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Outlaw chickeners

egg… Deep in the heart of suburbia in a smallish backyard designed for more suitable and acceptable hobbies like barbecuing and ping pong and only the occasionally well-mannered dog, resides a woman with a dual identity. By day, she’s a mild-mannered DIY writer, who spends her time crafting and desk surfing, guiding readers in intriguing intellectual pursuits — such as, “Learn how to straighten out that wobbly table using a turnip!” or “How to redecorate your entire home with beer caps!” But by night, she’s an obsessed wanna-be chickener, reading all she can about raising her own small flock in Outer Urbia — the land of tract homes and concrete and crabby neighbors.

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KFSN will produce 10 p.m. newscast

Here are a few things going on in local radio and TV that happened too late to make my Thursday TV Beat column.

  • News news: KFSN (Channel 30.1) will begin producing a 30-minute newscast to air at 10 p.m. weeknights on KAIL (Channel 7.1). The program, scheduled to start Jan. 7, will be anchored by Warren Armstrong and Liz Harrison and will feature meteorologist Kevin Musso and sports director Tommy Tran.
  • Tuna for breakfast: Local radio station KYNO (AM 1430) has been playing on music and commercials since the switch to the classic rock format in mid-November. The station will finally get an on-air voice as Charlie Tuna will be hosting a new morning show starting Dec. 17. The veteran on-air personality won’t be in Fresno but will supply the morning talk from his base in Los Angeles.
  • Sound effort: The 5 p.m. Dec. 7 broadcast of the KFCF (FM, 88.1) show “Down on the Farm” explores some way forward for sustainable animal husbandry on a landscape changed by soaring grain prices.