KERN/Bakersfield Drops Two Local Anchors
May 31, 2011 at 4:23 AM (PT)
AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA Talk KERN-A/BAKERSFIELD has dropped news anchors DANIELLE SULLIVAN and BILL CURTIS due to economic reasons, reports the BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN. Also dropped was a daily three-minute feature hosted by former KERN host INGA BARKS and newscasts after the 5p (PT) local news.
Dir./AM Programming BRETT RECKAMP told the paper that the move "was just a straight-up economic issue. Working for the news department can be quite expensive ... We're just doing more with less when it comes to doing news." The station continues to air a news block in morning drive, anchored by JEFF LEMUCCHI and THERESA EBREO.