Friday, December 30, 2016

News for Friday, December 30th, 2016

  • Some videos of moments described as "bloopers" involving the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Joe Emer and Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10" for WALA-TV) were presented on the editions of the program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this Friday and this past Thursday (on the twenty-ninth day of this December).  
  • According to the official World Wide Web site for WEAR-TV and the guides to their main broadcast channel from Zap2it and TitanTV, the channel was set to have special programming about a celebration of the coming of the next calendar year (2017) expected to occur in the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida ("The Pensacola Pelican Drop") take precedence over special network programming about other celebrations of the coming of the next calendar year expected to come from their main provider of network programming ("New Year's Rockin' Eve" from the American Broadcasting Company (ABC)) around the time the next calendar year begins (the beginning of the hour of 12:00 a.m. between the end of this Saturday on the thirty-first day of this December and the beginning of this Sunday on the first day of next January).*
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Wednesday on the twenty-eighth day of this December ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had sound effects described by some of its news presenters in recent times as those of a foghorn and angels singing used simultaneously in a report about traffic conditions on the Jubilee Parkway bridge (it was usually called "the Bayway" on the program) over Mobile Bay in southwest Alabama (it was called a "Bayway Report") before having one in which only the sound described as that of a foghorn was used (the news presenter for this edition of the program (Chad Petri) said this when both of the sound effects were used: "All right, mostly good, a little bad"; as for what he said when only the foghorn was used for the other report, "That's right, fog horn appropriate").**
(*according to the guide from Zap2it, the special programming was expected to begin about forty-five minutes after the beginning of the hour of 11:00 a.m. this Saturday and end before the ninth minute of the hour of 12:00 a.m. this Sunday)
 
 (**the news presenter named Chad Petri was substituting for the regular news presenters for the program (Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney))

News for Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this past Wednesday on the twenty-eighth day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m.") had an interview with a person who appeared to be an admirer of one of the weather reporters for their local news operation (Jason Smith) in a video about him that was shown on the program this past Monday on the twenty-sixth day of this December (they had another report about the person on a local news program that appeared on the channel in a time period when it usually did not have such a program (between the second half of the hour of 11:00 p.m. this past Wednesday and the first half of the hour of 12:00 a.m. this Thursday) due to some special network programming it had during two of those time periods for Monday through Friday (the hour of 9:00 p.m. (for "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. (for "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.")). 
  • The sports reporter for 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. this past Wednesday (Randy Patrick Setterstrom on "WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 10") and the news presenter for the one that appeared on the channel during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Thursday (Jessica Taloney on "WKRG News 5 This Morning") had mentioned another TV station in their local broadcast area unrelated to theirs by name (the other station was actually related to other TV stations in the area (WPMI-TV, WEAR-TV, and WFGX-TV) due to their having the same separate owners and operators) while saying residents in the area could watch a football game involving the football team for one of the universities in the area (University of South Alabama in Mobile in southwest Alabama) expected to occur this Friday on the thirtieth day of this December through this station that day (the name of the station was WJTC-TV). 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

News for Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had two commentary videos from their holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group) between parts of the local news program that was part of its programming during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("Local 15 Today") this Wednesday (it usually only had one of those videos between its broadcasts of those programs during the hour of 5:00 a.m. on a occasional basis).
  • The news presenter for the local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph (Darwin Singleton) referred to a colleague of his (named Kelly Foster) who mainly did weather reports for its broadcasts in recent times as "his co-anchor" while explaining why she was absent from its broadcast for this Wednesday (he said she had "the morning off" (note: the weather reporter for this particular broadcast was another colleague of his (Jake Dunne)).
  • The news presenter for 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 twenty-seventh day of this December (Rose Ann Haven of "WKRG News 5 at 10") said what sounded like a "spoiler warning" about a movie while introducing a report about a famous professional actor (named Carrie Fisher) connected to that movie (this is what she said while introducing the report: "News 5's Allen Carter has reaction from Mobile [about reports of the actor dying that Tuesday] and a spoiler warning if you haven't seen the latest 'Star Wars' movie [she did not say its full name]").

News for Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

  • The local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Local 15 News at Noon") was still part of its programming during the second half of that hour this past Monday on the twenty-sixth day of this December (a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles was usually set to appear on the channel during that time period from Monday through Friday since this past September (it was usually called "Gulf Coast Today"). 
  • According to WPMI-TV, the reason for the local entertainment and lifestyle program mentioned in the first paragraph of this report not appearing on their main broadcast channel during the second half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this past Monday (in addition to the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV during the second half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. that day) in a was due to the program being put on hiatus for this calendar week and the next calendar week (according to the guides to the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV from Zap2it and TV Guide, various syndicated programs were set to take the place of the local entertainment and lifestyle program over the next two calendar weeks between Monday and Friday (their names were "Mountain Bike Mania" (set for this past Monday through this Thursday), "Rise of Terrorism: Holy War" (set for next Monday on the second day of next January), "The Blackberry Farm Pro-Am Classic" (set for next Tuesday on the third day of next January), "Corrupt Crimes" (set for next Wednesday on the fourth day of next January), and "Divorce Court" (set for next Thursday and Friday on the fifth and sixth days of next January respectively)). 
(*WJTC-TV and WPMI-TV were members of the same company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group))

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

News for Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • An article and a video about a member of the local news operation at WEAR-TV (Christian Garman) leaving his position with them (weather reporter) by the end of this calendar week were posted onto their official World Wide Web site by this Monday. 
  • Some local news programs for WPMI-TV had some videos from their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) appear in the wrong aspect ratio (or picture format) earlier this December (the videos appeared as if they had been stretched horizontally). 
  • One of the weather segments for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. last Wednesday on the twenty-first day of this December ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") started appearing on the channel at a time considered the start of astrological winter for the northern hemisphere of the planet Earth (4:44 a.m.) (the presenter of the segment (John Nodar) appeared to be very excited about the fact the segment started appearing on the channel at that time while announcing the start of astrological winter for this hemisphere (he said it never happened to him before)).

