Thursday, June 30, 2016

News for Thursday, June 30th, 2016

  • WPMI-TV had "breaking news" at the very beginning of their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("Local 15 Today") instead of the animated sequence normally used for its broadcasts this Thursday. 
  • One of the breaks for the edition of the local news program mentioned in the first paragraph of this report had a promotional video with an announcer talking about two of the candidates for the position of president of the United States as if they were the only candidates for the position (the names of those two candidates were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump) and saying either one of them could be the 45th president of the United States in spite of the fact that there had only been 43 other persons to hold the position (the video was for products based on the physical appearances of the candidates: the "Chia Hillary Clinton" and the "Chia Donald Trump").

News for Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

News for Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

  • WKRG-TV had a promotional video about their being given the title of "Best News Operation" by the Associated Press of Alabama earlier this June in their programming this Tuesday.
  • The local news program WFNA-TV had in their programming for the first time this past Monday on the twenty-seventh day of this June ("CW55 News at 9") had the same announcer normally used for promotional videos for some of their syndicated and network programs in recent times (the name of the announcer was Jim Cutler).
  • A video with one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) working for a TV station outside of southwest Alabama in the year 1981 was uploaded onto the official World Wide Web site for that station last Tuesday on the twenty-first day of this June (the name of this other station was WAVY-TV; as for where it was located, it was located in the city of Portsmouth in the state of Virginia).

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

News for Monday, June 27th, 2016

  • The announcer WKRG-TV began having on some of their local news programs on a regular basis earlier this June was also a promotional announcer for WAVH-FM in recent times named Jeff Davis.
  • WKRG-TV had a report with a new member of their local news operation (Hayley Minogue) on one of their local news programs for this past Saturday on the twenty-fifth day of this June, specifically the one they had between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 6"). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV had the same program that was on the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WKRG-TV) a few seconds before having the first edition of a new local news program for their own main broadcast channel named "CW55 News at 9" this Monday (the program both of them had before then was a network program from the main provider of network programming for WKRG-TV (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) named "BrainDead".

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Commentary: A new local news program, an expression of excitement, and a missued word

  • I wish some of the local news presenters for some of the local TV stations in Mobile (specifically WALA-TV and WPMI-TV) had not used the word "crowned" to describe how one of the contestants for the 59th national contest of the scholarship program formerly known as America's Junior Miss (Distinguished Young Women) was given the title of "Distinguished Young Woman of America" while presenting reports about her being given the title in their broadcasts for their respective stations between this past Saturday and this Sunday since no crown was used in the awarding of that title and since it may give some folks the idea that the contest was similar to a beauty contest.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

News for Saturday, June 25th, 2016 (amended)

  • The main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV had a cropped version of a theatrical movie named "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" in its programming this Saturday (its aspect ratio was 1.33: 1 (or 4 to 3) rather than its original aspect ratio of  2.35 : 1 (or 16 to 9)). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV was set to have a special program about tropical cyclones ("Get Ready 2016") after a local news program ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") this Sunday on the twenty-sixth day of this June (between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m).*
  • Two radio announcers for WKSJ-FM (Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell) talked about some changes planned for their broadcast operation while part of a segment of one the local news programs for WKRG-TV ("The Weekend Buzz" on "WKRG News 5 This Morning") this past Friday on the twenty-fourth day of this June and about how those changes would affect the future of segments like this one since they usually hosted such a on a weekly basis (they would not host one like it more after next Friday on the first day of July for the current calendar year). 
 (*the channel usually had local news programming during this time period on Sunday nights in recent times)

(amendment note: additional information about aspect ratios) 

News for Friday, June 24th, 2016 (amended)

  • One of the radio announcers for WAVH-FM (Sean Sullivan) did some commentary on a local news program for WKRG-TV ("WKRG News 5 at 5 [p.m.]") this past Thursday on the twenty-third day of this June (he was commenting about some of the news mentioned on the program, specifically news related to the department of police in the city of Mobile).
(*WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were owned by the same holding (or "parent") company (Media General))

