Sunday, April 23, 2017

News for Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  • The host of a local radio program dedicated to news and public affairs (Beverly McDowell of "In Touch Gulf Coast" for Cumulus Media of Mobile (the operators of WBLX-FM, WDLT-FM, WABD-FM, WGOK-AM, and WXQW-AM)) had used its installment for this Sunday to talk about whom it would have as guests in future installments (it usually did not have such announcements in its installments by this Sunday).
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Sunday (Chad Petri of "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") did not mention the name of the TV station for the news operation he said was the one for the news reporter he said "had the story (or narrative)" for one of news videos he had presented on the program (the name of the reporter was Jack Fink; the name of the station for the reporter was KTVT-TV (in the city of Fort Wort in the state of Texas); the name of the news operation for the station was "CBS 11 News"). 
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 7:00 a.m. this past Saturday on the twenty-second day of this April (Kati Weis of "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") said a camera operator for their local news operation (Daeshen Smith) was speaking with some organizers of an event at Battleship Memorial Park near the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama to get "a few more details about what's going on" before asking, "How's it going, everyone?" and wishing him and a guest of the program (the executive director of the park (Jada Cobb)) "good morning" before conducting an interview with the guest.

News for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

  • A national TV news program ("CBS This Morning") had a report about some public meetings in southwest Alabama involving a member of the House of Representatives of the United States originally for this area (Bradley Byrne) this past Friday on the twenty-first day of this April.  
  • The news presenter for the local news programs 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 (Kati Weis of "FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") said, "You're watching your only local news at 6:00 a.m." in the introduction to the one that appeared on the channel during the hour of 6:00 a.m. in spite of the main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV having a local news program during the same hour.**
(*the videos appeared to had been uploaded this past Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first days of this April respectively))

(**the programs for WALA-TV usually had a different news presenter on Saturday mornings in recent times (the name of that news presenter was Candace Murphy)

Friday, April 21, 2017

News for Friday, April 21st, 2017

  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Wednesday on the nineteenth day of this April (Bob Grip of "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had used the first segment of its broadcast to present a report about a subject pertaining to a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service (the FOX News Channel) related to their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) between two reports pertaining to their local broadcast area (the name of the programming service 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. and the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the twentieth day of this April ("WKRG News 5 at 5" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30") each had video of a member of their local news operation who usually did weather reports for programs like those in recent times doing a report about a subject unrelated to weather (the name of the member who did the reports was Thomas Geboy; as for what the reports were about, they were about a person getting bit by a snake with venom). 
  • 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 eighteenth day of this April ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had what appeared to be video of a live report by a member of a TV station that one of the news presenters for the program (Rose Ann Haven) said was a "sister" to them (the name of that station was WRBL-TV (in the city of Columbus in the state of Georgia); the name of the member of the station who did the report was Ashley Garrett; as for where she appeared to be doing the report, it appeared to be the city of Auburn in southeast Alabama).   
(*WKRG-TV and WRBL-TV were members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Nexstar Media Group))

Thursday, April 20, 2017

News for Thursday, April 20th, 2017

  • The local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Thursday ("Studio 10") had an interview with a member of their broadcast operation (Kyle Claude) talking about a plan in which he would be leaving their broadcast operation in order to work for a facility specialized in educating folks about science and the universe (Space Center Houston) in the city of Houston in the state of Texas (he said his wife was from Houston and said his position at the facility would involve managing the marketing department for the center).* 
  • 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 Tuesday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") each had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon respectively) present a tribute to the member of their broadcast operation mentioned in the previous paragraph.**
  • Some technical problems 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 past Wednesday on the nineteenth day of this April ("WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]") were addressed on their official Facebook page.
(*one of the persons who interviewed him (Joe Emer) said he was the director of promotions and marketing for their broadcast operation***)
(**the news presenters said he was director of creative services in their respective tributes to him)
(***the other person who interviewed him was named Chasity Byrd (both she and the one named Joe Emer were the hosts for the program with the interview))

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Commentary on an unnecessary warning, some similarities between TV stations, and a new news presenter for a local radio program

  • There was no need for one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Lance Crawford) to use one of their local news programs ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") to tell its audience that one of its reports could make their skins "crawl" while introducing some video of it in one of its broadcasts in recent times. All he had to do was say what the report was about, the name of the person who narrated it for the video, and the name of the company from which they came (Circa). 
  • The news presenter added to one of the local news and discussion programs for WAVH-FM this past Monday on the seventeenth day of this April presented news the same way she usually presented news for some of the local news programs for WPMI-TV when she was part of their local news operation (it sounded very emotional and very dramatic; like that of a professional actor in a movie or a play). I thought her of presenting news would be different for WAVH-FM since this was a different station, but I guess someone in charge of the station did not care to tell her to do so in a better way (a more professional, serious, and objective way). 

