Saturday, July 22, 2017

News for Friday, July 21st, 2017

  • A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV had what appeared to be a recording of some special news programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) that was not part of the programming feed for their main broadcast channel this past Thursday on the twentieth day of this July. 
  • A Facebook page attributed to a former news reporter for a local TV station outside of the TV market for southwest Alabama (Katarina Luketich of  WXXV-TV in the city of Gulfport in the state of Mississippi) had a message attributed to her dated for the Friday of the fourteenth day of this July indicating she had joined the local news operation for WKRG-TV between then and this Friday.   

Thursday, July 20, 2017

News for Thursday, July 20th, 2017

  • A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV had video of what appeared to had been the second half of a local news program for WALA-TV being televised through their main broadcast channel this past Wednesday on the nineteenth day of this July. 
  • An advertisement for 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 ("WKRG News 5 at 10") and the beginning of the program itself appeared to take precedence over advertisements for national TV programs from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) on their main broadcast channel during the last three minutes of the hour of 9:00 p.m. that day. 
  • Some local TV programs broadcast this past Wednesday had some of their contributors talking about that day being the twentieth anniversary of the day that a certain tropical cyclone named "Danny" came to southwest Alabama (for example, the weather reporter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. that Wednesday (John Nodar of "WKRG News 5 This Morning") had used at least one of its weather segments for that Wednesday to talk about having been part of the local news operation for WKRG-TV by the time the cyclone came to southwest Alabama).

News for Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

  • Some local broadcasters in southwest Alabama appeared to had been honored by an awards program usually officiated on a year basis by a company specialized in providing news and information based in southwest Alabama named Lagniappe (they were referenced on a World Wide Web page about the program; under the word "media"). 
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV on a regular basis recent times ("Studio 10") had a segment dedicated to a plan of theirs to have students of kindergarten and grades one through five in their local broadcast area audition for chances to present weather reports for one of their local news programs between Monday and Friday. 
  • Some video of what appeared to be a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that usually appeared on the main broadcast channels for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV on a regular basis in recent times ( "Gulf Coast Today") from a perspective other than the ones used in the making of it appeared to had been streamed onto a Facebook page attributed to one of its hosts (Jake Dunne) at the time it was set to appear live on the channel for WPMI-TV (during the second half of the hour of 12:00 p.m.) before the one for WJTC-TV could have it in the form of a recording later this Wednesday (during the second half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. for this Wednesday).   

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

News for Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

  • The director of the local news operation for WALA-TV (Scott Flannigan) was said to had been part of a meeting concerning the department of police for the city of Mobile in some reports about the meeting itself for some of the local news programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel this Tuesday, specifically the ones it had during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Tuesday ("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." respectively)).
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. both this past Tuesday and this past Monday back on the seventeenth day of this July each had one or both of their news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) talking about plan for the program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on those days to have weather reporters for their local news operation talking about subjects pertaining to preparing for tropical cyclones* while broadcasting from different locations across the coast of the Gulf of Mexico during the second half of that hour this Wednesday on the nineteenth day of this July.**
(*the program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Tuesday had only the one named Bob Grip talking about the plan)  

(the programs usually had one of them say this in reference to some of the subjects to be discussed by the reporters: "cell phone and Internet protection, building standards, and insurance"). 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

News for Monday, July 17th, 2017

  • The news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Friday (Peter Albrecht and Rose Ann Haven of "WKRG News 5 at 5") appeared to express emotions (such as smiling (in the case of both of them) and laughter (in the case of the one named Rose Ann Haven)) about a live report (about some video of some protestors) from one of its reporters (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno).
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV in the middle of the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday on the sixteenth day of this July (Ashley Knight of "WKRG News 5 at 5"*) had introduced one of their sports reporters (Robby Baker) in a way that was similar to the way one of their other news presenters (Mel Showers) usually introduced their other sports reporter (Randy Patrick Setterstrom**) on some of their other news programs ("WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]" and "WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]" on days other than Saturday and Sunday) in recent times.***
(*the channel was usually set to have it during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday in recent times (usually by the first minute of it), but not this time due to the special sports programming it had before then (this resulted in it having the news program when it was usually set to have a national news program named "The CBS Weekend News" on Sunday in recent times)

(**he was part of their broadcast operation before the other sports reporter)

(***this was the way the news presenter named Mel Showers usually introduced the sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom: "It's time now for sports and here's Randy Patrick" (with emphasis on the word "here" and its apostrophized letter before directing one of his fingers toward him); as for the way the news presenter named Ashley Knight introduced the sports reporter named Robby Baker: "Time now for sports and here's Robby Baker" (with emphasis on the word "here" and its apostrophized letter before directing one of the fingers from both of her hands toward him))

Monday, July 17, 2017

News for Sunday, July 16th, 2017

  • A Facebook page attributed to a former news reporter and news presenter for a local TV station outside of the TV market for southwest Alabama (Nicole Fierro; formerly of KEPR-TV in the city of Pasco in the state of Washington) had a message attributed to her suggesting she had joined the local news operation for WPMI-TV less than one month ago (or sometime between this Sunday and the Wednesday of the twenty-first day of June for this calendar year).* 
  • 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. on the Thursday of the thirteenth day of this July (Bob Grip on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to be telling its weather reporter (Jason Smith) they were going to "comment on the weather" a second after its other news presenter (Lenise Ligon) presented a report about a certain company "not commenting" on a certain subject.   
(*a profile of her that used to be accessible through a World Wide Web site attributed KEPR-TV was posted onto a World Wide Web site attributed to WPMI-TV (you may access a copy of how it appeared on the site attributed to KEPR-TV through this hyperlink), even though it still appeared as though she were still living in the local broadcast area for KEPR-TV (as of this writing, some parts of the site with hyperlinks to members of the local news operation for WPMI-TV do not have a hyperlink to this profile of her))

Sunday, July 16, 2017

News for Saturday, July 15th, 2017

  • Some digital transport adapters connected to the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile may or may not been authorized to receive programming on one of the cable TV channels in the system that used to have programming from a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service named Universal HD since this past Friday (their programming had been replaced by that of a new national cable TV and satellite TV programming service set to replace them that day (the Olympic Channel)).

