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-fourth 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))

        Wednesday, April 5, 2017

        News for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

        • One of the breaks for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Wednesday ("Local 15 Today") was proceeded by an announcement claiming one of the other local news programs for the channel ("Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") was declared the best news program (or "newscast", as the announcer called it) in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Broadcasters Association while video of a trophy with the name of the news program ("Local 15 News at 10 [p.m.]") and the phrases "Alabama Broadcasters Association Best in Broadcasting 2017" and "Regularly Scheduled Newscast" appeared as part of its broadcast for this Wednesday (this announcement seemed to ignore the fact the program was only declared the best among TV news program in the entire state of Alabama whereas three other news programs were declared the best among radio news programs within certain areas (or "markets") of Alabama during the previous calendar year (2016)). 

        Tuesday, April 4, 2017

        News for Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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

        Monday, April 3, 2017

        News for Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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

        News for Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

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

        Sunday, April 2, 2017

        News for Saturday, April 1st, 2017

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

        Saturday, April 1, 2017

        News for Friday, March 31st, 2017

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