Saturday, September 30, 2017

News for Friday, September 29th, 2017 (amended)

(amendment note: another paragraph between parentheses was added to this report and the hyperlink in the third paragraph below this one was split into two separate hyperlinks) 
  • A digital sub-channel that had been removed from the operation of WHBR-TV earlier this September was restored there sometime between this Friday and the Tuesday of the twenty-sixth day of this September.  
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., this Friday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning"), the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 9), and the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") this Friday each had video of members of their local news operation personally welcoming a person named Christina Andress to their local news operation from the set normally used for their local news programming in recent times.* 
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV was set to have two syndicated programs that were not usually part of their regular programming plans for Monday through Friday in recent times at an hour when it was usually set to have a second broadcast of a syndicated program named "The People's Court" from Monday through Friday in recent times this Friday (the names of the programs were  "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures" and "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild", as for the hour in which they were to be broadcast (in the order of their references here), they were set for the hour of 1:00 p.m. (each of them had one half of it to itself). 
  • 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. on the Thursday of the twenty-eighth day of this September ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had video of its weather reporter (Thomas Geboy) saying a certain phrase often use by its regular weather (Alan Sealls) in reference to certain weather conditions in previous installments of it in recent time after saying, "A wise man once said" (the phrase often said by the regular weather reporter was "roasty toasty"; as for how the other weather reporter said it, he did so this way: "A wise man once said: it's roasty toasty out there"**). 
(*update for Saturday, September 30th, 2017: the program that appeared on the channel during the hour at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") also had her being welcomed by members of the operation)

(**update for Saturday, September 30th, 2017: he said a variation of it ("As a wise man once said: a little bit roasty toasty") on the program mentioned in the paragraph above this one while talking about certain certain weather conditions with its news presenter (Chad Petri) for one of its segments (this is how the news presenter responded to it: "Oh yes, the great Alan Sealls, the Internet's favorite meteorologist"; this is how he responded to the response by the news presenter; "The best weatherman ever")

Friday, September 29, 2017

News for Thursday, September 28th, 2017

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. this past Wednesday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") on the twenty-sixth day of this September had video of one of their news presenters (Bob Grip) using intense language (involving the words "beating" and "darn") in a discussion about a certain election that occurred in the state of Alabama this past Tuesday on the twenty-sixth day of this September (an election for a person to campaign for a position in the Senate of the United States). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had video of a news reporter of their local news operation (Hayley Minogue) saying a crew for a national TV program named "The First 48" was located near her in a remote part of the city of the Mobile for a report of a homicide having occurred there that day
  • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had a recording of what appeared to had been a live video stream of a weather reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Christina Andress) talking about her self with one of its other weather reporters (Alan Sealls) before responding to messages attributed to visitors of the page with him this past Wednesday.*
  • The same Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV mentioned in the previous paragraph had a message attributed to an author for it dated for this past Tuesday about a video described as a "live look-in" of a local news program for WFNA-TV (a companion station to WKRG-TV**) along with the video itself. 
(*the Facebook page had a message attributed to an author of it dated for an earlier point of that Wednesday about the idea of it having such video later that day). 

(**they were members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

News for Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 (amended)

(note: some of the text in the first paragraph below was amended for clarity and a paragraph with information related to it was added to the bottom of this report (the hyperlink in that first paragraph was changed afterwards))
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a graphic about a contest sponsored by them over the bottoms of some of the local news programming it had this past Tuesday on the twenty-sixth day of this September (usually over parts of it with reports about weather and graphics about weather).*
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") had a discussion about football between a sports reporter for their local news operation (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) and a host of programs about sports for their main provider of network programming (Adam Zucker of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)). 
  • An Internet video stream for WALA-TV had video of network programming (from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company)) for their main broadcast channel along with graphics and texts about the results of a certain election in the state of Alabama (for a person to campaign for a position in the Senate of the United States) this past Tuesday (specifically the programming the channel was set to have during the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. that day). 
  • A Facebook page attributed to a news reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV named Megan Gannon had some messages attributed to her dated for the Friday of the twenty-second day of this September and the Friday of the fifteenth day of this September about their broadcast operation having special programming segments of a certain type that was usually part of their programming during scholastic years in their local broadcast area in recent times for those days ("Cool Schools" segments).
(*the channel had graphics similar to the one about the contest for other businesses over the bottoms of other videos about weather that were part of the local news programming it had before that Tuesday on a regular basis in recent times)

News for Tuesday, September 26th, 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had video of a report concerning requests for certain pieces of information by members of their local news operation.* 
  • 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 nineteenth day of this September ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) referring to a news reporter for a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service specialized in news reporting (Andy Rose of the Cable News Network (CNN)) like a member of their own broadcast operation while introducing video of a report attributed to him that ended like one of their own news reports for the local news programming they had recent times (it ended with the reporter saying: "Andy Rose, FOX 10 News"). 
(*this is how their plan to have the report on the program was promoted on a previous edition of it that appeared on the channel on the Monday of the twenty-fifth day of this September:

(video of news presenter named Peter Albrecht)

Peter Albrecht: Tomorrow night, a News 5 investigation: transparency in city government, especially when it comes to police. Numerous News 5 requests for public information have been denied and ignored, even for routine information. News 5's Allen Carter is investigating.

