Thursday, May 25, 2017

News for Thursday, May 25th, 2017 (corrected)

(note: the title of the news program mentioned in the third paragraph below was corrected) 
  • Earlier this Thursday, the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had an advertisement about a radio station in their local broadcast area (WKSJ-FM) having a syndicated radio program named "The Bobby Bones Show" in their programming plans (the station was mentioned by their brand name: "95KSJ"). 
  • 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-fourth day of this May ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a report about an episode of a national TV program named "The Great Food Truck Race" being produced in their local broadcast area (the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida, specifically the northwestern part of Florida). 
  • Some of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV had used some of the weather segments of some of the local news programs that had appeared on their main broadcast channel between this Thursday and this past Wednesday to promote a special program for the channel named "HURRICANE: Simply Safety" (it was said to appear on the channel during a time period when it was usually set to have a local news program of theirs from Monday through Friday in recent times ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30" during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m.).*
(*the program appeared to be available on a World Wide Web site specialized in audio and video recordings named YouTube)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

News for Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

  • A Facebook page attributed to WABF-AM had a message dated for the Monday of the twenty-second day of this May about a plan to have recordings of some of their radio programs uploaded onto a World Wide Web site attributed to them from that day forward. 
  • Some of the news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV had used the words "terror alert" to describe reports about an explosion in the United Kingdom on some of the local news programs that had appeared on their main broadcast channel since the Tuesday of the twenty-third day of this May (the reports usually proceeded animated sequences involving those words). 
  • The beginning 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 past Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its news presenters state a claim about their selves based on presumption about some video of an arrest uploaded onto a Facebook page attributed to them earlier that day (you may access video of her presenting the claim through this hyperlink). 

Commentary on what was usually a program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10")

(note: this commentary was written on the Tuesday of the twenty-third day of this May)

I did not like hearing the hosts for the edition of the program ("Studio 10") broadcast this Tuesday (Joe Emer and Chasity Byrd) comment about reports of a bomb exploding near the location of a concert in the United Kingdom about to end on the Monday on the twenty-second day of this May or the fact it had video of a (very corrupt) politician commenting on the explosion (in a very rude way) as if this were a program dedicated to discussing news in general. I also did not like hearing one of the hosts (Joe Emer) talk about the explosion as if he sure they were caused by a group of killers as if there were reports confirming the idea that was caused by such a group ("Just unbelievable. What a bunch of cowards who perpetrated this act.")*. They should had kept what may or may had not been their personal opinions about certain subjects like the explosion to their selves and should had not allowed for the video of the aforementioned politician commenting about it. They probably should had not talked about it at all since their station (WALA-TV) all ready had reports about it in some of its programs about news in general since this past Monday.

(*here are some of his other comments about the explosion: "Every media outlet in the world has their focus on what's going on right there (in the United Kingdom) as they should"; "Just unbelievably sad and tragic news"; "I will never understand for as long as I live why someone thinks attacking innocent children is going to accomplish something").

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

News for Monday, May 22nd, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a promotional video about two programs that were usually part of its regular programming plan for Monday through Friday in recent times with an announcer not normally used in other promotional videos about its programming in recent times (the programs promoted in this video were named "How I Met Your Mother" and "Hot in Cleveland").* 
(*the announcer in the video referred to the programming feed for the channel by the name normally used to promote it in recent times ("FOX 10")) 

Monday, May 22, 2017

News for Sunday, May 21st, 2017

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV, WPMI-TV, and WKRG-TV during the evening hours of this Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." during the hour of 9:00 p.m and "Local 15 News at 10 p.m." and "WKRG News 5 at 10" during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m.) were not in agreement in their identifications and depictions of a certain person involved in a certain incident in the city of Saraland in southwest Alabama (the one on the channel for WALA-TV had her identified by a name not used to identify her on the ones on the channels for WKRG-TV and WPMI-TV ("Summer" rather than "Crystal") whereas the one on the channel for WPMI-TV was the only one to only have audio of her speaking (one of its reporters had said she did not want to appear on camera). 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

