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.)). 

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    News for Friday, February 17th, 2017

    • Some news reports set to appear on the local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m in recent times ("WKRG News 5 at 10") were promoted with dramatic TV programs from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) that were expected to appear on the channel one hour before the editions of the news program set to have the reports earlier this calendar week. 
    • The mayor of the city of Mobile (William Sandys (Sandy) Stimpson) had referred to WALA-TV by name while being interviewed by a member of the local news operation for WPMI-TV (Darwin Singleton) for what appeared to a live TV program about a Carnival parade in the down-town area of Mobile on the main broadcast channel of a station connected to WPMI-TV (WJTC-TV) this past Thursday on the sixteenth day of this February (he was talking about a plan to renovate the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV in the down-town area of Mobile).
    • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Friday (Devon Walsh on "WKRG News 5 at Noon") promoted what may be a special historical program (named "Hidden History") set to appear on their main broadcast channel this Sunday on the nineteenth day of this February (she did not say how long its broadcast time period would be other than its start time for appearing on the channel ("10:35 [p.m.]"), even though the guides to the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV from Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide had the program listed in a time period spanning 30 minutes).  

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    News for Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "Local 15 News at 5 p.m." respectively) had reports about the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV in the down-town area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (both of them had reports about a plan to renovate it whereas the one on the channel for WALA-TV was the only one to have a report about its history) . 
    • 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. ("Local 15 Today") had video of a member of their local news operation (Katie Herrera) doing what appeared to be live reports from the down-town area of Mobile (with the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV behind her at certain points) about a plan for the main broadcast channels of their broadcast operation and the one for their companion station (WJTC-TV) to have special programming about Carnival parades expected to occur between this Thursday and the Tuesday of the twenty-eighth day of this February (note: the plan involved broadcasting from an office building (named "The Exchange") near the former studio for WALA-TV).*
    (*the reporter said the special programming for the main broadcast channel of their companion station would be "fifteen minutes earlier" (on more than one occasion) in reference to it usually having such programming about forty-five minutes after the beginning of the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the past due to the local news programming from WPMI-TV between then and the half-way point of that hour).