Tuesday, October 17, 2017

News for Monday, October 16th, 2017

(note: the report titled "News for Sunday, October 15th, 2017" was amended) 
  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had video of the host of a syndicated l TV program that was usually part of its regular programming plan for the hour of 3:00 p.m. for Monday through Friday in recent times (Wendy Williams of "The Wendy Williams Show") saying the name normally used in reference to WPMI-TV in some of the local news programming they had in recent times ("NBC 15") immediately after saying, "It's good to be" in its programming on the Sunday of the fifteenth day of this October. 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m.* on the Thursday of the twelfth day of this October had an animated sequence and some superimposed graphics with "News 5 at 10:00"  after having video of its weather reporter (Alan Sealls) referring to the program as "News 5 at 11:00" (the channel had special programming (concerning a game of football) from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) during the hour of 10:00 p.m. before then.*)
(*the channel was usually set to have a news program named "WKRG News 5 at 10" during the first half of that time period in recent times).

Monday, October 16, 2017

News for Sunday, October 15th, 2017 (amended)

    (note: an update to one of the paragraphs for this report was added below that very paragraph)
    • A Facebook page attributed to a news reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV named Nicole Fierro had a message attributed to her dated for the Wednesday of the eleventh day of this October stating that some colleagues of hers had nominated her for a certain type of honor along with some images related to it.
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV around the middle of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the fourteenth day of this October ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had its news presenter (Ashley Knight) presenting a report of a news reporter of theirs named Hayley Minogue "skydiving" along with video related to it
    • The broadcast frequency for WDLT-FM had a local radio program dedicated to discussing news and public affairs named "In Touch Gulf Coast" at a time when it usually had music programming on Sunday in recent times (the first half of the hour of 6:00 a.m.) whereas it had such programming at a time when it usually had this program named "In Touch Gulf Coast" on Sunday in recent times this Sunday (the second half of the hour of 5:00 a.m.).
    • 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 Saturday of the fourteenth day of this October ("WKRG News 5 at 10") and the one that appeared on the channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had their respective news presenters (Ashley Knight on the one for WKRG-TV; Lee Peck on the one for WALA-TV) presenting reports of a former member of their respective broadcast operations (Katherine (Katie) Hammond) being honored with a wheelchair named after her in a game of basketball involving such chairs (the plan to honor her was mentioned on a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV on the Thursday of the twelfth day of this October ("Studio 10") as part of a discussion concerning one of the teams for the game (the Mobile Patriots) and as part of at least one report concerning them in some of the local news programming for WKRG-TV on the Friday of the thirteenth day of this October). 
    (update for Tuesday, October 17th, 2017: a video of the news presenter for WKRG-TV mentioned in the previous paragraph doing what was described in that paragraph was added to a World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV)

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    News for Saturday, October 14th, 2017 (amended)

     (note: the paragraph below this sentence was added to this report nearly two hours after it was originally published)
    • 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. on the Friday of the thirteenth day of this October ("Studio 10") had one of its hosts (Sarah Wall*) claiming "everybody's kids" liked meatballs for a part of the program involving meatballs.
    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first and second halves of the hour of 5:00 a.m., the first and second halves of the hour of 6:00 p.m.**, and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Saturday, ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday", "WKRG News 5 at 6"**, and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) had an animated sequence made specifically for introducing the weather reporter each of them had (Christina Andress) involving a voice not normally used in the animated sequences made specifically for introducing the other weather reporters for some of the other local news programming they had in recent times (Alan Sealls, John Nodar, and Thomas Geboy***). 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV around the middle of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this Saturday ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying a "technical difficulty" occurred in its presentation of some programming it had concerning a football game involving the football teams for Auburn University and Louisiana State University earlier this Saturday before apologizing for what she said was a "seven-minute blackout" in its presentation caused by the "difficulty" before claiming engineers said the reason for it was due to a certain bypass switch failing and that changes were made to resolve it before apologizing again for it (she said it was for "fans" of "Auburn" and "LSU" while doing so without saying whether she was referring to the football teams mentioned earlier or to the universities represented by them).****
    (*she was not a regular host for the program)
    (**the program began appearing on the channel about fifteen minutes later than the time when it was usually set to begin appearing on the channel on Saturday in recent times due to the programming mentioned in the fourth paragraph from the top of this report)