News for Saturday, May 20th, 2017

  • The news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Friday on the nineteenth day of this May (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon of  "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had used the last few seconds of the program to present what sounded like tributes to a member of its staff beyond its cameras (the one named Lenise Ligon said she was one of the people who had worked "behind the scenes" of the program in recent times whereas the one named Bob Grip said she leaving them for "bigger and better things" and "dreams" (as for her name, the one named Bob Grip said it was "Xaviar Wallace"). 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Commentary on a silly question for an interview, an advertisement that sounded very deceptive, and a national TV programming service

  • I thought one of the questions for one of the interviews 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. on the Wednesday of the tenth day of this May ("WKRG News 5 at 10") was very silly and unnecessary, specifically the one it had for a report about a person being chased by something that its conductor (Debbie Williams) said was an "alligator" (this is what she said that I thought was very silly and unnecessary: "Did you hear the music in the back of your head--the ba-dum...ba-dum?" (I had presumed she was recalling a certain tune used in a movie named "Jaws" )).
  • Some of the local news programs for the local news operation at WKRG-TV that appeared on their main broadcast channel on the Friday of the nineteenth day of this May had an advertisement that sounded very deceptive about a report set to appear on one of those programs ("WKRG News 5 at 5 [p.m.]") on the Monday of the twenty-second day of this May (its presenter (a news reporter named Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) had paused between some of the words he had used to promote this report ("For the first time at WKRG: A three hundred and sixty degree report on television...from the motorcycle of a daredevil" (the pause was between the words "television" and "from"))). 
  • I had noticed several reports on the World Wide Web site Twitter about a satellite TV company named Dish Network having programming for a national TV programming service named BUZZR added to their satellite TV system earlier this calendar week before checking with their official World Wide Web site to confirm whether these reports was true or not since I was not one of their customers or anywhere near a TV set connected to the system. I was able to do so upon visiting their site and seeing the name for the service listed among the programming services for which they were an affiliate (I still hope someone local starts broadcasting programming from BUZZR on a regular basis soon; it would be something I would want to watch on a frequent basis if I were able to do so, whether it be through a local TV station or through a satellite TV system like the one for Dish Network).

Friday, May 19, 2017

News for Thursday, May 18th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WKRG-TV had this advertisement about a member of the Senate of the United States from Alabama named Luther Strange during breaks from local news programming this past Wednesday on the seventeenth day of this May.  
  • 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 Thursday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had what appeared to be an update to a special report they had in their programming earlier this calendar year (it was about two members of the broadcast operation comparing two cities in their local broadcast area (the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama and the city of Pensacola in northwest Florida (their designated market area was also named after them, along with another city in their local broadcast area (the city of Fort Walton Beach in northwest Florida)). 
  • 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 Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had a report about a member of their local news operation (Melissa Constanzer) and other folks claiming to had seen a person with a knife at a park last Sunday on the fourteenth day of this May (the member was not referenced the way most persons over the age of 18* were usually referenced in their local news programming in recent times (she was called by only her first name (or forename) after the first reference to her rather than by only last name (or surname)).   
(*they had reports in which certain persons stated as being over the age of 60 were referenced by the words "mister" and "miss" along with their last names after the first references to them)

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Commentary on dramatic language in news reporting, an addiction to "breaking news", and an old brand name

    • I would had not used words like "big", "bad", "gigantic", and "wow" to describe a series of automobile accidents 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. on the Wednesday of the third day of this May ("WKRG News 5 at 10"). 
    • I had noticed more proclamations of "breaking news" in the first segments of recent editions of local news programs for WALA-TV and WKRG-TV in recent times (especially on Monday through Friday editions of the one that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m in recent times.). For example, the first segment of the one that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV on the Wednesday of the third day of this May ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") began with an animated sequence involving the words "breaking news" and audio of one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying they were following "three breaking news stories" while videos related to those "stories" appeared.   
    • I had noticed the name "TV5" was used in reference to a TV station in the city of Saginaw in the state of Michigan in a news report attributed to them during a visit to the official World Wide Web site WALA-TV earlier this May, since it was a brand name for WKRG-TV for many years between the calendar years 1974 and 1998. Personally I hope someone in charge of WKRG-TV decides to utilize it in their programming again (he or she could even make the name "NewsCenter 5" be the brand name for their local news operation again (coincidentally, the station in this city of Saginaw appeared to be affiliated with the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) with programming on a virtual channel 5 just like WKRG-TV. Both of them also appeared to have had the same slogan for their local news operations in recent times: "coverage you can count on".)) 

