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WBKB Reaches Affiliation Agreement with ABC, Launches Morning Newscast

ABC and Thunder Bay Broadcasting have reached an affiliation agreement in Alpena, Mich. Thunder Bay Broadcasting’s WBKB will air ABC programming on digital channel 11.3 beginning Monday.

As part of the affiliation agreement, the digital subchannel will also broadcast local news for the market. The station’s morning newscast will be the only one in Alpena.

“The launch of ‘WBKB Morning News’ as a lead-in to ‘Good Morning America’ is a delightful new endeavor. Our news team and production staff have been working on numerous innovative concepts,” WBKB general manager Cher Allen said in a statement. “We are dedicated to provide more local news, weather, sports and first-rate programming to the viewers and advertisers in Northeast Michigan.”

WBKB airs CBS programming on its main channel and Fox programming on channel 11.2.

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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.

Sara Welch Leaves New Haven’s WTNH After 10 Years

Sara Welch, who for 10 years was a reporter and weekend anchor for New Haven’s WTNH, has left the station to move to California with her fiance.

Welch became engaged in June to Bob Vanech, a college acquaintance who she reconnected with three years ago after he spotted her anchoring on the New Haven NBC affiliate while visiting his family in Connecticut. Vanech is a Los Angeles resident.

“I really want to have a family,” Welch told the New Haven Register. “So I’ll be taking the plunge and driving across the country. But I’ll be back at some point.”

Welch began her career in television at WBKB in Alpena, MI. She has spent time in local television in a variety of different markets, including WGBA in Green Bay and WTEN in Albany. Her final broadcast in New Haven was last week.