Friday, July 14, 2017

News for Friday, July 14th, 2017

(note: the last parenthesized sentence in the last paragraph for the report titled "News for Wednesday, July 12th, 2017" was corrected)
  • Some video of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Gulf Coast Today" for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV) from a camera other than one of the cameras used to produce it was streamed onto a Facebook page attributed to one of its hosts (Jake Dunne) this past Thursday on the thirteenth day of this July.
  • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV had some video of what appeared to be a beach with a digital graphic of its name (Navarre) and some digital text of their name and some of the cities in their local broadcast area (including the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama and the city of Pensacola (the one they were licensed to serve) in northwest Florida) in its programming this past Thursday (a YouTube channel named "WEAR SALES" had some video similar to this one, except it appeared to involve a different beach with a different name).  
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WPMI-TV had an article dated for this Friday suggesting they would have special programming about a fishing tournament in their local broadcast area (the Blue Marlin Grand Championship near the city of Orange Beach in southwest Alabama) this Saturday on the fifteenth day of this July (it seemed to correspond with the guides to their main broadcast channel from TitanTV and TV Guide having the name of the tournament listed for that day; even though the guides to it from  Zap2it and Comcast had the names of programs from their main provider of network programming ("Little Big Shots: Forever Young" and "Dateline NBC" from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) listed for the hours it could have this special programming (the hours of 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. (the one named "Dateline NBC" was listed for the last two hours)).

News for Thursday, July 13th, 2017

  • WKRG-TV had some local news programming supersede some special news programming from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) on their main broadcast channel during one of its regular time periods for having local news programming from Monday through Friday in recent times this Thursday (the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m.).*   
  • 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 eleventh day of this July ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of the weather reporters for their local news operation (Alan Sealls) attribute a still image of some clouds to a person he had simply called one of their "behind the scenes" persons (Al Brown). 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. this past Wednesday on the twelfth day of this July ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." respectively) each had their regular news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) interacting with a different member of the local news operation for TV station located in the city of Birmingham in central Alabama (WBRC-TV) doing what appeared to be live news reports from a different remote location (John Huddleston for the first program; Josh Gauntt for the second one).**
(*their local news programming for this time period was usually broadcast under the name "WKRG News 5 at Noon" from Monday through Friday in recent times)
(**the news presenter named Lenise Ligon had referred to WBRC-TV as a "sister station" on the program for the hour of 5:00 p.m.; even though both they and WALA-TV were members of separate holding (or "parent") companies (the Meredith Corporation for WALA-TV; Raycom Media for WBRC-TV); the reporter named Josh Gauntt had referred to WALA-TV by a brand name for WBRC-TV ("FOX 6") before quickly referring to them by one of their actual brand names ("FOX 10").

Thursday, July 13, 2017

News for Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 (corrected)

  • A live video stream normally used for streaming local news programming (under the name "FOX 10 News") and local entertainment and lifestyle programming (under the name "Studio 10") for WALA-TV in recent times appeared to have a recording of some of their local news programming instead of the local entertainment and lifestyle programming they had on their main broadcast channel during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Wednesday.
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a local news program when it was usually set to have two syndicated programs from Monday through Friday in recent times ("How It Met Your Mother" during the second half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. and "Hot in Cleveland" during the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m.) this past Tuesday (specifically between the last five minutes of the hour of 10:00 p.m. and the first 27 minutes of the hour of 11:00 p.m.) after having special sports programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during some of its of regular time periods for local news programming from Monday through Friday in recent times that Tuesday (the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m.). 
  • The guides to the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV from Zap2it and TV Guide had details about when it could still have a certain installment of a syndicated TV program that was not part of its programming during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Tuesday in accordance with its regular programming plan for Monday through Friday in recent times ("Wheel of Fortune" was the name of that program) later this calendar week due to the special programming mentioned in the previous paragraph (they had this installment listed for the Sunday of the sixteenth day of this July; specifically for the first half of the hour of 2:00 a.m. for that day (they usually had "paid programming" listed for that time period for Sunday in recent times). 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

News for Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Tuesday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) say they had wanted to introduce the "newest member" of their "family" (news operation) before its other news presenter (Lenise Ligon) said this person (named Bri MacNaught) was their "newest sports reporter*" and that they had been "tweeting" about her "all afternoon" before proceeding to introduce her (she had called her by the nickname "Bri Mac" immediately after doing so (to which she said, "I'll take it")).**    
  • The person introduced on the local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph talked about lacrosse being her "main sport", her hope for having more of it in city of Mobile in southwest Alabama, and that she had loved football since she "grew up" in what she had called "the south" immediately after her introduction before the first news presenter mentioned in that paragraph expressed gratitude of her joining their news operation, to which she had thanked him for his doing so.*** 
  • An administrator for a Facebook page attributed to WAVH-FM had posted a message there dated for this Tuesday about a section of a World Wide Web site attributed to them having a section with some recordings of some candidates for one of the positions of representing the state of Alabama in the Senate of the United States being interviewed on some of their local radio programs ("Mobile Mornings" and "Midday Mobile") along with some details about them and other candidates for the position.  
(*WALA-TV usually did not have a regular sports reporter in their local news programming since the year 2014, specifically the month of June for that calendar year)