Monday, December 26, 2016

News for Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had subjects involving members of their local news operation (a news reporter and news presenter named Devan Coffaro and a camera operator named Rodney Rocker).*
  • The main broadcast channels for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV were set to have the same TV program ("The World's Funniest Moments: Christmas") when they usually had different programs on a daily basis in recent times in recent times (the hour of 12:00 p.m.) this Sunday (note: both stations were members of the same company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group)).
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV was set to have a certain episode of a syndicated TV program that was usually part of its programming on a weekly basis in recent times ("The Andy Griffith Show" on Sunday evenings) during one of the time periods when it usually had local news programming on Saturday and Sunday evenings in recent times both this past Saturday (on the twenty-forth day of this December) and this Sunday (in the case of this past Saturday, it was during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m.; in the case of this past Sunday, it was during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m.).
(*the reporter was one of the news presenters for the news program)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

News for Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV was set to have two special programs (named "Christmas is" and "The City That Forgot About Christmas") during the hour when it usually had a local news program (named "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") on Saturday mornings within the past year this Saturday (note: the first one was set to appear on the channel at the beginning of that hour (5:00 a.m.) whereas the second was set to appear at the beginning of the other half (5:30 a.m.)).    
  • Some of the news presenters for the local news operations at WALA-TV and WPMI-TV (Candace Murphy of WALA-TV and James Gordon of WPMI-TV) and some of the weather reporters for the ones at WPMI-TV and WKRG-TV (Jake Dunne of WPMI-TV; Thomas Geboy of WKRG-TV) were using some of their respective news programs for this Saturday ("FOX 10 News in the Morning" for WALA-TV; "Local 15 News at 5 p.m." and "Local 15 News at 10 p.m. for WPMI-TV"; "WKRG News 5 at 6" for WKRG-TV) to talk about a fictitious tracking system involving a fictional character (named Santa Claus) said to be delivering gifts to various places on the planet Earth as if it the character were an actual person actually being tracked. 

    Saturday, December 24, 2016

    News for Friday, December 23rd, 2016

    • 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. this Friday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had a special video with various members of the broadcast operation at WKRG-TV along with relatives of theirs reciting different parts of a poem originally named "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" (the news presenter for the program (Bill Riales) referred to the poem as "Twas' the Night Before Christmas" while introducing the video on the program).*
    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. and during first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the twenty-second day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a special video with static images of various members of the local news operation at WALA-TV along with relatives of theirs (the news presenter for the programs (Lenise Ligon) said the purpose for showing the video was to help members of their audience "get into the Christmas spirit" while introducing it on the program for the hour of 9:00 p.m. before one of the breaks in its broadcast before saying she (and possibly other persons since she was the word "we") just wanted to show her colleagues and their families while introducing it on the other program near the end of its broadcast). 
    (*you may access past renditions of the poem involving members of WKRG-TV through YouTube and Facebook)

    Friday, December 23, 2016

    News for Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had what appeared to be live promotional videos for one of the sponsors of a plan to hold a certain type of parade in the city of Mobile this Thursday during one of its breaks from local news programming during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 5") and both halves of the hour of 6:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30") this Thursday (the name of this particular sponsor Greer's Market and Catering; as for how they were promoted through the videos, it was done through interviews (conducted by a radio announcer for WMXC-FM (Mary Booth) from somewhere in the down-town area of Mobile with a member of their company who usually promoted their services through various means of communication (Lucy Greer).

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    News for Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

    • One of the members of the local news operation at WPMI-TV who usually presented weather reports for their local news programs for the morning and midday periods of Monday through Friday in recent times (Kelly Foster for "Local 15 Today" and "Local 15 News at Noon" respectively) was presenting news reports in addition to weather reports in the editions of the programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel this Wednesday.*
    • A promotional video about a plan to hold a type of parade in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama this Thursday on the twenty-second day of this December had one of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Alan Sealls) saying he would have a weather forecast from the part of the city where such a parade may occur during the time it was expected to occur (he said "6:30 [p.m.]") appeared on their main broadcast channel earlier this calendar week.** 
    • One of the guests for a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Lucy Greer of Greer's Market and Catering for "Studio 10" at WALA-TV) used one of the cooking segment in its broadcast for this Wednesday to announce she was expecting to give birth (one of the hosts for the program (Joe Emer and Chasity Byrd) said the cooking segments for the broadcast were recorded this past Tuesday (on the twentieth day of this December) and that they knew of her expecting to give birth about a month before the announcement).
    (*she appeared to be substituting for the person who usually presented news reports for the programs in recent times (Darwin Singleton)

    (**WKRG-TV usually had a local news program on their main broadcast channel during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times (or since the Monday of the fifth day of this December (under the name "WKRG News 5 at 6:30 p.m.")). 

