Monday, January 16, 2017

News for Sunday, January 15th, 2017 (amended and clarified)

(note: a paragraph originally intended for this report was added and a parenthetical sentence (near the bottom of the report itself) explaining one of the paragraphs all ready in it was clarified)
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this Sunday (Andrea Ramey on "Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") referred to a news service normally used by their local news operation over the past year ("Circa"*) as their "new news partner" while attributing a news report to the service on the program.
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had the same theatrical movie ("2012") that was part of its programming last Sunday on the eighth day of this January (during the hours of 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.) 24 hours after it was part of the programming of the one for WFNA-TV this past Saturday on the fourteenth day of this January (during the hours of 12:00 p.m, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.).**
  • The news presenter for the local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 5:00 a.m. on Saturdays in recent times (Chad Petri on "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") said one of the features of the edition of the program that appeared on the channel on the Saturday of the thirty-first day of last December (it was named "Remember This?") was in honor of a recent video game for computerized telephones and tablet computers ("Super Mario Run") while introducing it as part of that edition (it was a profile of a TV program based on the main character for the game (Mario Mario) named "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show"). 
(*Circa and WPMI-TV were members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group)) 
(**WALA-TV and WFNA-TV were members of separate holding companies (the Meredith Corporation and Media General respectively) with separate owners and operators)   

Sunday, January 15, 2017

News for Saturday, January 14th, 2017

  • A video recording of an interview with a professional radio and TV announcer from southwest Alabama (Barry Silverman) originally broadcast on a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10") this past Wednesday on the eleventh day of this January was uploaded onto the official World Wide Web site for its station (WALA-TV) after that broadcast.    
  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Melissa Constanzer) said she was "wrong" about Mobile having a "record" high temperature this past Friday on the thirteenth day of this January while presenting a weather report on the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the hour of 5:00 a.m. this Saturday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday"). 
  • One of the digital sub-channels for the Alabama Public Television station licensed to serve Mobile (WEIQ-TV) started having programming for a new TV programming service named PBS Kids sometime between this past Friday and this Saturday (it usually had a message about it having such programming for the first time next Monday on the sixteenth day of this January; as for its radio frequency and virtual channel numbers, they were 41-2 and 42-2 respectively). 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

News for Friday, January 13th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV recently had a promotional video for their local news program for the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. for Monday through Friday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") with audio of the one of the news presenters for the program (Bill Riales) talking about a person he called "Jim" having a resolution for this calendar year to "wake up early every morning to exercise" as video of the person (with what appeared to be perspiration on his face) using a treadmill appeared before saying, "Lucky for Jim, 'News 5 This Morning' comes on every morning at 4:30*' " and, "We've got you covered, Jim".  
  • The promotional video for WKRG-TV mentioned in the previous paragraph usually appeared on their main broadcast channel with another one involving a professional announcer (Jeff Davis) posing a question for members of its audience about whether they can be home to watch their local news program for the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 6") from Monday through Friday or not before promoting the one for other half of that hour ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30"**) with descriptions of its presenters and a slogan ("More news, more convenience. That's coverage you can count on").
(*the program was set to appear on the channel about 35 minutes earlier on a regular basis from Monday through Friday last December)
(**the program was added to their regular programming plan for Monday through Friday the same day the change to the local news program for Monday through Friday mentioned above took effect

Friday, January 13, 2017

News for Thursday, January 12th, 2017

  • The weather reporter and news presenter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV who usually co-hosted a local entertainment and lifestyle program of theirs since it became part of their programming (and that of their companion station (WJTC-TV)) last September (Kelly Foster for "Gulf Coast Today") was not part of its broadcasts this past Monday and Tuesday (the ninth and tenth days of this January) in addition to this Thursday while other members of their local news operation were place of her (including a news reporter of theirs named Katie Herrera for its broadcasts this past Monday and Tuesday and a weather reporter of theirs named Jake Dunne this Thursday).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Thursday had a poster with a logo of theirs not normally used in their programming (it was similar to the one for a software application of theirs named the "FOX10 FloatTracker", except it had the names "Mobile" and "Pensacola" underneath the name "FOX10") behind one of the weather reporters for their local news operation (Jason Smith) as he was doing weather reports from the interior of a restaurant in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (the poster was about a plan to hold a cooking competition in Mobile under the name "Downtown Cajun Cook-off" (WALA-TV was one of the sponsors of this plan)).  
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had less local news programming for the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Tuesday on the tenth day of this January than on previous Tuesdays in recent times after having special programming (including a program about a live speech by the president of the United States (Barack Obama) and an episode of a dramatic TV program named "Bones") from their provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) for much of the hour of 9:00 p.m. (the channel usually did not have programming from the service during the hour of 9:00 p.m.; as for when it had the local news programming, it was between 9:54 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

News for Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

  • One of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this Wednesday (Joe Emer of "Studio 10") said "technical difficulties" prevented the program from being "on the air" (or on the channel) for part of its regular time period for being "on the air" from Monday through Friday (the hour of 9:00 a.m.) this past Tuesday on the tenth day of this January while introducing a recording of an interview (with a professional radio and TV announcer named Barry Silverman*) intended to be part of its time for being "on the air" that day (he said the segment was "taped"; as for what it was about, it was about a festival in Mobile named the Mobile Jewish Film Festival).
(*the announcer used to be a radio announcer and director of programming for a couple of radio stations based in Mobile named WABB-AM and WABB-FM)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

News for Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

  • A message attributed to one of the news reporters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV in which words of anger attributed to the news reporter herself concerning the subject of a news report for WPMI-TV attributed to her were posted onto a Facebook page attributed to her this past Monday on the ninth day of this January (the name of the reporter was Christian Jennings). 
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Tuesday (Darwin Singleton on "Local 15 News at Noon") said one of its other contributors was the "newest member" of the "staff" for their local news operation while introducing her on the program (this is how she was introduced: "The newest member of the Local 15 News staff Zora Asberry joins us live in the studio with the latest on the hearing. Zora." (a recording of the part of the program with the introduction was uploaded onto the official World Wide Web site for WPMI-TV)). 
  • One of the programming feeds for the Alabama Public Television station licensed to serve the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama set to simulcast a live programming feed for a TV programming service named WORLD on a regular basis until sometime between the Sunday of the first day of this January and the Wednesday of the fourth day of this January was displaced in the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile by the one that was still set to have this feed on a regular basis this Tuesday (the feed that was displaced had a message about a different TV programming feed expected to take the place of the one for WORLD (under the name "PBS KIDS") in its operation next Monday on the sixteenth day of this January; as for the name of the station that had the feed , it was WEIQ-TV).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

News for Monday, January 9th, 2017

  • According to the guides to the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV from Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide, the theatrical movie that appeared on the channel between the beginning of the second half of the hour of 2:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 5:00 a.m. this Monday was set to appear on the channel again next Monday on the sixteenth day of this January during the same time period (the name of the movie was "Star Trek: The Motion Picture").  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") this Monday had video of a former radio announcer and director of programming for a former group of radio stations based in Mobile (Barry Silverman* of WABB-AM and WABB-FM) supplement some of its news presentations (the presentations were about a festival in Mobile named "The Mobile Jewish Film Festival").  
  • The sports reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) referred to their local news program for the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. for Monday through Friday by one of its former brand names ("Morning NewsCenter 5") while doing a live report from the city of Tampa in the state of Florida about a plan to hold a football game between the football teams for the University of Alabama and Clemson University on their local news program for the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") this Monday.  
(*he went by the pseudonym "Gary Mitchell" while working for WABB-AM and WABB-FM)