Monday, January 22, 2018

News for Sunday, January 21st, 2018

(note: a hyphen was added between the words "forty" and "one" in the the sixth paragraph below the note for the previous report for this weblog ("News for Saturday, January 21st, 2018"))
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had audio of its news presenter (Devon Walsh) referring to a certain "agent" as one with a "familiar last name" (this is what she was saying while doing so: "Coming up the Senior Bowl is right around the corner and a new sports agent is roaming around with a familiar last name. Stay tuned").
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. on the Friday of the nineteenth day of this January ("Studio 10") appeared to have had a video of a certain report attributed to a former member of the news operation at WALA-TV (John Rogers (note: the program appeared to have had one of its hosts (Chasity Byrd) saying, "FOX 10 alum John Rogers reports" immediately before having the video with the report).
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appeared to have had paid programming during the first fifteen minutes of the period of time in which it was usually set to have a national news program named "The CBS Weekend News" (from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) on Saturday and Sunday in recent times before actually having it during the fifteen minutes of that period of time on the Saturday of the twentieth day of this January (note: the paid programming was related to a program that was originally provided by the aforementioned provider of network programming ("Hee Haw")) 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the twentieth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had audio of its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "Well social media companies are feeling the pressure to remove online hate speech. The European Union is threatening companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google's YouTube with new laws unless they could get rid of extremist content and quickly. Those social media sites signed an agreement with the EU back in twenty sixteen that they'd remove hate speech within twenty four hours of a post. Good for them".  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") had audio of one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying a certain Corey "has been part of the local sports community as a local radio announcer" without stating whether he was referring to the "Corey" with the surname "LaBounty" he was discussing earlier in the program or not (note #1: the local news program that appeared that on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had a video of a report involving the "Corey" with the surname "LaBounty" (note #2: a World Wide Web site attributed to WAVH-FM appeared to have had information of there having been a local radio program involving a "Corey LaBounty" named "Prep Sports Report" (there was even a Facebook page regarding the idea of there having been such a program))).

Sunday, January 21, 2018

News for Saturday, January 20th, 2018

(note: the second paragraph from the top of the previous report for this weblog ("News for Friday, January 19th, 2018") was amended)
  • Some of the local news programs on the broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WKRG-TV between the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January and the Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January appeared to have had videos involving the exterior of a former facility for the news operation at WALA-TV without any references to it.  
  • The wall of a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had a recording of the first part of 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. on the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") before one of its breaks from appearing on it during that period of time that day.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") appeared to have had one of its reporters (Cameron Edgeworth) referring to a certain room by a name not often used in some of the local news programming it had before then in recent times ("digital news room").
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had its news presenters (Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven) saying either "worry" or "scary" in their presentations for it (such as, "And there is also a wind chill advisory, but as chief meteorologist Alan Sealls will tell you, there is also a much bigger threat to worry about" and, "In Baldwin County, there is one road closure to worry about" by the one named Mel Showers and, "If you do find yourself caught on black ice, it is a scary thing, but follow these helpful tips from WikiHow.com" by the one named Rose Ann Haven).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had a certain video involving a certain song immediately between having one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Mobile and Baldwin County students return to class tomorrow after being out two days due to icy road conditions and it appears the principal of one local elementary school shared her rapping skills during this winter break. Check out her remix of Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby' "* and, "Randy Patrick's** dancing in here; he is getting it. That video posted by Mary B. Austin Elementary has gotten more than forty-one thousand views on the school's Facebook page. If you'd like to see it again, you'll find the link on our Web site. Just go to WKRG.com"* respectively (the weather reporter for the program (Alan Sealls) appeared to have had said, "Well I've been doing a little [rapping/wrapping] lately; no, I'm not going to do it now, I did some [wrapping/rapping] around Christmas and then with this cold air I've been wrapping some pipes" afterwards.
(*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. that Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 10") had similar reports of such a video)

(**the sports reporter for the program (Randy Patrick Setterstrom to be precise))

Saturday, January 20, 2018

News for Friday, January 19th, 2018

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the second half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") appeared to have had some video of one of their regular news presenters (Bob Grip) dated for the calendar year 1985 between some other video they had for one of their news reports.
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Friday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.", "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.", and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m") each appeared to have had a certain video of one of their regular news presenters (Lenise Ligon) conducting an interview with its other regular news presenter (Bob Grip) (note: the beginning of the first program mentioned appeared to have had the one named Bob Grip saying, "Lenise Ligon has the night off").
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Friday ("Studio 10") had audio of one of its (regular) hosts (Chasity Byrd) saying, "FOX 10 will have a float in tomorrow's parade, so come on out and see us. I believe Mister Bob Grip is participating in the parade tomorrow" in a discussion related to a plan to hold a certain type of parade (involving a certain Dauphin Island) and audio of its other (regular) host (Joe Emer) saying, "You can definitely want to come on out to see Bob and the folks from FOX 10 and all the folks from all over who are coming out for the people's parade" immediately afterwards. 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. and the one that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during both halves of it this Friday ("WKRG News 5 at 5" and "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") each had one of their regular news presenters (Peter Albrecht for the first program mentioned; Bob Grip for the second program mentioned) presenting reports of their respective broadcast operations having the will to be part of a certain type of parade (involving a certain Dauphin Island) (the report on the first program mentioned specifically concerned a member of the news operation for WKRG-TV named Hayley Minogue whereas the one on the second program specifically concerned its presenter and certain other members of the news operation for WALA-TV named Matt Barrentine, Adam Olivier, and Shelby Myers). 