    (***he was usually the weather reporter for the local news programming they had on Saturday and Sunday evenings before this Saturday in recent times)

     (****the sports reporter for the program (Robby Baker) said this before one of the breaks in its broadcast (the next segment of it would be dedicated to sports): "Ashley, obviously we apologize again for the technical difficulties during the LSU-Auburn game, but if it makes you feel any better at home, we also missed it too. We we all in this together so we'll all be in this together in sports now as we get you caught up in all of the action")

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    News for Friday, October 13th, 2017

    (note: a hyperlink (or link) to a section of a World Wide Web site with information pertaining to how some of the radio stations broadcasting locally to southwest Alabama were rated there within the past year (Radio-Online) was added to the list of hyperlinks on the right side of this site)
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the twelfth day of this October ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") video of the holder of the position of president of the United States and the words "breaking away" while having audio of its news presenter (Bob Grip) summarizing news reports unrelated to the video.
    • A digital sub-channel was added to the broadcast operation for WFNA-TV sometime between the morning hours of this Friday and the morning hours of the Wednesday of the eleventh day of this October (its programming feed appeared similar to that of the digital sub-channel for WJTC-TV by the time of this writing (both of them appeared to have programming from a national TV programming service named Grit*)). 
    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a local news program immediately after having special news programming from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) while it was still in progress during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Friday (the channel was usually set to have a local news program during this time period from Monday through Friday in recent times (usually under the name "WKRG News 5 at Noon")).**
    • A World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV had an article dated for this Friday concerning one of the news reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) and one of the news reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Devan Coffaro) getting engaged to each other (the local news program for WKRG-TV mentioned in the previous paragraph had its news presenter (Bill Riales) saying that he had wanted to congratulate the reporter named Joseph Blake Biunno on the engagement before explaining it whereas the reporter was sitting next to him (note: the news presenter had referred to WALA-TV as "the FOX affiliate here in Mobile" while telling its audience they may recognize the reporter named Devan Coffaro as a reporter for such an affiliate).***

    (*the channel for WJTC-TV usually appeared to have programming from the service before the addition of the channel for WFNA-TV)

    (**the news presenter for the program (Bill Riales) had referred to it as an "abbreviated" version of it)
    (***A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had messages attributed to the administration of a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV related to the article)

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    News for Thursday, October 12th, 2017

    • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had live video of a discussion about the sport of football between a sports reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) and a person specialized in analyzing the sport of football for their main provider of network programming (Aaron Taylor of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) on the Tuesday of the tenth day of this October. 
    • A digital publication (specifically its forty-first page) dated for the Tuesday of the tenth day of this October for a company specialized in publishing based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named Lagniappe had an advertisement about the programming feed for WZEW-FM possibly having eight hours of "coverage" of a plan to hold a certain type of football game involving the football teams for the University of Alabama and the University of Arkansas on the Saturday of the fourteenth day of this October.
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the fifth day of this October ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Joe Emer**) attributing a news report to a certain person ("Omar Jimenez") without saying whether the person was part of their local news operation or not before having video of the report itself (the person to whom he was referring had ended the report as if he were a member of the operation ("In Las Vegas, I'm Omar Jimenez reporting for FOX 10 News")).  
      (*the local news program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 10:00 p.m. afterwards ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had the same news presenters presenting reports about the videos along with portions of them))

      (**he was not a regular news presenter for the program by then)

      Thursday, October 12, 2017

      News for Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

      • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had a video attributed to its administration with some audio of an announcer thanking certain entities on behalf of WKRG-TV and other entities within a certain area beside a message related to it dated for the Tuesday of the tenth day of this October.
      • 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 Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had its weather reporter (Thomas Geboy) making this proclamation concerning the calendar date for this Wednesday: "Well, it's October 11th and it does not feel like October 11th".
      • Some video of a news report concerning the holding company for WEAR-TV, WPMI-TV, WFGX-TV, and WJTC-TV (the Sinclair Broadcast Group) for a national TV program named "The PBS NewsHour" had certain references to WEAR-TV and WPMI-TV (its narrator had said "WEAR" whereas part of it had some members of the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Kelly Foster and Darwin Singleton) on what appeared to be the set normally used for some of their local news programs in recent times).

