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).

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