    News for Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

    • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had a special program named "The Rise of Terrorism: The Trouble Road" in place of a syndicated news program that was usually part of its regular programming plan for the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. for Monday through Friday in recent times (under the name "Inside Edition") this past Monday on the fifteenth day of this May.
    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WPMI-TV this past Monday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m." and "Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") each had video of what appeared to be a live news conference about a member of the House of Representatives of the United States from Alabama (named Mo Brooks) campaigning for a position in the Senate of the United States (the one on the channel for WALA-TV was the only one to have audio of (some of) it whereas the one for WPMI-TV only had audio of one of its news presenters talking about it over some of its video of it)
    (*the news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Tuesday (Bill Riales on "WKRG News 5 at Noon") presented a "preview" of the report narrated by this member of their news operation (he said it was a "story" she was "working on"). 

      Monday, May 15, 2017

      News for Monday, May 15th, 2017

      • One of the news presenters 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. on the Thursday of the fourth day of this May (Rose Ann Haven on "WKRG News 5 at 10") said their local news operation was a "proud sponsor" of a certain fundraiser ("Cocktails with the Critters") she had mentioned in a report about it seconds earlier (she said it was to help to help a "sea lab" on an island south of the county of Mobile named Dauphin Island).
      • Some parts of the set normally used for the local news programs at WALA-TV in recent times were used for an installment of a program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10") that appeared on their main broadcast channel this Monday (the parts included a group of monitors displaying single images and a separate monitor on a part of the set normally used for presenting weather reports for the news programs). 

      News for Sunday, May 14th, 2017

      • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV usually did not local news programming during the hour of 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday since the Sunday of the second day of this past April
      • The news presenter 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 Saturday on the thirteenth day of this May (Ashley Knight of "WKRG News 5 at 10") used part of the program to present a report about a member of their broadcast operation (a producer named Olivia Stump) graduating from a university that Saturday.  
      • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 7:00 a.m. this Sunday (Candace Murphy of "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") used the last part of the program to present images of persons she said were the ones making it happen "behind the scenes" with their mothers along with the ones she said were of her self and her own mother and its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) with his mother (video of her doing so was uploaded onto a Facebook page attributed to her). 

          Sunday, May 14, 2017

          News for Saturday, May 13th, 2017

          • Some video of an advertisement for a group of restaurants (named TGI Friday's) appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV more than one time during at least one of its breaks from having local news programming from WALA-TV earlier this calendar week.
          • This past Friday on the twelfth day of this May, the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement about the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama "finally" having a new "fire chief" after an investigation attributed to the local news operation for WKRG-TV about the city not having had one since the calendar year 2013 (even though the person advertised as being "named" the new "fire chief" for the city was actually "given the opportunity" to be its "fire chief").  
          • 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 Saturday (Candace Murphy on "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") said they "wanted" to show the mothers of members of their audience in their programming this Sunday on the fourteenth day of this May (it was considered a day to celebrate mothers in the United States this calendar year) while talking about how those members could it possible for them to do so (she was encouraging them to do it). 

          Friday, May 12, 2017

          News for Friday, May 12th, 2017 (amended)

