Tuesday, February 28, 2017

News for Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

(update to paragraphs about the programming feed for the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appearing on their live video stream on a continuous basis since the Thursday of the twenty-second day of this February: the feed had stopped appearing on the stream on a continuous basis between this past Monday (on the twenty-seventh day of this February) and this Tuesday)
  • A digital sub-channel for broadcasting programs for a national TV programming service named "Charge!" on a regular basis was added to the broadcast operation for WEAR-TV between this past Monday and this Tuesday. 
  • The main broadcast channels (and live video streams) for WALA-TV, WKRG-TV, WPMI-TV, and WJTC-TV were set to have special programs about various activities related to Carnival this Tuesday; the last day of the Carnival season for this calendar year (also known as "Fat Tuesday" and "Mardi Gras" (French for "Fat Tuesday")).
  • The programming feed normally used to provide programs from a national TV programming service named "The Country Network" on one of the digital sub-channels for WEAR-TV on a regular basis was replaced by one for providing programs for a national TV programming service named "TBD" on the same basis between this past Monday and this Tuesday. 

News for Monday, February 27th, 2017

  • 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. ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.) had a report about the career of one of the news presenters and news reporters for their local news operation (Renee Dials).
  • Some of the news presenters for the local news operations at WALA-TV, WPMI-TV/WJTC-TV, and WKRG-TV had been using some of their broadcasts for this February to talk about their respective broadcast operations having plans to have special programming about Carnival parades expected to occur on the last day of the Carnival season for this calendar year this Tuesday (on the the twenty-eighth day of this February).* 
(*you may learn about more when they might have such programming this Tuesday by selecting the hyperlinks of their names in this report (you may even access such programming through the live video streams on their respective World Wide Web sites))

Monday, February 27, 2017

News for Sunday, February 26th, 2017

(update to a paragraph about the programming feed for the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appearing on their live video stream on a continuous basis posted on this weblog earlier this calendar week: the programming feed was still being streamed on a continuous basis by this Sunday)
  • One of the breaks in regular programming for the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV occasionally had a video with audio of a professional announcer (Jeff Davis) saying members of their broadcast operation would give umbrellas with the name of a law firm based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Greene & Phillips) to "people who could use some help" while driving around.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Sunday ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") had interviews in which the name of the professional baseball player who surpassed the number of "home runs" achieved by a former professional baseball player originally from Mobile was not used in the references to him said by their interviewee (their names were Barry Bonds and Henry Aaron respectively*).
  • One of the weather segments for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Sunday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") had a graphic of a umbrella with the name of the law firm mentioned in the first paragraph while the weather reporter for the program (Melissa Constanzer) talked about what she said was the chance of rain for their local broadcast area this Sunday (zero percent) before saying, "So don't need that Greene & Phillips umbrella today". 
(*the one named Henry Aaron had achieved more "home runs" in his career as a Major League Baseball player than other player past or present until the one named Barry Bonds surpassed them (as of this Sunday, he still had more than him or other other player past or present))

Sunday, February 26, 2017

News for Saturday, February 25th, 2017

  • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Darwin Singleton) usually referred to their selves as "the NBC affiliate in [the city of] Mobile [in southwest Alabama]" while hosting a special program about a (live) Carnival parade in Mobile that appeared on the broadcast channel of their companion station (WJTC-TV) this past Friday on the twenty-forth day of this February (during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. and the hour of 7:00 p.m. that day). 
  • A former resident of Mobile who later became a resident of the city of Boston in the state of Massachusetts in order to be one of the radio announcers for one of the radio stations located there (WBWL-FM) in addition to one of the radio stations located in Mobile (WKSJ-FM*) was one of the hosts for the the TV program mentioned in the previous paragraph of this report (Colton Bradford was the name of this former resident).** 
  • The main broadcast channel for WFGX-TV was set to have a special program about a (live) Carnival parade in the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida from their companion station (WEAR-TV) this Saturday (during the hour of 2:00 p.m.). 
(*WKSJ-FM was part of the same holding company as the one for WBWL-FM (iHeart Media))

(**the main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV was set to have another program about another Carnival parade in Mobile from WPMI-TV with the same former resident of Mobile as one of its hosts (the other one was a news reporter for WPMI-TV named Katie Herrera) this Saturday (between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.).

