Saturday, June 24, 2017

News for Saturday, June 24th, 2017

(correction note: an incorrect surname was used unintentionally in reference to the (sports) reporter referenced in the second paragraph below this sentence for a previous report about him and other subjects for this weblog)
  • A directory of telephone numbers for residents of the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama dated for this June named "The Real Yellow Pages" had references to two former radio stations based in this area (WABB-AM and WABB-FM).  
  • The sports segments of Saturday editions of one of the local news programs for WKRG-TV ("WKRG News 5 at 6") were usually presented by their news presenters in recent times (usually by a member of their local news operation named Ashley Knight) in recent times until the edition for this Saturday (the one for this Saturday was presented by the newest sports reporter for their local news operation (Robby Baker)).  
  • A member of the local news operation at WPMI-TV who mainly presented reports about sports and occasionally presented reports about news in general for some of their local news programming in recent times (Lance Crawford) appeared to be doing a live news report unrelated to sports for a local news program that was usually part of their programming during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times earlier this June (the name of the program was "Local 15 Today"). 
  • The cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile usually had information pertaining to one of the programming feeds for a TV station in the city of Birmingham (WBRC-TV) in central Alabama in its guide to a programming feed similar to it from a station based in southwest Alabama (WFNA-TV) in recent times (both feeds were usually set to have programming from a national TV programming service named Bounce TV; as for the information pertaining to the one for the station in Birmingham in the cable TV system, it usually had the name of that station and the names of some of its local TV programs ("Bounce Around Birmingham"  and "WBRC News") listed for times when the feed for the station in Mobile would actually have programs for the national TV programming service.

Friday, June 23, 2017

News for Friday, June 23rd, 2017

  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WALA-TV had an article dated for the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this June about an automobile used to broadcast weather reports for their local news operation from remote locations. 
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to the holding (or "parent") company of WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV (the Nexstar Media Group) had an advertisement for a position in reporting weather for the local news operation at WKRG-TV. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Commentary: Dramatics in broadcasting about a tropical cyclone and some interesting juxtapositions (corrected)

(correction note: part of the third paragraph below was corrected)
  • I did not like hearing local news broadcasters refer to a visitor of the city of Gulf Shores in southwest Alabama as "the first" to die as a result of tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico this past Wednesday on the twenty-first day of this June, as if they were expecting more persons to die as a result of it (they sounded very grim and dramatic while doing so).
  • I would suggest local news broadcasters in southwest Alabama who had planned on leaving this area in order to advance their careers to resist any urge to act unlike their usual selves just because more national news broadcasters than usual may had been interested in this area and other areas near the Gulf of Mexico this calendar week due to the tropical cyclone mentioned in the previous paragraph. If they really want to make good impressions for national broadcasters who may be interested in their skills, they could simply be their usual selves (the national broadcasters might find their usual selves really special and not think they are just pretending to be special).

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

News for Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

(note: one of the paragraphs in the report titled "News for Tuesday, June 20th, 2017" was corrected)
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had what appeared to be an amended version of a video it had in its programming earlier this calendar week about a member of their local news operation (a news reporter and a news presenter named Renee Dials) retiring and a plan to have a retrospective of her career on one of their local news programs on the evening of the Sunday of the twenty-fifth day of this June (it had different graphics and a different announcement about the member retiring (it had suggested there would be more retrospectives about her career on other local news programs for WALA-TV afterwards between the beginning of the Monday the twenty-sixth day of this June and the end of the Sunday of the second day of July for this calendar year)).  
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV usually had various graphics about a tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico (such as maps, texts, and a ticker) frame a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (named "Studio 10") during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Wednesday (the channel usually had such graphics around the local news programs that were part of its programming since the Tuesday of the twentieth day of this June, but not on a continuous basis).  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

News for Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 (corrected)

(correction note: the number of monitors mentioned in the third paragraph below was corrected)
  • WEAR-TV had special news programming (about what appeared to be a live news conference) from their local news operation take precedence over regular programming on their main broadcast channel during the first half of the hour of 2:00 p.m. this Tuesday.
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had some video (an advertisement) of an announcement about a member of their local news operation (a news presenter and a news reporter named Renee Dials) retiring and a plan to have a retrospective of her career on one of their local news programs during the evening hours of the Sunday of the twenty-fifth day of this June ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m."). 
  • Some of the local news programs that had appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV since the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Monday of the nineteenth day of this June had some members of their local news operation standing in front of a group of (nine) monitors normally used on those programs in recent times (rather than sitting behind a desk with those monitors behind them in accordance with how they usually appeared on those programs in recent times) to present reports about stormy weather in the Gulf of Mexico while those monitors collectively displayed animated graphics involving the words "Tracking the Tropics". 

Monday, June 19, 2017

News for Monday, June 19th, 2017

  • The programming feed for WABF-AM had a program described by one of its hosts (Lori DuBose (the name of its other host was Alan Lipscomb)) as "a new weekly talk show ('program') for and about small businesses" during the first half of the hour of 10:00 a.m. this Monday (a recording of it was uploaded onto a World Wide Web site attributed to WABF-AM afterwards; as for its name, it was "Small Business News").  
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first halves of the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. for the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this June ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) had video of a member of their local news operation (Peter Albrecht) talking about a plan to have two of their local news programs ("WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30 [p.m.]") broadcast from an aeroplex in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley Field) this Tuesday on the twentieth day of this June. 
  • A live video stream normally used for streaming local news programs and a local program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (named "Studio 10") on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV in recent times had videos of what appeared to be various places outside their local broadcast area (such as the Capitol in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia and the the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island near the state of New York) and graphics related to the New York Stock Exchange instead of the editions of the programs that appeared on the channel this morning (a graphic that usually appeared on the stream during breaks for the programs stream still appeared on the stream occasionally (it usually had the words "We'll be right back after this break" and one of the logos for the local news operation at WALA-TV). 

News for Sunday, June 18th, 2017

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV and WALA-TV during the evening hours of the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this June had reports about some members of their respective news operations being honored at an awards ceremony by the Alabama Associated Press Media Editors earlier that day.*  
  • 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 past Saturday on the seventeenth day of this June ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") had guests of theirs wearing headphones and holding microphones with logos for their broadcast operation while being interviewed by their news presenter (Asha Staples**).
  • A Facebook page and a Twitter page attributed to a syndicated news program that used to be available to WFNA-TV from Monday through Friday ("The Daily Buzz") each had a message dated for the Monday of the twenty-second day of May for this calendar year about a plan to make it available to broadcasters like them for the for time since the Friday of the seventeenth day of April of the calendar year 2015 this Sunday (on a weekly basis).***
  (*the programs on the channel for WKRG-TV had proper names ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 10") whereas the one that appeared on the channel for WALA-TV did not (a generic name ("FOX 10 News") was used in reference to it by its news presenter (Steve Alexander Ozenovich**) due its appearance on the channel being in a time period not normally used for their local news programming since the channel had special programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during its regular time period for having local news programming on Saturday in recent times (the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.)

(**they were usually news reporters for their local news operation)

(***a news release dated for the Tuesday of the second day of May for this calendar week had the fourth day of this June as the day of its return to broadcasting before the one dated for the Saturday of the tenth day of this June had the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this June as the day of its return to broadcasting)