          (note: the third paragraph below was amended for additional information and clarity)
          • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had two syndicated programs ("Wild About Animals" and "On the Spot") that were not usually part of its regular programming plan for the hour of 10:00 a.m. for Monday through Friday in recent times in place of the one that was usually part of that plan ("The Real") this Friday.*
          • Folks who may had visited Facebook pages such as those attributed to local TV and radio stations in southwest Alabama on a daily basis prior to the Wednesday of the tenth day of this May may had noticed the pages usually had messages attributed to visitors like them in sections separate from their main (or "home") sections on a daily basis since then.**
          • 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. ("WKRG News 5 at 5"), the first and second halves of the hour of 6:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30"), and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 10") this past Thursday on the eleventh day of this May usually did not have monitors with live videos displaying different structures located in the down-town area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (such as the ones named the RSA-Trustmark Bank Building, the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, and the RSA Battle House Tower) behind their news presenters by then (they usually had a still image of the same structures from a different perspective while a slogan and a World Wide Web address for the local news operation at WKRG-TV ("COVERAGE YOU CAN COUNT ON" and "WKRG.COM" respectively) moved above some of the structures in a vertical fashion).***
          (*the guides to the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV from Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide had the edition of "The Real" the channel could have had instead of those other programs this Friday listed as being part of its programming plan for the hour of 2:00 a.m. for the Sunday of the fourteenth day of this May)
          (**you may access those sections by selecting the words "Posts" on the sidebars of those pages)
          (***the monitors in the installments of the programs for this Friday had the static images that usually usually appeared in the installments they had prior to this past Thursday)

          Commentary: Unprofessional descriptions

          (note: this article was originally made this past Thursday on the eleventh day of this May)

          I thought the ways in which the news presenters on 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 5:00 p.m. this Thursday (Peter Albrecht and Devon Walsh on "WKRG News 5 at 5") talked about the host of a series of games for a syndicated program usually set to appear on the channel before the news program during the first and second halves of the hour of 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times (Steve Harvey of "Family Feud") was very unprofessional (the one named Peter Albrecht said this during the opening of this edition of the news program: "And who's acting like a prima donna? Survey says...Steve Harvey" (a sound effect normally used for showing responses to questions in a part of the program named "Fast Money" was used between his sayings of the words "says" and "Steve"); he later said this while presenting news about the host (concerning a memo attributed to him) with the one named Devon Walsh: "But the memo is not great for Harvey's nice-guy personality". As for what the one named Devon Walsh said about the host, she said this about him before presenting the aforementioned news about him with the one named Peter Albrecht after one of its breaks: "Coming up after the break: Lovable Steve Harvey under fire for a memo he sent to his staff". 

          Wednesday, May 10, 2017

          News for Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

          • One of the news presenters for the edition of the local news program appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Wednesday (Devon Walsh on "WKRG News 5 at 5") had attributed one one of its reports to a reporter outside of their broadcast operation (Mark Meredith) as if he were a member of that operation (she said, "News 5's Mark Meredith is at the White House with the very latest developments"); even the report itself had suggested he were a member of WKRG-TV ("Mark Meredith, News 5").* 
          • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had reports about traffic conditions in their local broadcast area from a certain member of a local radio station in that area (Kenny Fowler of WBHY-FM) earlier than usual in its programming for this Wednesday (it usually during the hours of 6:00 a.m. as part of a local news program named "WKRG News 5 This Morning" and during its breaks from a national network news program named "CBS This Morning" during the last five minutes of the first halves of the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times before this Wednesday). 
          • One of the news presenters for the editions of 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 Wednesday and this past Tuesday back on the ninth day of this May said his own name (Mel Showers) while promoting programs expected to appear on the channel between the beginning of the hour of 7:00 p.m. and the beginning of the second of the hour of 10:00 p.m. after their broadcasts (this is what he said when he did on the edition that appeared on the channel this Wednesday: "Then join Rose Ann Haven and Mel Showers on 'News 5' ("WKRG News 5 at 10") at ten o'clock").  
          (*both WKRG-TV and the reporter were members of the same holding (or "parent") company: the Nexstar Media Group). 

            News for Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

            • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. last Thursday on the fourth day of this May  ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a report about a fashion exhibition involving one of its regular news presenters for Monday through Friday (she was not one of the news presenters for its broadcast that Thursday; as for her name, it was Lenise Ligon).  
            • 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 Monday on the eighth day of this May (Rose Ann Haven of "WKRG News 5 at 10") had referred to a certain piece of legislation in the Congress of the United States named the American Health Care Act as "the so-called American Health Care Act" after initially using a nickname in reference to it ("Trumpcare") while introducing a live report about it by a member of their local news operation (Hayley Minogue). 
            • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV usually had a weather report by one of the weather reporters for their local news operation immediately after having the last segment of an installment of a syndicated program named "Jeopardy!" and immediately before having the first segment of an installment of a program was also syndicated named "Wheel of Fortune" a few seconds before the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times (it had a different type of programming segment between the last segment of the installment of the program named "Jeopardy!" and the first segment of the installment of the one named "Wheel of Fortune" during the same time period this Tuesday: an advertisement for a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles named "Studio 10"). 

