Wednesday, September 20, 2017

News for Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had an advertisement about a plan for one of their local news programs ("NBC 15 News [at 10 p.m.]") to have salutes to former members of armed services ("veterans") in its programming on a nightly basis this past Monday on the eighteenth day of this September (the program had some on a regular basis earlier this September). 
  • A programming feed for a national TV programming service named Stadium was added to the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile sometime between the morning hours of this Tuesday and the morning hours of this past Monday (it appeared to had been that of a digital sub-channel added to the broadcast operation for WPMI-TV earlier this September). 
  • 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had one of its news presenters (Peter Albrecht) referring to one of its subjects as a combination of "cruelty" and "stupidity" while discussing a report about it with one of the news reporters for their local news operation (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno)).
    • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had an advertisement about a video for a special series of videos for their local news operation with a voice not normally used in such advertisements in recent times before having it on at least one of the the local news programs set to be part of its programming on the Monday of the eleventh day of this September (they usually had the voice of the announcements for the animated sequences normally used to begin its local news programs in recent times; as for what the series of videos was about, it was about a special initiative attributed to WALA-TV named "The FOX 10 Surprise Squad"). 

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    News for Monday, September 18th, 2017

    • A brand name not normally used in reference to WPMI-TV in their local news programming since the August of the calendar year 2009 ("NBC 15") was used in reference to them in some of the local news programming they had this Monday (for example, the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Monday had some members of their local news operation referring to it as "NBC 15 Today" rather than the one normally used in reference to it since then ("Local 15 Today" (it was based on the brand name normally used in reference to them since : "Local 15"). 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the fifth day of this September ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Kym Thurman) saying only the phrase "our sister station" in reference to a TV station outside of the TV market for southwest Alabama (WPDE-TV in the city of Conway in the state of South Carolina) while introducing video of a report attributed to them for the program. 
    • A Facebook page attributed to one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Darwin Singleton) had some messages dated for this Monday about the brand name mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this this report attributed to him and some other persons who were also members of the operation (Joe Raia (a former director), Deitra Tate (a former weather reporter), Blake Brown (a former news reporter), and Dave Anderson (a former editor of video)).*
    • The local news program mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this report had at least one of its news presenters talking about their being part of a "transition" period after appearing to give an electronic mail address normally used for sending information for acknowledging birthdays on the program in recent times (it had the domain name "@local15tv.com") before giving an electronic mail address not normally used for that purpose (it had "@mynbc15.com").
    (*a Facebook page attributed to WPMI-TV itself had a message about the name attributed to another one of its former members (Michael Brannon (a former host for a series of programming segments for its main broadcast channel and that of its companion station (WJTC-TV) named "UMinutes")) also dated for this Monday in a section for comments about a logo based on the name being the profile image for the page)

    News for Sunday, September 17th, 2017

    • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a local news program between the last five minutes of the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the sixteenth day of this September and the first 24 minutes of the hour of 12:00 a.m. this Sunday shortly after having special sports programming (mainly about a particular football game) from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) when it was usually set to have a local news program on Saturday evenings in recent times (the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.). 
    • 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. this past Saturday had a member of their local news operation who was usually not the news presenter for the local news programming they had on Saturday evenings in recent times (the name of the one who was usually the news presenter for such programming on Saturday evenings in recent times was Ashley Knight  as for the name of the one for the programming they had this past Saturday evening, it was Mary Smith**) 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Sunday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had its news presenter (Andrea Ramey) suggesting that she was part of a trip to the border between the United States and Mexico while presenting video about such a trip (she had used the word "we" while introducing the video) with the logo of a national TV program from their holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group) and the host of the program (the name of the program was "Full Measure with Sharyl Attikisson"; the name of its host was Sharyl Attikisson). 
    • A local radio program dedicated to news and public affairs broadcast by WDLT-FM during the second half of the hour of 5:00 a.m. and WBLX-FM during the first half of the hour of 6:00 a.m. this Sunday ("In Touch Gulf Coast") had its host (Beverly McDowell) talking about her having been part of the part of the radio station formerly known as WKRG-AM (WNTM-AM)*** when it was part of the original ownership of WKRG-TV (along with the radio station formerly known as WKRG-FM (WMXC-FM)) and her having personal connections to certain members of their respective operations (such as a news reporter and news presenter for WKRG-TV named Mel Showers) along with her sharing some personal stories about them.
    (*the channel was usually set to have a local news program during the first half of the hour and a syndicated program named "Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford" during the second half of it before this past Saturday (as for what it had during the first half of it this past Saturday, it had special sports programming (mainly about a particular football game) from the main provider of network programming for WKRG-TV (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS))

    (**she usually appeared to be a news reporter for the local news programming they had in recent times (the one named Ashley Knight also usually appeared to be a news reporter for the local news programming they had in recent times))

    (***she had mentioned having a role in doing reports about "soy and grain" for its radio programming))

    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    News for Saturday, September 16th, 2017

