Pending Sales Of ABC 27, CBS 21 Leave Uncertainty For Station Managers

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The managers of ABC 27 and CBS 21 said Tuesday it was too early to tell what changes may be in store for both local television stations now that an agreement is in place that requires both to be sold.

“We don’t know much and it’s to be seen (what will happen),” said Joe Lewin, the general manager of ABC 27.  “We’re going to become part of the largest broadcasting group in the country. That’s what we know. That could be a very good thing.”

Lewin was referring to Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which on Mondayannounced a $985 million deal that includes the acquisition of seven ABC affiliates — including ABC 27 — and a 24-hour cable news network.  Those stations are being sold by Allbritton Communications.

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Former CBS 21 Reporter Kirk Wilson Confirms News Director’s Connection To Prostitution Sting

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kirk Wilson, former CBS 21 reporter, confirmed Saturday that the man who fired him in May from the news station and a man police arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution are one and the same.

“That’s the face that fired me,” Wilson said in reference to a mug shot of David Baer issued by Swatara Township police.  Baer is the station’s news director, taking the job just about two months ago.

Wilson, the former Carlisle mayor, said he was also able to confirm that connection by talking to employees at the station.  He said they didn’t know any more about the case than what was issued in a Swatara Township police news release.

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