(**she appeared in a different segment of the program from the one with her introduction after one of its breaks (it had her introducing video of what she said was first report in Alabama (it was related to sports))

(**the same news presenter did another introduction for her in a video streamed onto a Facebook page attributed to their news operation after the broadcast of the program (you may access the video of his doing so by setting the video to point -2:22))

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

News for Monday, July 10th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had an advertisement about how some folks could sponsor a local TV program of theirs ("The UTV44 [High School Football] Game of the Week") its announcer said was to set to return on the Friday of the twenty-fifth day of August for this calendar year (it had a telephone number for them to do so and an announcement about their opportunities to sponsor the program being limited).* 
  • One of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles usually broadcast by WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV in recent times (Kelly Foster of "Gulf Coast Today") had used part of its installment for this Monday to say WJTC-TV and several "sister stations" of theirs "across the [southeast] United States" would have a special program about a series of gatherings expected to occur this calendar week under the name "SEC [Football] Media Days" in their programming plans for this calendar week (according to the guides to the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV from Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide, they would have it on their main broadcast channel during the second half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. from this Monday to the Friday of the fourteenth day of this July). 
  • Both of the hosts for the local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles mentioned in the previous paragraph (the name of its other host was Terra Reeves) talked about the program being on hiatus for the previous calendar week and about their still having to "go to work" on the Monday of that week in spite of the hiatus due to the next day (the Tuesday of that week (the fourth day of this July)) being a national holiday in the United States (Independence Day) during the first part of its installment for this Monday (the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV was set to have extra segments for one of their local news programs whereas the one for WJTC-TV was set to have more syndicated programming (including an installment of a program named "Corrupt Crimes") when they were usually set to have the entertainment and lifestyles program on calendar days other than Saturday and Sunday in recent times (the second half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. for the first channel; the second half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. for the other channel).
(*a digital graphic with the words "Game of the Week' and "pre-game show" appeared in the installment of the local TV program mentioned in the last two paragraphs for a few seconds)  

Monday, July 10, 2017

News for Sunday, July 9th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement about a member of a family usually associated with national politics (Robert Francis Kennedy Junior) having joined a  branch of a national law firm (Morgan & Morgan) based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama in its programming this past Saturday on the eighth day of this July.
  • The news presenter for the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV in the middle of the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Saturday (Devan Coffaro of "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") and the one that appeared on the channel during the hour of 7:00 a.m. this Sunday (Candace Murphy of "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") had used the last parts of their respective programs to talk about a Facebook page attributed to their local news operation having achieved a total of 200,000 followers (or "likes").
(*the stations were members of the same holding (or "parent") company: Cumulus Media)
(**the feed for WDLT-FM had it during the second half of the hour of 5:00 a.m.; the feed for WBLX-FM had it during the first half of the hour of 6:00 a.m.; the feed for WABD-FM had it during the second half of the hour of 6:30 p.m.) 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

News for Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

News for Friday, July 7th, 2017

  • A video of what appeared to be a broadcast tower for one of the radio stations in southwest Alabama (WBHY-FM) appeared to had been uploaded onto a YouTube channel attributed to a member of the broadcast operation for one of the TV stations in southwest Alabama (an administrator for WALA-TV named Bill Flowers) on the Sunday of the second day of July for this calendar year.
  • Some video of two of the news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Darwin Singleton and Kelly Foster) on what appeared to be the set for their local news programs was used on a national TV program named "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" dated for the Sunday of the second day of July for this calendar year (you may access a recording of the installment of the program with the video on a YouTube channel attributed to the program itself (between points 9:19 and 9:33)).*
(*the video has profanity) 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Commentary: Unobjective, unsubtle, and unrestrained news broadcasts

  • Some of the words used by one of the news presenters for 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 fifth day of this July (Mel Showers on "WKRG News 5 at 10") sounded as if they were forced upon him in addition to their being very unsubtle and unobjective ("A police officer assassinated while protecting citizens celebrating America's birthday and freedom").
  • I was reminded of a certain computer game and a new national TV program that might be broadcast by WKRG-TV and other stations affiliated with the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) this Sunday on the ninth day of this July after hearing the other news presenter for the local news program program mentioned in the previous paragraph (Rose Ann Haven) mention the name of a report set to appear in a future installment of the news program due to its name being very similar to that of the game and the TV program (she said it was called "Candy Rush").
  • I would had not used part of a news program for a local news or radio station to say that I and other members of the station had created a "wanted poster" about a fugitive I had just talked about on the program for other persons to share on "social media" if I were the news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Thursday (Devon Walsh of "WKRG News 5 at Noon"). She sounded as if their jobs were to be professional advocates working for folks in charge of maintaining civility in their local broadcast area in addition to being news broadcasters. 