News for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 (amended)

(amendment note: the words "video of a news report" in the second paragraph below were linked to a World Wide Web page with a recording of the video itself)
  • WKRG-TV had video of a news report about a company connected to a national TV program and a national radio program based in the city of Mobile in some of their local news programming for this Tuesday (the company was named 3 Echoes Productions; the TV and radio programs were named "Today's Homeowner").
(*logos for WWL-TV were visible in the video)
(**the official World Wide Web site for WKRG-TV had an article related to the report in which the name of the station was mentioned and a link to a section of the official World Wide Web site for station about the report itself was included).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

News for Monday, April 17th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV was set to have a syndicated program that was usually set to appear on the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV) from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Pawn Stars") this past Sunday on the sixteenth day of this April (during the first half of the hour of 3:00 a.m.).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV over a period of 30 minutes during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the fifteenth day of this April ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had a news report* narrated by a camera operator for their local news operation (the name of the camera operator was Kayla Carlisle**). 
  • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had some messages about a former news presenter for some of the local news programs at WPMI-TV ("Local 15 Today" and "Local 15 News at Noon") being a news presenter for one of the local news and discussion programs at WAVH-FM ("Mobile Mornings") for the first time this Monday (the name of the news presenter was Kelly Jones).
(*the video of the report on the other end of the hyperlink was for a different news program for WPMI-TV)
(**the official World Wide Web site for WPMI-TV had some more reports narrated by her)

Monday, April 17, 2017

News for Sunday, April 16th, 2017

  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Michael White) said another one of its weather reporters (Matt Barrentine) was a "TV heart throb" while saying he was "filling in" for him on the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel this past Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.").
  • A page with information from a list of TV stations (under the words "Phase Assignment") stated to be getting new radio frequency channels (RF channels) as a result of an auction officiated by the Federal Communications Commission (the FCC) this past March was added to this weblog this Sunday (the auction was about electronic spectrum used in broadcasting).  
  • A certain video without audio was used to supplements presentations of a report about a festival in the city of Fairhope in southwest Alabama on the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the evening hours of this past Saturday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") and the morning hours of this Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m.").

Sunday, April 16, 2017

News for Saturday, April 15th, 2017

  • A producer for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Carly Bragg) appeared to be doing traffic reports on the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Saturday (the names of the programs were "FOX 10 News at 6:00 [a.m.]" and "FOX 10 News at 7:00 [a.m.]").  
  • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV was set to have local news programming (under the name "Channel 3 News at Five") during the first and second halves of an hour when it was usually set to have a paid commercial program (or "infomercial") and a national news program from their main provider of network programming ("World News Tonight" from the American Broadcasting Company (ABC)) on Saturday evenings in recent times this Saturday (the hour of 5:00 p.m.).

Saturday, April 15, 2017

News for Friday, April 14th, 2017

  • A video with a vague announcement about an award bestowed upon one of the news reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) was uploaded onto a Facebook page attributed to that reporter under a message also attributed to him.  
 (*note: expect information about the stations from the list to be posted on this weblog later (for reasons of convenience))
(**she was not on the program with him)

Friday, April 14, 2017

News for Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    • A video about a plan to have two local news programs for WKRG-TV ("WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30 [p.m.]") broadcast from a furniture store (named McAleer's Office Furniture) next Tuesday on the eighteenth day of this April was uploaded onto a YouTube channel connected to the store store by this Thursday. 
    • One of regular hosts for a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Chasity Byrd* of "Studio 10" for WALA-TV) was said to be on a "honeymoon" as part of a discussion about her between its other regular host (Joe Emer) and a substitute for her (a weather reporter for WALA-TV named Michael White) in its installment for this Thursday (they had talked about her getting married being the reason for this "honeymoon" in a earlier installment (it was broadcast this past Monday on the tenth day of this April)).
    • 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 Tuesday on the eleventh day of this April (Bob Grip of "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to be using the last few seconds of its installment for that day to share a moment in his life to entice the audience for the program to see and/or hear him present a report related to it for the local news program that appeared on the channel afterwards during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") that day (this is what he said: "I filled up my car today. I didn't like what I noticed at the pump. That's right, gas prices are up. We're taking a look at the numbers next"). 
    (*she was also a weather reporter for WALA-TV)

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    News for Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

     (note: part of the report titled "News for Tuesday, April 11th, 2017" was corrected)
    • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 6:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the ninth day of this April (Candace Murphy) used part of the program to talk about a member of their broadcast operation who usually presented weather reports for local news programs and segments of a local entertainment and lifestyle program (named "Studio 10") for their broadcast operation in recent times getting married by then while video of that member in what appeared to be a wedding dress was shown (she said she and other members of their broadcast operation wanted to congratulate that member on the marriage as she started talking about it (the name of that member was Chasity Byrd). 