(amendment note: hyperlinks to additional information about the new members of the local news operation for WKRG-TV were added to the paragraph about them)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

News for Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

  • WKRG-TV had a report in which the surname for a member of the office of the sheriff for the county of Mobile (Soulier) was the only part of her full name to be referenced verbally in the local news programming they had this past Wednesday on the twenty-second day of this June (her forename was Laura). 
  • WKRG-TV had some video attributed to a member of their local news operation not usually mentioned in their local news programming in recent times in the local news programming they had this past Wednesday (the member was identified as a "photojournalist" named Dan Kettinger).  
  • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Kelly Jones) had erroneously said a protest by members of the House of Representatives of the United States had lasted about 14 hours in spite of it still being in progress while presenting a report about it the same erroneous information on their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("Local 15 Today") this Thursday (the protest ended later this Thursday by 12:04 p.m., meaning it lasted nearly 26 hours since it started this past Wednesday by 10:24 a.m.).

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

News for Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

 (the report titled "News for Monday, June 20th, 2016" was amended)
  • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had an advertisement for some of the TV programs that were usually part of their programming feed for the channel from Monday through Friday evenings (between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.) in recent times with a person who had recently hosted some some special programming segments of theirs named "UMinutes" (the name of that person was Terra Reeves). 
  • WKRG-TV had some reports (such as this one) about some changes planned for WKSJ-FM in their local news programming this Wednesday (some of which would involve two radio announcers for WKSJ-FM (Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell) who usually hosted a programming segment for one of the local news programs for WKRG-TV ("The Weekend Buzz" for "WKRG News 5 This Morning") on Friday mornings between breaks from their own radio program for WKSJ-FM ("The Breakfast Club") in recent times. . 
  • One of the local news presenters for WPMI-TV (Kelly Jones) had mentioned their holding company  (the Sinclair Broadcast Group) while presenting a report attributed to a person outside of their broadcast operation (Wendell Edwards) about an initiative between the holding company and a group named Youth Sports of the Americas to make more folks aware of concussions involving certain sports and folks aged 18 years or less for the local news program they had in their programming between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. this Wednesday ("Local 15 News at Noon").

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

News for Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

  • WPMI-TV had video of a live contest involving contestants for a national scholarship program based in Mobile named Distinguished Young Women on one of their local news programs this past Monday on the twentieth day of this June (specifically the one they had in their programming between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. that day: "Local 15 News at Noon").*
  • The news presenter and the weather reporter on the local news program WPMI-TV had in their programming during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Monday (Kelly Jones and Kelly Foster respectively; on "Local 15 Today") kept saying, "Welcome to summer" in spite of the official start time of summer for this calendar year for the hemisphere of their local broadcast area (the northern hemisphere) being later that day (5:34 p.m.).**
  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Chasity Byrd) had used her position of hosting a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10") to say that she and a friend of hers (a person she was said to had "dated", according to the other host for the program (Joe Emer)) got engaged last Saturday on the nineteenth day of this June (she said the friend proposed their engagement).  
(*videos of some of the contest and the winner of the contest being interviewed afterwards were uploaded onto the official World Wide Web site for WPMI-TV)

(**the news presenters and weather reporter on the local news program WKRG-TV had in their programming during those hours that day (Chad Petri, Jessica Taloney, and John Nodar respectively; on "WKRG News 5 This Morning") were discussing the start of summer for the hemisphere several times on the program (including the start time)).