News for Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

  • One of the radio programs for Mississippi Public Broadcasting broadcast this Wednesday (a weekly radio program named "Everyday Tech") had a discussion about what one of its participants said was a problem with one of the programming feeds for their radio network "going out" (or "cutting out", the way one of its other participants described it) on a radio receiver made specifically for programming feeds like it (an "HD Radio" programming feed). 
  • A former host for the radio program mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this report was mentioned in the same broadcast of it mentioned in that paragraph (an article about the last installment of the program to have her as one of its hosts was posted on this weblog during the previous calendar week).  
(*the sub-channel was normally used to provide programming from a national TV programming named WeatherNation (mainly weather reports and advertisements on a daily basis) in between programming related to weather from WPMI-TV (mainly weather reports and advertisements on a daily basis) in recent times)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

News for Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had what appeared to be an advertisement about some start times for some of its programming plans not usually mentioned in such advertisements in recent times this Tuesday (they were for a certain type of news report for one of their local news programs ("Local 15 Today"); as for what those start times were, they were said to be "5:44 [a.m]" and 6:44 [a.m]" by its announcer). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had some videos of news reports attributed to TV stations related to them outside of southwest Alabama (they were all members of the same holding (or "parent") company: the Nexstar Media Group) in its local news programming for the Monday of the third day of this July (examples: the video that appeared on the local news program it had during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 6") was said to had been from the station the city of Columbus in the state of Georgia (WRBL-TV) whereas the one that appeared on the program it had during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 10") was said to had been from the station in the city of Panama City in the state of Florida (WMBB-TV) by one of their respective news presenters).*
(*the station in Panama City was not referenced by their name in the introduction to the video attributed to them on the program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. that day like the station in Columbus in the introduction to the video attributed to them on the program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. that day; as for how the station in Panama City was referenced unlike the other one, it was by only their connection to WKRG-TV ("sister station") and the names "Panama City" and "Florida")

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

News for Monday, July 3rd, 2017

  • The programming feed for WAVH-FM had an advertisement about a plan for it to have a special program from an organization named the Fisher House Foundation when it was usually set to have two local radio programs from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Mobile Mornings" during the hours of 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., and "Midday Mobile" during the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.) on the Tuesday of the fourth day of this July in honor of it being a national holiday in the United States named Independence Day.   
  • A local radio program usually broadcast by WABF-AM during the hour of 8:00 a.m from Monday through Friday in recent times occasionally had an interview about news in southwest Alabama and the profession of news reporting with a member of a company specialized in six publications based in southwest Alabama (Cliff McCollum of Gulf Coast Media) in recent times (some recordings of those interviews were uploaded onto a World Wide Web site attributed to WABF-AM; as for the name of the program that had them, it was "Community Contact"). 

Monday, July 3, 2017

News for Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

(note: a parenthesized sentence with two asterisks in a previous report for this weblog titled "News for Sunday, June 18th, 2017" was corrected for clarity)
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement claiming more people in pursuit of "gulf coast news" on Facebook pages had visited the one for WKRG-TV than any other source of its kind in its programming this Sunday.  
  • A video of various persons (including politicians, sheriffs, former and present members of WALA-TV, and a present member of WKRG-TV) commenting about a member of the local news operation for WALA-TV (a news presenter and a news reporter named Renee Dials) retiring from it by the Friday of the thirtieth day of June for this calendar year was uploaded onto a YouTube channel attributed to one of its other members (Lenise Ligon) by then.
  • A Facebook page attributed to a member of the local news operation at WALA-TV who usually presented news for the local news programs that had appeared on their main broadcast channel on Saturday and Sunday mornings in recent times (except the ones during the last two calendar weeks of June for this calendar year) had what appeared to be video of her shortly before and during her appearances on the ones that appeared on the channel on the Saturday of the first day of July for this calendar year (her name was Candace Murphy).

Saturday, July 1, 2017

News for Saturday, July 1st, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had what appeared to be a special program about a member of their local news operation (a news presenter and a news reporter named Renee Dials) retiring from the operation this past Friday on the thirtieth day of June for this calendar year between the local news programs that were part of its programming between the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.")* and the end of the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") that day.
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement about a plan to have two episodes of a TV program named "The Andy Griffith Show" appear on the main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV (their companion station*) during the hour of 6:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday on a regular basis beginning with the Monday of the third day of this July (the channel was usually set to have video of a local radio program ("The Uncle Henry Show" for WNTM-AM) during that time period from Monday through Friday in recent times). 
  • The live video stream normally used for streaming local news programming for the main broadcast channel of WALA-TV in recent times had video of the programming feed for a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service named the FOX News Channel instead of some of the local news programming they had on the channel between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. this past Friday on the thirtieth day of June for this calendar year (it also had a graphic with the words :"Xfinity", "Message from: Service Alert", "You are eligible for an equipment update - on us. Tune to channel 1995 to order your new equipment and learn more", "Remind Me Later", and "Tune Now").   
  • A Facebook page attributed to a member of the local news operation for WKRG-TV who usually presented weather reports for their local news programs for Monday through Friday evenings in recent times (Alan Sealls) had a message attributed to him about a member of the operation who usually did weather reports for their local news program for Saturday mornings (specifically for the hour of 5:00 on Saturday mornings) in recent times (Melissa Constanzer for "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") along with video of what appeared to be a tribute to her on the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the second half of the hour of 6:30 p.m. this past Friday ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30"). 
(*it usually appeared on the channel for the entire hour before that Friday)
(**WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were members of the same holding (or "parent") company: the Nexstar Media Group)

Friday, June 30, 2017

News for Friday, June 30th, 2017 (amended)