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    News for Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 (corrected)

    (correction note: the word "news" was added to one of the quotations in the second paragraph below)
    • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had an advertisement for a local news program in which only about 43 percent of its regular time period for appearing on the channel from Monday through Friday was promoted (the entire time period included the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., and 8:00 a.m.; the part of that time promoted in the advertisement included the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.; as for how part of that was promoted in the advertisement, it included announcements (delivered by a professional announcer named Greg O'Neill) such as, "Only FOX 10 News keeps it local from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m" and, "The only local news from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m").*  
    (*the advertisements for both of those news programs in recent times usually did not proper names for them, even though the official World Wide Web site for WALA-TV usually did until sometime between this past February and this April  ("FOX 10 News in the Morning"))

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    News for Monday, April 10th, 2017

    • The main broadcast channels for WALA-TV, WPMI-TV, and WKRG-TV, and the broadcast frequencies for WAVH-FM and WNTM-AM each had special programming (over regular programming) about the person who usually had the role of governor of the state of Alabama since the year 2011 (Robert Bentley) relinquishing it and the person who usually had the role of lieutenant governor since the same year (Kay Ivey) succeeding him.* 
    • The special programmings for the broadcast frequencies of WAVH-FM and WNTM-AM mentioned above were hosted by persons who usually hosted local news and discussion programs for their broadcast operations in recent times (Sean Sullivan of "Mobile Mornings" and "Midday Mobile" for WAVH-FM and Chris Smith ("Uncle Henry") of "The Uncle Henry Show" for WNTM-AM). 
    • Some of the local news programs on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV since this past Sunday on the ninth day of this April had graphics in which the words "governor under fire" and an exclamation point were used to introduce reports about efforts to impeach the person who had the role of governor for the state mentioned in the first paragraph before his relinquishing of the role this Monday.
    (*the hyperlinks for WALA-TV and WNTM-AM would take to you to videos of their special programmings)

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    News for Sunday, April 9th, 2017

    • The news presenter for local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first halves of the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. this Sunday (Andrea Ramey of "Local 15 News at 5 p.m." and "Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") said their broadcast tower would be off "for up to four hours" at the beginning of the next day (she actually said the word "midnight" in reference to the beginning of the next day (or the beginning of the hour of 12:00 a.m.)) in order for some "workers" to do some "maintenance work" on its "tower light".
    • A member of WKRG-TV who mainly did reports about parts of northwest Florida (such as its city of Pensacola) for their local news operation in recent times (Hayley Minogue) was the news presenter for the local news programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel this past Saturday evening back on the eighth day of this April ("WKRG News 5 at 6" 20 minutes after the beginning of the hour of 6:00 p.m. and ten minutes before the hour of 7:00 p.m. and "WKRG News 5 at 10" during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. that day) and the one that appeared on the channel this Sunday evening ("WKRG News 5 at 10" during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Sunday). 
    • The news presenter for the editions of the local news programs mentioned in the previous paragraph appeared to be expressing herself while presenting some of its reports (she said, "A lucky break for procrastinators like me" for the one about federal income tax returns in the United States are initially due this calendar year being later than usual before raising her voice to say the word "boom" and the phrase "Team USA takes the gold" for the one about a group of hockey players representing the United States ("Team USA") winning a game of hockey against a team representing the nation of Canada). 

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    News for Saturday, April 8th, 2017

    • Some members of WALA-TV (including news presenters) had been using the phrase "crisis in the capitol" in reference to their news reports about efforts to impeach the governor of Alabama on some of their local TV programs on a regular basis since this past March (including local news programs and a local entertainment and lifestyle program ("Studio 10")).

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    News for Friday, April 7th, 2017

    • One of the news reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Hal Scheurich) said he had a restaurant of his very own (named "Hal's Pub Grub") for about two years while part of a series of cooking segments for a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this Friday (the name of the program was "Studio 10").  
    • The official World Wide Web site for the holding (or "parent") company of WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV (the Nexstar Media Group) had a news release dated for this past Wednesday on the fifth day of this April about a member of a group TV stations based in the city of Montgomery in the central part of Alabama being appointed to the positions of vice president and general manager of both WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV.
     (*this caused the beginning of the local entertainment and lifestyle program mentioned in the first paragraph of this report to appear on the channel later than usual this Friday (or about five minutes after 9:00 a.m.) 

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    News for Thursday, April 6th, 2017 (amended)

    (note: information pertaining to the third paragraph below this sentence was added below the paragraph itself)
    • A recording of a special TV program (about "healthcare in Alabama") that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV this past Wednesday on the fifth day of this April was available on the official World Wide Web site for their companion station (WPMI-TV).* 
    • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:30 p.m. this Thursday (Mel Showers for "WKRG News 5 at 6:30") had referred to a news presenter for a TV station based in the city of Augusta in the state of Georgia (Brad Means of WJBF-TV) as if he were a colleague (or "co-worker") while introducing him for what appeared to be a live report** for the program (this is the way he was introduced: "News 5's Brad Means is covering the [Masters] tournament for us. He's live at Augusta National Golf Club where today it was all about Arnold [Palmer]***" (he (Brad Means) was even holding a microphone with a logo for WKRG-TV (it also had a logo for WFNA-TV)).****
    (*WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV had the same owners as members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
    (**there were no references to WJBF-TV in the report)
    (***a former professional golfer who died in the previous calendar year (2016))
    (****WKRG-TV, WJBF-TV, and WFNA-TV had the same owners as members of a separate holding company (the Nexstar Media Group))

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    News for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

    • 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 Wednesday ("Local 15 Today") was proceeded by an announcement claiming one of the other local news programs for the channel ("Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") was declared the best news program (or "newscast", as the announcer called it) in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Broadcasters Association while video of a trophy with the name of the news program ("Local 15 News at 10 [p.m.]") and the phrases "Alabama Broadcasters Association Best in Broadcasting 2017" and "Regularly Scheduled Newscast" appeared as part of its broadcast for this Wednesday (this announcement seemed to ignore the fact the program was only declared the best among TV news program in the entire state of Alabama whereas three other news programs were declared the best among radio news programs within certain areas (or "markets") of Alabama during the previous calendar year (2016)). 