Monday, June 20, 2016

News for Monday, June 20th, 2016 (amended)

  • WKRG-TV had the voice of an announcer not normally used in their local news programming in recent times in the local news programming they had during the evening hours of this past Saturday and Sunday on the eighteenth and nineteenth days of this June respectively (the announcer was heard a few seconds before some of the breaks for some of the programming saying, "You're watching WKRG News 5: Voted 'Best News Operation' by the Associated Press and voted 'Station of the Year' by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. We are coverage you can count on".)
  • The news presenters on the local news programs WALA-TV had on the main broadcast channel during the morning and evening hours of this past Sunday (Rebekah Hoeger on "FOX 10 News in the Morning" and Lee Peck on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had used their respective program to encourage members of their audiences to use the official Facebook page for their broadcast operation to "tag" male parents they may personally know and post images of them for the possibility of having them acknowledged and shown on the programs in honor of that day having been declared a national holiday (named Father's Day) dedicated to male parents (the news presenter on the local news program WALA-TV had in the morning that day had identified a person she said was her "father" from one of the images shown on the program in honor of the holiday that day). 
  • The news presenter on the local news program WKRG-TV had in their programming between the evening hours of 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. this past Sunday (Ashley Knight on "WKRG News 5 at 10") used part of its broadcast to greet a whom she called her "dad" while presenting a report related to the declaration mentioned in the previous paragraph of this report (she said, "Hi, Dad"). 
(amendment note: the phrases "best news operation" and "station of the year" in the first paragraph of the original version of this report were capitalized)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

News for Sunday, June 19th, 2016

  • Two of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Lee Peck and Lenise Ligon) had used the term "nominee" erroneously while referring to one of the members of the Democratic Party in the United States campaigning for the presidency of the states this calendar year (they did not say which candidate by name) while teasing their audience about a report about him or her for some of the local news programming they had on the night of this past Friday (under the name "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.")**   
(*you may access a list of all of the winners of the awards ceremony through this hyperlink (the winners for WKRG-TV were listed under phrase "Alabama APME [Associated Press Media Editors] winners list in Television I")

(**the narrator of the report (Doug McKelroy of the FOX News Channel) had also used the term "nominee" erroneously in reference to one of the candidates as part of the report (he said it was a candidate named Bernard Sanders). He even used the phrase "presumptive nominee" in reference to another candidate for the same party as part of the same report afterwards (he said it was a candidate named Hillary Clinton).

Saturday, June 18, 2016

News for Saturday, June 18th, 2016

 (note: the previous report for this weblog ("News for Friday, June 17th, 2016") was updated)
  • One of the news reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Debbie Williams) said this about members of a naval aviation program based in their local broadcast area ("The Blue Angels") while doing a report about them on the local news program they had in their programming between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. this past Thursday on the sixteenth day of this June: "We just are happy to see them back. Welcome back, Blue Angels, you have been missed here on the gulf coast" (one of the news presenters for the program (Rose Ann Haven) responded to her on the program shortly after she that by saying, "Yes they have been missed"). 

Friday, June 17, 2016

News for Friday, June 17th, 2016 (updated)

  • WALA-TV had some special local news programming on their live video stream while their main broadcast channel had golf programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during a time period in which they usually had (live) local news programming (under the name "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") on both the channel and stream on a daily basis (from Monday through Friday) in recent times this past Thursday (between 5:18 p.m. and 5:31 p.m).* 
  • WPMI-TV had some computerized graphics resembling human faces smiling and frowning (they were basically circular heads with mouths and circular eyes) in one of the weather forecasts (similar to this one) they had in their programming this past Thursday, specifically the local news programming they had between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") that day (the one with the frown was used for a day in the forecast with the highest high temperature prediction (this Friday) whereas the one with the smile was used for a day with the lowest high temperature prediction (next Monday: the twentieth day of this June)). 
(*they were set to have more special news programming on the stream this Friday if the channel were to have more golf programming from the provider between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. this Friday)

(update: they had some more special news programming on the stream while the channel had some more golf programming from their main provider of network programming this Friday (between 5:00 p.m. and 5:29 p.m.))

