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KBAK Father and Son Story Includes Unexpectedly Erotic Soundbite

“All right, let’s just say it: that soundbite sounds like something else…” KBAK anchor John Dabkovich said, trying to hold back laughter after the CBS-affiliate aired video of a father and son fishing that was accompanied by some unexpectedly erotic sounds.

The soundbite was presumably of the boy cheering on his father but the “ooooh, yeah, daddy…” was evocative of something that you wouldn’t find airing on a morning newscast (video above).

Cristi Jessee Will Join KBAK-KBFX As News Director

Cristi Jessee is set to join KBAK-KBFX on August 16. She will be the news director at the Fisher Communications duopoly in Bakersfield, CA.

Jessee has been the news director at KSAX, the ABC affiliate in Alexandria, MN, since 2009. Prior to that, she was a multimedia journalist at KXTV in Sacramento.

“As the local news landscape broadens to include various content platforms, Cristi’s work with social media and her experience as a multimedia journalist will strengthen the stations’ commitment to bringing viewers news when and where they want it,” KBAK-KBFX vice present and general manager Teresa Burgess said in a statement.

Jessee began her career as a production assistant at KARE in Minneapolis. She has also worked at WDAZ in Grand Forks, ND, KTHV in Little Rock and KCBS in Los Angeles.

New KSBY Boss Hires Doug Barden as News Director

Doug Barden, the news director at KBAK-KBFX in Bakersfield, CA, has been hired to lead the newsroom at San Luis Obispo’s KSBY.

Barden will replace Dave Schermer, who left the station earlier this year shortly after Kathleen Choal became the NBC-affiliate’s president and general manager.

Choal, a TV news veteran who previously served as news director and station manager at Tucson’s KVOA, was impressed by Barden’s resume.

“With his experience and passion for news, Doug was exactly the journalist I was looking for to lead this newsroom,” Choal told TVSpy.

Barden worked as an assistant news director at Salt Lake City’s KSTU and Reno’s KRNV before becoming KBAK-KBFX’s news director in 2008. His first day with KSBY is set for July 11th.

Weathercaster Wins Facebook Fans with Music Video

Taking a page from KUTV’s social media playbook, the morning team at KBAK-KBFX in Bakersfield, CA launched their own “Facebook Faceoff,” a competition to see who can gain the most fans on the ubiquitous social networking portal.

The clear winner has turned out to be weathercaster Aaron Perlman, who whipped out his acoustic guitar and made a music video (above).

As Lost Remote points out, though, Perlman was originally asking viewers to be his friend and not his fan so he quickly hit Facebook’s 5,000 person limit on friends. Perlman has since launched a fan page.

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