Saturday, August 27, 2016

News for Friday, August 26th, 2016

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Friday ("Local 15 Today") had an image of its director (Chris Fillingham) with a logo and slogan for a radio station that used to exist in their local broadcast area (WABB-FM in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama) on display in honor of his birthday in a segment dedicated to acknowledging birthdays of residents in their local broadcast area.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. this Friday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had a report about an engineer for their broadcast operation (Joey Norris (their "employee of the month")) raffling a "special parking spot" of his to raise money to buy food to donate to the Salvation Army in Mobile (he was said to had raised $400 from the raffle). 
  • This past Wednesday on the twenty-forth day of this August, the news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. that day (Bob Grip on "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.) used its broadcast to compare two scales used to measure earthquakes after a report it had about an earthquake that occurred in the nation of Italy earlier that day (this is how he started comparing them: "Let me get you in on a little secret, though, the U. S. Geological Survey says the Richter scale isn't commonly used by scientists anymore. It'd been replaced by another scale called the moment magnitude scale, which is a more accurate measure of earthquake size and that's what's used today". 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

News for Thursday, August 25th, 2016

(note: the report titled "News for Wednesday, August 24th, 2016" was amended)
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. this past Wednesday on the twenty-forth day of this August ("Local 15 News at Noon") had a report from outside their news department with content attributed to an organization said to had sponsored it (the name of the organization was the Youth Sports of the Americas; the name of the report was "Your Winning Ways"). 
  • According to the guides to the main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV provided by Zap2it and TitanTV, the channel was set to have special regionally-syndicated football programming this Friday on the twenty-sixth day of this August during a time period when it usually had various national network programs (from the CW), a local news program ("CW55 News at 9"), and a nationally-syndicated news program ("Access Hollywood") from Monday through Friday in recent times (the football programming was expected to involve two professional football teams: the Saints of the city of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana and the Steelers of the city of Pittsburgh in the state of Pennsylvania).
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  • According to the TV programming guides mentioned in the previous paragraph of this report, the broadcast channel mentioned in that paragraph was set to have the programs it usually had on Friday evenings in recent times later than usual between the last few hours of this Friday on the twenty-sixth day of this August and this Saturday on the twenty-seventh day of this August (it would have the local news program and syndicated news program mentioned in that paragraph later this Friday between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and the network programs this Saturday between 7:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. (it usually had syndicated programs during that time period on Saturday in recent times)). 

News for Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 (amended)

 (amendment note: the letter "s" was added to the word "providers" in the last paragraph of this report)
  • A message attributed to an administrator for the official Facebook page for WAVH-FM about recordings of recent editions of two of their local radio programs ("Mobile Mornings" and "Midday Mobile") being uploaded onto a World Wide Web site specialized in audio and video recordings named iTunes was posted onto the page this past Tuesday on the twenty-third day of this August  (note: the same recordings of the same editions were also uploaded onto a site named SoundCloud). 
  • Earlier this Wednesday, WKRG-TV had video of a member of a law firm based in their local broadcast area (David Greene of Greene & Phillips in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama) saying they were proud to sponsor an initiative of theirs at the beginning of a report related to the initiative ("The Greene and Phillips News 5 Player of the Week") on the local news programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (under the name "WKRG News 5 at 6") and between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (under the name "WKRG News 5 at 10").
  • According to guides to the main broadcast channel for WFGX-TV provided by TitanTV and Zap2it, the channel was set to have a special local program ("Your Voice Your Future") in place of a national one (a dramatic program named "The Mentalist") from one of its regular providers of national TV programming (MyNetworkTV) this Thursday on the twenty-fifth day of this August and have the national program in place of another one (a syndicated news program named "Extra") later that same day at the expense of some of its regular programs for Thursday beginning 30 minutes later than usual (according to the guides to the main broadcast channel for WFGX-TV's companion station (WEAR-TV) from the providers mentioned earlier, the edition of "Extra" for this Thursday may appear on that channel this Friday on the twenty-sixth day of this August). 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