(video of news reporter named Allen Carter standing beside monitor with the words "Playing Favorites")

Allen Carter: It's something we wanted to take a look at after the premiere of "The First 48" in Mobile. Struck by the level of access given to national reality TV crews all the while local media having a hard time getting access to information on less high-profile stories. Stories that matter to you. So we gathered all those requests and took them directly to the police chief.

(video of the reporter and the chief of police for the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama speaking to each other along with video of some graphics and texts advertising the news program with audio of the reporter speaking (the chief was still speaking in the video with him and the reporter by the time the one with the graphics and texts appeared))

Allen Carter: Hear that answer tomorrow night as we investigate why the special treatment and what this means for your rights only on News 5.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Commentary on an introduction, classifying subjects of news reports, and vague references in news broadcasting

(note: this commentary was developed on the Monday of the twenty-fifth day of this September) 
  • 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 Monday (Bob Grip on "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.) sounded very excited while introducing video of a news report by a member of a national TV programming service specialized in news reporting (the FOX News Channel) as part of its broadcast (he said the member was "FOX's Geraldo Rivera" as part of that introduction) (this was probably because the member was very famous and not usually mentioned in their local news programming in recent times (whether he was very famous or not should had not affected his introduction, unless he was told to act excited while doing it (like a professional actor on the set of a movie)). 
  • I wish the news presenter for WALA-TV mentioned in the previous paragraph had not used a video that appeared to had been live on a Facebook page attributed to their broadcast operation on the Friday of the fifteenth day of this September to refer to a certain subject for one of their local news programs as a "light-hearted story" (it was about a person described as a boy getting the chance to cut grass near a building in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia named the White House) since it involved a very corrupted and infamous person (the current holder of the position of president of the United States) and the audiences for their news programs and Facebook page should be allowed to classify the subjects of those programs on their own terms. 
  • I did not like hearing the news presenters for the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the sixteenth day of this September (Mary Smith of "WKRG News 5 at 10") and the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the seventeenth day of this September (Chad Petri of "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") saying "your congressman" in reference to a certain member of the House of Representatives of the United States from the state of Alabama (Bradley Byrne) while telling their audiences how they could meet him later this September, along with the phrase "Lincoln-Douglas style format" to describe how some folks would hold a debate between two candidates for a position in the Senate of the United States also from Alabama (Luther Strange and Roy Moore). 

Monday, September 25, 2017

News for Sunday, September 24th, 2017

(note: the report for this weblog titled "News for Tuesday, September 19th, 2017" was re-edited (its paragraphs were reversed and information was added to one of them (the one about an advertisement for WPMI-TV)) 
  • One of the digital sub-channels for WHBR-TV was removed from its broadcast operation earlier this September (it usually had programming from an international TV programming service named Christian Television Network International (CTNi)*).  
  • Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for this Sunday, the main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV had a theatrical movie related to the one that was part of its programming during the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the Sunday of the seventeenth day of this September (the name of the one it had the previous Sunday is "The Karate Kid Part II"; the name of the one it had this Sunday is "The Karate Kid Part III").
  • A Facebook page attributed to a news reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV named Ethel Zora Asberry had a message (with an image**) attributed to her dated for the Friday twenty-second day of this September about a celebration of the brand name for their broadcast operation (it had been used in the programming of its main broadcast channel since the Monday of the eighteenth day of this September). 
(*according to WHBR-TV, the reason for its removal was due to the programming service being affected by a tropical cyclone named "Maria" earlier this calendar week (the programming service was located where the storm was located at one point this week: the island of Puerto Rico))
(**A Facebook page attributed to another news reporter for WPMI-TV (Andrea Ramey) had an image similar to the one with the message attributed to the reporter named Ethel Zora Asberry with a message attributed to that reporter dated for the Thursday of the twenty-first day of this September)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

News for Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

  • Some of the local news programming broadcast by WKRG-TV this past Friday on the twenty-second day of this September had some of the weather reporters for their local news operation (John Nodar and Thomas Geboy) commenting frequently about the start of astronomical autumn for this calendar year not feeling like autumn. 
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a video with the voice of an announcer claiming the channel was the "only way" to see a certain type of football game he said was to be part of its programming this Saturday earlier this calendar week (a game between the football teams of the University of Alabama and Vanderbilt University). 
  • This past Tuesday on the nineteenth day of this September, the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an animated sequence that usually preceded reports of "breaking news" at the beginning of certain installments of some local news programs of theirs in recent times before having video of one of the news presenters and news reporters for their local news operation (Devon Walsh) introducing video of special news programming from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) at an hour (9:00 a.m.) when it was usually set to have a local news program (named "WKRG News 5 at 9") with her as its news presenter for the first half of it before having a paid commercial program for the second half of it from Monday through Friday mornings in recent times before having an animated sequence with an announcement about them returning to "regularly-scheduled programming" and some video of a visual and audible disclaimer that usually preceded paid commercial programs in its programming in recent times before having part of such a program for a few minutes before having a regular break for commercial and promotional videos before having a regular network program from the aforementioned provider ("The Price is Right")) at the beginning of the next hour for that Tuesday (the hour of 10:00 a.m.).  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