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    News for Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

    • A Facebook page attributed to a recent member of the local news operation at WPMI-TV named Katie Herrera had a message attributed to her about her leaving WPMI-TV for a different "opportunity" dated for the Wednesday of the twenty-second day of last March. 
    • One of the local TV programs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles had what appeared to be a series of contests at a grocery store in its broadcasts for this Tuesday (the name of the program was "Gulf Coast Today"; as for its broadcasters, they were WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV). 
    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement for a football team based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama during one of its breaks from having two of its local news programs broadcast entirely from the campus of the university the team usually represented this Tuesday (the names of the program were "WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30 [p.m.]"; as for the name of the football team and the university they usually represented, they were the Jaguars of the University of South Alabama*).
    (*a Facebook page attributed to the university had some video and static images about the plan for the programs to have those broadcasts about them)

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    News for Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    (correction note: the last paragraph of the report titled "News for Saturday, April 1st, 2017" (please do not be discouraged by the corrections I had made to some of the reports I had posted onto this weblog since the previous calendar week. All I could do is my very best and strive to be as accurate as humanly possible (I am thankful for the ability to correct any errors as quickly as possible and address them as soon as possible); no one is perfect))
    • The official Facebook page for WKRG-TV had a message attributed to a member of the local news operation at WPMI-TV (named Greg Peterson) dated for this Monday. 
    • The broadcast channels for WJTC-TV appeared to be out of programming temporarily last Saturday on the first day of this April (between the beginning of the hour of 10:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 2:00 p.m.).  
    • The official Facebook page for WPMI-TV had what appeared to had been live video of some of the special weather programming that appeared on their main broadcast channel (in place of network programming from their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcast Company (NBC)) this Monday. 

    News for Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

    • The main broadcast channel for WSRE-TV was set to have the first serial of a dramatic TV program to involve a character known by some of its followers as "The Fifth Doctor [Who]" this past Saturday (during the hour of 10:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m).
    • One of the members of the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) was part of an interview conducted for an installment of a local radio program dedicated to news and public affairs broadcast by WDLT-FM and WBLX-FM this Sunday (the name of the program was "In Touch Gulf Coast").
    • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV was set to have a syndicated news program that was not usually part of its programming on a regular basis for several years since this past Monday on the twenty-seventh day of this past March (the name of the program was "Extra"; as for when it was set to appear on the channel since then, it was set to appear during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. from that Monday to this past Friday (on the thirty-first day of this past March) and for the entire hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Saturday).*
    (*the program usually appeared to had been broadcast locally only by WEAR-TV and WFGX-TV on a regular basis in recent times (usually through their main broadcast channels)**)
    (**WJTC-TV, WEAR-TV, and WFGX-TV were members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group))

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    News for Saturday, April 1st, 2017

    (correction note: the last paragraph of the report titled "News for Sunday, March 26th, 2017" had the wrong name and description of a local TV program due to its actual name being similar to the one of another local TV program)
    • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had video of what appeared to be a segment of one of their local radio programs ("Mobile Mornings"*) as it was being broadcast this past Friday on the thirty-first day of this past March (a statement about it being the very last for one of its regular hosts (Wayne Gardner) was posted with the video).
    • Some of the breaks for broadcasting promotional advertisements on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement for their local news operation with audio of a professional announcer (Jeff Davis) saying they would have two of their local news programs ("WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30 [p.m.]") broadcast from different locations over the course of four weeks this April (beginning with the University of South Alabama in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama next Tuesday on the fourth day of this April). 
    (*hyperlink to audio of the edition of the program for this past Friday)
    (**KCTV-TV and WALA-TV were members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Meredith Corporation))

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    News for Friday, March 31st, 2017

    • A new cable TV channel became accessible through digital transport adapters connected to the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile between this past Wednesday (on the twenty-ninth day of this March) and this Friday (it usually had programming for a national TV programming service named "Charge!" (the same channel was also accessible through cable TV boxes connected to the system by then)).*   
    • The programming feed on the digital sub-channel for WPMI-TV was given a different designation in the digital programming guides for the cable TV system mentioned in the previous paragraph earlier this March (it was usually designated "WPMI" before this March; as for its new designation, it was "WXIAW").**
    • A World Wide Web site for accessing programming feeds in the cable TV system mentioned in the first paragraph ("XFINITY Stream"***) did not have any options for accessing the programming feeds mentioned in those paragraphs or any information about their programs. 
    (*the same type of programming was also available on one of the digital sub-channels for WEAR-TV by then)
    (**the feed usually had programs for a national TV programming service named "WeatherNation" and weather reports for WPMI-TV between those programs in recent times)
      (***"XFINITY" was the brand name for certain services offered by companies like Comcast Cablevision of Mobile (subsidiaries of the Comcast Corporation))

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    News for Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    • A recording of an interview with a person described as a "peace pilgrim" (named Mildred Ryder) attributed to WSRE-TV and dated for the year 1977 was available to Internet users through an Internet video service named YouTube.  
    • One of the news presenters on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Wednesday on the twenty-ninth day of this March (Lance Crawford on "Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") had used one of its segments to say their local news operation was set to "host" a discussion about "health care in Alabama" next Wednesday on the fifth day of this April and that it would be televised through their "sister station" (companion station (WJTC-TV)) and streamed onto the official World Wide Web site for their own broadcast operation. 