Saturday, February 25, 2017

News for Friday, February 24th, 2017

  • 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 Thursday on the twenty-third day of this February ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had a report with a member of a TV station outside of southwest Alabama and other parts of their local broadcast area (Dan Lucas of WFLA-TV in the city of Tampa in the state of Florida) referring to them by one of the brand names for their local news operation ("News 5") while holding a microphone with one of the logos for the operation (the report was about a plan to hold an automobile race in the city of Daytona Beach in the state of Florida (under the name "Daytona 500") this Sunday on the twenty-sixth day of this February).* 
  • One of the breaks for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had video** of a fictitious "traffic alert" with graphics resembling those of the graphics of recent editions of their local news programs as part of an advertisement for an automobile dealership in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Springhill Toyota).
  • The local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph had a report about a member of its station (named Chasity Byrd) being the queen of a Carnival society and her being part of a parade for the society this past Thursday.
(*WKRG-TV and WFLA-TV were members of the same holding company (Nexstar Media Group))

(**the video appeared on the channel immediately after one of the segments for the local news program)

Friday, February 24, 2017

News for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

  • Some video of what appeared to be a person directing a local news program for WEAR-TV ("Three in the Morning") was available through an Internet video service named YouTube.
  • The live video stream for the station mentioned in the previous paragraph continued to have programming for the main broadcast channel of the station (including promotional videos and a paid commercial program (or "infomercial") after the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel between the ones mentioned in that paragraph ("WKRG News 5 at 9" during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m.) before returning to the video it had in place of those other programs during their broadcasts for this Thursday about 30 minutes later (shortly before the hour of 10:00 a.m.) before returning to the programming for the main broadcast channel on a continuous basis (including network programs, syndicated programs, and promotional videos) afterwards around the middle of the day (shortly after the middle of the hour of 12:00 p.m.). 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

News for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

  • Some video of an area said to had been the Toulminville area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama in the year 1980 was part of a news report on one of the local news programs for WKRG-TV ("WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]") last Wednesday on the fifteenth day of this February. 
  • The official Facebook page for WABF-AM had a message dated for the Monday of the twentieth day of this February about a plan to hold a public event (or "Open House") at their broadcast studio in the down-town area of the city of Fairhope in southwest Alabama on the Friday of the third day of this March.   

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

News for Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

  • WALA-TV had a new digital sub-channel added to their broadcast operation earlier this February (it was to be used for broadcasting programs for a national TV programming service named Laff).
  • Some still images of a Carnival parade in front of the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV in the down-town area of the city of Mobile during past calendar years and video of various members of their local news operation participating in a Carnival parade during the current  calendar year were part the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Monday on the twentieth day of this February ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m."). 
    • The live video stream for WKRG-TV had video of network programs from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) and video of a white rectangle moving up and down in front of a some text and a backdrop consisting of static rectangles of various sizes and colors when it usually had local news programming for their main broadcast channel between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. this Tuesday (the network programs from the provider were "The CBS Morning News" during the last few five minutes of the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and "CBS This Morning" during the last five minutes of the first and second halves of the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.; as for the text, it was "COMING UP 8A-10A (NYCT) CENTRAL & MOUNTAIN NY-MDC-CBS TIME ZONE FEED OF CBS THIS MORNING HD").*
    (*a similar occurrence involving different programming occurred this past Monday). 

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    News for Monday, February 20th, 2017

    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Monday ("Local 15 Today") had a type of feature that was usually only part of its broadcasts on Friday mornings in recent times ("Cool Schools"). 
    • The wife of one of the hosts of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV in recent times ("Studio 10") had talked about him and mentioned his first name on an edition of another local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this Monday (the name of the wife was Katie Herrera; the name of her husband was Joe Emer; as for the name of the program she usually hosted, it was "Gulf Coast Today").  
    • The live video stream for WKRG-TV had video of programs and promotional videos for the main broadcast channel of their companion station (WFNA-TV) instead of a local news program for their own main broadcast channel ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Monday (the programs on the channel for the companion station were "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen" (a syndicated discussion program) during the last few minutes of the first half of the hour of 4:00 a.m., "ES.TV" (a syndicated interview program) during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m., and "The Uncle Henry Show" (a local radio program (for WNTM-AM) in visual form) during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.).

    News for Sunday, February 19th, 2017

    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV, WKRG-TV, and WPMI-TV during the evening of this Sunday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.", "WKRG News 5 at 10 [p.m.]", and "Local 15 News at 10 p.m." respectively) had reports about reactions to reports about one of the founders of Facebook (Mark Zuckerbreg) and his wife (Priscilla Chan) being seen in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama since this past Saturday (on the eighteenth day of this February) at the beginnings of their broadcasts.*
    • Videos of one of the members of the local news operation at WALA-TV (Alexa Knowles) doing interviews for their local news programs for Saturday and Sunday mornings  ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") were uploaded onto a Facebook page attributed to her on a regular basis in recent times (such as one of the interviews that appeared on the program this Sunday).  