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Commentary: Dramatic and and emotional news broadcasters

I had noticed some news presenters on some local TV news programs alternating between phrases like "the worst mass shooting in U. S. history", "the worst mass shooting in recent U. S. history", and "the worst mass shooting in modern U. S. history" while presenting reports about a series of shootings that occurred city of Orlando in the state of Florida last Sunday on the twelfth day of this June. I had also noticed some of them acting very emotional while presenting those reports and sharing what may or may not have been their personal feelings about the shootings (one of them even shared what or may not have been some in regards to some other news from Orlando unrelated to the shootings while introducing it on one her station's news programs: "And another terrible breaking news story in Orlando tonight."). Personally I wish they had been more objective while talking about the shootings and not acted like they were playing fictional characters in a movie (in other words, they should act like professionals and not express any emotions in their broadcasts. I do not care whether they would be like robots or not, they would be better off keeping their emotions out of their broadcasts).

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

News for Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV recently had an advertisement about a new local news program being planned for its programming named "CW55 News at 9 [p.m.]" (according to the guides to the channel from Zap2it and TV Guide on the World Wide Web, all of the programs currently set to be part of its programming on a regular basis would continue to be part of its programming on a regular basis after the new program begins on the twenty-seventh day of this June (or the fourth Monday of this month) As for how often the new program would be part of its programming, it may be part of its programming as often as five days a week from Monday through Friday between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)
  • One of the members of the local news operation for WFNA-TV's companion station (WKRG-TV) who usually presented news for the companion station's local 5:00 p.m. news program ("WKRG News 5 at 5") from Monday through Friday in recent times appeared in the advertisement for the new local news program mentioned in the first paragraph of this report along with the member of the operation who usually did weather reports for the local news programs that were usually in the companion station's programming between 5:00 p.m. and 10:35 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times (the name of the news presenter was Peter Albrecht; the name of the weather reporter was Alan Sealls).*
  • Here is a transcript of the advertisement for the new local news program mentioned in the previous paragraphs: Peter Albrecht: "Hey, Pensacola. Great news, a new nine p.m.newscast is coming your way on the CW55. It's going to be a fast-paced newscast that gets right to it with the 'Top 9 at 9:00 [PM]' stories covering all of the Pensacola area. From local politics to military matters to what's happening; we've got it covered." Alan Sealls: "And I'll be handling your weather forecasts, preparing you for your workday or your beach day." Peter Albrecht: "More news, more weather, more Pensacola. See you June 27th at 9:00 p.m. on the CW55."
 (*WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were companions due to their ownership by the same holding (or "parent") company (Media General))

News for Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

  • WPMI-TV had special programming about a live news conference with the chief of the department of police for the city of Mobile take precedence over a syndicated courtroom program of theirs named "Judge Judy" on their main broadcast channel for about 14 minutes this Tuesday between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (WALA-TV had video of the same news conference on one of their regular local news programs at the time ("FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m.")). 
  • One of the news presenters for the local news program WKRG-TV had in their programming between 10:00 p.m. and 10:35 p.m. this past Monday on the thirteenth day of this June had credited a camera operator who was usually not credited in their local news programming by then while presenting a report attributed to him on the program (the name of the news presenter was Mel Showers; the name of the camera operator was Dan Kettinger; the name of the news program was "WKRG News 5 at 10"). 
  • The news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV who usually presented news for their local 5:00 p.m. news program ("WKRG News 5 at 5") from Monday through Friday in recent times (Peter Albrecht and Devon Walsh) were substituting for the person who usually presented news for it on Sunday (Ashley Knight) in recent times last week on the twelfth day of this June (the one named Peter Albrecht had also substituted for the news presenter who usually presented news for their local news program for Sunday mornings in recent times (Chad Petri for "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday"))

Monday, June 13, 2016

News for Monday, June 13th, 2016 (updated)

  • WKRG-TV had a report about a person said to be an analyst of theirs in their local news programming this Monday (he was said to be a former agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (the FBI) named Jim Burkett). 
  • WKRG-TV did not have a "Bayway Report" on their local news program for Monday through Friday mornings ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") for the first time since they had started having such reports on the program on a daily basis last Monday on the sixth day of this June (update: they had some the day after this report was originally published (Tuesday, June 14th, 2016)).  
  • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had a special program from their holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group) between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. this Monday named "Your Voice Your Future: A Terror Alert Town Hall" (the channel was usually set to have a comedic syndicated program titled "How I Met Your Mother" between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and a local news program from their companion station ("Local 15 News at 6:30 p.m." from WPMI-TV*) between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times).  
(*WPMI-TV had the same owners and the same broadcast facility in Mobile as WJTC-TV as part of the same holding company) 