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    News for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    • The official World Wide Web site and Facebook page for a national radio program named Free Talk Live had messages dated for the Friday of the nineteenth day of last November about one of its hosts being interviewed on a local radio program for a local radio station that usually had the national one in their regular programming plans by then (the name of the station was WAVH-FM).
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Monday on the twenty-seventh day of this March ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a report with audio of a member of the Cable News Network (Andy Rose) mentioning the brand name for the local news operation at WALA-TV ("FOX 10 News") and the news presenter for the program (Bob Grip) as part of its narrative, specifically the last two sentences of it (this is how the narrator mentioned them: "Reporting for FOX 10 News, I'm Andy Rose. Back to you, Bob". (the news presenter responded to the reference to him immediately after the last part of the report appeared on the program (this is how he responded to the reference: "Thanks, Andy"))).   

    News for Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    • The beginning of the broadcast of 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") was not the way its broadcasts usually began in recent times (its broadcasts usually began with an animated sequence with audio of one of its announcers (Jay Gardner) saying, "Now on WKRG News 5" and a preview of reports planned for its broadcasts (including one related to weather); as for the way its broadcast began this Tuesday, it began with a different animated sequence with audio of its other announcer (Jeff Davis) saying, "Now your News 5 forecast first" and a weather report by one of the weather reporters for their local news operation (Alan Sealls) proceeded by the other animated sequence and a preview of reports planned for its broadcast (there was no preview of another weather report for its broadcast).
    • The live video stream for WKRG-TV had video from a traffic camera instead of the local news programs that had appeared on their main broadcast channel from the beginning of the the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Monday to the beginning of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Tuesday. 

      Tuesday, March 28, 2017

      News for Monday, March 27th, 2017

      • The official Facebook page for a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that was usually set to appear on the main broadcast channels for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV in recent times ("Gulf Coast Today") had a message dated for the Friday of the twenty-forth day of this March about it being on hiatus by then (the channel for WPMI-TV had extra segments for the local news program that was usually part of its programming only during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Local 15 News at Noon") whereas the channel for WJTC-TV had a syndicated episode of a comedic TV program named "The Simpsons").   
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Monday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a report about some weather reporters for their local news operation (named Matt Barrentine and Adam Olivier) visiting an elementary school in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (named Forest Hill Elementary) with an automobile described as their new "storm tracker vehicle" (the presenter of the report (Bob Grip) had referred to their visit as "FOX 10 Weather School" before saying it was part of their commitment to their audience and their community (his exact words were, "Part of our commitment to you and the community").

      Monday, March 27, 2017

      News for Sunday, March 26th, 2017

      • A Facebook page attributed to a member of the local news operation at WPMI-TV who mainly did news reports for their local news programs in recent times had some messages and videos attributed to her dated for this past Saturday about her doing some weather reports for them in recent times (her name was Ethel Zora Asberry). 
      • Some of the breaks for promotional videos on the main broadcast channels for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV in recent times had some video of certain members of the broadcast operation at WPMI-TV (Jake Dunne and Terra Reeves) promoting a local news program of theirs (named "Gulf Coast Today") in harmony with some music based on a composition named "The Infernal Galop" (it was also known as "The Cancan Song"). 
      (*these members usually hosted the program in recent times)

      Sunday, March 26, 2017

      News for Saturday, March 25th, 2017

      • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had a special program about an exhibition of boats in the city of Orange Beach in southwest Alabama ("The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show") this past Friday on the twenty-fourth day of this March during a time of day when it usually had a local program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Gulf Coast Today") on days other than Saturday and Sunday in recent times.*
      • A former news presenter for WPMI-TV was set to be one of the hosts for the special program mentioned in the paragraph above this one (her name was Kelly Jones).
      • The special program mentioned in the first paragraph proceeded a video with an announcement about it being a program "paid for" a sponsor. 
      (according to a Facebook message attributed to the former news presenter for WPMI-TV mentioned in the second paragraph, the program was also set to appear on the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV on the same day during a time period when it usually had the same local entertainment and lifestyle program on days other than Saturday and Sunday in recent times).

      Saturday, March 25, 2017

      News for Friday, March 24th, 2017

      • The cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile started providing a more vertical version of the main programming feed for WPMI-TV in place of the one it usually had on one of its standard-definition cable TV channels in recent times (a matted version) by the morning hours of this past Thursday on the twenty-third day of this March (everything appeared thinner than they actually in the version that appeared more vertical).    
      • The live video stream for WKRG-TV usually had a graphic with a logo for a company specialized in video named TVU Networks in place of the local news programming they had between this past Tuesday and this past Thursday.

