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)

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