News for Friday, September 22nd, 2017

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  • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had a message attributed to a user of Facebook named "Christina Andress" from a Facebook page attributed to "her" dated for the Thursday of the twenty-first day of this September about "her" having been hired for a position in weather reporting for WKRG-TV.
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a logo for their broadcast operation that was not usually part of its programming in recent times besides the logo for their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) during its presentation of a national news program from the provider named "The CBS Evening News" during the second half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Thursday.  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) talking about a weather reporter for their local news operation and host of a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10") being honored at a "community awareness event" she was hosting this past Thursday while having video of what appeared to be her being honored there (it also had him and the weather reporter for the program (Jason Smith) commenting about the honor afterwards; as for the name of the reporter and host honored at the event, it was Chasity Byrd). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a ticker with messages about a certain contract between the holding company (or "parent company") for WALA-TV (the Meredith Corporation) and the holding company for some distributors of their programming (the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)) expiring this Friday and the possibility of the system losing access to their programming if the companies do not have a deal to replace it by this Friday (this was the message: "AT&T AND DIRECTV SUBSCRIBERS: Unless a deal is reached, AT&T and DIRECTV with drop WALA on September 22nd. Call 1-800-531-5000 (AT&T) and 1-800-288-2020 (DirecTV) and tell AT&T and DIRECTV to keep WALA. Visit: www.fox10tv.com for more information"). 
  • 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 Friday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had its news presenter (Devon Walsh) talking about a news reporter for their local news operation (Hayley Minogue) joining them by telephone because some camera equipment of theirs "going through some security clearance" before having audio of a person identified by some graphics and text as the reporter explaining how the equipment (she said it was basically all of the equipment needed for her to broadcast, including a "laptop") was being cleared and why (her explanation included the possibility of the holder of the position of the president of the United States visiting where she located (the city of Huntsville in the northern part of the state of Alabama) later this Friday.

Friday, September 22, 2017

News for Thursday, September 21st, 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 Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a video in which some of its superimposed graphics (some of which were animated) appeared blurry for a report described as a "Scam Busters" report (the only superimposed graphic that did not appear blurry in the video was a logo for their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)).
  • 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 ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had the sports reporter for their local news operation (Bri MacNaught) referring to a news reporter for their local news operation named Hal Scheurich by a nickname often used in reference to him by other members of their broadcast operation in some of their local TV programming in recent times while promoting a local sports program of theirs ("First and 10") set to have him as one of its contributors (they had referred to him as "Hustling Hal"). 
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Thursday ("Studio 10") had one of its hosts (Joe Emer) wishing a producer for the program (and some of the local news programming they had earlier this Thursday) and reporter of traffic conditions for some of their local news programming for Monday through Friday mornings in recent times (Carly Bragg) a happy birthday before saying this past Wednesday was her actual birthday (it also had video with a person both he and the other host (Chasity Byrd) said was her).

Thursday, September 21, 2017

News for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

  • Some videos that appeared to had been live on a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV in recent times had some members of their local broadcast operation referring to them as simply "Facebook Live" (as in "this Facebook Live"). 
  • 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 Monday on the eighteenth day of this September ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) referring to a news reporter for their holding (or "parent") company (Drew Petrimoulx of the Nexstar Media Group) like a member of their own company while introducing and attributing video of a report to him.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Tuesday on the nineteenth day of this September had video of a sports reporter for their local news operation (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) conducting an interview with a person specialized in analyzing collegiate football games for their main provider of network programming (Brian Jones of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)).* 
  • By the time of this writing this Wednesday, the guides to the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV on the World Wide Web sites named Zap2it, TitanTV, TV Guide, Xfinity (brand name for Comcast) and TV Passport still had the brand name normally used in reference to the local news programs for their local news operation before their plan for the programs to have the name "NBC 15" in place of it within their full names became effective this past Monday (the brand name before the plan became effective was "Local 15"). 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

News for Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had an advertisement about a video for a special series of videos for their local news operation with a voice not normally used in such advertisements in recent times before having it on at least one of the local news programs set to be part of its programming on the Monday of the eleventh day of this September (they usually had the voice of the announcements for the animated sequences normally used to begin its local news programs in recent times; as for what the series of videos was about, it was about a special initiative attributed to WALA-TV named "The FOX 10 Surprise Squad"). 
  • 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had one of its news presenters (Peter Albrecht) referring to one of its subjects as a combination of "cruelty" and "stupidity" while discussing a report about it with one of the news reporters for their local news operation (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno)). 
  • A programming feed for a national TV programming service named Stadium was added to the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile sometime between the morning hours of this Tuesday and the morning hours of this past Monday on the eighteenth day of this September (it appeared to had been that of a digital sub-channel added to the broadcast operation for WPMI-TV earlier this September). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had an advertisement about a plan for one of their local news programs ("NBC 15 News [at 10 p.m.]") to have salutes to former members of armed services ("veterans") in its broadcasts for Monday through Friday ("weekdays") this past Monday (the program had some in its broadcasts earlier this September). 

