WAKA News Director Leaves After A Month

Jack Pagano, the newly appointed news director for Montgomery, Ala., CBS affiliate WAKA has left the station after being hired in May. Pagano says he left so he could take care of a family issue, adding. “I will seek another run in broadcasting as soon as my family situation is resolved.”

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Bahakel Sets ‘Huge Media Merger’ In Ala.

Bahakel Communications, owner of WAKA (CBS) Montgomery, Ala., is buying SagamoreHill Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WBMM there and has signed time sales and SSA deals to operate SagamoreHill’s WNCF (ABC) in the market.

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Caruthers Stepping Down As GM Of WAKA

Jim Caruthers, VP-GM of Bahakel’s CBS affiliate in Montgomery, Ala., for the past 13 years, announced that he is retiring from the company at the end of the year.