      Wednesday, December 21, 2016

      News for Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

      • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. this past Monday on the nineteenth day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m."). had a special report about two persons dressed as two fictional characters in which they were only addressed by the names of the characters they were portraying (the characters were named Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus). 
      • The first segment of 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. this Monday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon")  was mainly about an effort of theirs to donate toys to residents of their local broadcast area  might not new toys on Christmas Day this calendar year (they had a report about the effort on their local news program on the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 5")).*
      • An animated sequence normally used to begin new editions of a national news program named "World News Now" between the years 2001 and 2004 was still being used by the station that usually had it in their main programming feed on a regular basis during those years (WEAR-TV) by this December); usually as a way for the feed to switch to new editions of the program "all ready in progress" (the sequence used had audio of a person saying, "We now join 'World News Now' all ready in progress").
      (*the segment was presented by the news presenter and weather reporter for the program (Devon Walsh and John Nodar respectively) in a part of their broadcast studio where some of the toys for the effort were kept in storage (it also had an interview (conducted by the news presenter) with the manager of their broadcast operation (Mark Bunting))

      Monday, December 19, 2016

      News for Monday, December 19th, 2016

      • Some videos of three persons auditioning for a position in promoting the broadcast operation of WFNA-TV were uploaded onto the World Wide Web as part of a contest to win the position.  
      • According to the guide to the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV from a World Wide Web site specialized in TV programming guides named Zap2it, the channel was set to have special programs related to Christmas in place of programs that were usually part of its programming from Monday through Friday in recent times between this Monday and this Friday (on the twenty-third day of this December).
      • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a local news program that was usually part of its programming on Sunday mornings in recent times end about 30 minutes earlier than usual before having a program dedicated to discussing public affairs for the rest of the time period when it usually had the news program this past Sunday on the eighteenth day of this December (the name of the program dedicated to public affairs was "Speak Up!"; the name of the news program was "FOX 10 News in the Morning"; as for when the news program was usually part of its programming on Sunday, it was usually during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., specifically during both halves of those hours). 

      News for Sunday, Decembr 18th, 2016

      • A recent edition of a local radio program dedicated to news and public affairs ("In Touch Gulf Coast") that was not broadcast in its entirety by at least two local radio stations last Sunday on the eleventh day of this December (WDLT-FM and WBLX-FM) was rebroadcast by the same stations with the parts that were not part of those broadcasts (including some information that was all ready out of date by then (it was about a plan to hold a Christmas parade in the city of Mobile last Saturday on the tenth day of this December)). 
      • The news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV between the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 7:00 a.m. this past Friday (Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney of "WKRG News 5 This Morning") used the last segment of its broadcast to acknowledge an associate producer for their local news operation (Olivia Stump) for having graduated the University of Mobile in the city of Mobile recently (some images of the producer were shown during the acknowledgement).
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the one that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Friday on the sixteenth day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "WKRG News 5 at 10") each had a report with a member of their local news operation (Lenise Ligon for WALA-TV; Joseph Blake ("J. B.") Buinno for WKRG-TV) presenting reviews about a video game for computerized telephones ("smartphones") and tablet computers named "Super Mario Run" (some of the reviews presented by the one named Joseph Blake Buinno were from other members of the local news operation for WKRG-TV).   

      Sunday, December 18, 2016

      News for Saturday, December 17th, 2016 (amended)

       (amendment note: the numbers in the second paragraph below this message were explained)
      • Another digital sub-channel was added to the Alabama Public Television station licensed to serve the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (41-4 (radio frequency channel number)/42-4 (virtual channel number) for WEIQ-TV) earlier this calendar week (it had the same programming feed as one of the digital sub-channels it usually had before then (41-2/42-2)); the one that usually had programming for a national TV programming service named WORLD.  
      • Folks in the local broadcast area of the station mentioned in the previous paragraph may or may not had noticed a new name for one of the other digital sub-channels for the station mentioned in the previous paragraph if they were receiving its programming from antennas and the TV sets connected to them were capable of displaying information about the channel by this Saturday (it usually had the name "WORLD" before this calendar week; as for its new name, it was "PBSKIDS").  
      (*hyperlink to video of special programming for WKRG-TV)

      Saturday, December 17, 2016

      News for Friday, December 16th, 2016

      • 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 Thursday on the fifteenth day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a superimposed digital clock with the remaining number of hours, minutes, and seconds until the time a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States (Donald Trump) was expected to be in Mobile this Saturday on the seventeenth day of this December.
      • The news presenters for the local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon of "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to be broadcasting in front of a Wal-Mart store in the city of Daphne in southwest Alabama on the edition of the program that appeared on the channel this past Thursday while one of the regular news presenters for Sunday editions of their local news program for the hour of 9:00 p.m. (Renee Dials) appeared to be substituting for them from their broadcast studio in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama.
      • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV usually had segments of a national news program from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) named "The CBS Overnight News" during the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday with "previews" of their local news program for the second half of that hour and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") since the Monday of the fifth day of this December in spite of the guides to their programming plans for the channel from Zap2it and TitanTV on the World Wide Web having had another national news program from their main provider of network programming named "The CBS Morning News" listed for that time period for Monday through Friday since then prior to it actually having segments of it during that time period this Friday (it still had a "preview" for the aforementioned local news program during that time period this Friday; specifically during the last five minutes of the time period). 