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    News for Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV started having certain editions of syndicated TV programs that were usually part of its regular programming plans for the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for Monday through Friday in recent times ("Harry" for the hour of 7:00 p.m.; "Inside Edition" for the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m.) all ready in progress a few minutes (about two) after having special programming from their companion station (WPMI-TV) about Carnival parades in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama since the half-way point of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Thursday (on the sixteenth day of this February) and Friday (on the seventeenth day of this February) ("Inside Edition" was the program all ready in progress after the special programming for this past Friday ("Harry" was set to appear on the channel later than usual that day; during the hour of 10:00 p.m.)). 

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    News for Friday, February 17th, 2017

    • Some news reports set to appear on the local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m in recent times ("WKRG News 5 at 10") were promoted with dramatic TV programs from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) that were expected to appear on the channel one hour before the editions of the news program set to have the reports earlier this calendar week. 
    • The mayor of the city of Mobile (William Sandys (Sandy) Stimpson) had referred to WALA-TV by name while being interviewed by a member of the local news operation for WPMI-TV (Darwin Singleton) for what appeared to a live TV program about a Carnival parade in the down-town area of Mobile on the main broadcast channel of a station connected to WPMI-TV (WJTC-TV) this past Thursday on the sixteenth day of this February (he was talking about a plan to renovate the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV in the down-town area of Mobile).
    • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Friday (Devon Walsh on "WKRG News 5 at Noon") promoted what may be a special historical program (named "Hidden History") set to appear on their main broadcast channel this Sunday on the nineteenth day of this February (she did not say how long its broadcast time period would be other than its start time for appearing on the channel ("10:35 [p.m.]"), even though the guides to the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV from Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide had the program listed in a time period spanning 30 minutes).  

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    News for Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "Local 15 News at 5 p.m." respectively) had reports about the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV in the down-town area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama (both of them had reports about a plan to renovate it whereas the one on the channel for WALA-TV was the only one to have a report about its history) . 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("Local 15 Today") had video of a member of their local news operation (Katie Herrera) doing what appeared to be live reports from the down-town area of Mobile (with the former broadcast studio for WALA-TV behind her at certain points) about a plan for the main broadcast channels of their broadcast operation and the one for their companion station (WJTC-TV) to have special programming about Carnival parades expected to occur between this Thursday and the Tuesday of the twenty-eighth day of this February (note: the plan involved broadcasting from an office building (named "The Exchange") near the former studio for WALA-TV).*
    (*the reporter said the special programming for the main broadcast channel of their companion station would be "fifteen minutes earlier" (on more than one occasion) in reference to it usually having such programming about forty-five minutes after the beginning of the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the past due to the local news programming from WPMI-TV between then and the half-way point of that hour). 

    Commentary: A political tone in a conversation about sports on a local TV news program

    (note: this commentary was made on the Wednesday of the fifteenth day of this February) 

    I did not like this conversation in the sports segment of 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" was the name of the program):

    Randy Patrick Setterstrom (a sports reporter): Working our way to March Madness and that bracketology, right, uh, Donald Trump's not playing games, right? He came to Mobile and predicted that he would be the president of the United States. That prediction came true.

    Peter Albrecht (a news presenter): But what about basketball?

    Randy Patrick Setterstrom: Doesn't want to get into the business of predicting basketball brackets, so he declined to join the ESPN bracket deal like President Obama had done--the former president had done for a number of years. He's, of course, a great basketball fan. I don't know if Donald Trump's a big basketball fan or not.