      Wednesday, October 11, 2017

      News for Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the eighth day of this October ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) taking about having "shot" video from the "first commercial flight to land in Mobile" earlier that Sunday (it also had him talking about some of the video being on a Facebook page named after him).*
      • 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 a sports reporter for their local news operation (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) acknowledging a relative of his (a nephew named Steven Setterstrom) for one of its sports related to sport (note: this weblog had reports about the reporter not acknowledging his connection to the relative in some other reports related to him in some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had before then. 
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV a few seconds after the sports programming it had from their main provider of network programming during the evening hours of the Sunday of the eighth day of this October ("Sunday Night Football" from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) had one of its news presenters (Greg Peterson) referring to one of the news reporters for their news operation as if she were member of that provider (he had referred to her as "NBC's Megan Gannon" while doing so) while attributing some video of a news report to her before having the video itself.
      • 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 eighth day of this October ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its news presenters (Mel Showers) referring to a local TV station in the city of Biloxi in the state of Mississippi unrelated to them by ownership (WLOX-TV) as a "sister station" while attributing some video of a news report attributed to them before having the video itself, even though some of the local news programming they had before then usually had other news presenters for their news operation using that phrase in reference to TV stations that were actually related to them by ownership (note: WLOX-TV was part of a holding company named Raycom Media whereas WKRG-TV was part of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group).   
       (*A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had live video of his talking about it earlier that Sunday)

      Tuesday, October 10, 2017

      News for Monday, October 9th, 2017

      • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV occasionally had a video with the voice of an announcer claiming one of the local news programs for the local news operation at WPMI-TV ("Local 15 News at 10 [p.m.]"*) was considered the "best newscast at 10:00 p.m." in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Broadcasters Association while an award attributed to the association with some words about it being considered the best "regularly scheduled [TV] newscast" in an awards program for the association appeared. 
      • One of the programming feeds on one of the digital sub-channels for WKRG-TV appeared to had been reformatted between the Wednesday of the fourth day of this October and the Saturday of the seventh day of this October; specifically the one that usually had programs from a national TV programming service named Memorable Entertainment Television (and nicknamed Me-TV) in recent times (it had videos with an aspect ratio of 4 to 3 appear either thinner from left to right or without portions of their top and bottom sides).
      • The main broadcast channel for WFGX-TV appeared to have video of a game of football from a national TV programming service named the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) before having video of another game of football from a separate national TV programming service named Stadium this past Saturday on the seventh day of this October (one of the digital sub-channel for WPMI-TV** had video of the same game at the same time since it was usually set to have programs from Stadium by then in recent times along with digital graphics that did not appear with the video on the channel for WFGX-TV)
      • 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 Monday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had some of the news presenters for their news operation (Mel Showers, Rose Ann Haven, and Devon Walsh) boasting the operation as part of its broadcasts for that time period this Monday and the Sunday of the eighth day of this October (this is how the one named Devon Walsh did so in its broadcast for that time period this Monday: "Well News 5 is committed to bringing you coverage you can count during all major weather and breaking news situations. During our extended team coverage of 'Hurricane Nate', we were the first to alert you about live tornadoes and we're live all across the gulf coast as flooding started to happen. You can see even more of our 'Nate' coverage on our website, wkrg.com, as well as on our free mobile news app" (this is how the ones named Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven did so in broadcasts during the same time period on the aforementioned Sunday: Mel Showers: "Well News 5 had you covered for over sixteen (16) hours straight online and on air as the gulf coast braced for 'Hurricane Nate' ". Rose Ann Haven: "That's right, we began our continuous coverage just after the Florida versus LSU game (the one that appeared on their main broadcast channel on the Saturday) where more than a hundred and twenty-one thousand (121,000) of you tuned in to watch us live on Facebook. Many of you watched us on air or shared our Facebook Live coverage more than six-hundred and seventy seven (677) times. We were the only station to stick with the storm until the threat was completely cleared. We appreciate your viewership and we are glad you turned to News 5. We are coverage you can count on, even after the storm".))  
      (*the program was renamed "NBC 15 News at 10 [p.m.]" last September)
      (**WPMI-TV and WFGX-TV were related to each other due to their being members of a holding company named the Sinclair Broadcast Group)