      Friday, December 16, 2016

      News for Thursday, December 15th, 2016

      • According to some messages and videos on the official Facebook page for WEAR-TV and a section of the official World Wide Web site for WEAR-TV, they were set to hold a public discussion about the state of Florida last Wednesday on the seventh day of this December (under the name "Your Voice Your Future: Florida, Florida, Florida") while their companion station (WFGX-TV) was set to broadcast it live (the aforementioned videos had the person set to moderate this type of discussion (a commentator for the holding company of WEAR-TV and WFGX-TV named Mark Hyman)).
      • One of the breaks for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Thursday ("Local 15 Today") had a video of a person saying he or she was wishing a happy Christmas season "on behalf " of a radio station based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama that usually had their programming feed simulcast on the broadcast frequency of another radio station based in Mobile on Saturday and Sunday in recent times without ever mentioning of the name of the other station, even though he or she had mentioned the broadcast frequency of that station in the video (the name of the station mentioned in the video was WGOK-AM; the name of the station with which their programming feed was usually shared on Saturday and Sunday in recent times was WXQW-AM; as for their broadcast frequencies, the one for WGOK-AM was 900 kilocycles while the one for WXQW-AM was 660 kilocycles). 
      •  
      • Some members of the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Bill Riales (a news presenter), Jessica Taloney (a news presenter), and John Nodar (a weather reporter) appeared to be expressing their own personal opinions about a report of a misspelled version of the word "stop" ("STPO") being painted on a street in the city of Encino in the state of California in the edition of the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel between the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 7:00 a.m. this Thursday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") (the one named Bill Riales said, "What makes it even worse is that it was painted next to a stop sign" before saying the spelling was done on purpose; the one named John Nodar said, "Saint Po: the patron saint of rolling stops"; the one named Jessica Taloney said, "What makes it worse is morning news shows all across the country are talking about it" (note: this was not the only time on the same edition of the program in which at one of these members appeared to be expressing his or her personal opinions about a news report)).

      Wednesday, December 14, 2016

      News for Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

      • The main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV was set to have some programs or specific types of programming that were usually part of their programming at specific times on Saturday in recent times in different time periods between this past Saturday on the eleventh day of this December and this past Sunday on the twelfth day of this December due to some special programming it was set to have that Saturday (for example, the channel was set to have a theatrical movie named "Labyrinth" during a time period when it usually did not have a theatrical movie in recent times (between the hour of 11:00 p.m. this past Saturday and the beginning of the hour of 1:00 a.m. this past Sunday) due to some special football programming it was set to have in the middle of its regular time periods for having theatrical movies on Saturday (the time periods were 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.). 
      • Both of the persons who usually presented news for the local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV between the beginning of the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the end of the hour of 9:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times (Eric Reynolds and Sarah Wall of "FOX 10 News in the Morning") were absent from the edition of the program that appeared on the channel this past Tuesday on the thirteenth day of this December (the persons who substituted for them (Candace Murphy and Steve Alexander Ozenovich) were primarily news reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV who usually presented news for "weekend" (Saturday and Sunday) editions or versions of their local news programs (the one named Candace Murphy was usually the news presenter for their local news program for Saturday and Sunday mornings in recent times (it was usually named "FOX 10 News in the Morning" also) whereas the one named Steve Alexander Ozenovich was usually one of their substitutes in presenting news for evening news programs of theirs on "weekends").

      News for Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

      • Some of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV and WPMI-TV used some of their local news programming to talk about their respective news operations having plans to broadcast special programming about a rally for a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States (Donald Trump) expected to happen in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama this Saturday on the seventeenth day of this December. 
      • Some of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Matt Barrentine and Jason Smith) mentioned the plan mentioned in the previous paragraph in some of their broadcasts since this past Monday while talking about weather predictions for the day that plan was set to become effective.
      • One of the news reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Pat Peterson) referred to a person as "dumb" at the beginning of a news report that was part of their local news program for the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Monday. 

      Monday, December 12, 2016

      News for Monday, December 12th, 2016

      • WDLT-FM and WBLX-FM had abrupt endings to their broadcasts of a local radio program dedicated to news and public affairs this past Sunday on the eleventh day of this December (the name of the program was "In Touch Gulf Coast"; as for how the broadcasts ended, both of them ended in silence that lasted several minutes).
      • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV was originally set to have local news programming immediately before having any special programming about a parade of boats during the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the tenth day of this December until a change in the start time for the parade caused them to have the special programming immediately before having any local news programming during that hour.
      • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had a paid commercial program (or "infomercial") instead of a local news program during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Saturday due to the programming plan mentioned in the paragraph above this one. 

        Sunday, December 11, 2016

        News for Sunday, December 11th, 2016 (amended)

        (amendment note: more information was added to the first paragraph below this message and the notes in parentheses near the bottom of this report)
        • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had a special (Christmas) episode of a new comedic TV program that became available to them and other broadcasters through syndication for the first time this past Saturday on the tenth day of this December during the hour of 1:00 p.m. that day (the name of the program was "This Just In"; as for the name of its syndicate, it was Associated Television International).*  
        • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Friday on the ninth day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a report about the holding company for their main provider of network programming (21st Century Fox) having a "preliminary deal" to have complete ownership of a company specialized in providing TV programming in the United Kingdom (Sky). 
        (*a national TV programming service named Pop was set to have a regular episode of the program earlier that Saturday during the second half of the hour of 9:00 a.m.)
        (**the news program usually had a profile (titled "Remember This?") of different TV program originally broadcast on Saturday mornings on a weekly basis)

