Sunday, February 25, 2018

News for Saturday, February 24th, 2018

  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the second half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this February ("Gulf Coast Today") appeared to have a radio announcer for WKSJ-FM (Bill Black) discussing a certain effort involving WKSJ-FM and WPMI-TV.  
  • A Facebook page attributed to WEAR-TV appeared to have had some live videos of a member of the news operation for WEAR-TV (Jared Willets) conducting interviews with a certain persons with messages referencing the person as "television's Incredible Hulk" and "TV's Incredible Hulk" on the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this February (note: both messages also appeared to have had the words "Lou Ferrigno" in reference to the person).  
  • 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. on the Wednesday of the twenty-first day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying, "All of the championship games starting next Thursday will be live on WFNA" for one of its reports (note #1: "WFNA" was part of the name of another TV station in southwest Alabama related to them by ownership (WFNA-TV (note #2: WFNA-TV was usually referenced by nicknames such as "The Gulf Coast CW" and "CW 55" on some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel in recent times)).* 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") appeared to have had its news presenter (Devon Walsh) reference a part of it related to cooking by a name not normally used in reference to other parts of it related to cooking in previous installments of it recent times ("Cooking with John") in addition to having had an animated sequence involving that name (note: both the sequence and the part of it related to cooking for the installment of it that appeared on the channel in this period of time that Thursday appeared to have a weather reporter for the news operation at WKRG-TV named John Nodar).**
  • A Facebook page attributed to a certain member of the news operation at WKRG-TV (Alan Sealls) and a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV itself each appeared to have had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this February concerning the member being part of a certain type of show for an entity separate from WKRG-TV for the Sunday of the twenty-fifth day of this February (note #1: a Twitter page attributed to a certain member of this show appeared to have had a similar message regarding this member attributed to its own administration dated for the Thursday mentioned earlier whereas a Facebook page related to the show itself appeared to have had a similar message of its own attributed to its own administration dated for the Friday of the twenty-third day of this February (note #2: the local news programs that appeared on the channel during the second halves of the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) each appeared to have had the member discussing details of the messages immediately after presenting reports related to weather). 
(*WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)
(**previous parts of it related to cooking for previous installments of it in recent times were usually called "Take 5" as part of those installments) 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Commentary: Sympathy in news broadcasting

If I were in charge of a TV station or a radio station with a group of persons hired to gather and spread news as part of its operation, I would not allow or force any of them to use its programming to act sympathetic toward certain persons or subjects and/or use any of it to constantly focus on certain persons or subjects that they and other persons might want to sympathize. They should only focus on the jobs for which they were hired and not feel pressured or obligated or free to use their positions to act like advocates for their subjects -- or even like professional actors in a movie (just because the jobs for which they were hired would involve broadcasting does not mean they must act like entertainers (not every thing in broadcasting needs to be entertaining and not every person expects every part of it to be entertaining)).
 
(note: this commentary was based upon various reports and presentations of news pertaining to a recent member of the department of police for the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama that sounded very sympathetic toward him and relatives for some of the local news programs broadcast by some of the local TV stations in southwest Alabama between this Saturday and the Wednesday of the twenty-first day of this February)