Monday, September 18, 2017

News for Monday, September 18th, 2017

  • A brand name not normally used in reference to WPMI-TV in their local news programming since the August of the calendar year 2009 ("NBC 15") was used in reference to them in some of the local news programming they had this Monday (for example, the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Monday had some members of their local news operation referring to it as "NBC 15 Today" rather than the one normally used in reference to it since then ("Local 15 Today" (it was based on the brand name normally used in reference to them since : "Local 15"). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the fifth day of this September ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Kym Thurman) saying only the phrase "our sister station" in reference to a TV station outside of the TV market for southwest Alabama (WPDE-TV in the city of Conway in the state of South Carolina) while introducing video of a report attributed to them for the program. 
  • A Facebook page attributed to one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Darwin Singleton) had some messages dated for this Monday about the brand name mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this this report attributed to him and some other persons who were also members of the operation (Joe Raia (a former director), Deitra Tate (a former weather reporter), Blake Brown (a former news reporter), and Dave Anderson (a former editor of video)).*
  • The local news program mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this report had at least one of its news presenters talking about their being part of a "transition" period after appearing to give an electronic mail address normally used for sending information for acknowledging birthdays on the program in recent times (it had the domain name "@local15tv.com") before giving an electronic mail address not normally used for that purpose (it had "@mynbc15.com").
(*a Facebook page attributed to WPMI-TV itself had a message about the name attributed to another one of its former members (Michael Brannon (a former host for a series of programming segments for its main broadcast channel and that of its companion station (WJTC-TV) named "UMinutes")) also dated for this Monday in a section for comments about a logo based on the name being the profile image for the page)

News for Sunday, September 17th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a local news program between the last five minutes of the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the sixteenth day of this September and the first 24 minutes of the hour of 12:00 a.m. this Sunday shortly after having special sports programming (mainly about a particular football game) from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) when it was usually set to have a local news program on Saturday evenings in recent times (the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.). 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m.* and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Saturday had a member of their local news operation who was usually not the news presenter for the local news programming they had on Saturday evenings in recent times (the name of the one who was usually the news presenter for such programming on Saturday evenings in recent times was Ashley Knight  as for the name of the one for the programming they had this past Saturday evening, it was Mary Smith**) 
  • 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 Sunday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had its news presenter (Andrea Ramey) suggesting that she was part of a trip to the border between the United States and Mexico while presenting video about such a trip (she had used the word "we" while introducing the video) with the logo of a national TV program from their holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group) and the host of the program (the name of the program was "Full Measure with Sharyl Attikisson"; the name of its host was Sharyl Attikisson). 
  • A local radio program dedicated to news and public affairs broadcast by WDLT-FM during the second half of the hour of 5:00 a.m. and WBLX-FM during the first half of the hour of 6:00 a.m. this Sunday ("In Touch Gulf Coast") had its host (Beverly McDowell) talking about her having been part of the part of the radio station formerly known as WKRG-AM (WNTM-AM)*** when it was part of the original ownership of WKRG-TV (along with the radio station formerly known as WKRG-FM (WMXC-FM)) and her having personal connections to certain members of their respective operations (such as a news reporter and news presenter for WKRG-TV named Mel Showers) along with her sharing some personal stories about them.
(*the channel was usually set to have a local news program during the first half of the hour and a syndicated program named "Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford" during the second half of it before this past Saturday (as for what it had during the first half of it this past Saturday, it had special sports programming (mainly about a particular football game) from the main provider of network programming for WKRG-TV (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS))

(**she usually appeared to be a news reporter for the local news programming they had in recent times (the one named Ashley Knight also usually appeared to be a news reporter for the local news programming they had in recent times))

(***she had mentioned having a role in doing reports about "soy and grain" for its radio programming))

Sunday, September 17, 2017

News for Saturday, September 16th, 2017

  • Some video of an advertisement for the local news operation at WKRG-TV that appeared on their main broadcast channel on a regular basis earlier this calendar week was used to decorate a Facebook page attributed to them sometime between the evening hours of the Thursday of the fourteenth day of this September and the morning hours of the Friday of the fifteenth day of this September. 
  • 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 Saturday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had its news presenter and sports presenter (Lance Crawford) talking about this Saturday being the thirteenth anniversary of the day a tropical cyclone named "Ivan" had its core (or "eye") over southwest Alabama.  
  • A Facebook page attributed to a news reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV named Jasmine Williams had a message attributed to her dated for the Thursday of the fourteenth day of this September about some plans for their broadcast operation to have a different name and a different logo along with an image of the number "15" and the logo for its main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) 
  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had some video of a graphic with elements similar to those of the image mentioned in the previous paragraph (with the exception of its "15" being whiter) with a graphic associated with a business named Church's Chicken with an announcement involving a former brand name for the local news operation at WPMI-TV ("NBC 15 News") immediately before having the last segment of the local news program mentioned in the paragraph above the previous one (this was the announcement itself: "NBC 15 News is brought to you in part by Church's"). 