Friday, January 19, 2018

News for Thursday, January 18th, 2018

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appeared to have had a video of one of the news presenters for the news operation at WKRG-TV (Devon Walsh) saying, "Tune in at noon this Friday for the doctor is in" while having a graphic of the name of a local news program it was set to have during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. (noon) from Monday through Friday in recent times (the name of the program was "WKRG News 5 at Noon").
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) each had one of their news presenters saying, "Don't panic" while presenting reports of the state of Alabama being "under a state of emergency" due to certain weather.  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the sixteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had some audio for what appeared to had been some live video of one of its reporters (Mary Smith) speaking from a remote location at a volume lower than that of the audio of the video that preceded it before appearing to have a video of one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Ok, having a little bit of hard time hearing you there, Mary, but, uh, we're going to check in with you a little bit later, perhaps".
  • 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. on the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") appeared to have had live videos of one of its reporters (a weather reporter named Christina Andress) in a remote location (identified as "Bay Minette") discussing an "experiment" involving a "water bottle" at certain points (one of them appeared to had her saying, "So I'm here with photojournalist Arnell Hamilton; he came up with a great experiment for us to do since it's so incredibly cold out here. We have a sixteen-ounce water bottle. We're going to leave it on the ground. We're going to set a timer for it right now to see how long it takes for it to freeze and I'm sure it will be frozen well before the end of this newscast" before appearing to have her saying, "While we were out here -- when we first got out here about an hour ago, we started an experiment with this water bottle over here because we wanted to see how long it would take for it to freeze. Now it's not totally frozen yet, but definitely about give it about twenty percent frozen out, uh --  it took about an hour for it to get that way, but don't let that trick you because it's not totally frozen yet because I am totally frozen out here. All right, well, we'll keep you guys updated on the water bottle situation and for now reporting live from the courthouse square in Bay Minette, Christina Andress, News 5"))". 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

News for Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) saying, "And it was a living nightmare for the folks in Hawaii being told that a missile was just minutes away from knocking them out. Tonight we know more about the false alarm and the man who triggered it" and, "It was a mistake that caused more than a million people to think they were about to die: a look deeper into the false alarm in Hawaii; considering the nuclear standoff with North Korea, it's no wonder that some people panicked; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Canada today to keep up pressure on the communist state" before some of its breaks from appearing on the channel during that period of time that day whereas it had his appearing to say, "Well tonight we introduce you to some unsung heroes; the coast guard personnel who must keep the Hudson River cleared to ensure ship traffic can keep flowing through the dangerous ice flows. Why are they so important? FOX News senior correspond Rick Leventhal tells us more from on board the cutter on Penobscot Bay" after another ones of those breaks.  
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had local news programming at a hour in which it was usually usually set to have a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Studio 10" for the hour of 9:00 a.m.) this Wednesday (note #1: one of the hosts for the program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Joe Emer) was one of the news presenters for this news programming (note #2: the name of the program itself also part of this news programming (it was mentioned at least once by its other news presenter (Sarah Wall), as in when she was saying, "Just a reminder 'Studio 10 is back at the normal time tomorrow and then 'FOX 10 News' will be back tomorrow morning starting at 4:30. We're all back to normal as long as the weather is back to normal" (one of the weather reporters for the programming (Michael White) appeared to had said, "It'll be a lot normal than it was this morning, that's for sure" immediately afterwards))).    
  • The local news programming mentioned in in the paragraph above this one appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Joe Emer) saying this to one of its weather reporters (Adam Olivier): "Adam, kudos to you. You have been here a long time and you've done a great job this morning keeping everyone alerted to what's going on with the weather" (the weather reporter to whom he appeared to had been speaking said this afterwards: "I appreciate it -- I mean, this is our job, you know. We're here to protect everyone and sometimes it's fun that -- you know -- to see a little snow"). 
  • 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. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had audio of its news presenter (Bob Grip) saying, "A real house of horrors in California" at the beginning of a report concerning a certain couple and some children of theirs (he was saying this immediately afterwards: "A couple in Riverside County, California is now under arrest accused of holding their thirteen adult and under-age children captive"). 
  • The local news program mentioned in the first paragraph near the top of this report had a video of a graphic with the following texts while having music often used in some of the local news programming it had involving videos related to reports of tragedies in recent times: "REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR." and "DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS; ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT. HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE; ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT."  
  • The local news programming mentioned in the second and third paragraphs from the top of this report had one of its weather reporters (the one named Michael White) saying, "Tonight the winds back off farther but we may have penguins floating about in the Mobile River with a temperature of sixteen and a wind chill between ten and fifteen degrees" while having some animation resembling a penguin on a piece of ice floating on water behind him.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