Friday, February 23, 2018

News for Friday, February 23rd, 2018

  • The local news programs WALA-TV, WPMI-TV, and WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel during the hour of 6:00 a.m. on the Wednesday of the twenty-first day of this February each appeared to have had live video of a certain member of the government for the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (William Sandys (Sandy) Stimpson) discussing reports of a recent member of the department of police for the city having been shot to death on the Tuesday of the twentieth day of this February (a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had a video and a static image related to the member for its cover and a static image related to the department itself for its profile (note: both the video and the image for the page attributed to WKRG-TV had text of "Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family and MPD") whereas a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had a different static image related to the member for its own cover (with text of "OFFICER JUSTIN BILLA", "END OF WATCH", and "FEBRUARY 20, 2018") since then). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had audio of one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying, "We'll be broadcasting the service live right here on FOX 10 News" and audio of its other news presenter (Lenise Ligon) saying, "We'll broadcast the service live right here on FOX 10 News" for some reports of a plan to hold a funeral for a recent member of the department of police in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama during the hour of 10:00 a.m. on the Tuesday of the twenty-seventh day of this February over some graphics and text related to them whereas the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 6:00 p.m. that Thursday ("WKRG News 5 at 6") appeared to have had audio of one of its own news presenters (Mel Showers) saying, "We will carry the funeral live on air and on Facebook" for a similar report over some other graphics and text related to it. 
  • A Facebook page attributed to WAVH-FM appeared to have had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Tuesday of the twentieth day of this February concerning a certain radio host of theirs (Sean Sullivan) having the host of a national TV program and a national radio program based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Danny Lipford of "Today's Homeowner") on a local radio program for WAVH-FM ("Midday Mobile") earlier that day (note #1: it was posted with a hyperlink to a recording of the program also dated for that Tuesday (note #2: A Facebook page related to the national appeared to have had some similar messages attributed to its own administration dated for that Tuesday (note #3: the messages appeared to had been shared with a Facebook page related to WAVH-FM afterwards that day))).
  • 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. on the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m." respectively) each appeared to have had a certain video of a member of the news operation for WALA-TV (Alexa Knowles) hugging a certain person for one of the reports they had in those periods of time that day (note: the part of the video with the hugging appeared to have had audio of her saying, "I'm so sorry; thank you so much for what you do" to the person she appeared to had been hugging before appearing to have audio of her saying, "That's been happening a lot around precinct three the last couple of days..." immediately afterwards).
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had some articles attributed to them dated for this Friday regarding their selves and some plans to collect money and patches related to police for a certain family related to the recent member of the department of police for the the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this report (a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had some messages related to the articles attributed to its administration also dated for this Friday whereas some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel this Friday appeared to have had some presentations of some of the details of the articles). 
  • The local news program WALA-TV usually had on their main broadcast channel during the hour of 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") continued to appear on it during the first ten minutes of the hour of 6:00 p.m. afterwards on the Wednesday of the twenty-first day of this February (note: it appeared to have live video of a certain procession during the first ten minutes of that hour in addition to much the second half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. that day (note #2: the channel was usually set to have a syndicated program named "Jeopardy!" during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times)).

Thursday, February 22, 2018

News for Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

(note: one of the commentaries for this weblog ("Commentary: A profile of a passionate reporter and a comparison of reports related to sports for a certain TV station") was amended for clarity)
  • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had a hyperlink attributed to its administration dated for the Monday of the nineteenth day of this February to an article on a World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV also dated for that Monday concerning an interview for a type of segment of programming they occasionally had on their main broadcast channel during the last five minutes of the first half of the hour of 8:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times along with a recording of the interview itself  (note: the page usually did not appeared to have had such hyperlinks to such articles and/or recordings by then in recent times). 
  • 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. on the Monday of the nineteenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 5") appeared to have had one of its reporters (a news reporter named Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) saying, "Pete, Devon, I know that the two of you have tablets right there on the anchor desk -- you know that gets a lot of hands-on time, you might want to get some wipes after the show" and one of its news presenters (Peter Albrecht) saying, "Yeah, we've got them right now" immediately afterwards before appearing to point a thumb toward its other news presenter (Devon Walsh) while saying, "Germaphobe" immediately afterwards (the one named Devon Walsh appeared to laugh immediately afterwards). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Monday of the nineteenth day of this February appeared to have had its weather reporter (Alan Sealls) saying, "Our evening skies brought in the clouds and if you look closely on radar a few showers are showing up mainly toward our west in Jackson County: one of them on Allen Road; good name for a road" and a certain video of a certain report involving a certain type of ending not normally used in the endings of other reports like it in some of the local news programming it had in recent times (it had involved a certain location being described as secure than than just the name of the location itself in accordance with the other reports) "Reporting from a secure location in Mobile, I'm Christina Andress".
  • 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. on the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had audio of its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "Well it's been a picture-perfect weekend across the gulf coast; warm, sunny, great weather to be outside; here's a live look at current conditions over at USS Alabama; a little bit of a fog rolling in, but some enjoyed themselves today by jumping in the pool. Check out this video taken in Spanish Fort earlier today of kids splashing around; lots of fun to have there. Meteorologist Thomas Geboy joins us now for a look at our workweek forecast" and video of its weather reporter (Thomas Geboy) saying, "A lot of folks will have the day off from work tomorrow for Washington's birthday" without explaining the "Washington's birthday" part of what he appeared to had been saying (note: the program appeared to have had some graphics involving text of "Get Outside and Enjoy This Weather" and "KIDS ENJOY A SUNDAY DIP IN SPANISH FORT" while having the part of the aforementioned audio involving the words "Spanish Fort"). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the nineteenth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had a video of a report in which a certain subject named "Bobby Love" was described as someone "not showing love" whereas the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. that Monday ("WKRG News 5 at 6:00 p.m." appeared to have one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "First on Five, a fire over love. A man is now in custody for an arson last night at the pathways apartment complex in midtown Mobile. Investigators took Bobby Walsh Love the Second into custody this afternoon. As News 5's Katarina Luketich reports, investigators say a fight over a woman could be to blame (note: the opening for the second program appeared to have had audio of its other news presenter (Mel Showers) saying, "A fire over love: a suspect is now in custody for an arson at a local apartment complex; why investigators say a woman could be behind it all" while having graphics involving text of "A Fire Over Love?"). 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Commentary: A profile of a passionate reporter and a comparison of reports related to sports for a certain TV station (amended)