(note: the parenthesized paragraph with two asterisks was edited for clarity)
  • The sports segment for 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 twenty-eighth day of this June had an animated sequence not normally used in its broadcasts in recent times (it was presented by a member of their local news operation who had joined the operation earlier this June (Robby Baker) involving the voice of an announcer often used in providing new announcements for their programming in recent times (Jeff Davis) rather the one who provided the introduction for all of their local news programs and some announcements for some advertisements of theirs before him (Jay Gardner). 
  • The hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Chasity Byrd and Joe Emer of "Studio 10") that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV this past Wednesday had said two other members of the local news operation for WALA-TV (a news presenter named Lenise Ligon and a news reporter named Alexa Knowles) were to appear on the program as part of a contest for the program named "Dale's Seasoning Cook-off Challenge" in addition to the one it had in its installment for that Wednesday (a news reporter named Hal Scheurich).*
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of  5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the twenty-ninth day of this June ("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." respectively) each had a video about what a member of their local news operation (a news reporter and a news presenter named Renee Dials) had planned on doing after retiring from the operation by this Friday.** 
  • The sports segment for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Thursday ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had what appeared to be a recording of the reporter mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this report attempting to make contact with a professional basketball player (named Jimmy Butler) for a report about the player telling a group of folks at a news conference how to contact him by telephone.***
(*the one named Joe Emer said the Wednesday for this installment of the program was the "first of three Wednesdays in a row" to have one of those members)
(**when the video appeared on the program for the hour of 5:00 p.m., the narration for it had an incorrect calendar year for when the member had joined the operation (1997 instead of 1977); when it appeared on the other programs, the narration had the correct calendar year in place of it (a recording of the video with the correct calendar year on the program for the hour of 9:00 p.m. was uploaded onto a site attributed to WALA-TV by the end of the day))

(***the reporter had asked whether the telephone number was legitimate or not while on the set of the program near the end of the segment)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

News for Thursday, June 29th, 2017

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of  5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Wednesday ("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." respectively) each had video of what appeared to had been a luncheon for a member of their local news operation (a news reporter and a news presenter named Renee Dials)** before having a video about a personal connection she had to one of the cities in their local broadcast area (the city of Satsuma in southwest Alabama) during her time as a member of the operation between reports of her retiring from the operation by the Friday of the thirtieth day of this June (a Facebook page about one of the news presenters for those programs (Bob Grip) had static images of what appeared to had been the same luncheon).*** 
  • The hosts of a 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 past Wednesday (Chasity Byrd and Joe Emer on "Studio 10") each had a story involving past members of the local news operation for WALA-TV for the program (the one named Chasity Byrd had said five of those past reporters (Leticia Bush (Bereola), April Douglas (Miller), Andrew Perez, Denise Hrdlica (Rowell), and Anissa Centers) were interviewed about the member of the operation mentioned in the second paragraph (after presenting a video about her career that was part of some of their programming this past Tuesday) whereas the one named Joe Emer had said two other past members (Cary Chow and Qwesi (Q) McCray) were part of a wedding (for Cary Chow) attended by him. 
(*A Facebook page attributed to this colleague of theirs had a message attributed to her about her leaving the operation dated for the Sunday of the twenty-fifth day of this June)

(**the video of the luncheon was also part of the local news program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 4:00 p.m. that day and this Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m."); it was also part of the installment of the program mentioned in the third paragraph from the top of this report that appeared on the channel this Thursday)

(***some video of a weather reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (named John Nodar) talking about the member of the local news operation for WALA-TV mentioned in the second paragraph from the top of this report preceded the video of the luncheon mentioned in that paragraph 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 Wednesday (he appeared to be on the set on the local news programs for WKRG-TV while doing so))  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

News for Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

  • One of the hosts of a weekly radio program for Mississippi Public Broadcasting dedicated to discussing technology (Cherita Brent of "Everyday Tech") had used one of the last two minutes of its installment for this Wednesday to announce that this calendar week would be her last week of being part of Mississippi Public Broadcasting. 
  • 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. on the Tuesday of the twenty-seventh day of this June ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a vertical image of the Capitol in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia and the words "Health Care Debate" appear sideways on a monitor that was set in a horizontal position while one of its news presenters (Mel Showers (the name of its other news presenter was Rose Ann Haven)) was presenting a report related to health.  
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the twenty-seventh day of this June ("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." respectively) each had a video about a member of their local news operation (a news reporter and a news presenter named Renee Dials) talking about her time as an investigator for the operation between reports of her retiring from the operation by the Friday of the thirtieth day of this June. 
  • The guides to the main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. for next Monday through Friday (the third through seventh days of July for this calendar year) TitanTV, Zap2it, and Comcast had the names of two different types of programming that were not usually listed for those times for those (calendar) days in recent times (they usually had the name of a local radio program ("The Uncle Henry Show") listed for those hours for those days in recent times; as for the names of the types of programming they had for those hours for those days for the next calendar week, they had "paid programming" in reference to paid commercial programming for the hour of 5:00 a.m. and "The Andy Griffith Show" in reference to entertainment programming for the hour of 6:00 a.m.).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