        Saturday, December 10, 2016

        News for Saturday, December 10th, 2016

        (note: the report titled "News for Friday, December 9th, 2016" was corrected)
        • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a promotional video for a business based outside of their local broadcast area (Island Doctors in the city of Saint Augustine in the state of Florida) with an announcer saying, "Tune in Mondays at 9:20 a.m. to find out about Island Doctors' free Medicare advantage program" (the channel usually had a local news program during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times (the name of the program was "WKRG News 5 at 9").  
        • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Michael White) made this comment about whom he said were "boneheads" in response to one of the hosts for a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyle (Joe Emer of "Studio 10") saying he heard some news about a "polar vortex" coming back while substituting for its other host (Chasity Byrd) as part of its installment for this past Friday on the ninth day of this December (this is what he (the weather reporter) said: "The thing is these--these boneheads in the national media that think that is just some--like, you know, brand new thing. This thing has always existed, it exists all year. It just deepens." (the host named Joe Emer said this in response: "Don't knock the polar vortex")).
        • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 5:00 a.m. this Saturday (Chad Petri of "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") talked about a plan of theirs to have special programming about a Christmas parade expected to happen in the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida this Saturday on the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV) at the beginning of the second half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Saturday before having the programming appear on their own main broadcast channel simultaneously in case it were to have special network programming (from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) about a live football game at that time (it had advertisements for a break between the end of a special programming and the beginning of a "post-game" program until their special programming about the parade took its place about three minutes later).

        Friday, December 9, 2016

        News for Friday, December 9th, 2016 (corrected)

         (note: the third paragraph below this message was corrected)
        • According to the official World Wide Web site for WALA-TV, their main broadcast channel was set to have a special program about various choirs from their local broadcast area several times this December (the name of the program was "Sounds of the Season"). 
         (*the same news presenter had previously said their companion station (WJTC-TV) was the station set to have such programming while part of a previous edition of the morning news program earlier in the calendar week) 

        Thursday, December 8, 2016

        News for Thursday, December 8th, 2016

        • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had video of what appeared to be a radio announcer for WAVH-FM (Sean Sullivan) talking about a plan by a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States (Donald Trump) to visit Mobile on the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this December. 
        • The local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph had video of what appeared to be a live interview with a member of the House of Representatives of the United States from the state of Alabama (Martha Roby) this Thursday (she appeared to be in the District of Columbia while the persons who interviewed her (the news presenters for the program: Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney) were on the set of the news program in Mobile); as for how the interview as conducted, it appeared to be through the use of an artificial satellite).

        Wednesday, December 7, 2016

        News for Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

        • The last segment of the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Wednesday ("Local 15 Today") ended while its weather reporter (Kelly Foster) was presenting a weather report.
        • One of the hosts for a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Joe Emer of "Studio 10") sounded amazed by some animated graphics for a weather report presented by its other host (Chasity Byrd) in the last segment of its broadcast through the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this past Monday on the fifth day of this December (this is what he said the first time the graphics appeared during the segment: "Whoa! Look at that intro"; this is what he said after asking the other host to make them appear again: "Yes! What is that? Circle--metal circles?").
        • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) used part of the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Monday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") to say that he had always loved reading and that he shared his love for it by reading to students at an elementary school in the city of Daphne in southwest Alabama earlier that day (he said the name of the school was Daphne East Elementary School; as for what he said he was reading to the students, he said he read two books named "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Thomas' Christmas Delivery" one group of students and a book named "C. C. Claus" to another group of students). 

        Tuesday, December 6, 2016

        News for Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

        • The format for the first edition of the new local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Monday on the fifth day of this December ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") differed from that of their local news program for the first half of that hour that day ("WKRG News 5 at 6:00") by having one of the regular news presenters for Monday through Friday editions of their local news program for the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. (Peter Albrecht of "WKRG News 5 at 5") paired with one of the news presenters for Monday through Friday editions of the program for the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. (Rose Ann Haven) and by having him initially present news reports alone while standing in the studio for all of their local news programs (a digital list of names for the reports he presented was superimposed beside him as he presented them (this was the same way reports were usually presented on their local news program for the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m. for Monday through Friday ("WKRG News 5 at 9") in recent times). 
          • One of the breaks for the new local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph had a promotional video with audio of a professional announcer (Jeff Davis) saying, "Looking for 'The Andy Griffith Show'? Don't worry!" before saying where residents of the local broadcast area for the video could still find local broadcasts of the aforementioned "show" (he made reference to the main broadcast channel for the companion station of WKRG-TV (WFNA-TV, even though he called it by its brand name ("the CW55")) and the time period in which the "show" was to be part of its programming from Monday through Friday (the second half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.)) since it was no longer set to appear on the channel with the new local news program from Monday through Friday by this past Monday (a list of cable TV and satellite TV channels for the main programming feed for WFNA-TV appeared throughout the entire video while a blurry version of the opening sequence for "The Andy Griffith Show" appeared behind it (the music for the sequence played throughout the video also)).*
          (*WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were members of the same company (Media General) with the same broadcast studio)

          News for Monday, December 5th, 2016

          • Earlier this Monday, the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV did not have a new edition of a national news program that was usually part of its programming during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("The CBS Morning News" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)*) during the first half of that hour in accordance with the guides to its programming from Zap2it and TitanTV (the channel still had the program that usually preceded it on the channel in recent times: "The CBS Overnight News" (it was from CBS also)).  
          • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a "preview" of reports planned for the edition of the local news program that was part of its programming between the beginning of the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 7:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") in place of the last segment of the national news program that preceded it this Monday ("The CBS Overnight News"). 
          • Only one of the news presenters for the local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph was part of the segments of it broadcast during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. this Monday (the name of the news presenter who appeared in those segments was Bill Riales; as for the name of the one who did not appear in those segments, it was Jessica Taloney (she appeared in other segments of its edition for this Monday, though)).  
          (*CBS was the main provider of network programming for WKRG-TV) 

