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)

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