    • Some video of an advertisement for the local news operation at WKRG-TV that appeared on their main broadcast channel on a regular basis earlier this calendar week was used to decorate a Facebook page attributed to them sometime between the evening hours of the Thursday of the fourteenth day of this September and the morning hours of the Friday of the fifteenth day of this September. 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Saturday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had its news presenter and sports presenter (Lance Crawford) talking about this Saturday being the thirteenth anniversary of the day a tropical cyclone named "Ivan" had its core (or "eye") over southwest Alabama.  
    • A Facebook page attributed to a news reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV named Jasmine Williams had a message attributed to her dated for the Thursday of the fourteenth day of this September about some plans for their broadcast operation to have a different name and a different logo along with an image of the number "15" and the logo for its main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) 
    • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had some video of a graphic with elements similar to those of the image mentioned in the previous paragraph (with the exception of its "15" being whiter) with a graphic associated with a business named Church's Chicken with an announcement involving a former brand name for the local news operation at WPMI-TV ("NBC 15 News") immediately before having the last segment of the local news program mentioned in the paragraph above the previous one (this was the announcement itself: "NBC 15 News is brought to you in part by Church's"). 

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    News for Friday, September 15th, 2017

    • A World Wide Web site attributed to WALA-TV had an article attributed to a news presenter for their local news operation (Bob Grip) dated for the Thursday of the fourteenth day of this September about a survey of how certain TV sets in their local broadcast area were used to receive TV programming within a certain period of time earlier this calendar year.
    • 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. this past Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) saying a "former co-anchor" (or co-presenter) of his named Nancy Pierce and her husband (named Barry (Silverman)) were part of an event hosted he was hosting that day while presenting a report about it .
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Thursday ("Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") appeared to have a tribute to a certain person at the very beginning of its broadcast (its announcer had described the person as a veteran of a certain armed service; as for how it was carried it, it was done so with a salute to the person, a description of the person, and a portrait with the name of the person)
    • A World Wide Web site attributed to WPMI-TV appeared to have a live video feed of a national TV news program from their main provider of network programming ("Early Today" from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) either by itself or with digital graphics normally used for some of the local news programs for WPMI-TV in recent times before having video of a news presenter and weather reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Kelly Foster on what appeared to be the set for the local news programs at WPMI-TV) during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. this Friday (the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV was usually set to have it during that time from Monday through Friday).*
    (*the site and the channel had video of a local news program afterward during the hour of 5:00 a.m. (it was named "Local 15 Today"))

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    News for Thursday, September 14th, 2017 (amended)

    (note: the third paragraph below was amended)
    • Two local TV programs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10" for the main broadcast channel of WALA-TV and "Gulf Coast Today" for the main broadcast channels of WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV) had a certain promoter for a group of grocery stores based in the city of Prichard in southwest Alabama in some segments of their broadcasts for the Wednesday on the thirteenth day of this September (the name of the promoter was Lucy Greer; as for the name of the group, it was Greer's Markets*). 
    • One of the hosts for one of the local TV programs mentioned in the previous paragraph (Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10") had used one of the segments of the broadcast it had during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Thursday to tell its audience and its other host (Joe Emer) they were late to having a live video session on a Facebook page attributed to their broadcast operation (she also said this near the end of the segment before a break in its broadcast: "We are going to go to Facebook Live, real quick"). 
    • The Facebook page mentioned in the previous paragraph had a recording dated for this Thursday of what appeared to had been a live video feed of some members of the news operation for the local TV station to which that Facebook page was attributed working on a special initiative for the operation (the name of the initiative was "The FOX 10 Surprise Squad"; the names of the members were those of two news presenters for the operation: Lenise Ligon and Sarah Wall). 
    • The Facebook page mentioned in the last two paragraphs usually had videos with members of the local TV station to which it was attributed appearing to talk about some plans for some of their local news programs and their local entertainment and lifestyle program on a regular basis in recent times either shortly before or between their broadcasts from Monday through Friday in recent times.  
    (*the segment of the program named "Gulf Coast Today" with the promoter had some video with an announcement about the segment being sponsored by the group of stores promoted by her)

    News for Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    • 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 Wednesday ("Studio 10") had one of its hosts (Joe Emer) say they did not have a "voice track" for a video attributed to a sports reporter for their local news operation (Bri MacNaught) that preceded him (it had no audio by the end of its broadcast it) on the program before explaining what type of "voice track" was not part of this video (this is how he explained it: "So usually when the reporter does the package, there's the sound they get from the interviews and the sound that plays up in the background, then they have their voice (or narrative) on top of it") before having its other host (Chasity Byrd) mention where a version of the video with this type of "voice track" could be found (a World Wide Web site attributed to their broadcast operation).
    • Some local broadcasts this past Tuesday had some local broadcasters talking about a tropical cyclone (named "Frederic") that affected parts of southwest Alabama on the Wednesday and the Thursday of the twelfth and thirteenth days of September in the year 1979 (for example, 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 past Tuesday ("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." respectively) had their news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) talking about that Tuesday being the thirty-eighth anniversary of the day the cyclone came to southwest Alabama (the weather reporter for the programs (Jason Smith) talked about it, too, but only for the first, second, and third programs).