      Friday, March 24, 2017

      News for Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

      • The official Facebook page for WKRG-TV had a message attributed to the administration of the page dated for the Monday of the twentieth day of this March about WKRG-TV having a "personal policy" on how to refer to certain persons with the job title of "president".  
      • WEAR-TV had a report (dated for the Thursday of the sixteenth day of this March) about how some members of WSRE-TV and WUWF-FM reacted to news about how stations such as theirs (those with budgets supported only by donations) could possibly lose access to a certain form of funding to support their broadcast operations. 
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Thursday ("Local 15 News at Noon") had its news presenter (Kelly Foster) solicit "feedback" about their news operation before presenting some video of a member of their holding (or "parent") company (Scott Livingston of the Sinclair Broadcast Group) explaining her soliciting.

      Wednesday, March 22, 2017

      News for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

      • The official Facebook page for WEAR-TV had messages attributed to the administration of the page and various visitors of it about technical problems delaying the broadcast of the local news program that was usually set to appear on the main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV during the hour of 10:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times this past Tuesday on the twenty-first day of this March ("Channel 3 News at Ten"). 
      • 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 ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a report about one of the hosts of a local radio program for WAVH-FM (it was about the way he handled a certain case of murder when he was a judge for the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama back in the year 2003 (as for his name and the name of the program he hosted, they were Joseph (Rusty) Johnson and "Armed Alabama" respectively).*  
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") this past Tuesday had a report dated for the year 2015 that one of its news presenters (Lenise Ligon) said was not "aired" at the time because one of the persons it was about had yet to be charged in a case of murder he was suspected of committing back then (the narrator of the report (Rudy Harper) told the news presenter that the family of another person this person was suspected of killing in another case of murder (dating back to the year 2002)** was "adamant" (around the time the report was produced) that the interview with one of their members used in the report not be "aired" until the person was "behind bars" (out of fear of him)).
       (*the official Facebook page for WKRG-TV had some video of an interview with the host used in the report before the edition of the program appeared on the program (**this was the case he handled back in the year 2003))

      Tuesday, March 21, 2017

      Commentary: A few unanswered questions

      • I wonder why some folks on local TV news programs would use reports about a series of basketball games to mention "bracket challenges" as if every member of their respective audiences was participating in one? 
      • I wonder why one of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Kelly Foster) would usually say certain members of their audience have "no excuses" for not doing certain "outdoor" activities on certain days based on certain weather conditions?
      • I wonder what the  news presenter for the edition of the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m. last Friday on the seventeenth day of this March (Bill Riales of "WKRG News 5 at 9") meant when he said, "More news at noon" at the end of its last segment, even though the channel was set to have special programming (about a basketball game) from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) at noon that day?

      News for Monday, March 20th, 2017

      (note: the last report for this weblog ("News for Sunday, March 19th, 2017") was amended for clarity, accuracy, and additional information (including the title of a song involving a city in southwest Alabama and a hyperlink to a report for a local TV station involving the song))
      • One of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10" for WALA-TV) had used the last part of the edition of the program to be broadcast this Monday to say that one of its camera operators "thought" he would bypass her and its other host (Joe Emer) having his most recent birthday acknowledged on the program (she said his birthday was "over the weekend").
      • The edition of the local TV program mentioned in the previous paragraph had video of one of the news presenters for the local news operation of its station (Bob Grip) performing with one of his (adult) children in a contest similar to that of a national TV program named "Dancing with the Stars".
      • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had a message dated for this Monday about a party celebrating a member of their broadcast operation set to retire by the end of this March (the name of this member was Wayne Gardner).  

      Monday, March 20, 2017

      News for Sunday, March 19th, 2017 (amended)

      • The official Facebook page for WPMI-TV had video of what appeared to be the beginning of the one of their local news programs with a member of their local news operation (Lance Crawford) introducing a report attributed to the news division of their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) about a singer and musician from outside of southwest Alabama credited for a song (named "Let  involving one of its cities (Mobile) having died this past Saturday on the eighteenth day of this March (the name of this singer and musician was said to be Chuck Berry; as for the name of the song involving the city of Mobile, it was named "Let It Rock").  
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a report narrated by a member of their local news operation (Lee Peck) about some folks in southwest Alabama reacted to news of the singer and musician mentioned in the previous paragraph having died this past Saturday. 
      • One of the breaks for promotional videos on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a video proclaiming two members of their local news operation (Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven) "two of the most trusted news anchors on the gulf coast" and one of the local news programs usually presented by them from Monday through Friday in recent times its "number one newscast" ("WKRG News 5 at 10 p.m.").

      Sunday, March 19, 2017

      News for Saturday, March 18th, 2017

      • A recording of a local news program for WKRG-TV dated for the year 1999 was uploaded onto the World Wide Web site for an Internet video service named YouTube.
      • One of the standard-definition cable TV channels in the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile usually had the programming feed for the main broadcast channel of WALA-TV in an improper format since the Sunday of the twelfth day of this March until the Friday of the seventeenth day of this March.