  • Some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel in recent times appeared to have had a certain reporter of theirs (a sports reporter named Robby Baker) expressing strong feelings related to sports and certain colleagues of his (specifically other members of the news operation at WKRG-TV) in parts of them related to sports in recent times (for example, the local news program it had during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had audio of this reporter saying, "Anytime somebody puts up thirty-two runs at a baseball game, I am going to mention it", "I am also going to be honest to all of you at home; I just like saying 'Chanticleers'; it's a very fun mascot", "For every two--yen, there is a yang; the Jags softball tournament in Starkville for the February freezer tournament; two games today against Murray State and Mississippi State; cue Thomas Geboy's happy dance. Bulldogs were a winner; the Jags were not; they dropped both games in the softball doubleheader", and "Sadly I was stuck here in the office most of the day; so I wasn't able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, but I did get to spend the day in the office with some beautiful people. Awwww, and we all got to watch Pensacola's Bubba Watson play some beautiful golf" (note: one of the weather reporters for the program was named "Thomas Geboy")).
Some interesting comparisons of some reports concerning a certain subject for some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel in recent times:

(amendment note: the first and second paragraphs below this were one amended for clarity (they had involved displacing the word "article" with "commentary"))
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 6") appeared to have the reporter mentioned near the beginning of the first paragraph from the top of this commentary saying, "It was also a rough afternoon for the Auburn Tigers; usually I'm telling about--usually I'm telling you about them winning; that was not the case; we had a scary moment in this one; Anfernee McLemore suffered a gruesome ankle injury; now he had to be stretchered off. I'll spare you to visuals; if you actually really must see it, you can look it up online yourself" while having some videos related to the sport of basketball for a part of it related to sports (he appeared to had been saying this before having them "We've got a full slate of college basketball on this fine Saturday afternoon").
  • 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. on the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") appeared to have had its news presenter (Chad Petri) saying, "In sports this morning it was a rough afternoon yesterday for the Auburn Tigers; a scary moment in this one; Anfernee McLemore suffered a gruesome ankle injury; had to be stretchered off; we're not going to show the injury, it's just too graphic; it's out there online if you want to see it" while having some videos related to the sport of basketball for a part of it related to various sports.
  • 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. on the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had audio of one of reporter mentioned in the first paragraph near the top of this commentary saying, "Rough afternoon for Auburn Tigers fans; scary moment in this one early [on]; Anfernee McLemore suffered a gruesome ankle injury; had to be stretchered off; I'll spare you the visual of the actual  injury, it's just too graphic; if you really must see it, you can look it up on your own time online" for a part of it related to various sports.  