    (personally I thought this conversation was unnecessary or appropriate for what was supposed to be a news program, or even a sports segment of a news program (it sounded more like gossip on a program for discussing sports). Not even the sports part of the conversation was worth mentioning since the person it was about was probably not interested in it and the idea that he would be interested was probably based on expectations unworthy of being part of a news program. I did not even care for the person it was about since I never considered him worthy of the the presidency of the United States (he was very disgraceful as both a candidate for the presidency and as the person holding the presidency itself). If I were to be interested in a news report about him, I would rather watch and/or hear an actual news report about him without any bias or favorability toward him)

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    News for Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    • The broadcast frequency for WABF-AM had no programming of theirs for several minutes during some of the morning hours of this Tuesday (including the hours of 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 9:00 a.m.).
    • The audio stream on the official World Wide Web for WABF-AM still had some programming of theirs at the time their broadcast frequency was without any programming of theirs this Tuesday (one of the hosts on the stream (Lori Dubose) had acknowledged that they were not on the frequency (or "not on the radio" as she put it) before offering as explanation as to why it was not on the frequency ("engineering was doing some work") after conducting an interview with the mayor of the city of Fairhope in southwest Alabama (Karin Wilson) on the stream (it was part of a regular feature of their programming of recent times named "Community Contact".*
    • Some of the news presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV had been using some of their local news programs (mainly their local news programs for the first halves of the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for calendar days other than Saturday and Sunday ("WKRG News 5 at 5:00 p.m." and "WKRG News 5 at 6:00 p.m.") to promote network programs (from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS))) expected to appear on their main broadcast channel during the hours of 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. on calendar days other than Saturday and Sunday on a regular basis since the first half of this February (WPMI-TV was usually the only to have promotions like those on some of their local news programs on a regular basis before this February (they usually involved network programs from their own main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC))). 
    (*the frequency had programming by the end of the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m.) 

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    News for Monday, February 13th, 2017

    • The official Facebook page for WAVH-FM had videos of what appeared to be an interview with a sock puppet (named "Sock Cop") for one of the local radio programs for WAVH-FM ("Midday Mobile") dated for the Friday of the third day of this February. 
    • The official Facebook page for Alabama Public Radio had a message dated for the Thursday of the ninth day of this February about the Alabama Public Radio station in southwest Alabama (WHIL-FM) being set to be "off the air" during the evening hours of that day and the the morning hours of the next day (the Saturday of the tenth day of this February).

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    News for Sunday, February 12th, 2017

    • A World Wide Web site specialized in audio and video recordings named YouTube had some recordings of a former TV program for WALA-TV dedicated to news and public affairs named "Visions".  
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Sunday ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") had what appeared to be live reports (such as this one) about segways in the down-town area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama.  
    • Some videos of various landscapes and seascapes (such as the down-town area of the city of Mobile) started appearing on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV on a regular basis by this calendar week (they usually had one of the logos for WALA-TV with text of the name "WALA-TV" itself and the names of two of the cities in their local broadcast area (Mobile in the state of Alabama and Pensacola in the state of Florida) and a professional announcer (named Greg O'Neill") saying either either, "You're watching FOX 10: Committed to you" or "Thank you for watching FOX 10: Committed to you".

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    News for Saturday, February 11th, 2017

    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Saturday ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") had what appeared to be live reports (such as this one) from a tavern (or "bar" or "pub") in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama about members of a club dedicated to soccer watching soccer matches from there this Saturday.
    • The local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Local 15 Today") had a type of segment that was not usually part of its broadcasts before this February in the ones it had this past Thursday (on the ninth day of this February) and Friday (on the tenth day of this February) (they usually involved a member of their local news operation described as their "breaking news reporter" (Ethel Zora Asberry) presenting reports described as "breaking news" from a part of its set she said was their "breaking news center").
    • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Friday on the tenth day of this February (Rose Ann Haven of "WKRG News 5 at 6:30") said the local news program they would have in its programming after some special network programming about an awards ceremony expected to be part of its programming this Sunday on the twelfth day of this February would be a "special" one (she said she and other members of their local news operation who usually appeared on their local news programs for Monday through Friday nights in recent times (Mel Showers (a news presenter), Alan Sealls (a weather reporter), and Randy Patrick Setterstorm (sports reporter) would be part of the program for this Sunday).  

    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    News for Friday, February 10th, 2017

    • The official World Wide Web site for WPMI-TV had an article dated for this Friday about how they and their companion station (WJTC-TV) were set to have special programming about certain Carnival parades expected to occur in southwest Alabama this February. 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:30 p.m. had what appeared be a live Carnival parade in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama in some parts of its broadcast (one part of it involved one of the weather reporters for their local news operation (Thomas Geboy) doing a report about it).
    • One of the persons on the local news program mentioned in the previous paragraph (a news presenter named Peter Albrecht) said the parade mentioned in that paragraph was being streamed onto the official Facebook page for their broadcast operation during its broadcast (you may access recordings of those streams through these hyperlinks).  