News for Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

  • A Facebook page attributed to one of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Melissa Constanzer) had a message attributed to her dated for the Sunday of the twenty-fifth day of this June about a plan for her to leave her position in the operation for a position in the broadcast operation of a company specialized in providing weather information named AccuWeather
  • A Facebook page attributed to one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) had a message attributed to him dated for the Monday of the twenty-sixth day of this June with a hyperlink to a recording of a TV program of theirs dated for the calendar year 2012 about the history of a series of programming segments for the operation usually hosted by him named "Fugitive Files".  
  • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Monday of the twenty-sixth day of this June asking visitors of the page about whether they had trouble viewing their local news programming by then or not, along with some advise on how they could view some of their local news programs if they were really having trouble viewing them by then and a graphic with a message explaining why they may or may not have had trouble viewing them. 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Monday of the twenty-sixth day of this June ("FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m.", "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." respectively) each had a video about a member of their local news operation (named Renee Dials) talking about subjects described as having been some of the most memorable subjects of her time as a news reporter for the operation between reports of her retiring from the operation by the Friday of the thirtieth day of this June. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

News for Monday, June 26th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement about a plan to 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 a boardwalk in the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida on the Tuesday of the twenty-seventh day of this June.   
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WEAR-TV had an article about a plan to have WEAR-TV and WFGX-TV host a discussion about trafficking in the state of Florida on the Tuesday of the twenty-seventh day of this June and a plan to have it broadcast through both the site and one of the broadcast channels for WFGX-TV.   
  • A World Wide Web site where customers of the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile could access the programming feeds for the system over the Internet as part of their subscriptions to the system (XFINITY Stream) had the programming feeds for Alabama Public Television normally used to provide programs from two national TV programming services named WORLD and PBS Kids Channel appear as though they were in each other's channel position in the system, even though it had the names of their programs correspond with their correct positions in the system.

News for Sunday, June 25th, 2017

  • 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") used the last few seconds of its installment for this Sunday to say that it was the last one for its weather reporter (Melissa Constanzer)* and say that he and other members of WKRG-TV were going to miss her (he also said she was a "great pal" and "a great meteorologist" to him).  
  • The news presenters for the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. this Sunday (Kati Weis on "FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and Lee Peck on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") used part of their respective programs to present a report about the career of a colleague of theirs (a news reporter and a news presenter named Renee Dials) that was originally part of a celebration of her having been part of their local news operation for 40 years earlier this calendar year before presenting reports about her being set to retire from the operation on the Friday of the thirtieth day of this June (after the program with Lee Peck appears on the channel that day) and about how her career would be celebrated in their programming by the end of the calendar week for that Friday (they said the celebrations would involve all of their "newscasts" for the week, involve other colleagues of hers, former colleagues of hers, and "city leaders" talking about how her career "impacted" a certain community, involve an "inside look into her hometown", and involve what she had planned on doing after retiring). 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

News for Saturday, June 24th, 2017

(correction note: an incorrect surname was used unintentionally in reference to the (sports) reporter referenced in the second paragraph below this sentence for a previous report about him and other subjects for this weblog)
  • A directory of telephone numbers for residents of the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama dated for this June named "The Real Yellow Pages" had references to two former radio stations based in this area (WABB-AM and WABB-FM).  
  • The sports segments of Saturday editions of one of the local news programs for WKRG-TV ("WKRG News 5 at 6") were usually presented by their news presenters in recent times (usually by a member of their local news operation named Ashley Knight) in recent times until the edition for this Saturday (the one for this Saturday was presented by the newest sports reporter for their local news operation (Robby Baker)).  
  • A member of the local news operation at WPMI-TV who mainly presented reports about sports and occasionally presented reports about news in general for some of their local news programming in recent times (Lance Crawford) appeared to be doing a live news report unrelated to sports for a local news program that was usually part of their programming during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times earlier this June (the name of the program was "Local 15 Today"). 
  • The cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile usually had information pertaining to one of the programming feeds for a TV station in the city of Birmingham (WBRC-TV) in central Alabama in its guide to a programming feed similar to it from a station based in southwest Alabama (WFNA-TV) in recent times (both feeds were usually set to have programming from a national TV programming service named Bounce TV; as for the information pertaining to the one for the station in Birmingham in the cable TV system, it usually had the name of that station and the names of some of its local TV programs ("Bounce Around Birmingham"  and "WBRC News") listed for times when the feed for the station in Mobile would actually have programs for the national TV programming service.

Friday, June 23, 2017

News for Friday, June 23rd, 2017

  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WALA-TV had an article dated for the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this June about an automobile used to broadcast weather reports for their local news operation from remote locations. 
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to the holding (or "parent") company of WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV (the Nexstar Media Group) had an advertisement for a position in reporting weather for the local news operation at WKRG-TV. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Commentary: Dramatics in broadcasting about a tropical cyclone and some interesting juxtapositions (corrected)

(correction note: part of the third paragraph below was corrected)
  • I did not like hearing local news broadcasters refer to a visitor of the city of Gulf Shores in southwest Alabama as "the first" to die as a result of tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico this past Wednesday on the twenty-first day of this June, as if they were expecting more persons to die as a result of it (they sounded very grim and dramatic while doing so).
  • I would suggest local news broadcasters in southwest Alabama who had planned on leaving this area in order to advance their careers to resist any urge to act unlike their usual selves just because more national news broadcasters than usual may had been interested in this area and other areas near the Gulf of Mexico this calendar week due to the tropical cyclone mentioned in the previous paragraph. If they really want to make good impressions for national broadcasters who may be interested in their skills, they could simply be their usual selves (the national broadcasters might find their usual selves really special and not think they are just pretending to be special).

