Bakersfield station upgrades with Brightline
Monday, 5 February 2024
keroKERO-TV is the most recent E.W. Scripps TV station to upgrade to Brightline
USA - KERO-TV is the most recent E.W. Scripps TV station to upgrade their studio lighting with a full Brightline system. Long known for its audio innovations, Bakersfield was home to Bakersfield Sound, producing honky tonk and rock legends like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.
“Scripps has a storied history in journalism and cable and is well regarded for its latest multi-platform initiatives,” says Sam Cercone, managing partner, Brightline. “Widely known for pioneering new technologies, the expansive lighting upgrades underway throughout the group further solidify its position as a broadcast innovator.
“With the retrofit kit, we can upgrade existing Brightline fluorescent systems to LED at an attractive cost through repurposing fixtures”, says Cercone. “And the high-colour rendering LEDs enhance video. Upgrading to LED reduces energy consumption, renews the lifetime of the fixtures, and lowers maintenance costs, providing significant savings.”
Converting stations in Billings, Boise, Bozeman, Buffalo, Lexington, Milwaukee, Omaha and West Palm Beach, a team of Brightline lighting directors have assisted local facilities with their installations.
Industry veteran Chris Boyd was the lighting director on the recent KERO-TV project. Chris emphasised that “Brightline LED fixtures offer the total package for studios of all sizes.” Next up, Boyd will visit KMGH-TV in Denver to supervise their turnkey Brightline lighting conversion. With the new KMGH facility scheduled to air in March, viewers can welcome Spring while watching their fresh new look.
“We appreciate our long and mutually beneficial relationship with Scripps,” adds Cercone, “and sharing our expertise to solve our clients' challenges is what it’s all about for us.”

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