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    News for Thursday, February 9th, 2017

    • A former camera operator for WALA-TV named Al Quiovers was part of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Thursday (the name of the program was "Studio 10").   
    • A message attributed to a former owner of WDLT-FM named J. Alex Bowab suggesting that WABF-AM broadcasts at both their current broadcast frequency (1480 kilocycles) and their former broadcast frequency (1220 kilocycles) was posted onto an Internet message board before their switch to their current one around the first day of this February.

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Commentary: A biased and deceitful interview

    I thought this interview for 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. of this Thursday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") about a member of the Senate of the United States originally from Mobile (named Jefferson (Jeff) Sessions) being confirmed for the position of "attorney general of the United States" (or lawyer for the federal government of the United States) was very biased toward him and very wrong about what all citizens of the state of Alabama were doing at the time it was conducted (I could assure you that not all of them were cheering about him).

    News for Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

    • The broadcast frequency for WABF-AM had no programming at various points between this past Tuesday (on the seventh day of this February) and this Wednesday (it had programming by the time of this writing).  
    • A message dated for the Sunday of the fifth day of this February attributed to one of its news presenters and news reporters at WALA-TV (Candace Murphy) suggesting that viewers of their local news programs keep their eyes "peeled" for more changes planned for those programs after the ones made to one of them the previous day (the Saturday of the fourth day of this February) was posted onto the "wall" of their official Facebook page by that Sunday.
    • The "preview" for the local news program that was set to appear 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 on the seventh day of this February ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had a transparent version of the ticker normally used in its broadcasts in recent times (the "preview" appeared on the channel about five minutes before the middle of the hour of 4:00 a.m.; the time the program began appearing on the channel).

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    News for Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

    • WKRG-TV, WALA-TV, WPMI-TV, and WEAR-TV each had special programming about a person suspected of killing four others persons being located in their local broadcast area in place of regular programming this past Monday (on the sixth day of this February) and earlier this Tuesday (such as broadcasts of live news conferences (on both days) and reports about the person suspected of the killings being found outside of their local broadcast area (earlier this Tuesday)).  
    • The members of the local news operation at WALA-TV who usually presented news for their local news programs for Monday through Friday nights in recent times were presenting news for the one they had in their programming this past Sunday night on the fifth day of this February (their names were Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon; as for the program, it was during a time period when they usually did not have local news programming in recent times (the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m.) due to their main broadcast channel having network programming later later than usual that day (including a football game named "The Super Bowl" and the first episode of a new dramatic TV program named "24 Legacy"). 

      Tuesday, February 7, 2017

      News for Monday, February 6th, 2017

      • A syndicated TV program about professional wrestling from the holding company (or "parent company") of WPMI-TV, WJTC-TV, WFGX-TV, and WEAR-TV that was usually only set to appear on the main broadcast channels for WJTC-TV, WFGX-TV, and WEAR-TV in recent times (named "Ring of Honor Wrestling") was set to appear on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV between the beginning of the second half of the hour of 11:00 p.m. this past Sunday and the beginning of the second half of the hour of 12:00 a.m. this Monday before having two of the three syndicated dramatic TV programs that were usually set to be part of its programming between the beginning of the second half of the hour of 11:00 p.m. and the second half of the hour of 2:00 a.m. between Sundays and Mondays in recent times between this past Sunday and this Monday ("CSI: Miami", "Blue Bloods"  were the names of the ones it had this Monday morning; "Leverage" was the name of the one it was usually set to have after them in recent times before this Monday). 

      Monday, February 6, 2017

      Commentary: A prediction, a review, and an enjoyable experience

      • I had a feeling that many folks in southwest Alabama (either with or without either cable TV service or satellite TV service) would have a lot of trouble trying to receive TV programming about a certain football game through antennas this Sunday due to the digital broadcast signal from the main transmitter of the the station set to have it (WALA-TV) being very tough to receive at a level of quality sufficient for stable or fair reception (there had been several reports on the Internet about this problem for many years).
      • I did not like the new graphics and music used on some of the local news programs for WALA-TV since this past Saturday (on the fourth day of this February). I thought the music sounded too dramatic and exciting for to be either enjoyable, memorable, or professional, and I thought the graphics did not suit their presentation overall. For example, I thought the logo used for those programs was too plain and too much like some of the previous logos used on the local news programs they have had since their broadcast operation became affiliated with the FOX Broadcast Company (by the year 1996). I wish they had kept going with the graphics and music normally used on their local news programs before this past Saturday until a point in time when replacing them may be necessary (such as a change in network affiliations).
      • I enjoyed the "marathon" of the TV program named "Mystery Science Theater 3000" from the TV programming service named Comet TV through one of the digital sub-channels for WFGX-TV this Sunday (I was not interested in the programming about the football game mentioned in the first paragraph; especially since my favorite professional football team was not set to be part of it), especially after having having discovered that Comet TV had the right to broadcast it on a regular basis within the past year and after having gone without any regular broadcasts of it since the last time the programming service formerly known as the the Sci-Fi Channel (it was renamed SyFy) had the right to broadcast it several years ago (I was still able to watch episodes of the program since then through video recordings and Internet video services.