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

News for Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

(note: one of the paragraphs in the report titled "News for Tuesday, June 20th, 2017" was corrected)
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had what appeared to be an amended version of a video it had in its programming earlier this calendar week about a member of their local news operation (a news reporter and a news presenter named Renee Dials) retiring and a plan to have a retrospective of her career on one of their local news programs on the evening of the Sunday of the twenty-fifth day of this June (it had different graphics and a different announcement about the member retiring (it had suggested there would be more retrospectives about her career on other local news programs for WALA-TV afterwards between the beginning of the Monday the twenty-sixth day of this June and the end of the Sunday of the second day of July for this calendar year)).  
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV usually had various graphics about a tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico (such as maps, texts, and a ticker) frame a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (named "Studio 10") during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Wednesday (the channel usually had such graphics around the local news programs that were part of its programming since the Tuesday of the twentieth day of this June, but not on a continuous basis).  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

News for Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 (corrected)

(correction note: the number of monitors mentioned in the third paragraph below was corrected)
  • WEAR-TV had special news programming (about what appeared to be a live news conference) from their local news operation take precedence over regular programming on their main broadcast channel during the first half of the hour of 2:00 p.m. this Tuesday.
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had some video (an advertisement) of an announcement about a member of their local news operation (a news presenter and a news reporter named Renee Dials) retiring and a plan to have a retrospective of her career on one of their local news programs during the evening hours of the Sunday of the twenty-fifth day of this June ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m."). 
  • Some of the local news programs that had appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV since the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Monday of the nineteenth day of this June had some members of their local news operation standing in front of a group of (nine) monitors normally used on those programs in recent times (rather than sitting behind a desk with those monitors behind them in accordance with how they usually appeared on those programs in recent times) to present reports about stormy weather in the Gulf of Mexico while those monitors collectively displayed animated graphics involving the words "Tracking the Tropics". 

Monday, June 19, 2017

News for Monday, June 19th, 2017

  • The programming feed for WABF-AM had a program described by one of its hosts (Lori DuBose (the name of its other host was Alan Lipscomb)) as "a new weekly talk show ('program') for and about small businesses" during the first half of the hour of 10:00 a.m. this Monday (a recording of it was uploaded onto a World Wide Web site attributed to WABF-AM afterwards; as for its name, it was "Small Business News").  
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first halves of the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. for the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this June ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) had video of a member of their local news operation (Peter Albrecht) talking about a plan to 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 an aeroplex in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley Field) this Tuesday on the twentieth day of this June. 
  • A live video stream normally used for streaming local news programs and a local program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (named "Studio 10") on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV in recent times had videos of what appeared to be various places outside their local broadcast area (such as the Capitol in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia and the the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island near the state of New York) and graphics related to the New York Stock Exchange instead of the editions of the programs that appeared on the channel this morning (a graphic that usually appeared on the stream during breaks for the programs stream still appeared on the stream occasionally (it usually had the words "We'll be right back after this break" and one of the logos for the local news operation at WALA-TV). 

News for Sunday, June 18th, 2017

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV and WALA-TV during the evening hours of the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this June had reports about some members of their respective news operations being honored at an awards ceremony by the Alabama Associated Press Media Editors earlier that day.*  
  • 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 past Saturday on the seventeenth day of this June ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") had guests of theirs wearing headphones and holding microphones with logos for their broadcast operation while being interviewed by their news presenter (Asha Staples**).
  • A Facebook page and a Twitter page attributed to a syndicated news program that used to be available to WFNA-TV from Monday through Friday ("The Daily Buzz") each had a message dated for the Monday of the twenty-second day of May for this calendar year about a plan to make it available to broadcasters like them for the for time since the Friday of the seventeenth day of April of the calendar year 2015 this Sunday (on a weekly basis).***
(*the programs on the channel for WKRG-TV had proper names ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 10") whereas the one that appeared on the channel for WALA-TV did not (a generic name ("FOX 10 News") was used in reference to it by its news presenter (Steve Alexander Ozenovich**) due its appearance on the channel being in a time period not normally used for their local news programming since the channel had special programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during its regular time period for having local news programming on Saturday in recent times (the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.)

(**she was usually a news reporter for the local news operation)

(***a news release dated for the Tuesday of the second day of May for this calendar week had the fourth day of this June as the day of its return to broadcasting before the one dated for the Saturday of the tenth day of this June had the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this June as the day of its return to broadcasting)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Commentary: Broadcasters using their positions to express feelings of pride over celebrated persons (celebrities) and promote the idea of capturing and/or eating sea creatures

  • No professional broadcaster (including local broadcasters) should use his or her position to express excessive pride over certain persons celebrated for certain achievements, especially if his or her position is to be a news presenter or a news reporter. Their audiences do not need to know how they feel about certain celebrities; all they need to do is talk about them the way they would talk about other persons if they were serious and objective news presenters or news reporters (such as the reasons for their being celebrities).  
  • I had noticed some local broadcasters (including some members of WPMI-TV named Kelly Foster  (a news presenter, a weather reporter, and a host specialized in entertainment and lifestyles) and Terra Reeves (another host specialized in entertainment and lifestyles) and a member of WALA-TV named Jason Smith (a weather reporter and a host specialized in capturing fish and providing information about natural parts of the word)) using some of the local TV programs for their respective stations to express what may or may had not been their own affections for eating sea creatures earlier this June. Personally I wished they had not done so since not every person in their local broadcast areas would want to eat a sea creature or any creature other than a human (either for health reasons, ethical reasons, or both). I understood that southwest Alabama is located near the Gulf of Mexico and many folks in the area seemed to enjoy capturing or eating sea creatures throughout the history of the area, that does not mean every person around these areas is required to adhere to these traditions (post script: I was not surprised to see video of the governor of Alabama (Kay Ivey) on a local news program for WALA-TV appearing to promote capturing sea creatures (such as red snapper) earlier this June, since many folks in southwest Alabama had done so for commercial purposes that may had benefited the economy of Alabama in a very significant way in recent times). 