      Monday, October 9, 2017

      News for Sunday, October 8th, 2017

      • A World Wide Web site attributed to WPMI-TV had an article dated for this Sunday about a flood trapping a news reporter for their local news operation (Muriel Bailey). 
      • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had a local news program at a time when it was usually set to have a national news program from their main provider of network programming ("Sunday Today" from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) on Sunday mornings in recent times (the hour of 7:00 a.m.) this Sunday.
      • The main broadcast channel for WFNA-TV* and the broadcast frequencies for WAVH-FM and WXQW-AM each had the same programming as the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during some of the morning hours for this Sunday (it was usually programming pertaining to the tropical cyclone mentioned in the second paragraph from the top of this report (A Facebook page attributed to WAVH-FM had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Saturday of the seventh day of this October about the idea of WAVH-FM having such programming whereas a Twitter page attributed to them had a message dated for this Sunday about their continuing to have such programming). 
      • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV, WALA-TV, and WPMI-TV between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. this Sunday had certain members of their news operations (the news presenter or news presenters each of them had (Kym Thurman and Greg Peterson on the one for WPMI-TV; Bob Grip** on the one for WALA-TV; Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven*** on the one for WKRG-TV) and the weather reporter for the one that appeared on the channel for WKRG-TV (Alan Sealls)) who were usually only part of some of the local news programmings they had for Monday through Friday in the same positions they had for those programs in recent times.****
      (*WFNA-TV and WKRG-TV were related to each other due to their being members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)

      (**A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had live video of his saying they would have a "special edition" of the program that appeared on their main broadcast channel before the time it did (the hour of 9:00 p.m.) earlier this Sunday)

      (***she had referred to the program as a "special edition" after introducing her self on it)

      (****the member of the news operation at WALA-TV who was usually the news presenter for the local news programming they had on their main broadcast channel on Sunday evenings in recent times (Lee Peck) was one the reporters for the local news programming it had this Sunday evening)  

      Sunday, October 8, 2017

      News for Saturday, October 7th, 2017

      • The main broadcast channels for WEAR-TV appeared to have video of some special sports programming (including a game of football) from their main provider of network programming (the American Broadcasting Company (ABC)) within a box beside a separate box with graphics related to weather with audio of a weather reporter for their local news operation for some of the special weather programming it had this Saturday.
      • The broadcast frequency for WXQW-AM had audio of certain announcers (including one identified as Jimmy Steele and one identified as a weather reporter for WKRG-TV named  John Nodar) presenting information related to a tropical cyclone named "Nate" on a continuous basis along with breaks for advertisements this Saturday (note: they were usually set to have the same programming as WGOK-AM on Saturday and Sunday whereas they were usually set to have their own programming from Monday through Friday in recent times).
      • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had a local news program when it was usually set to have a national news program from their main provider of network programming ("Today" from the the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) on Saturday mornings in recent times (the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.*) this Saturday (a Facebook page attributed to WPMI-TV appeared to have had some messages attributed to its administration dated for this Saturday about a plan for the channel to have such news programming before the time it had it).
      • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had local news programming when it was usually set to have programming from their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) on Saturday mornings in recent times this Saturday (specifically the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for this Saturday (a Facebook page attributed to WPMI-TV appeared to have had some messages attributed to its administration dated for this Saturday about a plan for the channel to have such news programming before those hours)).
      • Some Facebook pages attributed to WKRG-TV and WALA-TV each appeared to have had video of some special sports programming (including a game of football) from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) for WKRG-TV and the FOX Broadcasting Company for WALA-TV) within a box beside a separate box with graphics related to weather and a weather reporter for their local news operation (Alan Sealls for WKRG-TV and Jason Smith for WALA-TV) with audio of the reporter presenting information related to them. 
      (*the channel was occasionally set to have a separate program from the provider in place of the one named "Today" during the second half of the hour of 8:00 a.m. on Saturday (usually that of a block of programming for the provider named "The More You Know")) 