      Saturday, March 18, 2017

      News for Thursday, March 17th, 2017

      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the sixteenth day of this March ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a report attributed to a member of their local news operation (Eric Reynolds) about an interview with a former professional baseball player originally from the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named Henry (Hank) Aaron.
      • The settings for the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the midday and evening hours of this Friday differed from the ones they usually had before this Friday (examples: the ones that usually involved two news presenters and a monitor behind them ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.", "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.", and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a different wall whereas all of them (including the one named "FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m.) had different wall decorations with colors similar to those of some of the digital graphics used in their broadcasts (red and white)). 
      • The news presenter 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 Friday (Kelly Foster of "Local 15 Today") used at least one part of it to present to promote report she called a "Friday night mystery" for one of their other local news programs ("Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") and a national news program from their main provider of network programming dedicated to subjects such as mysteries expected to precede the other local news program on the channel this Friday ("Dateline" was the name of the network program; as for the name of its provider, it was the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)).
      (*according to the official World Wide Web site for WPMI-TV, they have had other reports under the name "Friday night mystery" on a weekly basis since last February)

      Friday, March 17, 2017

      News for Thursday, March 16th, 2017

      • A message dated for this Thursday about a training session at WKRG-TV appeared on their official Facebook page with some static images stated to had been of the session itself. 
      • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had a message dated for this Thursday about a member of their broadcast operation (named Wayne Gardner) leaving his positions with them (radio host and general manager). 
      • The official Facebook page for WALA-TV had recordings of what appeared to had been (three) live video sessions involving two members of their local news operation (named Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) talking about some reports they were set to present for one of their local news programs ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.) a few minutes before the first segments of its last three broadcasts.*  
      (*the page had several (more than three) similar videos involving news presenters for one of their other local news programs (Sarah Wall and Eric Reynolds of "FOX 10 News in the Morning" (specifically the "weekday" (Monday through Friday) version of it)) except they appeared to had been produced between parts of its broadcasts)

      Thursday, March 16, 2017

      News for Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

      • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a promotional video with a promotional announcer (Greg O'Neill) describing a former professional baseball player from the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (named Henry (Hank) Aaron) as a "hometown hero" without explaining why while promoting an interview with him set to be part of one of their local news programs this Thursday on the sixteenth day of this March. 
      • One of the news presenters on 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 fourteenth day of this March (Bob Grip of "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") was using one of its segments to present some (static and animated) images of snow he said were from relatives of his and a former roommate of his (he did not specify all of the relatives; just the one he called his cousin).
      • The news presenter for the local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph used a part of the program separate from the one mentioned in that paragraph to talk about his visiting a college in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Spring Hill College) while static images of what appeared to be him during the visit were shown as part of his presentation.  

      Tuesday, March 14, 2017

      News for Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 (amended)

      (note: the third paragraph below was amended for clarity and additional information)
      • WALA-TV had a news report (dated for the Friday of the tenth day of this March) about a radio announcer for WMXC-FM (named Mary Booth) rappelling from the roof of a hotel in the city of Mobile last Friday.  
      • 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") did not begin in accordance to how its broadcasts usually began in recent times (its broadcasts usually began with a "preview" of some of the reports planned for its installments; as for how its installment for this Tuesday began, it began with an animated sequence with the words "breaking news" before having video of its news presenter present news she said was related to news they had "broke exclusively" this past Monday on the thirteenth day of this March (you may learn more about this news through this hyperlink)).  
      • The live video stream for WKRG-TV had no audio of certain contributors of their local news operation for some of the local news programming it had with their main broadcast channel since this past Monday (this included audio for news presenters, weather reporters, a traffic reporter, and guests of their broadcast facility (it occasionally had audio of at least one of those news presenters; specifically the one for the local news segments that appeared on their main broadcast between some of its breaks from having a national news program from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. this Tuesday (the name of this specific news presenter was Bill Riales; as for the name of the national news program, it was "CBS This Morning")).

      Monday, March 13, 2017

      News for Monday, March 13th, 2017 (updated)

      • One of the standard-definition cable TV channels in the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile had a magnified (or "cropped") version of the programming feed for the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this morning (it usually had a matted version of it since the year 2012*) (update: a more narrow version of the programming feed began appearing on the channel by the midday hours of this Monday (everything appeared thinner as a result)). 
      • A World Wide Web site specialized in obituaries named Legacy.com had a notice about a former TV announcer for WALA-TV named G. Douglas (Doug) Paul dying last Tuesday on the seventh day of this March (you may listen to some recordings of some of the announcements he did for some of the local news programming they had between the calendar years 1985 and 1995 through this hyperlink). 
      (*it had a magnified version of it earlier this March)
      (**an amended version of the report for WPMI-TV was posted in place of it afterwards (the previous version was still available in its entirety through a World Wide Web site named the Internet Archive)) 

      Commentary: An annual routine

      I was reminded of how some news presenters and reporters in broadcasting are very similar to professional actors while watching some of them talk about the start of daylight-saving time for this calendar year. They should not be acting like reflections of certain members of their audiences and simply do as their job titles suggest.