News for Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

  • Some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel in recent times occasionally had a horizontal image appearing vertically (or "sideways") on a monitor set in a vertical position immediately after having it appearing horizontally over their video feed for the programming ("full screen").  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the second half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this February and the one that appeared on it during the hour of 6:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m.") each appeared to have had their respective news presenters (Shelby Myers for the first one; Asha Staples for the second one) using the words "precious couple" in reference to a certain couple while appearing to introduce a video of a report concerning a couple of persons
  • 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. on the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") appeared to have had audio of its news presenter (Chad Petri) referring to a news program of theirs by a name not normally used in reference to the local news programming it had in recent times ("News 5: Early Edition" (note: this was how it was used, "Be sure to join our TV pals Ashley Knight, Thomas Geboy, and Robby Baker later tonight for 'News 5: Early Edition', then also for 'News 5' at ten o'clock")) 
  • The last part of the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 7:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this February appeared to have had a static image with some text of "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHA!!!!" immediately after having some video with graphics relater to weather with audio of its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) saying, "That's your seven-day outlook and a big...happy, happy birthday to some--somebody who is going to be looking at her birthday coming up tomorrow" and video of its news presenter (Asha Staples) appearing to say, "Yeah, I'm glad those rain chances are kind of pushed toward Tuesday rather than Wednesday, so thank you for that, Matt--" before having audio of her saying, "--Aww, thank you, guys; you guys got me; I usually get you guys. Thank you for spending your Sunday morning with us here with us on 'FOX 10 News'. We will see you again for more news and weather coming up at the news at nine" and audio of the weather reporter saying, "Happy birthday!" with the image near the end of it immediately afterwards. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

News for Monday, February 19th, 2018

  • 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. on the Friday of the sixteenth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m." respectively) each appeared to have had one of its reporters (a news reporter named Alexa Knowles) speaking of having been "brought to tears" while discussing a certain subject for a certain video that was part of the program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. that day.  
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Friday of the sixteenth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") appeared to have had audio of its news presenter (Bob Grip) saying the word "important" in reference to a certain "forecast" over some video of a remote location involving some buildings near the end of one of its segments (this was how it was used, "Well stay with us, Jason has one more look at your important weekend forecast straight ahead" (note: "Jason" was the forename of the weather reporter for the program (Jason Smith)). 
  • 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. on the Friday of the sixteenth day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying, "We have a Daytona special to get you ready for the five hundred on Sunday; it's our 'Countdown to Daytona' special and I'll be with Mobile's Thomas Praytor and we'll get his thoughts on last week's ARCA race that he participated in. Countdown to Daytona airs at 1:30 tomorrow on CW55* and then at 6:30 tomorrow night on News 5 and Thomas the Moose Praytor will talk about that wreck" 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Friday of the sixteenth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying: "If you're concerned about your heart health, FOX 10 has you covered; we're teaming up once again with Infirmary Health for free heart screenings; it's happening a week from today at these four locations, the FOX 10 News studios in Mobile, Thomas Fitness Center in Fairhope, North Baldwin Fitness Center in Bay Minette, and the Atmore Community Hospital" along with audio of his saying, "Now I hope to talk live with Superintendent Eddie Tyler about the incident about 9:30 on this newscast so we could get his take on the incident as well" and audio of his saying, "Now Bennett here has a long rap sheet, he had twelve warrants out for his arrest; in fact, it's so long that I profiled him on FOX 10 News in 2005" for one of its reports before having video of his appearing to say, "Well anyone who takes action when following the advice [of the phrase] if you see something say something is a hero in my book, but apparently there are some who disagree: we'll take a look at that and the difference between resource officers in Mobile and Baldwin County public schools next on FOX 10 News".**
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 7:00 a.m. on the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") appeared to have had one of its reporters (a news reporter named Steve Alexander Ozenovich) saying, "Oooh, man, that sounds good--I get hungry all ready" after having a person he appeared to had been interviewing discussing a certain celebration being held in a certain area (note #1: the program appeared to have had video of its news presenter (Asha Staples) calling the celebration "The Trinity Gardens Black Heritage Parade" before having video of the interview with the reporter immediately afterwards (note #2: the person who appeared to had been interviewed by the reporter appeared to had been saying this immediately before the statement attributed to the reporter: "Every house in Trinity Gardens -- where we have fifteen hundred homes -- every house [has]--will have a party today and it will go on until a decent hour -- maybe twelve o'clock and then it'll be Sunday morning so everybody [would] shut down. Every house will invite people who had never seen before -- maybe they'll have a cup of coffee, a cup of tea and other things -- hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs -- you're in Wragg Swamp, so you'll--you'll have a lot of swamp food today -- we'll have crayfish, we'll have frogs legs, we'll have alligator tail")). 
(*"CW55" was a nickname for WFNA-TV (note: WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were related to each other due to their being part of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)) 
(**the program appeared to have had audio of the news presenter speaking with a certain guest of it while having a graphic with text of "EDDIE TYLER" and "SUPERINTENDENT" afterwards)