News for Sunday, June 12th, 2016

  • WKRG-TV had a video tribute to a former member of a naval aviation program based in their local broadcast area ("The Blue Angels") who died back on the second day of this June on their local 6:00 p.m. news program ("WKRG News 5 at 6") this past Saturday on the eleventh day of this June. 
  • The news presenter for this past Saturday's edition of the local news program mentioned in the first paragraph (Ashley Knight) had presented one of its reports without mentioning the name of the member of their broadcast operation who narrated it (it was mentioned in the report by the narrator herself (Amber Gerard)) before actually doing so for their other local news program later that day ("WKRG News 5 at 10").  
  • WALA-TV had "breaking news" segments at the very beginnings of the first and second halves of their local news program for Sunday mornings ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") and Sunday nights ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") this Sunday instead of previews of some of the reports planned for their broadcasts this Sunday and the opening sequence that was normally used at the beginnings of their broadcasts in recent times. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

News for Saturday, June 11th, 2016

  • The son of one of the hosts for a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10" for WALA-TV) and the field reporter for one of the local news programs for WPMI-TV ("Local 15 Today") was on the program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles this past Friday on the tenth day of this June (the name of the son was Eli Emer; the name of the host was Joe Emer; the name of the reporter was Katie Emer, even though she was usually called "Katie Herrera" by members of her station). 
  • WALA-TV had some announcements in their local news programming about two syndicated TV programs of theirs ("Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune") being set to be part of their main programming feed during time periods in which they were usually not part of its programming (2:00 a.m to 3:00 a.m.* this Saturday) due to their plan to have soccer programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) on the feed during the time period in which those programs were usually not part of its programming from Monday through Friday (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) this past Friday. 
  • The news presenter on the local news program WKRG-TV had in their programming between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Saturday (Bill Riales on "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday"*) used part of its broadcast to say that they were working with a "sister station" of theirs in the city of Albuquerque in the state of New Mexico to provide "complete coverage" of a funeral for a former member of a naval aviation program based in their local broadcast area (the name of the "sister station" (KRQE-TV) was not mentioned; the name of the aviation program was the Blue Angels; as for what the news presenter meant by the phrase "sister station", he meant the station was related to theirs due to their ownership by the same holding (or "parent") company (Media General)). 
(*the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV was usually set to have syndicated program named "The People's Court" in this time period from Tuesday through Saturday in recent times)
(**the person who usually presented the local news programs WKRG-TV usually had in their programming on Saturday and Sunday mornings was absent this Saturday (his name was Chad Petri))

Friday, June 10, 2016

News for Friday, June 10th, 2016

  • Earlier this week, the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WPMI-TV had some new commercial advertisements for a lawyer from their local broadcast area who was accused of driving while intoxicated before being cleared of having done so back in May (the name of the lawyer was David Maloney).
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV occasionally had an advertisement about a business in their local broadcast area sponsoring a group of syndicated TV programs involving either one "doctor" ("The Dr. Oz Show" and "The Dr. Phil Show") or several "doctors" ("The Doctors") in their regular programming plan for Monday through Friday over the past year (the group was usually called "The Afternoon Doc Block" in their advertising of it).
  • The news presenter for the local news program WPMI-TV had in their programming between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the ninth day of this June (Kelly Jones on "Local 15 News at Noon") used part of its broadcast that day to make personal comments about a report it had about an illness commonly called Parkinson's Disease immediately after the report (this is what she said: "It gives Parkinson's patients hope. My granddaddy died recently from that, so I like that").