Friday, September 15, 2017

News for Friday, September 15th, 2017

  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WALA-TV had an article attributed to a news presenter for their local news operation (Bob Grip) dated for the Thursday of the fourteenth day of this September about a survey of how certain TV sets in their local broadcast area were used to receive TV programming within a certain period of time earlier this calendar year.
  • 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 Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) saying a "former co-anchor" (or co-presenter) of his named Nancy Pierce and her husband (named Barry (Silverman)) were part of an event hosted he was hosting that day while presenting a report about it .
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Thursday ("Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") appeared to have a tribute to a certain person at the very beginning of its broadcast (its announcer had described the person as a veteran of a certain armed service; as for how it was carried it, it was done so with a salute to the person, a description of the person, and a portrait with the name of the person)
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WPMI-TV appeared to have a live video feed of a national TV news program from their main provider of network programming ("Early Today" from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) either by itself or with digital graphics normally used for some of the local news programs for WPMI-TV in recent times before having video of a news presenter and weather reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Kelly Foster on what appeared to be the set for the local news programs at WPMI-TV) during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. this Friday (the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV was usually set to have it during that time from Monday through Friday).*
(*the site and the channel had video of a local news program afterward during the hour of 5:00 a.m. (it was named "Local 15 Today"))

Thursday, September 14, 2017

News for Thursday, September 14th, 2017 (amended)

(note: the third paragraph below was amended)
  • Two local TV programs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10" for the main broadcast channel of WALA-TV and "Gulf Coast Today" for the main broadcast channels of WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV) had a certain promoter for a group of grocery stores based in the city of Prichard in southwest Alabama in some segments of their broadcasts for the Wednesday on the thirteenth day of this September (the name of the promoter was Lucy Greer; as for the name of the group, it was Greer's Markets*). 
  • One of the hosts for one of the local TV programs mentioned in the previous paragraph (Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10") had used one of the segments of the broadcast it had during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Thursday to tell its audience and its other host (Joe Emer) they were late to having a live video session on a Facebook page attributed to their broadcast operation (she also said this near the end of the segment before a break in its broadcast: "We are going to go to Facebook Live, real quick"). 
  • The Facebook page mentioned in the previous paragraph had a recording dated for this Thursday of what appeared to had been a live video feed of some members of the news operation for the local TV station to which that Facebook page was attributed working on a special initiative for the operation (the name of the initiative was "The FOX 10 Surprise Squad"; the names of the members were those of two news presenters for the operation: Lenise Ligon and Sarah Wall). 
  • The Facebook page mentioned in the last two paragraphs usually had videos with members of the local TV station to which it was attributed appearing to talk about some plans for some of their local news programs and their local entertainment and lifestyle program on a regular basis in recent times either shortly before or between their broadcasts from Monday through Friday in recent times.  
(*the segment of the program named "Gulf Coast Today" with the promoter had some video with an announcement about the segment being sponsored by the group of stores promoted by her)

News for Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Wednesday ("Studio 10") had one of its hosts (Joe Emer) say they did not have a "voice track" for a video attributed to a sports reporter for their local news operation (Bri MacNaught) that preceded him (it had no audio by the end of its broadcast it) on the program before explaining what type of "voice track" was not part of this video (this is how he explained it: "So usually when the reporter does the package, there's the sound they get from the interviews and the sound that plays up in the background, then they have their voice (or narrative) on top of it") before having its other host (Chasity Byrd) mention where a version of the video with this type of "voice track" could be found (a World Wide Web site attributed to their broadcast operation).
  • Some local broadcasts this past Tuesday had some local broadcasters talking about a tropical cyclone (named "Frederic") that affected parts of southwest Alabama on the Wednesday and the Thursday of the twelfth and thirteenth days of September in the year 1979 (for example, the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Tuesday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.", "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.", and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m." respectively) had their news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) talking about that Tuesday being the thirty-eighth anniversary of the day the cyclone came to southwest Alabama (the weather reporter for the programs (Jason Smith) talked about it, too, but only for the first, second, and third programs).

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

News for Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

(note: the previous report for this weblog ("News for Monday, September 11th, 2017") was corrected) 
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the second half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. and the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV during the second half of the hour of 5:00 a.m. this Tuesday ( "Gulf Coast Today" ) appeared to have two of its regular hosts (Kelly Foster and Terra Reeves) acknowledging the first anniversary of its first broadcasts through those channels this Tuesday. 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Monday on the eleventh day of September ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Lenise Ligon)* saying some of its video (of Mobile Bay) was "shot" from a "drone" named after the brand name for their local news operation ("FOX 10 News") while presenting a report about the video (it was about some of the water of the bay being pushed by winds from a tropical cyclone named "Irma"**). 
  • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had some messages dated for this Tuesday about a weather reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Alan Sealls) responding to questions on a World Wide Web named Reddit this Tuesday along with video described by one of them as that of the weather reporter responding to those questions before 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. for this Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had video of one of the news reporters for their local news operation (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) talking about the weather reporter having done so and the weather reporter his self talking about his having done so. 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") and the local entertainment and lifestyle program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Tuesday ("Studio 10") had at least one of their respective presenters (Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney for the news program; Chasity Byrd and Joe Emer for the second half) talking about a plan for a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service named Investigation Discovery to have a national TV program involving detectives for the office of sheriff in the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama in their programming this Tuesday (the name of the program was "Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen").

