Wednesday, July 1, 2015

News for Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 (amended)

  • According to a promotional advertisement broadcast by the radio division of Mississippi Public Broadcasting* today, their main programming service ("Think Radio") was set to have a new regular programming plan for Saturdays take effect this Saturday, July 4th, that includes three different programs that were not part of its previous programming plan for Saturdays (the names of the programs were "The TED Radio Hour", "RadioLab", and "BackStory").**
  • Part of this past Tuesday's edition of WPMI-TV's local midday news program ("Local 15 News at Noon") on June 30th appeared on both their main broadcast channel and their digital sub-channel when it had a special weather segment about tornado warnings issued for parts of their local broadcast area (the digital sub-channel was normally used for broadcasting programming from the national TV programming service WeatherNation and local weather segments from WPMI-TV by then).
  • WKRG-TV had a special weather segment take precedence over their plan for having a feature segment under the name "Take 5" on their local midday news program ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") this past Tuesday, June 30th (the name "Take 5" was normally used for cooking segments in their local news programming by then), during the time period in which the program usually had such a segment due to tornado warnings for parts of their local broadcast area (the weather reporter for the program (John Nodar) mentioned this while presenting the report).
(*parts of southwest Alabama are within the broadcast area of one of the radio stations broadcasting radio programming from Mississippi Public Broadcasting over the air: WMAH-FM near Biloxi, Mississippi to be precise)

(**update for Tuesday, July 7th: according to the official Facebook page for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the programming schedule for their main radio programming service on their official World Wide Web site, only "RadioLab" was part of the service's new regular programming plan for Saturdays and "The TED Radio Hour" and "BackStory" were actually part of a new regular programming plan for Sundays that was set to take effect this past Sunday, July 5th. The programming plan for Sundays it had before then usually did not have any one of those programs)

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