          Monday, December 5, 2016

          News for Sunday, December 4th, 2016

          • One of the members of the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Kelly Foster) appeared to be substituting for one of its other members (Darwin Singleton) in the role of news presenter for the local news programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the morning and midday periods of this past Friday on the second day of this December ("Local 15 Today" and "Local 15 News at Noon") while one of its other members (Jake Dunne) appeared to be substituting for her in the role of weather reporter for those same programs (she said the one named Darwin Singleton was off that day in the first segment of the edition of the morning news program that appeared on the channel that day).  
          • The audio for the programming feed on one of the digital sub-channels for WKRG-TV was silenced by audio of a report of severe weather in their local broadcast area attributed to the National Weather Service while graphics related to the report (white text) appeared over the video for its programming feed (they appeared over the top-half of the video) whereas the audio for the programming feed on their main broadcast channel was still audible while different graphics related to the report (such as a map of the area where the severe weather was reportedly located and a ticker with text scrolling from right to left) appeared over the video for its own programming feed (they appeared near the bottom of the video).*
          (*the sub-channel usually had programs from a national TV programming service named Memorable Entertainment Television (it also had the nickname Me-TV))

          Saturday, December 3, 2016

          News for Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

          • WALA-TV had local news programming during the first half of the hour of 12:00 a.m. this Saturday after their main broadcast channel had special football programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during the time period in which they usually had local news programming on Friday nights in recent times this past Friday on the second day of this December (9:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m.). 
          • The local news program 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 ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") had a news report from outside their local news operation attributed to a former news reporter and news presenter for WKRG-TV (Kimberly Curth of WVUE-TV in the city of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana) without any mention of its source.
          • The live video stream for WALA-TV had some video from around a building with the name "Premiere Cinemas" located in the city of Spanish Fort in southwest Alabama instead of their local news program for Saturday and Sunday mornings during its broadcast for this Saturday (two news reporters of theirs (Hal Scheurich and Alexa Knowles) appeared in the video along with video of the interior of an automobile).
          (*the reporter named Alexa Knowles appeared to be doing live reports for the program at certain points of the video) 

          News for Friday, Decemebr 2nd, 2016

          • The programming feed for WXQW-AM had a promotional announcement (by a professional announcer named Jim Cutler) about their broadcast operation being "Mobile's new home" for news and talk programming this Friday nearly fourteen months after their broadcast frequency was set to have such programming on a regular basis (back in October 2015).*
          • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Bill Riales) had interviewed a news reporter for their companion station (Katrice Nolan for WFNA-TV) about a plan to hold auditions for someone to promote the broadcast operation of the companion station this Saturday on the third day of this December in the city of Foley in southwest Alabama (she said this while describing the type of person wanted for the position of promoting the broadcast operation of the station: "We are looking for the next 'CW55 Star' and it means just that: the star. Just someone to be able to learn what we do here at News 5 (the brand name for the local news operation at WKRG-TV) and be able to write their own stories, shoot their own stories, edit their own stories, and of course give us their personality").**
           (*their broadcast frequency was initially set to have such programming on a regular basis from Monday through Sunday before being to set to have it from only Monday through Friday before switching to the programming feed for WGOK-AM (one of their companion stations) from Saturday through Sunday this past January)
          (**the interview was part of a local news program that appeared that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during a break in its presentation of a national news program from their main provider of network programming ("CBS This Morning" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS))

          Friday, December 2, 2016

          News for Thursday, December 1st, 2016

           (note: one of the hyperlinks (or links) in the list of hyperlinks on this site ("Links to Other Sites") was replaced with a different one due to the disappearance of the page to which it linked and the fact that the radio station it was about had its name changed recently (it used to be named WDXZ-AM before being named WJNZ-AM back in July of this calendar week)). 

          Thursday, December 1, 2016

          News for Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

          • The weather reporter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Tuesday on the twenty-ninth day of this November (Matt Barrentine on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to be mocking certain folks while presenting a report about rain predicted for their local broadcast area this Sunday on the fourth day of this December (this is what he said: "I know, wow, no, not rain on the weekend. Stop it, we need it. We'll take it whenever we can get it, right?"). 
          • The weather reporter and the news presenters for the edition of the local news program mentioned in the first paragraph of this report (the names of those news presenters were Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) appeared to be expressing their personal feelings about a series of fires that affected parts of the city of Gatlinburg in the state of Tennessee earlier this calendar week (the news presenter named Lenise Ligon said she was in the city this past September before saying many folks in their local broadcast area were "heartbroken" by the fires due to their personal connections to the city after sending "her heart out" to it; the news presenter named Bob Grip said he was sending his "heart out" to a famous singer with an amusement park located near the city (the name of the amusement park was Dollywood; the name of the singer was Dolly Parton) he said was performing in their local broadcast area (specifically the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida); the weather reporter said another member of WALA-TV (a weather reporter and host named Chasity Byrd) was in the city "last month" before saying a lot of "go up there").   