      Saturday, October 7, 2017

      News for Friday, October 6th, 2017

      • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first halves of the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the fifth day of this October ("WKRG News 5 at 5" and "WKRG News 5 at 6" respectively) each had video of a news reporter for their local news operation (Hayley Minogue) demonstrating how to prepare a house for a tropical cyclone.
      • Some of the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV, WALA-TV, and WPMI-TV since the Thursday of the fifth day of this October had some members of their local news operations promoting some digital applications (or "apps") for receiving information pertaining to weather with the brand names for their respective news operations after presenting information pertaining to a tropical cyclone named "Nate".
      • An Internet video stream that usually had local news programming for WKRG-TV in recent times had a recording of the the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV by the end of the Thursday of the fifth day of this October instead of the local news program that appeared on the 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 Friday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning").
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 4:00 a.m. this Friday had one of its news presenters (Eric Reynolds) saying this: "FOX10 News is committed to keeping you one step ahead of the storm, We'll have continuing coverage throughout our newscasts this morning, which has been extended to ten o'clock today (note: the channel was usually set to have a local program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles during the hour of 9:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Studio 10"), and then tomorrow morning we'll be starting at 5 a.m." (note: the channel was not usually set to have local news programming during the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday or the hour of 5:00 a.m. on Saturday in recent times).
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Friday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had one of its regular news presenters (Lenise Ligon) talking about a "programming alert" concerning their local news programming and a weekly sports program of theirs that was usually set to appear on the channel from the beginning of the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. to the middle of it on Friday in recent times ("First and 10") while a graphic of some text of what she was talking about appeared (this is what she said, "A programming alert, now, because of 'Tropical Storm Nate', we are extending our coverage for you. So that means 'First and 10' will not start until 10:15 tonight and our morning newscast starts at 5:00 tomorrow morning; runs until 10:30" (note: the channel was not usually set to have local news programming during the hours of 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday in recent times). 

      Friday, October 6, 2017

      News for Thursday, October 5th, 2017

      • 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 third day of this October ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") had video of one of the sports reporters for their local news operation (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) speaking with an analyst of football for their main provider of network programming (Randy Cross of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)).
      • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Tuesday of the third day of this October concerning a message attributed to a news reporter for their local news operation (Hayley Minogue) from a Facebook page attributed to her about the idea of her getting a "raise" from a "boss" of hers for having a certain number of "likes" for the Facebook page attributed to her and the idea of the "boss" wearing a jumpsuit if the page were to have have another certain number of "likes". 
      • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10" for WALA-TV) had video of a news conference (involving the governor of the state of Florida) for a few minutes (between an interview and some cooking) during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Thursday (it initially had video of it with a volume of audio lower than than of its own video  between having one of its hosts (Michael White*) saying they were having audio problems before speaking to the guests mentioned earlier for a few seconds before presenting video of the news conference with a volume of audio higher than that of the other video of it). 
      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had one of its news presenters  (Joe Emer**) saying, "Tomorrow morning be sure to tune in to the news starting at four o'clock" while having a graphic of some letters and numbers appearing to proclaim "FOX10 NEWS STARTING AT 4AM" over his torso whereas the local news program appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had the other news presenter for the other program (Lenise Ligon) saying,"Join our morning crew at 4 a.m. tomorrow" for the last few seconds of its installment with him (note: the channel was not usually set to have local news programming during the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. in recent times).***
      (*he was not a regular host for the program)
      (**he was not a regular news presenter for the program)