Thursday, June 9, 2016

News for Thursday, June 9th, 2016

  • Some video of a past local news program for WALA-TV dated for the year 1982 was uploaded onto a World Wide Web site named Vine this past April, specifically a page for one of its users ("Sock Cop" was the name of this particular page). 
  • WPMI-TV had a report about a resident of their local broadcast area being part of a new edition of a national TV program from their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) named "American Ninja Warrior" in the local news programming they had past Wednesday on the eighth day of this June. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

News for Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

  • According to a World Wide Web site named TVNewsCheck, WKRG-TV was set to be part of a test of a new syndicated TV news program titled "Top 30" for four calendar weeks beginning with this calendar week (according to the electronic guides to the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV provided by Zap2it, TV Guide, and Comcast, the program was set to be part of its programming from Tuesday through Saturday between 12:37 a.m. and 1:07 a.m.). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement with a past logo for another TV station in their local broadcast area during one of its commercial breaks for this past Tuesday on the seventh day of this June (the name of the other TV station was WEAR-TV; as for what the advertisement was about, it was about a publication based in the aforementioned area (specifically the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida) named Out Front Magazine). 
  • WKRG-TV had some harmonic vocals on their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") immediately after its news presenters (Jessica Taloney and Bill Riales respectively) said, "All clear, cue the angels", and, "Looks like smooth sailing right this minute", while talking about traffic conditions on the Jubilee Parkway bridge (also known as "The Bayway") over Mobile Bay for a new regular feature of the program titled "Bayway Report" (the same vocals were mentioned in the previous report for this weblog).*
(*the one named Bill Riales seemed to react to what the one named Jessica Taloney said by saying, "It seems silly sometimes" (she herself seemed to react to how he seemed to react to her by saying, "I love it")

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

News for Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

  • A new local TV program about tropical cyclones ("Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready") that was set to appear on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV (in its entirety) this past Monday on the sixth day of this June was uploaded onto the World Wide Web before then, specifically a site on the World Wide Web site named YouTube (and to be more specific, a channel of YouTube named "WKRG"). 
  • The news presenter on the local news program WKRG-TV had in their programming between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. this past Monday (Devon Walsh on "WKRG News 5 at 9") said, "Thank goodness" in response to its weather reporter telling her that a tropical cyclone named "Colin" was not being predicted to come toward their local broadcast area whereas the weather reporter had expressed sorrow for folks in the areas predicted to be affected by the cyclone. 
  • The news presenter on the local news program WKRG-TV had in their programming between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this past Monday (Bill Riales on "WKRG News 5 This Morning") presented a report about traffic conditions on the Jubilee Parkway bridge (also known as "The Bayway") over Mobile Bay before the person who usually presented reports about traffic conditions in the local broadcast area for the program in recent times (Kenny Fowler) did a longer report about such conditions on the bridge and other roads in the area (including the Causeway over Mobile Bay and Highway 98 in Mobile County and Baldwin County in southwest Alabama) after a commercial break for the program.*
(*some graphics and sounds not normally used on the program were used to introduce and supplement the report presented by the news presenter (the graphics included an animated sequence, a static graphic of an "Interstate 10", sign, the words "Bayway Report" (they were also in the animated sequence), and static graphic of a traffic signaler; as for the sounds, they included music during the animated sequence and harmonic vocals afterwards)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Commentary: Clothing suggestions, competing against parades, and an old slogan

(correction note: the last paragraph of the report titled "News for Thursday, June 2nd, 2016" was corrected)

(the following commentary was originally written last December, but not published back then (it was re-edited slightly since then to make it suitable for publication long after it was originally written))

Saturday, June 4, 2016

News for Saturday, June 4th, 2016

  • Video recordings of some local news programming for WKRG-TV dating back to the year 1997 were uploaded onto a YouTube channel named "Spring Hill College Archives" this past May. 
  • A video recording of various rooms within the broadcast facility for WKRG-TV in Mobile was uploaded onto a World Wide Web site named Instagram with a message about it being a "quick tour" of the facility.
  • The previous call letters for a radio station in Mobile currently named WERM-AM were published on (paper and digital) ballots for an awards program officiated by a news organization based in Mobile named Lagniappe this past Wednesday on the first day of this June (the previous letters were "WTKD"). 

