Bakersfield TV station KGET is reporting KMJ (AM 580) talk show host Inga Barks, whose show originates from Bakersfield, was arrested a week ago on charges of public intoxication and delaying or obstructing a peace officer.
KMJ is owned by Peak Broadcasting. Patty Hixson, Peak Broadcasting’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, issued this statement:
“We have been made aware of an incident involving talk show host, Inga Barks, who was arrested last week by the Bakersfield Police Department on misdemeanor charges. As a result, Inga has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of a BPD criminal investigation and our own internal inquiry as to the facts in this case. Since this is a personnel matter, there will be no further statements until both are completed.”
Barks has the 6-9 p.m. weekday slot on KMJ.