Wednesday, September 28, 2016

News for Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

  • Part of a news report for the local news operation at WKRG-TV was used on a national TV and radio news program named "Democracy Now!" this Wednesday (one of the news presenters on the program (Amy Goodman) falsely said it was an interview for "the local FOX affiliate in Alabama", even though WKRG-TV was actually an affiliate of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and Alabama had more than one station affiliated with the FOX Broadcasting Company (including WALA-TV in the city of Mobile) by then.*
(*you may access the edition of the program with the report on the official World Wide Web site for the program upon selecting this link (you may access the part of the program with the report much quicker by setting the video player on the site to 20:00))

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

News for Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

  • The live video stream for WALA-TV had video of the studio for their local news programs being prepared for holding a debate between two candidates for the position of mayor of the city of Prichard in southwest Alabama (the names of the candidates were Jimmie Gardner and Troy Ephraim) for one of those programs this Tuesday (the one named "FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m." had it).*
  • Some video recordings of commercial and/or promotional advertisements that appeared on the analog broadcast channels for WEAR-TV and WKRG-TV several calendar years ago were uploaded onto the official World Wide Web site for an Internet video service named YouTube earlier this calendar year (the recordings of the advertisements that appeared on the channel for WEAR-TV were dated for the years 1988 and 1989; the recordings of the advertisements that appeared on the channel for WKRG-TV were dated for the years 1986 and 1989 (three in total for 1989)). 
  • A portion of a special TV program for WEAR-TV originally broadcast in the year 1996 (under the name "Legends of The Moors") was uploaded onto their official World Wide Web site this past Monday on the twenty-sixth day of this September in memory of a famous professional golfer who died last Sunday on the twenty-fifth day of this September (the portion featured appearances by him and some members of the news department for WEAR-TV during the time it was produced and during recent times (their names were Arnold Palmer, Dan Shugart, and Bob Solarski respectively). 
(*some live audio from the studio as it was being prepared for the debate was streamed until it was replaced by some audio recordings for some of the local TV programs for WALA-TV)

News for Monday, September 26th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV had segments of a local radio program for WNTM-AM ("The Uncle Henry Show") in accordance with a plan for the channel to have segments of the program on a daily basis from Monday through Friday (between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.) beginning with its broadcast for this Monday (you may access video recordings of the segments that appeared on the channel this Monday through the videos section of the official Facebook page for WNTM-AM).   
  • According to a notice sent to customers of Comcast Cablevision of Mobile this September, there was a plan to move the programming feed for the Tennis Channel in the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile from their Sports Entertainment service to their Digital Preferred service by the Tuesday of the twenty-second day of this November and a plan to move the programming feeds from Viceland and FYI from their Digital Starter service to their Digital Preferred service by the Thursday of the seventeenth day of this November. 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV and WPMI-TV between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Monday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning" and "Local 15 Today") simultaneously had segments about dogs available for adoption from organizations specialized in sheltering them in the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama (the Mobile Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Mobile SPCA) for the dog featured in the segment for WKRG-TV; the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) for the dog featured in the segment for WPMI-TV).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

News for Sunday, September 25th, 2016

  • Some of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV had used some of their local news programming for this calendar week to say their local news operation was set to host a debate between two candidates for the position of mayor of the city of Prichard in southwest Alabama (the names of the candidates were Troy Ephraim and Jimmie Gardner) on one of their local news programs for Monday through Friday ("FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m.") next Tuesday on the twenty-eighth day of this September (beginning at 4:30 p.m.).  
  • The first segment of the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this morning ("FOX 10 News in the Morning" between 6:00 and 8:00) began with a silent version of an animated sequence normally used for "breaking news" on their local news programs in recent times before the news that resulted in its broadcast (a person setting fire to a tree at Auburn University in the city of Auburn in southeast Alabama) was presented (the person who presented it (Rebekah Hoeger) did so immediately after presenting this comment about it: "Breaking this morning, the Toomer's Corner oaks at Auburn just can't take a break").

Saturday, September 24, 2016

News for Saturday, September 24th, 2016

 (note: the first paragraph of the report titled "News for Friday, September 23rd, 2016" was corrected)
  • A news article for this weblog about a certain cable TV channel becoming available to digital transport adapters connected to the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile by the end of this past August published earlier this September was amended to reflect the fact that its programming was only authorized for certain types of digital transport adapters connected to the system.  
  • According to a news release attributed to the holding (or "parent") company of WABD-FM (Cumulus Media), some changes to their plan for local news programming for Monday through Friday were set to take effect next Monday on the twenty-sixth day of this September due to their plan to have a new syndicated radio program in their programming on a regular basis during a time period when they usually had a local radio program of their own from Monday through Friday mornings in recent times (the name of the syndicated one was "Zazza Mornings with Cheree"; the name of the local one was "John [Marty] in the Morning"). 
(*according to a Facebook page attributed to the former production manager, his tenure at WKRG-TV lasted from the year 1977 until the year 1996)

News for Friday, September 23rd, 2016 (corrected)

 (correction note: the suffix for the radio station mentioned in the first paragraph of this report was corrected)
  • WALA-TV had an interview with two members of a radio station for the University of South Alabama in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (WJGR-LP/"The Prowl") on a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10") this Friday (the names of the members were Heather Stanley (an advisor for the station), and Caitlyn Penter (an announcer for the station)).
  • One of the news presenters on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this morning (Darwin Singleton on "Local 15 Today") said they were working toward having a "live look" into a high school in their local broadcast area (Leroy High School in the city of Leroy in southwest Alabama) on the program this Friday and the reason for their not having it on the program by then was due to cellular technology being sparse in the area where the school was located after it had a report about the school recorded earlier and before it had two other reports about it that were recorded earlier, including one in which its narrator (Katie Herrera) had apologized for what she said were "technical difficulties" (she did not explain what she meant by "technical difficulties"). 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

News for Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

  • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) said a news report for a TV station located outside of southwest Alabama (WFXT-TV in the city of Boston in the state of Massachusetts) had a kind of story that will "break your heart and make you angry all at the same time" (it was about a person "overdosing" on a drug and her child standing by her afterwards) on two of their own local news programs this Thursday (this is how he used that phrase on the one named "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.": "This is the story that will--that will break your heart and get you angry all at the same time"; this is how he used it on the one named "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.": "This still will come as the [kind of] story that will break your heart and make you angry all at the same time").
  • One of the news presenters and news reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Renee Dials) appeared to be telling members of the audience for one of their local news programs for this past Wednesday on the twenty-first day of this September ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") that they"should be able to see police video when an important event happens" while comparing an incident that occurred in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama involving a member of the department of police for Mobile using "pepper spray" against a group of students of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile earlier this September to a more recent incident that occurred in the city of Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma that involved a person suspected of having a weapon getting shot to death by a member of the department of police for Tulsa (she said requests for video of the incident were sent to leaders of Mobile earlier this calendar week after a request for such video was forwarded to the legal department for the department of police in Mobile before saying, "We will continue to fight for your right to see videos from police paid for by your tax dollar").