Friday, June 16, 2017

News for Friday, June 16th, 2017 (updated)

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the fourteenth day of this June  had what appeared to be a live interview with a member of the House of Representatives of the United States from Alabama (named Mo Brooks) about reports of his having a role in an incident involving a series of shootings on a baseball field in the state of Virginia earlier that day. 
  • A YouTube channel normally used to upload advertisements on video for WFGX-TV and WEAR-TV (both of them were related to each other due to their being members of the same holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group)) in recent times had a video about a special programming plan (named "KidsClick") set to be implemented for WFGX-TV and other TV stations related to theirs and/or a national TV programming service named ThisTV on the Saturday of the first day of July for this calendar year.
  • The guides to the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV from Zap2it, TitanTV, TV Guide, and Comcast appeared to contract a message on a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV dated for the Thursday of the fifteenth day of this June about when the channel would have two syndicated programs (named "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune") that were not part of its programming that day (all of them had the programs listed for the Sunday of the eighteenth day of this June (for the first and second halves of the hour of 3:00 a.m. respectively) rather than the Saturday of the seventeenth day of this June (for the same time periods) like the message).**
(*update for Saturday, June 17th, 2017: the program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. was added) 

(**update for Saturday, June 17th, 2017: the channel had two installments of the program that was usually part of its programming during the first and second halves of the 3:00 a.m. on Saturday in recent times (a syndicated program named "Judge Alex") in accordance with the programming guides rather than the ones mentioned in the message on the Facebook page)

News for Thursday, June 15th, 2017 (updated)

  • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had a message attributed to an administrator for the page dated for the Wednesday of the fourteenth day of this June about their main broadcast channel having been set to have an episode of a network program ("The Young and the Restless" from the the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) at a time when it was usually set to have promotional programs (or "infomercials") from Monday through Friday in recent times (during the second half of the hour of 12:00 a.m. and the first half of the hour of 1:00 a.m.) earlier this Thursday (the channel had special news programming from the same provider when it usually had this network program from Monday through Friday in recent times that Wednesday (the hour of 11:00 a.m.)).*
  • A live video stream normally used for streaming recent editions of local news programs for the main broadcast channel of WKRG-TV in recent times usually had videos of various places outside of their local broadcast area (such as an apartment building on fire in the city of London in the nation of England, the New York Stock Exchange in the city of New York in the state of New York, the Capitol in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, and various buildings in the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois) in place of any other recent installments of those programs since the Tuesday of the thirteenth day of this June (a graphic that usually appeared on the stream during breaks for those programs still appeared on the stream occasionally (it usually had the words "We'll be right back")).**  
  • A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV had a message attributed to an administrator of the page dated for this Thursday about the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV having been set to have special sports programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during one of its regular time periods for having local news programming and two of its regular time periods for having syndicated programming from Monday through Friday in recent times this Thursday (the hour of 5:00 p.m. and the first and second halves of the hour of 6:00 p.m. respectively) and about the channel having been set to have the syndicated programs it would have had during one of the aforementioned time periods this Thursday ("Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune") during time periods not normally used for them in its programming this Saturday on the seventeenth day of this June (they were normally used for a different syndicated program from Tuesday through Saturday in recent times ("Judge Alex")***).
(*a recording of what appeared to be the aforementioned episode was uploaded onto a World Wide Web site attributed to its provider (CBS))
(**update for Friday, June 16th, 2017: the stream had an installment of the local news program that was usually set to appear on their main broadcast channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on a daily basis in recent times ("WKRG News 5 at 10")) 
(***it was not mentioned in the message)

(***update for Saturday, June 17th, 2017: the channel still had "Judge Alex" during the time periods mentioned in the message on the Facebook page this Saturday in accordance with the programming guides for the channel from Zap2it, TitanTV, TV Guide, and Comcast before then)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

News for Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

  • A former sports reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (named (James) Scott Hunter) was part of a news report for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Tuesday on the thirteenth day of this June ("WKRG News 5 at 5"). 
  • A Facebook page and a Twitter page attributed to WAVH-FM had some messages about a local radio program of theirs ("Mobile Mornings") having a member of the House of Representatives of the United States from Alabama (named Mo Brooks) talk about having been part of an incident involving a series of shootings on a baseball field in the state of Virginia earlier this Wednesday (they also had hyperlinks to a recording of this discussion on a part of the World Wide Web normally used to archive local radio programs for WAVH-FM in recent times).** 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 7:00 a.m. this Wednesday ("FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") was replaced by special news programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) that appeared to support the subject of the discussion mentioned in the previous paragraph about six to ten minutes after the beginning of the second half of that hour (some of that programming was streamed onto a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV).
(*the audio involved a profane word commonly used to mean "nonsense" (it was not censored in a recording of the meeting uploaded onto a YouTube channel attributed to the government of the city of Mobile))

(**WKRG-TV had some reports about the discussion and some audio of it in their local news programming for this Wednesday (a World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV even had its own report about it).