Wednesday, February 17, 2016

News for Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

  • According to a message on the official Facebook page for WKRG-TV attributed to one of its moderators, they had some technical problems in their programming this past Tuesday (the 16th day of February) between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (the page had various messages attributed to some of its visitors about their programming being "off the air" during that time period).
  • According to Alabama Public Television, their network of TV stations (including WEIQ-TV in southwest Alabama) may begin providing programming from a national TV programming service named World between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on a regular basis again on either the first day of this April or shortly after that day if the installation of some new hardware and software for providing the programming were to be complete by then.
  • WALA-TV and WKRG-TV each had a group of visitors to the respective broadcast facilities in Mobile in their programming today (both groups appeared behind desks normally used by news presenters in their local news programming; as for the programs that had the groups, the one for WALA-TV was a local entertainment and lifestyle program ("Studio 10") whereas the one for WKRG-TV was a local midday news program ("WKRG News 5 at Noon").*
(*according to WALA-TV, their group of visitors represented Gulf Shores Middle School in the city of Gulf Shores in southwest Alabama (they were in charge of making yearbooks and newspapers for the school); according to WKRG-TV, their group represented Foley High School and the Junior Ambassadors program for the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation in the city of Foley in the Baldwin County area of southwest Alabama)

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