News for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

  • This past Monday on the twenty-second day of this August, the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WKRG-TV between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. that day ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "WKRG News 5 at 5") had live video of members of their respective news operations along with a member of the local news operation for WPMI-TV following and questioning a person under arrest for a series of crimes he was suspected of committing (murder and kidnapping) within their respective local broadcast areas last Saturday on the twentieth day of this August (note: the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast video for WPMI-TV at the time ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had different videos). 
  • One of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10" for WALA-TV) had erroneously said, "So it's an all-Disney year" in response to its other host (Joe Emer) connecting a tropical cyclone named "Fiona" to a fictional character with the same name in a series of movies unrelated to the Walt Disney Company (each of which had the name "Shrek" in its title) while on the program this Tuesday since the same host had connected a tropical cyclone named "Gaston" to a fictional character with the same name in a movie that was actually related to that company (named "Beauty and the Beast") on the same edition of the program (the name of the company related to the movies with the fictional "Fiona" was DreamWorks Animation).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

News for Monday, August 22nd, 2016

  • One of the hosts of a local TV program for WALA-TV dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Joe Emer of "Studio 10") said they were "working toward" a new set for another local TV program of theirs while hosting the one dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles this Monday (the other one was a program dedicated to high-school football teams in their local broadcast area named "First and 10").
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV between  9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. last Thursday on the eighteenth day of this August had a report about a candidate for the presidency of the United States rarely mentioned in their local news programming since the day he became one during the past year (the name of the candidate was Gary Johnson; the name of the program with the report about him was "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.").
  • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Mel Showers) had referred to two other candidates for the presidency of the United States from the past year as if they were the only candidates for the presidency while promoting some reports they had about them on one of their local news programs last Thursday (the names of the candidates were Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; the name of the program upon which the reports about them were promoted (and eventually shown after a break in its broadcast for that Thursday) was "WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]").

Sunday, August 21, 2016

News for Sunday, August 21st, 2016 (amended)

 (amendment note: the second paragraph of this report was amended with additional details, an additional hyperlink, and a typographical correction)
  • A new TV program for WALA-TV about politics in the state of Alabama ("The V: The Voice of Alabama") was set to begin appearing on their main broadcast channel on a weekly basis earlier this summer, specifically on Sunday mornings between 9:00 and 9:30 (WALA-TV was mentioned in the edition of the program that appeared on the channel this Sunday within the first two minutes of its broadcast along with other TV stations set to have the program on one of their respective broadcast channels).* 
  • According to the guides to the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV provided by Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide, the channel was set to have network programs it did not have in its programming this past Saturday on the twentieth day of this August later next Monday on the twenty-second day of this August (between 12:35 a.m. and 2:35 a.m.) due to their plan to have special regional programming about a professional football game (involving the Saints of the city of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana and the Texans of the city of Houston in the state of Texas) in place of them that Saturday (between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.). 
  • One of the news reporters and news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) had quoted what one of the other news reporters and news presenters for the operation (Chad Petri) usually said at the very beginning of new editions of their local news programs for Saturday and Sunday mornings ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday" and "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") while substituting for him on the edition of the program for Sunday mornings this Sunday (he said, "As Chad Petri would say, 'I don't know who's watching, but I'm glad you are' " after a commercial break for the program).
(*the edition of the program that appeared on the channel for WALA-TV this Sunday had a disclaimer about it being a "paid program" and not being a reflection of the views of WALA-TV ("this station")).

Saturday, August 20, 2016

News for Saturday, August 20th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channels for WJTC-TV and WFGX-TV each had a different programming feed about a particular football game this Saturday (the game involved two professional football teams from two cities in the state of Florida (the Buccaneers of the city of Tampa and the Jaguars of the city of Jacksonville); as for how the programming feeds differed from each other, each of them was provided by one of the TV stations in one of those cities (the one for WJTC-TV was provided by WFLA-TV in Tampa while the one for WFGX-TV was provided by WJXT-TV in Jacksonville)). 
  • This past Thursday on the eighteenth day of this August, the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. that day ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a report by a camera operator for their local news operation who usually did not appear in their local news programming in recent times (the name of the camera operator was Ronald (Ron) Gaines; as for what the report was about, it was about a football game involving two high-school football teams from their local broadcast area (the Lions of Lillie Williamson High School and the Rattlers of John LeFlore Magnate High School in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama)). 
  • This past Friday on the nineteenth day of this August, the local news programming WALA-TV had on their main broadcast channel between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. that day had a superimposed digital "count-down clock" with the time they had until the start of a special TV program of theirs about two other high-school football teams from their local broadcast area (it began at about 5:30 p.m. that day) and the time upon which the teams were set to start playing football that day (7:00 p.m.) (the names of the teams were the Toros of Spanish Fort High School in the city of Spanish Fort and the Yellow Jackets of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama).