Sunday, April 23, 2017

News for Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  • The host of a local radio program dedicated to news and public affairs (Beverly McDowell of "In Touch Gulf Coast" for Cumulus Media of Mobile (the operators of WBLX-FM, WDLT-FM, WABD-FM, WGOK-AM, and WXQW-AM)) had used its installment for this Sunday to talk about whom it would have as guests in future installments (it usually did not have such announcements in its installments by this Sunday).
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Sunday (Chad Petri of "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") did not mention the name of the TV station for the news operation he said was the one for the news reporter he said "had the story (or narrative)" for one of news videos he had presented on the program (the name of the reporter was Jack Fink; the name of the station for the reporter was KTVT-TV (in the city of Fort Wort in the state of Texas); the name of the news operation for the station was "CBS 11 News"). 
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 7:00 a.m. this past Saturday on the twenty-second day of this April (Kati Weis of "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") said a camera operator for their local news operation (Daeshen Smith) was speaking with some organizers of an event at Battleship Memorial Park near the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama to get "a few more details about what's going on" before asking, "How's it going, everyone?" and wishing him and a guest of the program (the executive director of the park (Jada Cobb)) "good morning" before conducting an interview with the guest.

News for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

  • A national TV news program ("CBS This Morning") had a report about some public meetings in southwest Alabama involving a member of the House of Representatives of the United States originally for this area (Bradley Byrne) this past Friday on the twenty-first day of this April.  
  • The news presenter for 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. this Saturday (Kati Weis of "FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") said, "You're watching your only local news at 6:00 a.m." in the introduction to the one that appeared on the channel during the hour of 6:00 a.m. in spite of the main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV having a local news program during the same hour.**
(*the videos appeared to had been uploaded this past Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first days of this April respectively))

(**the programs for WALA-TV usually had a different news presenter on Saturday mornings in recent times (the name of that news presenter was Candace Murphy)

Friday, April 21, 2017

News for Friday, April 21st, 2017

  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Wednesday on the nineteenth day of this April (Bob Grip of "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had used the first segment of its broadcast to present a report about a subject pertaining to a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service (the FOX News Channel) related to their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) between two reports pertaining to their local broadcast area (the name of the programming service 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. and the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the twentieth day of this April ("WKRG News 5 at 5" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30") each had video of a member of their local news operation who usually did weather reports for programs like those in recent times doing a report about a subject unrelated to weather (the name of the member who did the reports was Thomas Geboy; as for what the reports were about, they were about a person getting bit by a snake with venom). 
  • 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 on the eighteenth day of this April ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had what appeared to be video of a live report by a member of a TV station that one of the news presenters for the program (Rose Ann Haven) said was a "sister" to them (the name of that station was WRBL-TV (in the city of Columbus in the state of Georgia); the name of the member of the station who did the report was Ashley Garrett; as for where she appeared to be doing the report, it appeared to be the city of Auburn in southeast Alabama).   
(*WKRG-TV and WRBL-TV were members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Nexstar Media Group))

Thursday, April 20, 2017

News for Thursday, April 20th, 2017

  • The 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 Thursday ("Studio 10") had an interview with a member of their broadcast operation (Kyle Claude) talking about a plan in which he would be leaving their broadcast operation in order to work for a facility specialized in educating folks about science and the universe (Space Center Houston) in the city of Houston in the state of Texas (he said his wife was from Houston and said his position at the facility would involve managing the marketing department for the center).* 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Tuesday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") each had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon respectively) present a tribute to the member of their broadcast operation mentioned in the previous paragraph.**
  • Some technical problems on 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 Wednesday on the nineteenth day of this April ("WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]") were addressed on their official Facebook page.
(*one of the persons who interviewed him (Joe Emer) said he was the director of promotions and marketing for their broadcast operation***)
(**the news presenters said he was director of creative services in their respective tributes to him)
(***the other person who interviewed him was named Chasity Byrd (both she and the one named Joe Emer were the hosts for the program with the interview))

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Commentary on an unnecessary warning, some similarities between TV stations, and a new news presenter for a local radio program

  • There was no need for one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Lance Crawford) to use one of their local news programs ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") to tell its audience that one of its reports could make their skins "crawl" while introducing some video of it in one of its broadcasts in recent times. All he had to do was say what the report was about, the name of the person who narrated it for the video, and the name of the company from which they came (Circa). 
  • The news presenter added to one of the local news and discussion programs for WAVH-FM this past Monday on the seventeenth day of this April presented news the same way she usually presented news for some of the local news programs for WPMI-TV when she was part of their local news operation (it sounded very emotional and very dramatic; like that of a professional actor in a movie or a play). I thought her of presenting news would be different for WAVH-FM since this was a different station, but I guess someone in charge of the station did not care to tell her to do so in a better way (a more professional, serious, and objective way). 

News for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 (amended)

(amendment note: the words "video of a news report" in the second paragraph below were linked to a World Wide Web page with a recording of the video itself)
  • WKRG-TV had video of a news report about a company connected to a national TV program and a national radio program based in the city of Mobile in some of their local news programming for this Tuesday (the company was named 3 Echoes Productions; the TV and radio programs were named "Today's Homeowner").
(*logos for WWL-TV were visible in the video)
(**the official World Wide Web site for WKRG-TV had an article related to the report in which the name of the station was mentioned and a link to a section of the official World Wide Web site for station about the report itself was included).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

News for Monday, April 17th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV was set to have a syndicated program that was usually set to appear on the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV) from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Pawn Stars") this past Sunday on the sixteenth day of this April (during the first half of the hour of 3:00 a.m.).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV over a period of 30 minutes during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the fifteenth day of this April ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had a news report* narrated by a camera operator for their local news operation (the name of the camera operator was Kayla Carlisle**). 
  • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had some messages about a former news presenter for some of the local news programs at WPMI-TV ("Local 15 Today" and "Local 15 News at Noon") being a news presenter for one of the local news and discussion programs at WAVH-FM ("Mobile Mornings") for the first time this Monday (the name of the news presenter was Kelly Jones).
(*the video of the report on the other end of the hyperlink was for a different news program for WPMI-TV)
(**the official World Wide Web site for WPMI-TV had some more reports narrated by her)