KFSN (Channel 30.1) will become the second local television station to broadcast a 4 p.m. newscast when on Sept. 12 it launches "Action News Live at Four."
The show will go head to head with "We are Fresno: LIVE" on KSEE (Channel 24.1).
The slot became available to the ABC station when Oprah Winfrey pulled the plug on her talk show. Reruns of the show will air until the start of the new hour-long news program next month.
Dan Adams, president and general manager of KFSN, says he considered several options but was more comfortable going with a locally produced news program because the station has been very successful with local news shows.
Graciela Moreno and Christine Park will anchor "Action News Live at Four." They will be joined by meteorologist Kevin Musso. A new set has been built for the program.
Adams says the 4 p.m. show will be a traditional news program. The biggest difference will more emphasis on social media from Facebook to Twitter. The show also will contain entertainment reports and consumer tips.
It was a very close vote, but Clovis native Kasey Kahl has survived to fight another day on the ABC competition show "Bachelor Pad."
It came down to either Kahl or former "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka for elimination in the final rose ceremony.
This was an important win for Kahl. If he had been eliminated, he'd be out of the running for the $250,000 prize. And, it would have meant Vienna Girardi would be left to deal with her former love, Pavelka.
It was a weird night for Kahl. He got the win. But Girardi almost jumped out of her skin when Kahl pulled a ring box out of his jacket. It was only a promise ring, but the way Girardi reacted, Kahl might rethink his feelings for her.
Lisa Adams will take on the role of program director for local radio station KWYE (FM 101.1) while continuing to be the programmer for the Boise stations KAWO (FM 104.3) and KXLT (FM 107.9). All three are owned by Peak Broadcasting.
Patty Hixson, senior vice president/market manager of Peak Broadcasting in Fresno, says Adams will spend time in Fresno but will remain based in Idaho.
Gaby Rodriguez is the new morning traffic reporter on KFSN. She comes here after working in Los Angeles – a completely different world when it comes to traffic.
Rodriguez graduated from Whittier College, Los Angeles, with a degree in English literature and a minor in Spanish. She studied in Spain, where she perfected her Spanish-speaking skills.
TV and movie critic Rick Bentley can be reached at email@example.com or (559) 441-6355. Read his blog at fresnobeehive.com.