            Monday, May 8, 2017

            News for Monday, May 8th, 2017

            • 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 past Sunday on the seventh day of this May ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had what appeared to be video of a news report for a TV station in the city of Montgomery in central Alabama (WSFA-TV) without any mention of the name of the station. 

            Commentary: A ridiculous introduction and epilogue to a ridiculous news report

            From 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 Friday on the fifth day of this May ("WKRG News 5 at 10"):

            Introduction by Peter Albrecht (a news reporter): "Well Mel [Showers] (one of the news presenters for the program), these are the--let's say the Laurel and Hardy of larsony, the Beavis and Butthead of burglary, and video of their of antics in Breland Machinery in Semmes has been viewed more than eleven thousand times".

            Epilogue by Peter Albrecht: "And what's not too funny is that these two bumbling bandits eventually got away with the vehicle...".

            Remarks by Rose Ann Haven (the other news presenter for the program) after the epilogue: "Beavis and Butthead. Thanks, Peter".*

            (*I would had posted a recording of the part of the news program with the aforementioned statements, but I was unable to find a recording of it with the report on the World Wide Web)

            Sunday, May 7, 2017

            News for Saturday, May 6th, 2017

            • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had messages attributed to some of its visitors with responses attributed to its administration concerning technical problems with the main programming feed for WKRG-TV this past Friday on the fifth day of May. 

            Saturday, May 6, 2017

            News for Friday, May 5th, 2017

            • 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 Thursday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had two videos in which one of their respective speakers were obscured with audible tones ("beeps" or "bleeps").  
            • One of the radio announcers for WABF-AM (Lori DuBose) said their telephone lines were "down" on a program that usually involved telephone calls about items for sale ("The Gulf Coast Swap Shop") before saying the lines should be "back up" later this Friday (a Facebook page attributed to them had a message dated for this past Thursday about the telephone lines being "down" that day also).  
            • The wall of a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV had a message dated for this past Wednesday on the third day of this May concerning an episode of a national TV program named "Big Bad BBQ Brawl" being produced in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (you may access video of the episode through a World Wide Web site attributed to a cable TV and satellite programming service set to broadcast the program (the Cooking Channel)). 

            Friday, May 5, 2017

            News for Thursday, May 4th, 2017

            • Some video of what appeared to be a recording of some local news programming for WALA-TV dating back to the year 1984 was used to create a greeting on a Facebook page attributed to them wishing a "happy Star Wars Day".
            • A Facebook page attributed to WABF-AM had a message about stormy weather causing them to be "off the air" earlier this Thursday and a message about their being back "on the air" later this Thursday (there was no programming on either their broadcast frequency or their live audio stream during the time in which they were "off the air" this Thursday.). 
            • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement about the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV) having a syndicated program that usually did not appear in the guides to its programming (or those of other channels for other TV stations within their local broadcast area) from services like TitanTV and Zap2it for any day prior to their having it for the Monday of the first day of this May (the name of the program was "Access Hollywood Live").*
            (*the guide to its programming by TV Guide did not have it)

            Thursday, May 4, 2017

            News for Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

            • Some video of what appeared to had been a live radio program for Mississippi Public Broadcasting named "Everyday Tech" was uploaded onto a Facebook page attributed to them.* 
            • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had some performances based on some scenes for a theatrical movie named "The Wizard of Oz:" in its presentation of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles named "Studio 10"  this Wednesday.
            • A World Wide Web site for a company specialized in public relations (KEF Media) had some articles about the company having a plan to create a new version of a syndicated TV program dedicated to news that used to appear on the main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV on a regular basis named "The Daily Buzz".  
            (*southwest Alabama was usually within the broadcast area of one of the radio stations normally used to broadcast their radio programming by this Wednesday (the name of that station was WMAH-FM)).