(*the name of the other news presenter for the program was Bob Grip)
(**some other reports about this phenomenon was posted onto a World Wide Web site and a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV)

Monday, September 11, 2017

News for Monday, September 11th, 2017 (corrected)

(correction note: the name of the city in the third paragraph below this message)
  • 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 on the tenth day of this September ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had its news presenter (a news reporter named Andrea Ramey) talking about one of the (other) news reporters for their local news operation (Nicole Fierro) traveling to the city of Gainesville in the state of Florida to report on a tropical cyclone named "Irma" before having video of the reporter in an automobile talking about her doing so.
  • 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 Sunday of the tenth day of this September ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had video of what appeared to be the interior of an airplane recorded by a camera with a perspective of 360 degrees for a report about two members of their local news operation (Cameron Edgeworth and Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) traveling toward the inside of a tropical cyclone (the one mentioned in the first paragraph) along with some dramatic music.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Monday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had at least one of its news presenters (Bill Riales) talking about one of the news reporters for their local news operation (Hayley Minogue) broadcasting reports for other TV stations related to them (they were all members of the Nexstar Media Group) from remote locations in the city of Jacksonville in the state of Florida about the tropical cyclone mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this report.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a weather reporter and some news presenters for their local news operation who were usually part of its broadcasts only for Monday through Friday in recent times (Jason Smith, Bob Grip, and Lenise Ligon respectively) and two other weather reporters for their local news operation (Matt Barrentine and Adam Olivier) appearing to be doing live reports from remote locations in the city of Tallahassee in the state of Florida about the tropical cyclone mentioned in the first paragraph from the top of this report.

News for Sunday, September 10th, 2017 (corrected)

(note: the fourth parenthesized sentence with asterisks below this message was corrected)
  • 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 tenth day of this September ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have video of a member of a TV station related to theirs (Paul Mueller of WFLA-TV in the city of Tampa in the state of Florida) doing a live report from the city of Naples in the state of Florida about a tropical cyclone named "Irma".*
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appeared to have an advertisement for an organization named the Volunteers of America Southeast with a member of the organization (named Wallace Davis) saying, "Today is Grandparents Day" in conjunction with this Sunday being observed as "National Grandparents Day" in the United States during at least one of its breaks from having the local news program it had during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. for this Sunday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday"). 
  • 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 Saturday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had one of the news presenters for their local news operation (Lance Crawford**) promoting a "new season" for a national TV program from their holding (or "parent") or parent company*** ( "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson") that was usually part of their programming on a weekly basis (usually on Sunday during the first half of the hour of 10:00 a.m.)***
  • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV occasionally had special programming from their local news operation (about a tropical cyclone named "Irma") over other programs (including special programming about the same cyclone from their main provider of network programming (the American Broadcasting Company (ABC)), and a special program about a scholarship program named Miss America from the same provider) for a few minutes (usually less than ten) during the morning, midday, and evening periods of this Sunday (it usually had such programming once per hour).  
(*he was also a sports reporter for the operation)
(**the news presenter for the program (Ashley Knight) had referred to the other station only as their "sister station" and "News Channel 8" (a brand name for WFLA-TV) while introducing the video). (***the name of the holding company was the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
(****it was also part of the programming feed of the main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV***** on a weekly basis, usually on Sunday during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m. and the second half of the hour of 10:00 p. m.)
(*****both WPMI-TV and WEAR-TV were members of the holding company).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

News for Saturday, September 9th, 2017

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement about their having a contest for residents of their local broadcast area to predict the winners of professional football games (along with some sports reporters for their local news operation (Randy Patrick Setterstrom and Robby Baker)) for a chance to win $50,000 in its programming earlier this calendar week. 
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a ("Mark Your Calendar") interview with the director of promotions for the broadcast operations of WDLT-FM, WBLX-FM, WABD-FM, WGOK-AM, and WXQW-AM (Amberly Harris of Cumulus Media of Mobile) about a charitable effort between them and WKRG-TV during one of its breaks from having a national TV program named "CBS This Morning" this past Friday on the eighth day of this September, specifically the break it had during the last five minutes of the first half of the hour of 8:00 a.m. that day. 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 5:00 a.m. this Saturday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") had a report about some members of their local news operation (Cameron Edgeworth and Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) preparing to go inside a tropical cyclone by airplane (with a group of persons specialized in tracking tropical cyclones ("hurricane hunters")) and a plan to have some reports about their doing so on their local news programs for the evening hours of this Saturday ("WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]" and "WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]"*) during the first halves of their respective hours).  
(*the first program had video of a report narrated by the one named Joseph Blake Biunno about the airplane used to go inside the cyclone getting struck by lightning whereas the other program had video of what appeared to had been airplane during its trip to the cyclone with the one named Cameron Edgeworth narrating it (it also had its news presenter (Ashley Knight**) claiming their broadcast operation was the only TV station to have the honor of "flying" with the persons described as "hurricane hunters" before saying some scientific data gathered on the trip resulted in weather forecasters predicting a more western track for a tropical cyclone named "Irma" before asking, "How cool was that?"))

