Saturday, March 25, 2017

News for Friday, March 24th, 2017

  • The cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile started providing a more vertical version of the main programming feed for WPMI-TV in place of the one it usually had on one of its standard-definition cable TV channels in recent times (a matted version) by the morning hours of this past Thursday on the twenty-third day of this March(everything appeared thinner than they actually in the version that appeared more vertical).    
  • The live video stream for WKRG-TV usually had a graphic with a logo for a company specialized in video named TVU Networks in place of the local news programming they had between this past Tuesday and this past Thursday.

Friday, March 24, 2017

News for Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

  • The official Facebook page for WKRG-TV had a message attributed to the administration of the page dated for the Monday of the twentieth day of this March about WKRG-TV having a "personal policy" on how to refer to certain persons with the job title of "president".  
  • WEAR-TV had a report (dated for the Thursday of the sixteenth day of this March) about how some members of WSRE-TV and WUWF-FM reacted to news about how stations such as theirs (those with budgets supported only by donations) could possibly lose access to a certain form of funding to support their broadcast operations. 
  • 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 Thursday ("Local 15 News at Noon") had its news presenter (Kelly Foster) solicit "feedback" about their news operation before presenting some video of a member of their holding (or "parent") company (Scott Livingston of the Sinclair Broadcast Group) explaining her soliciting.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

News for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

  • The official Facebook page for WEAR-TV had messages attributed to the administration of the page and various visitors of it about technical problems delaying the broadcast of the local news program that was usually set to appear on the main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV during the hour of 10:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times this past Tuesday on the twenty-first day of this March ("Channel 3 News at Ten"). 
  • 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. this past Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a report about one of the hosts of a local radio program for WAVH-FM (it was about the way he handled a certain case of murder when he was a judge for the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama back in the year 2003 (as for his name and the name of the program he hosted, they were Joseph (Rusty) Johnson and "Armed Alabama" respectively).*  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") this past Tuesday had a report dated for the year 2015 that one of its news presenters (Lenise Ligon) said was not "aired" at the time because one of the persons it was about had yet to be charged in a case of murder he was suspected of committing back then (the narrator of the report (Rudy Harper) told the news presenter that the family of another person this person was suspected of killing in another case of murder (dating back to the year 2002)** was "adamant" (around the time the report was produced) that the interview with one of their members used in the report not be "aired" until the person was "behind bars" (out of fear of him)).
 (*the official Facebook page for WKRG-TV had some video of an interview with the host used in the report before the edition of the program appeared on the program (**this was the case he handled back in the year 2003))

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Commentary: A few unanswered questions

  • I wonder why some folks on local TV news programs would use reports about a series of basketball games to mention "bracket challenges" as if every member of their respective audiences was participating in one? 
  • I wonder why one of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Kelly Foster) would usually say certain members of their audience have "no excuses" for not doing certain "outdoor" activities on certain days based on certain weather conditions?
  • I wonder what the  news presenter for the edition of the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m. last Friday on the seventeenth day of this March (Bill Riales of "WKRG News 5 at 9") meant when he said, "More news at noon" at the end of its last segment, even though the channel was set to have special programming (about a basketball game) from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) at noon that day?

News for Monday, March 20th, 2017

(note: the last report for this weblog ("News for Sunday, March 19th, 2017") was amended for clarity, accuracy, and additional information (including the title of a song involving a city in southwest Alabama and a hyperlink to a report for a local TV station involving the song))
  • One of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10" for WALA-TV) had used the last part of the edition of the program to be broadcast this Monday to say that one of its camera operators "thought" he would bypass her and its other host (Joe Emer) having his most recent birthday acknowledged on the program (she said his birthday was "over the weekend").
  • The edition of the local TV program mentioned in the previous paragraph had video of one of the news presenters for the local news operation of its station (Bob Grip) performing with one of his (adult) children in a contest similar to that of a national TV program named "Dancing with the Stars".
  • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had a message dated for this Monday about a party celebrating a member of their broadcast operation set to retire by the end of this March (the name of this member was Wayne Gardner).  

Monday, March 20, 2017

News for Sunday, March 19th, 2017 (amended)

  • The official Facebook page for WPMI-TV had video of what appeared to be the beginning of the one of their local news programs with a member of their local news operation (Lance Crawford) introducing a report attributed to the news division of their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) about a singer and musician from outside of southwest Alabama credited for a song (named "Let  involving one of its cities (Mobile) having died this past Saturday on the eighteenth day of this March (the name of this singer and musician was said to be Chuck Berry; as for the name of the song involving the city of Mobile, it was named "Let It Rock").  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a report narrated by a member of their local news operation (Lee Peck) about some folks in southwest Alabama reacted to news of the singer and musician mentioned in the previous paragraph having died this past Saturday. 
  • One of the breaks for promotional videos on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a video proclaiming two members of their local news operation (Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven) "two of the most trusted news anchors on the gulf coast" and one of the local news programs usually presented by them from Monday through Friday in recent times its "number one newscast" ("WKRG News 5 at 10 p.m.").

Sunday, March 19, 2017

News for Saturday, March 18th, 2017

  • A recording of a local news program for WKRG-TV dated for the year 1999 was uploaded onto the World Wide Web site for an Internet video service named YouTube.
  • One of the cable TV channels in the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile usually had the programming feed for the main broadcast channel of WALA-TV in an improper format since the Sunday of the twelfth day of this March until the Friday of the seventeenth day of this March.