            Wednesday, May 3, 2017

            Commentary on an interesting microphone, an extravagant description and some presumptuous phrases

            • The microphone or microphones with a past logo for WKRG-TV in some videos dated for the calendar year 1995 on a YouTube channel attributed to them appeared to be larger than the ones I usually saw on the local news programs that were part of their programming after the calendar year 1997 (I did not see the local news programming they had prior to the calendar year 1998 very often due to my watching local news programs for WALA-TV more often by then (WALA-TV was my favorite local station for local news by then)). 
            • I wish the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV would not use any of their news programs to say phrases like, "We first told you about it last night on 'FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m', and, "We first told you about it yesterday on FOX10TV.com" while presenting updates to reports that they or other members of the operation had presented on previous editions of one of those programs as if every member of their audience was actually watching and/or listening to them present those reports.
            • 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 Tuesday of the eleventh day of April for this calendar year (Bob Grip on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") said a news "story" that he posted a message about on a World Wide Web site named Twitter earlier that day "blew up" afterwards. he posted a message about it on a World Wide Web site named Twitter earlier that day. 

            Tuesday, May 2, 2017

            News for Monday, May 1st, 2017

            • According to Alabama Public Radio, stormy weather caused the transmitter for their radio station in southwest Alabama (WHIL-FM) to be off from the evening hours of the Sunday of the thirtieth day of April for this calendar year (this past Sunday) until the morning of the Monday of the first day of May for this calendar year (this Monday).
            • Two professional announcers normally used for certain parts of local news programs for WKRG-TV in recent times (Jay Gardner (for opening sequences) and Jeff Davis (for sequences about sponsors of the programs) were used in separate advertisements for a certain business located in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama in recent times (Beltone Hearing Aid Center).* 
            • Two weather reporters with similar surnames (Chris Dunn and Jake Dunne) were interacting with each other on 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. this past Sunday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.").*
            (*you may access video of an advertisement for the business with the voice of the announcer named Jay Gardner through this hyperlink)

             (**the surnames were usually pronounced the same way on such programs in recent times)

            Monday, May 1, 2017

            News for Sunday, April 30th, 2017

            • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the twenty-ninth day of this April ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a report about a member of their audience winning a chance to tour their broadcast facility at an auction (the "viewer" was said to had bid $500 for the chance to do). 
            • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had special weather programming from their local news operation and special sports programming from their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) in two separate boxes at the same time with audio for the weather programming taking precedence over the one for the sports programming this Sunday.
            • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV did not have a local news program follow the special sports programming it had from their main provider of network programming this past Saturday in spite of one of the announcers for the sports programming telling its audience to "stay tuned" for either their "local news" or a program named "NBC Nightly News" (the program that actually followed was an episode of a syndicated TV program named "Two and a Half Men"). 

            Sunday, April 30, 2017

            News for Saturday, April 29th, 2017

            • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10" for WALA-TV) had an interview with the sheriffs of two counties in southwest Alabama (Sam Cochran for the county of Mobile; Huey Mack for the county of Baldwin) in the edition of it broadcast by its station this past Thursday of the twenty-seventh day of this April.
            • The host for the local TV program mentioned in the previous paragraph who conducted the interview mentioned in that paragraph (Joe Emer) said it had a "live studio audience" while hosting the edition of it broadcast by its station this past Wednesday on the twenty-sixth day of this April (he said the audience was part of a "student tour" of the broadcast facility for its station; as for whom they were, they were said to be the "MGM Broadcast and Film School").*
            (*the group was shown on the program as they were being mentioned (they cheered after one of those mentions)

            Saturday, April 29, 2017

            News for Friday, April 28th, 2017

            • Some of the news presenters on recent editions of some of the local news programs at WKRG-TV usually mentioned a dramatic TV program from their main provider of network programming ("Blue Bloods" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) while promoting a report set to appear on one of those programs later this Friday ("WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]").* 
            • A Facebook page attributed to WFNA-TV had a video and a message describing it as their studio being shown to a group of students (the video and message appeared to had been added there this past Wednesday on the twenty-sixth day of this April). 
            (*A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had what appeared to be a static advertisement for both the report and the dramatic TV program)