      (***update for Friday, October 6th, 2017: the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had an episode of a syndicated program that was usually part of its regular programming plan for the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. for Monday through Friday in recent times ("How I Met Your Mother") during the first minute of that hour this Friday before having some local news programmings of theirs afterwards (beginning with an animated sequence normally used for "breaking news" in some of the other local news programming they had in recent times before having its news presenters (Eric Reynolds and Sarah Wall) presenting news without having introduced their selves)

      Thursday, October 5, 2017

      News for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

      • A Facebook page attributed to WAVH-FM had a message dated for the Monday of the second day of this October concerning some video of a discussion on a local radio program for WAVH-FM named "Midday Mobile" along with the video itself.
      • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a video involving a logo for their broadcast operation and the words "Prayers for Las Vegas" between some of the programs it had between the Monday and Tuesday of the second and third days of this October.
      • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") and the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") on the Tuesday of the third day of this October each appeared to have one of its news presenters (Joe Emer* and Lenise Ligon) on the set normally used for its broadcasts in recent times interacting with a reporter for two TV stations connected to their broadcast operation outside of the TV market for southwest Alabama (KPHO-TV and KTVK-TV** in the city of Phoenix in the state of Arizona) in a remote part of the city of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada for a live report he or she was doing from there (Carissa Planalp for the first program; Jared Dillingham for the second program)*** 
      • 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 September for this calendar year ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had video of a sports reporter for their local news operation (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) on a set resembling that of a football field normally used in some of the local news programming they had in recent times (specifically parts dedicated to football****) speaking to a reporter for a local TV station connected to them outside of the TV market for southwest Alabama (Steve Dent of WFRV-TV in the city of Green Bay in the state of Wisconsin) through a monitor on the set (he said the reporter was "in Lambeau Field" while introducing him on the program).***** 
      (*he was not a regular news program for the programs)
      (**all of them were members of a holding company named the Meredith Corporation)

       (***the installment of the first program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Wednesday appeared to have a reporter for another TV station connected to WALA-TV due to their being part of the holding company mentioned in the sentence above this one (Jeremy Finley of WSMV-TV in the city of Nashville in the state of Tennessee))

      (****not to be confused with soccer)

      (*****WFRV-TV and WKRG-TV were members of the Nexstar Media Group (note: WFRV-TV and the Nexstar Media Group were not mentioned on the program; even though the reporter was wearing a shirt with the letters "WFRV" and some of the graphics used to identify on the program had the word "Nexstar" beside the words "News Network" together in that order)

      Wednesday, October 4, 2017

      News for Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the second day of this October ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had somber music while one of its news presenters promoted a report related to a certain massacre in the city of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada for the program a few seconds before some of the breaks in its broadcast in addition to having music normally used in its broadcasts in recent times while one of its news presenters promoted a report related to a different subject a few seconds before some of its other breaks (the installment of the program that appeared on the channel during that hour this Tuesday had the same somber music while one of its news presenters promoted another report related to the massacre for the program few seconds before at least one of its breaks).
      • 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 a news reporter for their local news operation (Mary Smith) saying they did not have permission to show a certain video for a report she was doing about the video (she did not explain why, even though they (and a World Wide Web site attributed to them) had reports about the same video explaining why they did not have it for their broadcasts through the channel in recent times) whereas the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Tuesday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have the video for its own report about it. 
      • The host for the local TV programs mentioned in the previous paragraph was also the news presenter for the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for their station during the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") both this Tuesday and this past Monday.
      • The news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Monday had the member of their broadcast operation mentioned in the previous paragraph referring to its weather reporter (Jason Smith) only by his surname ("Smith") while commenting about a news report he had just presented in one of its segments.
      (*A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV had video of the host named Joe Emer talking about filling in for this regular news presenter until the Friday of the sixth day of this October) 

