Wednesday, July 6, 2016

News for Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

  • WALA-TV had a news report with a member of their local news operation (Matt Barrentine) saying, "Google it" (a phrase commonly used in reference to utilizing a tool for searching parts of the Internet) after using the words "fruit" and "vegetable" to reference to watermelons in their local news programming this past Monday on the fourth day of this July. 
  • WKRG-TV had a different type of sound effect and graphic (a yellow traffic light) for a type of traffic report that was usually part of their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on a daily basis since this past June (the name of the report was "Bayway Report"; the name of the program was "WKRG News 5 This Morning") instead of the type of sound effect and graphic (a green traffic light) they usually had for such a report since then this Tuesday (one of the news presenters for the program (Jessica Taloney) said, "There's the new noise" as the sound effect was broadcast before saying it sounded like a train and jokingly saying, "There's a train on the Causeway").*
  • One of the presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (a sports presenter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom to be precise) spoke as if he had no idea why he did a report about an eating competition that occurred on Coney Island in the state of New York this past Monday while part of the local news programming they had later that day (he was responding to a news presenter for the programming they had between 10:00 p.m. and 10:35 p.m. (Peter Albrecht** on "WKRG News 5 at 10") asking about whether the winner of the competition (a person named Joey Chestnut) was an athlete or not and whether the contest itself was a sport or not when he said, "I don't know why it's in the sportscast, but they claim it's a sport. I guess I'll go with that and they think it's like the seventh game of the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Super Bowl, the Masters--the all rolled up in one bun".
(*the same news presenter usually said the other sound were those of "angels")
(**he was substituting for one of the regular news presenters for the program (Mel Showers))

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