor Caught Dancing on Camera

A few hours after watching weather man Aaron Perlman sit in “temporary time out” for forecasting snow that never came, viewers of Bakersfield CBS affiliate KBAK got a taste of of Noon anchor Tom Murphy grooving to the tunes the station was laying down over a graphic of the day’s stock numbers coming back from a break.

Co-anchor Courtney Bryant could be heard tossing to Murphy, who was already on camera dancing in his chair. “All right,” said Murphy. “Well I just got that dance move caught on camera,” he said before moving on with the Market Watch segment.

Sinclair Broadcast Group to Acquire Fisher Communications for $373M

Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Fisher Communications for $373.3 million, the two companies announced Thursday.

Fisher owns 20 television stations in eight markets, reaching 3.9% of U.S. TV households (full list is after the jump). The transaction also includes three radio stations in Seattle. As part of the terms of the agreement, Fisher will provide “certain operating services” for three TV stations in Eugene, Ore. –  KMTR, KMCB and KTCW — after the transaction is approved by the FCC.

TVNewsCheck reports Sinclair won a bidding war with LIN Media for the station group “in a deal finalized in the wee hours of Tuesday night.”

“Sinclair is the largest independent TV broadcaster in the country, and we believe its commitment to the industry — along with its greater scale and sizable resources — will provide our stations, team members and business partners with new opportunities to flourish,” Fisher president and CEO Colleen B. Brown said in a statement. Read more

VIDEO: Bakersfield Morning Show Conducts On-Air Job Interview for Open Reporter Position

Tom Murphy is trying to land a job at KBAK-KBFX in Bakersfield so the Fisher-owned duopoly invited him on to its morning show this week to interview for a recently open reporter position.

Murphy, who is currently at WBKB in Alpena, MI, played a game of “this or that” and did a blind report in front of the station’s green screen (video above).

KBAK-KBFX is asking viewers to email their opinions of Murphy to viewer@bakersfieldnow.com.

Woman Involved in Murder Trial Attacks KBAK-KBFX News Crew with Her Minivan

A woman at the center of a love triangle that allegedly ended in murder attacked a KBAK-KBFX news crew this week as they were shooting video across the street from her home.

51-year-old Danny Mathis is accused of killing a man after he had sex with his ex-girlfriend, Chasidy Wilhite. A KBAK-KBFX crew was shooting outside of Wilhite’s house on Monday when she got into her minivan and drove into the station’s video equipment, knocking the tripod over and smashing the camera (video inside). Read more

5 Survival Tips For Working The Holiday Shift

It’s that time of year again: people everywhere are packing their bags and heading home for some much-needed holiday vacation time. Except, in many cases, for journalists. Across the country, producers, photographers, anchors and reporters are staying put, assigned to odd shifts because the news never stops. If you’re stuck with holiday duty this year, TVSpy has got you covered — we’ve compiled a survival guide with tips from people who have felt your pain. Read on for their suggestions.  Read more

KBAK Debuts Facebook Music Video ‘Like, Like, Like’

Trying to gain 11,111 Facebook fans by 11/11/11, Bakersfield’s KBAK-KBFX has debuted a music video starring morning weathercaster Aaron Perlman that urges viewers to Like the station (video above).

“Like, Like, Like” is actually Perlman’s second Facebook-inspired song for KBAK-KBFX. In May, he won a “Facebook Faceoff” against his morning cohorts with a song titled “Facebook Friendship.” Read more

How Did 27 Stations End Up With Identical Scripts For a Story About Conan O’Brien?

Conan O’Brien poked fun at content-sharing in local news this week, showing a clip on his show of several anchors repeating the same phrase — “push the envelope” — while reporting on the late night host’s plans to officiate a same-sex wedding on his show.

The original source of the copy was CBS Newspath, according to staffers at two stations featured in the clip. Although “Conan” only showed 18 stations, a search of TVEyes.com reveals that 27 stations reported the story using identical wording (a full list, including markets and affiliations, is after the jump.)

The script was tease copy for Monday’s “Eye on Entertainment” package, filed by CBS Newspath correspondent Sandra Hughes. The full version reads: “Conan O’Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television. And British songstress Adele seems to have pushed her voice too far. CBS’ Sandra Hughes has those stories and more, in your Monday morning ‘Eye on Entertainment.’”

South Bend’s WSBT, which was featured in the Conan clip, addressed the situation on the 6 a.m. newscast this morning, calling it the “dark secret” of the news business. Read more

KBAK-KBFX Weathercaster Uses Green Screen for Invisible Man Costume

KBAK-KBFX morning weathercaster Aaron Perlman dressed up as the Invisible Man for Halloween today, taking advantage of the studio’s green screen.

Wearing a skin-tight green body suit and head covering, Perlman delivered the weather for most of the morning in a suit and sunglasses. For his final forecast of the day, though, Perlman went completely invisible. Well, until the KBAK-KBFX morning crew turned off the effects for a moment, revealing Perlman’s awkward body suit (video above).

Harry Belafonte Sleeps During KBAK-KBFX Interview

It was apparently a little too early in the morning for Harry Belafonte. The legendary singer was supposed to do a satellite interview with the KBAK-KBFX morning team on Friday but when the camera cut to him live in New York he was fast asleep and couldn’t be roused for the interview, despite the best efforts of anchor Leyla Santiago (video above).

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