      Sunday, March 12, 2017

      News for Saturday, March 11th, 2017

      • The local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 5:00 a.m. on this calendar day on a weekly basis in recent times did not have a type of feature that was usually part of its broadcasts on a weekly basis by this calendar week (the name of the program was "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday"; the name of the feature was "Remember This?").

      Saturday, March 11, 2017

      News for Friday, March 10th, 2017

      • This past Thursday on the ninth day of this March, the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a promotional video for a syndicated TV program that was not usually part of its regular programming plan for Monday through Friday in recent times ("The 700 Club") without any mention as to whether it would be part of that plan or not (it was usually part of the one the the main broadcast channel of their companion station (WFNA-TV) in recent times (its regular time period for having the program (the hour of 8:00 a.m.) was even mentioned in the video (it was also one of the regular time periods for the main broadcast channel of another TV station in their broadcast areas unrelated to theirs to have the program from Monday through Friday in recent times (WHBR-TV)). 
       (the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV often had promotional videos for programs usually broadcast by each other before this past Thursday) 

      Friday, March 10, 2017

      News for Thursday, March 9th, 2017

      (reminder: all times reflect the Central time zone)
      • The official Facebook page for WKRG-TV had a message attributed to an administrator of the page dated for this past Wednesday on the eighth day of this March about the local news operation for WKRG-TV having a rule against reports of certain suicides.
      • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV was set to have paid commercial programs (or "infomercials") in place of two syndicated TV programs that were usually part of its regular programming plan for Monday through Friday in recent times ("Jeopardy!" during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m.; "Wheel of Fortune" during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m.) this Thursday (a ticker with a scrolling message about the programs returning to the channel in their regular time periods appeared on the channel itself during the first paid commercial).*
      • An advertisement for a local news program for WKRG-TV ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") usually published in a series of periodicals based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (named Lagniappe) before the regular broadcast time period for the program was expanded last December (from two hours to two hours and thirty five minutes) was still being published for the periodicals afterwards (the time period it had for the program was still  "5 - 7 AM" in spite of its broadcasts usually beginning about five minutes before second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. since that December).   
      (*several questions and comments about the programs not appearing the channel appeared on the official Facebook page for WALA-TV by the time of this writing (one of those comments claimed at least 40 people had posted questions about the programs not appearing on the channel)

      Thursday, March 9, 2017

      News for Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

      • A Facebook page attributed to one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Rose Ann Haven) had video of what appeared to be her using the last segment of one of the local news programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel this past Tuesday on the seventh day of this March ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30 [p.m.]") to present a report about the mother of one of other news presenters for the local news operation having died this past Monday on the sixth day of this March (the name of the other news presenter was Mel Showers; as for the name of his mother, it was Annie Mae Showers). 
      • 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 ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") and the local entertainment and lifestyles program that appeared on it during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Wednesday ("Studio 10") had a report about some members of their local news operation (a news reporter named Lee Peck and a news presenter named Lenise Ligon) reading books and talking about their careers to students at an elementary school in the city of Foley in southwest Alabama (the name of the school was Magnolia School).  

      Wednesday, March 8, 2017

      News for Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

      • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had a message dated for this past Monday on the sixth day of this March about two members of their broadcast operation (a radio host named Sean Sullivan and an executive of sales named Celeste Holland) getting set to rappel from the roof of a hotel in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama for charitable purposes this Friday on the tenth day of this March.   

      Tuesday, March 7, 2017

      News for Monday, March 6th, 2017

      • The cable TV channel in the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile that usually had a matted version of the main programming feed for WALA-TV since the year 2012 had a magnified (or "cropped") version of it on a continuous basis during the evening hours of the Sunday of the fifth day of this March and the morning and midday hours of this Monday (it had a matted version of it a continuous basis again by the evening hours of this Monday)
      • A static image of one of the news reporters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Katie Herrera) and a child of hers (Mia (along with a councilor for the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named Connie Hudson)) appeared on a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles for WALA-TV ("Studio 10") hosted by her husband (Joe Emer) and a colleague of his (Chasity Byrd) before appearing on another local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles hosted by her and one of her own colleagues (Terra Reeves) for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV* ("Gulf Coast Today") this Monday (neither one of them referred to each other by name while talking about the image on their respective programs, even though her husband had referred to her by her connection to him ("my wife")).
      (*WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV were companions to each other and members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group))

      Monday, March 6, 2017

      News for Sunday, March 5th, 2017

      • A YouTube channel attributed to WALA-TV that usually appeared to have had no updates since the year 2015 had what appeared to had been updates (uploads of video recordings) dating back to this past February and this March.   
      • The sports reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Lance Crawford) was the news presenter for the local news programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the evening hours of the Saturday of the fourth day of this March ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m." during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m.; "Local 15 News at 10 p.m." during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m.) instead of the news reporter who was usually their news presenter on Saturday evenings in recent times (James Gordon).*
      (*he said this would be his "regular gig" in addition to presenting sports reports for them)