Close encounter in Bakersfield


Fisher Communications’ 55M acquisition of KBAK-TV CBS/29 and KBFX-CA Fox/27 is closed. The seller was Westwind Communications, which according to the contract will hang around for awhile to provide consulting services. Fisher announced that its VP/News Troy A. McGuire will continue in that role and will also will take over as GM of the two Bakersfield properties from Wayne Lansche, who is retiring.