Friday, June 3, 2016

News for Friday, June 3rd, 2016

  • A video file of a special TV program for about tropical cyclones that was set to appear on the main broadcast channels for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV this past Wednesday on the first day of this June was uploaded onto the official World Wide Web site for WPMI-TV (the name of the program was "Surviving the Storm").
  • Some of the weather reporters for WKRG-TV had used some of their local news programming for this calendar week to promote a new special TV program about tropical cyclones ("Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready") set to appear on their main broadcast channel next Monday on the sixth day of this June between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (it was usually set to have network programming from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) during that time period on a daily basis in recent times). 
  • One of the presenters on the local news program WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. this Friday (Randy Patrick Setterstrom on "WKRG News 5 at 6") used part of its broadcast to say that a former radio announcer from Mobile named Dick Hilton had died this Friday (he also said the announcer had worked for two radio stations in Mobile formerly known as WKRG-FM and WKRG-AM and one that no longer exists named WABB-AM as part of the announcement).* 
(*as of this writing, the radio station formerly known as WKRG-FM is now known as WMXC-FM whereas the one formerly known as WKRG-AM is now known as WNTM-AM). 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

News for Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 (corrected)

 (correction note: the last paragraph of this report was corrected)
  • WPMI-TV had an interview with a lawyer from their local broadcast area who usually appeared in advertisements for commercial breaks in their programming in recent times in their local news programming this Thursday (the name of the lawyer was David Maloney; as for what the interview was about, it was about the time he was arrested back on the Sunday of the eighth day of this past May.
  • WKRG-TV had a news report narrated by a member of their local news operation who usually only presented news for their local news programming in recent times on one of their local news programs this Thursday (the name of the news presenter was Mel Showers; the name of the news program was "WKRG News 5 at 9 [a.m.]"; as for what the report was about, it was about a school in the city of Citronelle in southwest Alabama named Citronelle High School).
  • The main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV, WEAR-TV, and WPMI-TV only had about half of the network news programs they usually had in their programming feeds between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday this Thursday ("The CBS Evening News" for WKRG-TV; "ABC World News Tonight" for WEAR-TV, and "NBC Nightly News" for WPMI-TV) due to their having video of a live news conference about a jet crashing in the state of Tennessee earlier in the day (the jet was part of a naval program based in their local broadcast areas ("The Blue Angels"), specifically the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida) .*
(*you may access video recordings of the editions of the network news programs for this Thursday in their entireties through their official World Wide Web sites)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

News for Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

  • WKRG-TV and WALA-TV each had a member of their local news operation (Cassie Fambro of WKRG-TV; Chasity Byrd of WALA-TV) wish another member of their local news operation (Bill Riales of WKRG-TV; Joe Emer of WALA-TV) a happy birthday on one of their local TV programs ("WKRG News 5 This Morning" for WKRG-TV; "Studio 10" for WALA-TV) this Wednesday (both receivers of the birthday wishes were said to be "off" this Wednesday (or on vacation)).
  • The member of the local news operation at WKRG-TV referenced at the beginning of the previous paragraph of this report had rarely appeared in their local news programming by the time mentioned in that paragraph; as for why she was in their local news programming back that time, she was in it to do a report about some comments from visitors of their official Facebook page concerning some news reports about police in the city of Cincinnati in the state of Ohio investigating two persons in connection to reports about a child of theirs being rescued from an ape at a zoo located in the city. 
  • The member of the local news operation at WALA-TV referenced at the beginning of the first paragraph of this report had initially addressed the other member of their local news operation mentioned in that paragraph by only his last name on the program mentioned in that paragraph this Wednesday before wishing him a happy birthday and mentioning his first name on the same program this Wednesday (she also admitted to having asked a producer for the program (Allison Bradley) if she, the producer, could "pull up any embarrassing photos or video" of him for the program before realizing there were "so many".