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Fisher Communications Hooks KBAK, KBFX

Fisher Communications closed on its $55 million purchase of KBAK-TV and low power KBFX-CA Bakersfield, Calif., from Westwind Communications.

Troy McGuire, vice president of news for the two stations since January 2007, was named general manager, as well. In the latter post, he succeeds Wayne Lansche, who is retiring.

Fisher owns 13 full-power stations and eight low-powers, as well as eight radio stations.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.