      Sunday, February 5, 2017

      News for Saturday, February 4th, 2017

      • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Saturday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had certain digital graphics (such as a logo and some animated sequences) and music not normally used in their local news programming in recent times instead of the ones normally used for such programming before then.  
      • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV was set to have a syndicated episode of a network TV program with depictions of members of an actual professional football team expected to play in a championship football game this Sunday on the fifth day of this February during the second half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Saturday (the name of the program was "Family Guy"; the name of football team was the Patriots).

      Saturday, February 4, 2017

      News for Friday, February 3rd, 2017

      • According to the official Facebook pages for WABF-AM and WERM-AM, their programming feeds were swapped from their usual broadcast frequencies this past Wednesday on the first day of this February (the feed for WABF-AM was usually broadcast at 1220 kilocycles while the one for WERM-AM was usually broadcast at 1480 kilocycles before then). 
      • The programming feed for WABF-AM had an announcement about the news regarding their programming feed and the one for WERM-AM mentioned in the previous paragraph in some of its commercial breaks between this past Thursday on second day of this February (it was delivered by a former radio announcer for another radio station based in southwest Alabama that used to broadcast at 1480 kilocycles before them (the name of the announcer was Barry Silverman; the name of the former station for which he used to work was WABB-AM)). 
      • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Thursday (Bill Riales of "WKRG News 5 This Morning") used at least one part of its broadcast to promote a plan for their companion station (WFNA-TV) and their own station to have a special program titled "The Big Game Tailgate" on their main broadcast channels between then and this Sunday on the fifth day of this January (the channel for WFNA-TV was set to have it this Friday during the second half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. (it was usually set to have a comedic TV program named "The Andy Griffith Show" during that time period from Monday through Friday in recent times) while the one for WKRG-TV was set to have it this Saturday (on the fourth day of this February) during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. (it was usually set to have a syndicated program named "Today's Homeowner" in recent times)). 

      Thursday, February 2, 2017

      News for Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

      • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had a report about the owner of a radio station based in their local broadcast area (Clark Stewart of WHEP-AM in the city of Foley in southwest Alabama) on a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10") this Thursday.
      • A video about a report planned for one of the local news programs at WKRG-TV this Thursday was on the wall of their official Facebook page by this past Tuesday (they usually did not have videos like this one on the page by then* (it was originally on a Facebook page attributed to a member of their local news operation named Emily DeVoe)). 
      • A recording of a type of interview for the local news operation at WKRG-TV not usually uploaded onto either their official World Wide Web site or their official YouTube channel was uploaded onto the channel this past Tuesday on the thirty-first day of this past January (it was a promotional type of interview for one of their local news programs).**
      (*it had the voice of a professional announcer for their programming named Jeff Davis)

      (**they usually had this type of interview in a local news segment for their main broadcast channel during one of its breaks from having a new edition of a national news program from their main provider of network programming named "CBS This Morning" from Monday through Friday in recent times (the break it usually had during the last fives minutes of the first half of the hour of 8:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times was when it usually had this type of interview)).

        Wednesday, February 1, 2017

        News for Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

        • A former host for a radio program for Mississippi Public Broadcasting usually broadcast on Wednesdays named "Everyday Tech" was one of the guests in its broadcast for this Wednesday (the name of the host was Ashley Jefcoat; as for when it was broadcast this Wednesday, it was during the hour of 10:00 a.m. (its usual time period for being broadcast)).   
        (note: all times mentioned here reflect the Central time zone)

        Commentary: Some suggestions and a delightful thought

        • I enjoyed the thought of having seen two members of two different TV stations married to each other each host a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles on the same day* (I was referring to Joe Emer of the program named "Studio 10" for the main programming feed of WALA-TV and Katie Herrera of the one named "Gulf Coast Today" for the main programming feeds of WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV). 
        (*the Tuesday of the thirty-first day of January of this calendar year)