Saturday, December 3, 2016

News for Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

  • WALA-TV had local news programming during the first half of the hour of 12:00 a.m. this Saturday after their main broadcast channel had special football programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during the time period in which they usually had local news programming on Friday nights in recent times this past Friday on the second day of this December (9:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m.). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Saturday ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") had a news report from outside their local news operation attributed to a former news reporter and news presenter for WKRG-TV (Kimberly Curth of WVUE-TV in the city of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana) without any mention of its source.
  • The live video stream for WALA-TV had some video from around a building with the name "Premiere Cinemas" located in the city of Spanish Fort in southwest Alabama instead of their local news program for Saturday and Sunday mornings during its broadcast for this Saturday (two news reporters of theirs (Hal Scheurich and Alexa Knowles) appeared in the video along with video of the interior of an automobile).
(*the reporter named Alexa Knowles appeared to be doing live reports for the program at certain points of the video) 

News for Friday, Decemebr 2nd, 2016

  • The programming feed for WXQW-AM had a promotional announcement (by a professional announcer named Jim Cutler) about their broadcast operation being "Mobile's new home" for news and talk programming this Friday nearly fourteen months after their broadcast frequency was set to have such programming on a regular basis (back in October 2015).*
  • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Bill Riales) had interviewed a news reporter for their companion station (Katrice Nolan for WFNA-TV) about a plan to hold auditions for someone to promote the broadcast operation of the companion station this Saturday on the third day of this December in the city of Foley in southwest Alabama (she said this while describing the type of person wanted for the position of promoting the broadcast operation of the station: "We are looking for the next 'CW55 Star' and it means just that: the star. Just someone to be able to learn what we do here at News 5 (the brand name for the local news operation at WKRG-TV) and be able to write their own stories, shoot their own stories, edit their own stories, and of course give us their personality").**
 (*their broadcast frequency was initially set to have such programming on a regular basis from Monday through Sunday before being to set to have it from only Monday through Friday before switching to the programming feed for WGOK-AM (one of their companion stations) from Saturday through Sunday this past January)
(**the interview was part of a local news program that appeared that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during a break in its presentation of a national news program from their main provider of network programming ("CBS This Morning" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS))

Friday, December 2, 2016

News for Thursday, December 1st, 2016

 (note: one of the hyperlinks (or links) in the list of hyperlinks on this site ("Links to Other Sites") was replaced with a different one due to the disappearance of the page to which it linked and the fact that the radio station it was about had its name changed recently (it used to be named WDXZ-AM before being named WJNZ-AM back in July of this calendar week)). 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

News for Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

  • The weather reporter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Tuesday on the twenty-ninth day of this November (Matt Barrentine on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to be mocking certain folks while presenting a report about rain predicted for their local broadcast area this Sunday on the fourth day of this December (this is what he said: "I know, wow, no, not rain on the weekend. Stop it, we need it. We'll take it whenever we can get it, right?"). 
  • The weather reporter and the news presenters for the edition of the local news program mentioned in the first paragraph of this report (the names of those news presenters were Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) appeared to be expressing their personal feelings about a series of fires that affected parts of the city of Gatlinburg in the state of Tennessee earlier this calendar week (the news presenter named Lenise Ligon said she was in the city this past September before saying many folks in their local broadcast area were "heartbroken" by the fires due to their personal connections to the city after sending "her heart out" to it; the news presenter named Bob Grip said he was sending his "heart out" to a famous singer with an amusement park located near the city (the name of the amusement park was Dollywood; the name of the singer was Dolly Parton) he said was performing in their local broadcast area (specifically the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida); the weather reporter said another member of WALA-TV (a weather reporter and host named Chasity Byrd) was in the city "last month" before saying a lot of "go up there").   

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

News for Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

  • The weather reporter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this Tuesday (Kelly Foster on "Local 15 News at Noon") used part of its broadcast to tell its audience that their "next round of rain" would come when they sleep while showing a map of their areas with indications of rain predicted to occur between the evening of this Tuesday and the morning of this Wednesday (on the thirtieth day of this November).    
  • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had a theatrical movie originally released to the public in general before the year 1980 unlike most of the theatrical movies that had been listed as part of its programming plans from the past year this past Monday on the twenty-eighth day of this November (the name of this particular movie was "To Catch a Thief"; the year it was originally released to the public in general was 1955; as for when it was part of the programming feed for the channel this past Monday, it was between the second half of the hour of 2:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 5:00 a.m).*
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Monday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") did not have an "emoji forecast" (a type of weather report involving icons of different facial expressions) for its broadcast that day like its previous broadcasts in recent times (the final segments of its broadcasts were usually dedicated to such forecasts by then; as for how it ended this past Monday, it ended with a more ordinary type of weather report with a weather reporter who was not usually part of its broadcasts in recent times (Matt Barrentine was the name of this reporter; the name of the one who usually presented weather reports for its broadcasts in recent times was Jason Smith).**
(*according to Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide, the channel was set to have another theatrical movie originally released to the public in general before the year 1980 (it was named "King Kong" and originally released to the public in general in the year 1976) on the third day of this December (between the hour of 7:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.))
(**the broadcast for this Tuesday ended with an "emoji forecast" and the same weather reporter) 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

News for Monday, November 28th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV had a paid commercial program (or "infomercial") in place of a syndicated news program dedicated to entertainment ("Extra") that was usually part of its regular programming plan for Monday through Friday (for the second half of the hour of 11:00 a.m. for those days) in recent times this Monday.*
  • An image described as being of a former radio station located in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named WALA was posted onto the official Facebook page for one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) with a message about it being the first of several images related to the former station to be posted onto the page earlier this November.
  • The sports reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) sang the words, "When you wish upon a 'CW55 Star' " on their local news program for the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. for this Monday a few seconds after one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) promoted a plan by their companion station (WFNA-TV) to hold auditions for a new promoter for their broadcast operation ("The CW55 Star") this Saturday on the third day of this December in the city of Foley in southwest Alabama.
(*the same type of program took the place of the news program on the same channel in the same time period on the same day of the week in the past) 

Monday, November 28, 2016

News for Sunday, November 27th, 2016

  • One of the announcers for a national TV program about a live football game involving the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV this past Saturday (Merton Laverne (Verne) Lundquist) mentioned a former sports reporter for WKRG-TV (James Scott Hunter) for his connection to the company that provided the program (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) and his connection to the University of Alabama (the former reporter was an analyst for TV programs about collegiate sports distributed by the company and a former quarterback for the university).
  • Some of the news presenters in some of the local news programming for WKRG-TV earlier this calendar week usually ended their broadcasts about various plans for the game described in the previous paragraph would be the last of its kind for the announcer mentioned in that paragraph to "call" (or describe).