(**she was the news presenter for both programs)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

News for Friday, September 8th, 2017

  • One of the programming feeds for a national cable TV and satellite programming service named the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN2) was set to have special programming about a certain type of football game* expected to occur in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama this Friday during the hours of 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. for this Friday.**
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Thursday on the seventh day of this September ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying one of its reports was about a friend of its reporter and the reporter (Lee Peck) appearing to confirm what he was saying while introducing video of the report.
    • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had a syndicated program named "Judge Judy" at a time when it was usually set to have a local TV program named "Gulf Coast Today" from Monday through Friday in recent times (the second half of the hour of 5:00 p.m.***) this past Thursday on the seventh day of this September whereas the one for WPMI-TV was set to have a syndicated program named "The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely" at a time when it was usually set to have paid programming from Tuesday through Saturday in recent times (the first half of the hour of 3:00 a.m.) this Friday 
    (*a game involving the football teams for the University of South Alabama and Oklahoma State University)

    (**it would eventually continue to do so during the hour of 10:00 p.m. for this Friday)

    (***the channel for WJTC-TV had "Gulf Coast Today" during that time period this Friday)

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    News for Thursday, September 7th, 2017

    • A World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV had an article dated for this Thursday about a separate site having a message declaring one of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Alan Sealls) "best weatherman ever".*
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the fifth day of this September ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had video of a report in which a person was referenced only by both the word "mister" and his last name ("Apple") after having a graphic with both his first name ("David") and last name.
    • The last segment of 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. on the Tuesday of the fifth day of this September ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") did not end the way its installments usually ended in recent times (it did not have any parting words from either one of its regular news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) like those previous installments**).
    • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Thursday ("Studio 10") had a segment in which the numbers "9" and "11" and the word "event" were used to describe a plan to commemorate a certain event associated with those numbers (the date of the event and the details of it were not described in the segment) in addition to other activities on the Saturday of the ninth day of September for this calendar year this Saturday.
    (*the message was mentioned in some of the local news programming for WKRG-TV this Thursday (note: the part of the site to which the message was attributed had some vulgar language in a section for posting comments about it))

    (**the installments of the program that appeared on the channel during that time period this Thursday and this past Wednesday back on the sixth day of this September ended like those installments)

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    News for Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

    • Another digital sub-channel was added to the broadcast operation of WPMI-TV between the evening hours of this past Tuesday and the morning hours of this Wednesday (it appeared to have programming from a national TV programming service named Stadium).
    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. and the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon" and "WKRG News 5 at 6:30" respectively) both had video of the host of a syndicated TV program and a syndicated radio program based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama both named "Today's Homeowner" (Danny Lipford) presenting advice for protecting a home from tropical cyclones.
    • The guides to the broadcast channels for the local TV stations in southwest Alabama from TitanTV and TV Guide did not have any listings about a certain program ("The Dr. Oz Show") that the main broadcast channel for one of them (WALA-TV) was usually set to have during the hour of 1:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent time whereas the guides to that specific channel from Zap2it and Comcast for this past Tuesday through this Friday (the eighth day of this September) still had listings for it in spite of the channel having a different program ("The People's Court") during the hour of 1:00 p.m. both that Tuesday and this Wednesday. 
    (*the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30 p.m") video of him for a report attributed to him)

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Commentary on an anniversay, some voices in broadcasting, and a local TV news program

    (note number one: this commentary was created for the Tuesday of the fifth day of this September)

    (note number two: one of the quotations in the report titled "News for Friday, September 1st, 2017" was corrected again (specifically a quotation of an announcement broadcast by WKRG-TV by then))
    • I would had done something very special in honor of this Tuesday being the sixty-second anniversary of the day WKRG-TV began broadcasting on a regular basis (the Monday of the fifth day of September in the year 1955) if I were charge of it by then.
    • Some news presenters and/or reporters for some of the local news programs at some of the local TV stations in southwest Alabama in recent times had made me wonder whether they had been told to speak in certain ways as part of their jobs or not (like actors on the sets of movies or live theatrical productions being told to speak in ways likely to irritate folks who might hear their performances). If not, their managers should either suggest they improve their ways of speaking or suggest they focus on other positions at their news operations while other members of the operations could have their positions news presenting or reporting.
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had at least one of the news presenters for their local news operation saying, "Our CBS affiliate in Biloxi [in the state of Mississippi]"* without identifying it or explaining what he or she had meant by his or her use of the word "our" while attributing some details of a news report to it, referring to a territory of the United States completely surrounded by water (Puerto Rico) as an "island nation", and telling the audience for the program they (the audience) were sleeping while a certain event was happening earlier this Tuesday. 
    (*this was probably a reference to a local TV station in Biloxi named WLOX-TV)

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    News for Monday, September 4th, 2017

    • The main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV was set to have two other theatrical movies related to each other on two separate days between this Monday and the Saturday of the twenty-sixth day of August for this calendar year ("Short Circuit" on the Sunday of the twenty-seventh day of that August (during the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.) and "Short Circuit 2" on the Saturday of the second day of this September (during the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.). 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Monday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had one of the weather reporters for their local news operation (John Nodar) using one of its segments to talk about a tropical cyclone from the year 1985 named "Elena" having been the first cyclone he had ever "covered" for the operation while comparing its path to that of a cyclone for the current calendar year named "Irma". 
    • A national TV program ("In Depth" for the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) had audio of a voice identified as being that of a resident of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama being used to express displeasure about the most recent holder of the position of a president of the United States (a proprietor and a performer named Donald Trump) and a visitor of the program (a radio host and an author named Eric Metaxas) reacting to her on the Sunday of the third day of this September (he had accused her of "pretending" to speak on behalf of certain relatives of his and for being "very childish").

