Saturday, February 25, 2017

News for Friday, February 24th, 2017

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the twenty-third day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had a report with a member of a TV station outside of southwest Alabama and other parts of their local broadcast area (Dan Lucas of WFLA-TV in the city of Tampa in the state of Florida) referring to them by one of the brand names for their local news operation ("News 5") while holding a microphone with one of the logos for the operation (the report was about a plan to hold an automobile race in the city of Daytona Beach in the state of Florida (under the name "Daytona 500") this Sunday on the twenty-sixth day of this February).* 
  • One of the breaks 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 Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had video** of a fictitious "traffic alert" with graphics resembling those of the graphics of recent editions of their local news programs as part of an advertisement for an automobile dealership in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Springhill Toyota).
  • The local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph had a report about a member of its station (named Chasity Byrd) being the queen of a Carnival society and her being part of a parade for the society this past Thursday.
(*WKRG-TV and WFLA-TV were members of the same holding company (Nexstar Media Group))

(**the video appeared on the channel immediately after one of the segments for the local news program)

Friday, February 24, 2017

News for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

  • Some video of what appeared to be a person directing a local news program for WEAR-TV ("Three in the Morning") was available through an Internet video service named YouTube.
  • The live video stream for the station mentioned in the previous paragraph continued to have programming for the main broadcast channel of the station (including promotional videos and a paid commercial program (or "infomercial") after the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel between the ones mentioned in that paragraph ("WKRG News 5 at 9" during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m.) before returning to the video it had in place of those other programs during their broadcasts for this Thursday about 30 minutes later (shortly before the hour of 10:00 a.m.) before returning to the programming for the main broadcast channel on a continuous basis (including network programs, syndicated programs, and promotional videos) afterwards around the middle of the day (shortly after the middle of the hour of 12:00 p.m.). 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

News for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

  • Some video of an area said to had been the Toulminville area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama in the year 1980 was part of a news report on one of the local news programs for WKRG-TV ("WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]") last Wednesday on the fifteenth day of this February. 
  • The official Facebook page for WABF-AM had a message dated for the Monday of the twentieth day of this February about a plan to hold a public event (or "Open House") at their broadcast studio in the down-town area of the city of Fairhope in southwest Alabama on the Friday of the third day of this March.   

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

News for Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

  • WALA-TV had a new digital sub-channel added to their broadcast operation earlier this February (it was to be used for broadcasting programs for a national TV programming service named Laff).
  • Some still images of a Carnival parade in front of the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV in the down-town area of the city of Mobile during past calendar years and video of various members of their local news operation participating in a Carnival parade during the current  calendar year were part the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Monday on the twentieth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m."). 
    • The live video stream for WKRG-TV had video of network programs from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) and video of a white rectangle moving up and down in front of a some text and a backdrop consisting of static rectangles of various sizes and colors when it usually had local news programming for their main broadcast channel between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. this Tuesday (the network programs from the provider were "The CBS Morning News" during the last few five minutes of the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and "CBS This Morning" during the last five minutes of the first and second halves of the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.; as for the text, it was "COMING UP 8A-10A (NYCT) CENTRAL & MOUNTAIN NY-MDC-CBS TIME ZONE FEED OF CBS THIS MORNING HD").*
    (*a similar occurrence involving different programming occurred this past Monday). 

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    News for Monday, February 20th, 2017

    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Monday ("Local 15 Today") had a type of feature that was usually only part of its broadcasts on Friday mornings in recent times ("Cool Schools"). 
    • The wife of one of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV in recent times ("Studio 10") had talked about him and mentioned his first name on an edition of another local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this Monday (the name of the wife was Katie Herrera; the name of her husband was Joe Emer; as for the name of the program she usually hosted, it was "Gulf Coast Today").  
    • The live video stream for WKRG-TV had video of programs and promotional videos for the main broadcast channel of their companion station (WFNA-TV) instead of a local news program for their own main broadcast channel ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Monday (the programs on the channel for the companion station were "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen" (a syndicated discussion program) during the last few minutes of the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m., "ES.TV" (a syndicated interview program) during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m., and "The Uncle Henry Show" (a local radio program (for WNTM-AM) in visual form) during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.).

    News for Sunday, February 19th, 2017

    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV, WKRG-TV, and WPMI-TV during the evening of this Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.", "WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]", and "Local 15 News at 10 p.m." respectively) had reports about reactions to reports about one of the founders of Facebook (Mark Zuckerbreg) and his wife (Priscilla Chan) being seen in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama since this past Saturday (on the eighteenth day of this February) at the beginnings of their broadcasts.*
    • Videos of one of the members of the local news operation at WALA-TV (Alexa Knowles) doing interviews for their local news programs for Saturday and Sunday mornings  ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") were uploaded onto a Facebook page attributed to her on a regular basis in recent times (such as one of the interviews that appeared on the program this Sunday).  

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    News for Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV started having certain editions of syndicated TV programs that were usually part of its regular programming plans for the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for Monday through Friday in recent times ("Harry" for the hour of 7:00 p.m.; "Inside Edition" for the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m.) all ready in progress a few minutes (about two) after having special programming from their companion station (WPMI-TV) about Carnival parades in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama since the half-way point of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Thursday (on the sixteenth day of this February) and Friday (on the seventeenth day of this February) ("Inside Edition" was the program all ready in progress after the special programming for this past Friday ("Harry" was set to appear on the channel later than usual that day; during the hour of 10:00 p.m.)).