          Wednesday, November 30, 2016

          News for Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

          • The weather reporter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this Tuesday (Kelly Foster on "Local 15 News at Noon") used part of its broadcast to tell its audience that their "next round of rain" would come when they sleep while showing a map of their areas with indications of rain predicted to occur between the evening of this Tuesday and the morning of this Wednesday (on the thirtieth day of this November).    
          • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had a theatrical movie originally released to the public in general before the year 1980 unlike most of the theatrical movies that had been listed as part of its programming plans from the past year this past Monday on the twenty-eighth day of this November (the name of this particular movie was "To Catch a Thief"; the year it was originally released to the public in general was 1955; as for when it was part of the programming feed for the channel this past Monday, it was between the second half of the hour of 2:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 5:00 a.m).*
          • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Monday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") did not have an "emoji forecast" (a type of weather report involving icons of different facial expressions) for its broadcast that day like its previous broadcasts in recent times (the final segments of its broadcasts were usually dedicated to such forecasts by then; as for how it ended this past Monday, it ended with a more ordinary type of weather report with a weather reporter who was not usually part of its broadcasts in recent times (Matt Barrentine was the name of this reporter; the name of the one who usually presented weather reports for its broadcasts in recent times was Jason Smith).**
          (*according to Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide, the channel was set to have another theatrical movie originally released to the public in general before the year 1980 (it was named "King Kong" and originally released to the public in general in the year 1976) on the third day of this December (between the hour of 7:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.))
          (**the broadcast for this Tuesday ended with an "emoji forecast" and the same weather reporter) 

          Tuesday, November 29, 2016

          News for Monday, November 28th, 2016

          • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV had a paid commercial program (or "infomercial") in place of a syndicated news program dedicated to entertainment ("Extra") that was usually part of its regular programming plan for Monday through Friday (for the second half of the hour of 11:00 a.m. for those days) in recent times this Monday.*
          • An image described as being of a former radio station located in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named WALA was posted onto the official Facebook page for one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) with a message about it being the first of several images related to the former station to be posted onto the page earlier this November.
          • The sports reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) sang the words, "When you wish upon a 'CW55 Star' " on their local news program for the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. for this Monday a few seconds after one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) promoted a plan by their companion station (WFNA-TV) to hold auditions for a new promoter for their broadcast operation ("The CW55 Star") this Saturday on the third day of this December in the city of Foley in southwest Alabama.
          (*the same type of program took the place of the news program on the same channel in the same time period on the same day of the week in the past) 

          Monday, November 28, 2016

          News for Sunday, November 27th, 2016

          • One of the announcers for a national TV program about a live football game involving the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV this past Saturday (Merton Laverne (Verne) Lundquist) mentioned a former sports reporter for WKRG-TV (James Scott Hunter) for his connection to the company that provided the program (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) and his connection to the University of Alabama (the former reporter was an analyst for TV programs about collegiate sports distributed by the company and a former quarterback for the university).
          • Some of the news presenters in some of the local news programming for WKRG-TV earlier this calendar week usually ended their broadcasts about various plans for the game described in the previous paragraph would be the last of its kind for the announcer mentioned in that paragraph to "call" (or describe).

          Sunday, November 27, 2016

          News for Saturday, November 26th, 2016

          • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had two special editions of a local entertainment and lifestyle program of theirs ("Studio 10") within twenty-four hours of each other between this past Thursday and this Friday on the twenty-forth and twenty-fifth days of this November respectively (the one they had on the channel this past Thursday was dedicated to various ways of preparing food whereas the one for this past Friday was dedicated to various musical performances).
          • According to a digital statement attributed to the Comcast Corporation sent to customers of their cable TV system in the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Comcast Cablevision of Mobile) this November, there was a plan to raise the fee for using a digital transport adapter to receive cable TV programming through the system (from $3.99 to $5.99) on the Sunday of the first day of January of the next calendar year (2017) and apply it to any new customer of the system who may be using such a device to receive its programming by then before applying it to any current customer of the system who may be using such a device to receiving its programming on the Thursday of the first day of June for that year. 
          • WALA-TV and WPMI-TV each had a local news program without an opening sequence (or title sequence) in their broadcasts this Saturday (the one for WPMI-TV during the the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. ("Local 15 News at 5:00 p.m.") began with videos of two persons commenting about news of a former president for the nation of Cuba (Fidel Castro Ruz) dying this past Friday whereas the one for WALA-TV during the hour of 10:00 p.m. (it was simply titled "FOX 10 News" due to its time period not being one of their regular time periods for local news programming (10:20 p.m. to 10:49 p.m.) in recent times) began with an animated sequence normally used for "breaking news" on their local news programs in recent times (in the case of the program for this Saturday, the news was about a "possible shooting" in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama this Saturday).

          Friday, November 25, 2016

          News for Friday, November 25th, 2016

          • A recording of a special TV program for WKRG-TV about the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University was uploaded onto the official YouTube channel for WKRG-TV this Friday (the name of the program was "The Battle for Braggin' Rights").
          • WALA-TV had special programming segments dedicated to videos of various members of the military of the United States making special holiday greetings on some of their local news programs this past Thursday on the twenty-forth day of this November (their local news program for the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had two of those segments whereas the one for the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") only had one of those segments). 