    Monday, September 4, 2017

    News for Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 (amended)

    (correction note: one of the quotations in the third paragraph of the report titled "News for Friday, September 1st, 2017" was corrected)
    (amendment note: the number 10 for "10 p.m." in the paragraph below this sentence and the name of the holding company referenced in the same paragraph)
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the second day of this September ("Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") and the one that appeared on it during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Sunday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") each one of the news presenters for their local news operation (Lance Crawford* for the first one; Andrea Ramey** for the second one) talking about their holding company (or "parent" company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group)) having provided certain services to broadcast operation "pursuant to a services agreement" while presenting reports about their operation being part of a charitable effort by the company on the Thursday of the thirty-first day of August for this calendar year.  
    • The news presenter for the local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Sunday had used one of its segment claiming they were only "Mobile station" to have reporters in certain areas directly affected by a certain tropical cyclone (named "Harvey") before having one of the news reporters for their local news operation (Nicole Fierro) sharing what sounded like personal stories about the cyclone and opinions about it that may or may not had been her own while on the set of the program with her.   
    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appeared to have a special program (named "College Football Saturday") from a TV station in the city of Birmingham in the central part of Alabama related to them by ownership (WIAT-TV) during the hour of 4:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the second day of this September.***
    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement about a regular series of segments for one of their local news programs ("Friday Night Football Fever" on "WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]") in which the time normally used for the channel to start having the news program itself (10:00 p.m.) was advertised as the time for the channel to start having the segment. 
    (*he was also a sports reporter for the operation in recent times) 
    (**she was also a news reporter for the operation in recent times)
    (***the channel occasionally had a gray picture with no audio of it during its presentation of the program)

    Sunday, September 3, 2017

    News for Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

    (note: one of the paragraphs of the report titled "News for Friday, September 1st, 2017" was amended)
    • A Facebook page attributed to a weather reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Chris Dunn) appeared to have had video of a live TV program about a football game involving the football teams for two high schools in the local broadcast area for WPMI-TV this past Friday on the first day of this September (the name of the program was "The UTV44 High School Football Game of the Week"; the name of its station was WJTC-TV*).
    • A Facebook page attributed to WFNA-TV had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Thursday of the thirty-first day of August about a plan for their main broadcast channel to have some programs from their main provider of network programming (the CW) on a calendar day when it was not usually set to have such programs in recent times (a Sunday, specifically the Sunday of the third day of this September).
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Friday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had some video of a report about a member of their local news operation (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) conducting an interview in a way he said was "new" to the computer program he said he had used conduct it (the name of the program was said to had been "Facebook Live"; as for what he said was the way this particular interview was conducted, he said it involved using a "split screen" feature) 
    • 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. on the Friday of the first day of this September ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had one of the news reporters for their local news operation (Debbie Williams) referring to the main lawyer of the federal government of the United States (Jefferson (Jeff) Sessions) as a type of football player ("quarterback") and a conference involving him as a "pep rally" for a live report about the meeting itself after the program had some reports related to football (one of which was mentioned in a previous report for this weblog). 
    (*WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV were related to each other due to their being members of a holding company named the Sinclair Broadcast Group)

    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    News for Friday, September 1st, 2017 (amended)

    (amendment note: another quotation was added to the paragraph about an advertisement for WKRG-TV)
    • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have some message attributed to its administration dated for this Friday about this Friday being the last day a member of their local news operation named Emily DeVoe was to be a member of the operation along with a message attributed to her also dated for this Friday bidding farewell to other members of the operation along with images of her self and those other members.
    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an advertisement for one of their local news programs ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") with audio of an announcer (Jeff Davis) saying, "This is how your mornings should start" at the beginning of it, "News 5 This Morning: The gulf coast's favorite morning team" in the middle of it, and, "We're mornings done right" at the end of it this Thursday of the thirty-first day of August for this calendar year. 
    • 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 Friday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had its news presenter (Devon Walsh) talking about what sounded like a plan for their main broadcast channel to have a special program about the football teams of the University of Alabama and Florida State University on the Saturday of the second day of this September (specifically during its hour of 4:00 p.m. and the first half of its hour of 5:00 p.m.).** 
    (*the thirty-seventh page of the publication had the images (it had forty-four pages in total, including its front and back sides))

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    News for Thursday, August 31st, 2017

    • A Facebook page attributed to a weather reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV named Alan Sealls had a message attributed to him dated for this Thursday concerning some responses to some special weather programming they had on their main broadcast channel on the Wednesday of the thirtieth day of this August. 
    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had video about a plan for the main broadcast channel of WFNA-TV* to have special programming about a certain type of football game expected to occur this Thursday (including the time in which the channel was expected to begin having it (the beginning of the hour of 6:00 p.m.**).   
    • A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had some live videos of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Joe Emer and Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10") speaking between some parts of it that had appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 since the Tuesday of the twenty-ninth day of this August. 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the twenty-ninth day of this August ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of the sports reporters of their local news operation (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) using the part of the program about sports to present what he had called a "reminder" for holders of licenses to capture fish and hunt animals other than humans in the state of Alabama to have those licenses renewed by this Thursday.
    (*WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were related to each other due to their being members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)
     (**the channel had a graphic with the words "Technical Difficulties. Please Stand By" whereas a World Wide Web page and a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had messages attributed to this administrations about this type of game being delayed by "severe weather")