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How’s the Weather in Squaw Valley? Or is it Yokuts? Depends on the Station You Watch.

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Top: ABC 30 recognizes "Yokuts Valley" in its weathercasts; Bottom: KSEE 24 recognizes "Squaw Valley." (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno County says the name of a foothills community is Squaw Valley. The federal government says its Yokuts Valley.

The federal and state governments have banned the “squaw” term, citing its sexist and racist history. The county fired back by filing a lawsuit against the state law.

Local TV stations are mixed in how they refer to the town.

The name often appears in weather updates, usually on a map or in a crawl at the bottom of the screen.

ABC 30 News Director Martin Ortiz says his station is following the federal government’s decision to recognize the name as Yokuts Valley.

KSEE 24 still lists Squaw Valley. The station did not respond to Media Man’s questions as to why.

And KMPH Fox 26 News Director Jim Jakobs says the name isn’t in the station’s weather graphics either way.

Greenwald Will Call Games in Winnipeg

Doug Greenwald will be calling baseball games for the 2023 season … in Canada.

Greenwald, the longtime Fresno Grizzlies broadcaster, will be radio voice for the Winnipeg Goldeyes, a team in the 12-club independent American Association — considered a partner league with Major League Baseball.

The team hired him to broadcast games on CJNU (93.7 FM).

For the last 20 years, Greenwald was voice of the Fresno Grizzlies and occasionally filled-in with the San Francisco Giants.

The Grizzlies and Greenwald parted ways this off-season. The club has not announced their 2023 broadcast plans. Fewer games in recent years have aired on terrestrial radio, in favor of online broadcasts.

Previous announcing stops for Greenwald, the son of former Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald, included Burlington, Iowa; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Modesto. He currently calls games for UC Davis women’s basketball.

“I’m excited and thankful to join the Goldeyes! Owner Sam Katz and general manager Andrew Collier are beyond welcoming. For 30 years, Winnipeg continues to be the hallmark of the MLB Partnership group,” Greenwald texted Media Man.

The team is happy to have him.

“Doug Greenwald’s career in professional baseball is in a category well beyond what you would normally see in the MLB Partner Leagues,” owner Katz said. “Sometimes you need to go after the ‘big fish’ and the Goldeyes are very fortunate to have Doug Greenwald doing play-by-play this season. After talking to Doug on many occasions it became very clear that he lives, eats, and breathes baseball.”

Greenwald replaces Steve Schuster, who left for a non-broadcast job with the New York Mets.

Doug Greenwald will call games in Winnipeg this season. (GV Wire/David Taub)

Work at ABC 30. It Pays Better.

ABC 30 posted job listings for two on-air positions — an anchor reporter, and a reporter. The pay range for both at the Disney/ABC-owned station is between $60,000-$75,000 a year.

Compare that to existing job listing for similar jobs at Nexstar-owned KSEE-24/CBS 47. Postings for a news reporter, and a news reporter/fill-in anchor position pays $20.67 an hour, or $43,000 a year.

KMPH Weather Anchor Expecting

If KMPH Fox 26 weather anchor Christina Lopez looked different, it’s because she is. Lopez announced on the air that she and her husband are expecting their second child in the summer, a girl.

Congrats to Lopez and her family.

CMAC Wins Eight Awards

Congratulations to CMAC — producer of local cable access content — for bringing home eight Western Access Video Excellence awards from a ceremony last month.

The winners included Edison High School student Bianc Barajas for her short documentary about the Central Valley environment.

“My goal is to spread awareness about the wetlands that used to be here and how the drastic changes have affected us. I would like to reimagine a future in which my home in the Central Valley has become much more sustainable and restored, without the presence of corporate greed. I also want to gain experience with digital media, since that is the career I’m interested in,” Barajas said in a news release.

The list of local winners, as provided by CMAC:

COMMUNITY ISSUES (Student)

Our Disappearing Wetlands | Blanca Barajas

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE (Community Producer)

Culture, Language, and Environment at Circle V | USGBC Central California

NARRATIVE FILM – SHORT OR FEATURE (Student)

Legacy | Ryan Abner, Minarets High School

NEWS PROGRAMMING (Student)

Fresno State Focus | Fresno State Department of Media, Communications, and Journalism

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (Professional)

Sharrows PSA | CMAC Staff

SPORTS COVERAGE (Student)

CMAC Sports: McLane Vs. Roosevelt | McLane High School

UNDERSERVED VOICES (Community Producer)

Little Big Gym | Rigoberto Moran

UNDERSERVED VOICES (Student)

El Poder of a Classroom | Daniela Maciel

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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