            Friday, April 28, 2017

            News for Thursday, April 27th, 2017

            • 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 Thursday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a report in which two members of their local news operation appeared to be comparing two of the three cities of their local broadcast area normally used to identify the designated market area (Mobile in southwest Alabama and Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach in northwest Florida) before then (the ones that were compared with Mobile and Pensacola).  
            (*it was usually identified by the "APTIQ" until sometime earlier this April)

            Thursday, April 27, 2017

            News for Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

            • WKRG-TV had some of their local news programming for the Tuesday of the twenty-fifth day of this April dedicated to a telethon to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama (the telethon included promotions for the club, solicitations for the telethon itself, and a "phone bank" for members of the public to participate in the telethon).
            • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement for a type of programming segment normally used for advertising businesses in their local broadcast area during one of its breaks from having a local news program during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. for this Wednesday before having the programming itself by the second half of that hour after the news program (the name of the news program was "WKRG News 5 at Noon"; the name of the programming segment was "Marketplace 5").
            • 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") did not have the animated sequences normally used to introduce it before then (it began with a weather report (under the name "News 5 Forecast First") and an animated sequence with an announcer saying, "From WKRG News 5, the gulf coast's news leader: breaking news now" (the program had three different news reports labeled "breaking news" in a row afterwards; each of which was presented by one of its news presenters (Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven))).  

            Wednesday, April 26, 2017

            News for Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

            • A Facebook page attributed to a church based in the city of Chickasaw in southwest Alabama (Word of Life Community Church) had amendments dating back to the previous calendar week about a new TV station of theirs (named WGOX-LD) being "on the air" (a Facebook page about the station itself had amendments about it being "on the air" dating back to this past February)).  
            • The news presenter for 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 past Monday on the twenty-forth day of this April (Devon Walsh of "WKRG News 5 at Noon") had referred to a reporter for their holding (or "parent") company (the Nexstar Media Group) only by both his professional name ("correspondent") and his personal name (Drew Petrimoulnx) while introducing him on the program (he appeared to be the city of Washington in the District of Columbia as part of his appearance on the program).  
            • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV was set to have special programming about a live automobile race from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) in place of syndicated programs that were usually part of its programming during the hours of 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times this past Monday (the race was delayed from occurring last Sunday on the twenty-third day of this April (if it had not been delayed, the channel probably would have special programming about it from the same provider of network programming that day (it had syndicated programs during the hours when it could have had it that day (the hours of 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.)).

            Monday, April 24, 2017

            Commentary: Blatant advertising, profane advertising, and awkward acting (amended)

            (amendment note: some text in the third paragraph below was linked to a page on a separate site; some words between parentheses was added to that text; and the word "an" before the word "crocodile" in that text was changed to the letter "a")
            • I thought the way a law firm based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Greene & Phillips) was usually promoted on some of the local news programs for WKRG-TV in recent times was too blatant and unsubtle (the presenters for the programs usually mentioned the name of the law firm while talking about giving away umbrellas with that very name) . I would had not allowed for this type of advertising if I were in charge of WKRG-TV. 
            • I was surprised and offended by a televised advertisement* for a credit union based in Mobile (New Horizons Credit Union) having a person refer to another person as an "idiot" and an automobile as a "a piece of crap". It should had been more positive (if its creators were trying to be funny or entertaining, they could had still tried, but without resorting to rude language that folks such as myself may deem detrimental to both its characters and the credit union.
            • Folks who may had been watching or/or hearing the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV on the morning of the Saturday of the twenty-second day of this April ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") may had been surprised by the way its news presenter (Bill Riales) acted surprised after presenting a video about a crocodile (or "alligator") being captured in Mobile (he was saying, "That guy grabbed an alligator by the tail! Did you see that? (I understood that many TV and radio news presenters and reporters were like professional actors in movies and play, but I thought that kind of acting was not professional at all. He should had stayed professional for the whole program)).  
            (*it was on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV)

            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

                  • 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))