News for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Jason Smith) was said to had been at a place named "the National Weather Service in Mobile" for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for their broadcast operation during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") by its news presenter (Bob Grip) and the weather reporter his self while part of the program as it was appearing on the channel during that period of time that day. 
  • Some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel between the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January and the Monday fifteenth day of this January had some members of their news operation referring to a certain Sunday for a certain month of February as "Super Bowl Sunday" while presenting reports of a plan for a certain Carnival society to hold a certain type of parade on this particular Sunday (for example: the news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the channel during the second half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January (Ashley Knight on "WKRG News 5 at 10").
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the second half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the fourteenth day of this January appeared to have had its news presenter (Lee Peck) saying, "An incredibly dangerous craze is dominating social media these days and you probably aren't going to believe it until you see it: it seems some teens are taking what's called the 'Tide pod challenge: putting laundry pods in their mouths and even biting down on them. Pafoua Yang explains" before having video of a report related to what he appeared to had been saying (note: there was no explanation as to whether the "Pafoua Yang" he had mentioned was a part of the news operation at WALA-TV or not on the program).   
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Now through the end of February, we are bringing you a series of special reports for Black History Month. Tonight we're kicking things off with some of the hidden history of Doctor Martin Luther King's legacy. Teresa Smith introduces us to the Reverend Harold Middlebrook, a friend of Doctor King, who marched with him on his journey to justice and equality" immediately before having a video related to what she appeared to had been saying (note: there was no explanation as to whether the "Teresa Smith" she had mentioned was part of the news operation at WKRG-TV or not on the program).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 6:00 a.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m.) appeared to have had its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) saying, "We had a few snowflakes last night; about ten of them or so and, uh, some folks got a few pictures of them; pretty neat, but didn't really amount to a whole lot" for a part of it related to weather whereas the one that appeared on it during the hour of 7:00 a.m. that Saturday ("FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.) had the news presenter for both of them (Devan Coffaro) saying, "Go Knights, you know I got to say that because I'm a UCF alum" after presenting a report concerning a certain member of a certain entity named "UCF" (she had referred to the member as a "linebacker" named "Shaquem Griffin") afterwards (the program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 6:00 a.m. that day also had audio of her saying, "Go Knights" after presenting a similar report (with the exception of her saying, "Truly an amazing success story")).

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

News for Monday, January 15th, 2018

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") appeared to have had their news presenter (Devan Coffaro) conducting interviews with a certain person (named Shirley Cunningham) concerning her life and a plan for a certain type of luncheon involving her (note: a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the channel on the Wednesday of the tenth day of this January ("Studio 10") had an interview with the same person related to the same plan). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10")* appeared to have had had some video of an automobile with a logo for WALA-TV for one of its reports whereas one of its other videos appeared to had been rebroadcast while having audio of its sports reporter (Robby Baker) saying, "And I know we all ready saw it, but I feel like that the people of Mobile need to see it again" afterwards (it also had audio of his saying this immediately afterwards: "Sixty-six-year-old owner of the Philadelphia Eagles Jeff Lurie, this is the best thing of the night, the moves, it's all in the hips, Ashley**. This is how you celebrate a playoff win").  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) saying, "So tomorrow morning, sleep in, drink your coffee, let this stuff warm up before you head outside" after presenting a report of a "brisk breeze"; saying, "Make sure if you have to be outside that you are dressed in the warmest stuff you've got early tomorrow morning; if not, just sleep in, enjoy your coffee and -- it's Sunday morning -- just enjoy a cozy Sunday morning around the house" after presenting a prediction of certain temperatures, wind, and "wind chill" for the aforementioned Sunday; and saying, "So when you wake up tomorrow morning; like I said earlier hopefully you'd on Sunday you could just sleep on in. I'll be here tomorrow morning six to seven o'clock so you could check in with me and I'll give you what the exact temperature is and I expect them to be in the twenties. Pretty much widespread" immediately after saying, "Clear skies, north winds -- those north winds are going to be bringing down that cold air from up north; and look at Nashville right now, sitting at eighteen degrees, so obviously some very cold air just to our north that's going to help dip our temperatures tonight". 
(*the channel was not usually set to have it over that period of time before then (it had special programming (from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)***) related to the sport of football over the period of time in which it was usually set to have the news program on a daily basis before then (the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m.))  
(**the forename of the news presenter for the program (Ashley Knight))
(***the main provider of network programming for WKRG-TV)