          News for Thursday, November 24th, 2016

          • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Wednesday on the twenty-third day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a report about some members of their local news operation expressing thanks for certain aspects of their lives. 
          • WKRG-TV had two national news programs from their main provider of network programming ("The CBS Morning News" and "CBS This Morning" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) take the place of their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") on their main broadcast channel this Thursday (the first one was usually part of its programming during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. between Monday through Friday whereas the other one was usually part of its programming during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for those days).*
          (*the one named "The CBS Morning News" was broadcast twice during the hour of 5:00 a.m. this Thursday)

          Wednesday, November 23, 2016

          News for Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 (corrected)

           (correction note: part of the name used in reference to the network TV program mentioned in the third paragraph of this report was corrected)
          • One of the hosts for the local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV from Monday through Friday in recent times (Joe Emer of "Studio 10") used the last few seconds of its broadcast for this Wednesday to tell its audience the edition of the program set for broadcast this Thursday on the twenty-fourth day of this November was a "best of cooking" edition.
          • The news presenters 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 Wednesday (Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven on "WKRG News 5 at 10") had erroneously referred to a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States (Donald Trump) by the word "president" while presenting reports related to him (the one named Mel Showers used it with the word "incoming" ("incoming president") whereas as the one named Rose Ann Haven used it with the surname of the candidate ("President Trump")).
          • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had some scrolling text (between graphics normally used for their local news programs in recent times) concerning whether their programming feed for the channel would still be accessible through DirecTV and AT&T U-verse TV after the Thursday of the first day of this December or not during its presentation of a special historical program from their main provider of network programming (the name of the program was "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration"; the name of its provider was the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)). 

          News for Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

          • 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. this Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had a report involving a local radio host/announcer from their local broadcast area (Sean Sullivan of WAVH-FM in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama).   
          • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the nineteenth day of this  November (Rudy Harper between 10:11 p.m. and 10:39 p.m.) referred to the program as "this edition of FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." while greeting its audience and thanking them for "staying up late" for its broadcast (some of the graphics on the program reflected the time of its broadcast).  
          • According to the guide to the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV from Zap2it, two new editions of two syndicated TV game programs ("Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune") originally intended for broadcast this Thursday on the the twenty-fourth day of this November be broadcast through the channel this Saturday on the twenty-sixth day of this November (5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for "Jeopardy!"; "5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for "Wheel for Fortune") due to a plan for the channel to special football programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during the time period in which new editions of those programs were usually part of its regular programming plan from Monday through Friday in recent times (6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for "Jeopardy!"; 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for "Wheel of Fortune").*
           (*the channel was usually set to have past editions of those programs from previous calendar years on Saturdays and Sundays on recent times)

          Tuesday, November 22, 2016

          News for Monday, November 21st, 2016 (amended)

          (amendment note: another sentence was added to the paragraph in parentheses)
          • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had promotional videos about a plan to have one of its regular programs for Monday through Friday in recent times (a comedic syndicated program named "The Andy Griffith Show") appear on the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV) on a daily basis from Monday through Friday (between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.*) beginning with the Monday of the fifth day of this December due to a plan to extend one of its local news programs ("WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]") into its regular time period for those days (6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) by then (see third paragraph for more information about this plan).
          • WKRG-TV had a promotional video (in their programming) about a plan to have a special TV program about the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University (including a plan for the teams to play football together this Saturday on the twenty-sixth day of this November) appear on the main broadcast channels of both their broadcast operation and the one for their companion station (WFNA-TV) between this Thursday on the twenty-fourth day of this November and this Friday on the twenty-fifth day of this November (the one for WKRG-TV was set to have it both this Thursday (between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) and Friday (between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.) whereas the one for WFNA-TV was only set to have this Thursday (between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)). 
          • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had promotional videos about plans to extend the time period for their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. for Monday through Friday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") to the beginning of the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. for those days and extend the time period for their local news program for the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. for those days ("WKRG News 5 at 6") to the beginning of the hour of 7:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifth day of this December (the channel was usually set to have a national news program from their main provider of network programming ("The CBS Morning News" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday). 
          (*the channel for WFNA-TV was usually set to have a syndicated news program named "TMZ" during this time period from Monday through Friday in recent times (according to the guide to the channel from Zap2it, it may still have this program on a regular basis after the fifth day of this December))

          Monday, November 21, 2016

          News for Sunday, November 20th, 2016

          • A recording of a local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during a time period not normally used for its presentations of local news programs in recent times (6:46 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) due to some special network programming it had during one of those time periods before then (6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) this past Saturday on the nineteenth day of this November was uploaded onto their official YouTube channel (the promotional videos for the break of the program were included in the recording).
          • The news presenter for 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 Saturday (Ashley Knight on "WKRG News 5 at 10") referred to the weather reporter for the program (Thomas Geboy) by a a name commonly used as a nickname for the one normally used as his forename (she said "Tom" rather than "Thomas") while presenting a report narrated by him before calling him by the one normally used as his forename later in the program

          Saturday, November 19, 2016

          News for Saturday, November 19th, 2016

          • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Friday on the eighteenth day of this November (Bob Grip on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") used the first segment of the program to tell its audience they knew before the rest of the world that a member of the Senate of the United States from the state of Alabama (Jefferson (Jeff) Sessions) was chosen for the position of lawyer for the federal government of the United States (or "attorney general", as it was usually called by then). 
          • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Friday on the eighteenth day of this November ("Local 15 News at 6 p.m.") had what appeared to be video of a live ceremony involving the lighting of a Christmas tree in the down-town area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama whereas the one that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the same time period ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had what appeared to be a video recording of the same ceremony afterwards (the channel for WKRG-TV had a promotional video while the channel for WPMI-TV had video of the ceremony).