      (**she and the host named Joe Emer were news presenters for the installment of the program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Tuesday)

      Tuesday, October 3, 2017

      News for Monday, October 2nd, 2017

      • A World Wide Web site named YouTube had a video described as a "station ID" for WJTC-TV dated for sometime between the calendar years 1991 and 1992. 
      • 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 its news presenter (Bill Riales) saying, "And this is a look at the white house where all flags have been put at half staff for the victims of the shooting" while video of a (white) house with a flag at the top of its staff appeared. 
      • 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 one of the news reporters for their local news operation (Katarina Luketich) saying the words "butt dialed" for a news report (she said a certain person thought this was the reason for her being contacted by telephone and that it was done by mistake*). 
      • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV had special news programming from their main provider of network programming (the American Broadcasting Company (ABC)) for about two-thirds of the period of time in which its programming was usually set to consist of a local news program of theirs named "3 in the Morning" from Monday through Friday in recent times (those "two-thirds" included the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hour of 5:00 a.m.) before having it for about the rest of that period of time (the hour of 6:00 a.m.) this Monday.
      • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had special news programming (about a speech by the holder of the position of president of the United States) from their own news operation between parts of a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10") for a few minutes during the last ten minutes of the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Monday (one of the hosts for the program (Chasity Byrd) said they would have such a speech in their programming whereas its other host (Michael White**) said some of the news presenters for their local news operation (Eric Reynolds*** and Sarah Wall) were standing by in case "anything breaks")
      (*you may learn more about the reporter was talking about through this hyperlink)
      (**he was not a regular host for the program)

      (***he was the presenter of the special news programming for WALA-TV)

      Monday, October 2, 2017

      News for Sunday, October 1st, 2017

      • An Internet video stream for WKRG-TV had an advertisement from the time in which one of their local news programs ("WKRG News 5 This Morning"*) was usually set to begin appearing on the stream and their main broadcast channel at the beginning of the hour of 5:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday this Sunday (it had the words "Watch News 5 This Morning" and "Weekdays starting at 5am" in one of its graphics). 
      • 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 Saturday of the last day of the month of September for this calendar year ("WKRG News 5 at 10" on the thirtieth day of it) had a graphic with the words "Farewell Monte" appearing over video of a certain person identified by the words "Monty Hall" by some captions on an Internet video stream for a separate part of its broadcast (it had audio of its news presenter referring to him by those words for that part of its broadcast) whereas the one that appeared on the channel during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Sunday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") had a graphic with the word "Monty" appearing in place of the word "Monte" after the word "Farewell" over the same video.**
      (*the program was usually set to begin appearing on the channel and the stream at the beginning of the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times)

      (**the Internet Movie Database had the name "Monte" listed as being part of the "birth name" of the person ("Monte Halparin")). 

      Sunday, October 1, 2017

      News for Saturday, September 30th, 2017

      • One of the local news programs for WKRG-TV ('WKRG News 5 at Noon") had videos about certain restaurants specialized in barbecuing for a contest involving them and other restaurants specialized in barbecuing in its broadcasts for the Friday and Thursday of the twenty-ninth and twenty-eighth days of this September.
      • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had some video about a plan for the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV)* to have a program that used to appear on their own main broadcast channel on a regular basis (usually on Saturday nights) between the calendar years 2010 and 2012 ("Heartland") on the Sunday of the first day of October for this calendar year.
      • 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 its regular news presenter (Chad Petri) introducing his self in a way unlike the way he usually introduced his self in its broadcasts in recent times (he did not say, "I don't know who's watching, but I'm glad you are" while doing so in its broadcast for this Saturday). 
      • 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 Friday ("NBC 15 News at 5 [p.m.]") had one of the news presenters for their local news operation (Greg Peterson) saying the channel would have a "salute" to a former member of an armed service at "9:59 [p.m.]" before having one of their other local news programs ("NBC 15 News at 10 [p.m.]") at "10:00 [p.m.]" on a regular basis. 
      (*both WFNA-TV and WKRG-TV were members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)