Friday, January 19, 2018

News for Thursday, January 18th, 2018

  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appeared to have had a video of one of the news presenters for the news operation at WKRG-TV (Devon Walsh) saying, "Tune in at noon this Friday for the doctor is in" while having a graphic of the name of a local news program it was set to have during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. (noon) from Monday through Friday in recent times (the name of the program was "WKRG News 5 at Noon").
  • 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. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) each had one of their news presenters saying, "Don't panic" while presenting reports of the state of Alabama being "under a state of emergency" due to certain weather.  
  • 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 sixteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had some audio for what appeared to had been some live video of one of its reporters (Mary Smith) speaking from a remote location at a volume lower than that of the audio of the video that preceded it before appearing to have a video of one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Ok, having a little bit of hard time hearing you there, Mary, but, uh, we're going to check in with you a little bit later, perhaps".
  • 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. on the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") appeared to have had live videos of one of its reporters (a weather reporter named Christina Andress) in a remote location (identified as "Bay Minette") discussing an "experiment" involving a "water bottle" at certain points (one of them appeared to had her saying, "So I'm here with photojournalist Arnell Hamilton; he came up with a great experiment for us to do since it's so incredibly cold out here. We have a sixteen-ounce water bottle. We're going to leave it on the ground. We're going to set a timer for it right now to see how long it takes for it to freeze and I'm sure it will be frozen well before the end of this newscast" before appearing to have her saying, "While we were out here -- when we first got out here about an hour ago, we started an experiment with this water bottle over here because we wanted to see how long it would take for it to freeze. Now it's not totally frozen yet, but definitely about give it about twenty percent frozen out, uh --  it took about an hour for it to get that way, but don't let that trick you because it's not totally frozen yet because I am totally frozen out here. All right, well, we'll keep you guys updated on the water bottle situation and for now reporting live from the courthouse square in Bay Minette, Christina Andress, News 5"))". 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

News for Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) saying, "And it was a living nightmare for the folks in Hawaii being told that a missile was just minutes away from knocking them out. Tonight we know more about the false alarm and the man who triggered it" and, "It was a mistake that caused more than a million people to think they were about to die: a look deeper into the false alarm in Hawaii; considering the nuclear standoff with North Korea, it's no wonder that some people panicked; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Canada today to keep up pressure on the communist state" before some of its breaks from appearing on the channel during that period of time that day whereas it had his appearing to say, "Well tonight we introduce you to some unsung heroes; the coast guard personnel who must keep the Hudson River cleared to ensure ship traffic can keep flowing through the dangerous ice flows. Why are they so important? FOX News senior correspond Rick Leventhal tells us more from on board the cutter on Penobscot Bay" after another ones of those breaks.  
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had local news programming at a hour in which it was usually usually set to have a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Studio 10" for the hour of 9:00 a.m.) this Wednesday (note #1: one of the hosts for the program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Joe Emer) was one of the news presenters for this news programming (note #2: the name of the program itself also part of this news programming (it was mentioned at least once by its other news presenter (Sarah Wall), as in when she was saying, "Just a reminder 'Studio 10 is back at the normal time tomorrow and then 'FOX 10 News' will be back tomorrow morning starting at 4:30. We're all back to normal as long as the weather is back to normal" (one of the weather reporters for the programming (Michael White) appeared to had said, "It'll be a lot normal than it was this morning, that's for sure" immediately afterwards))).    
  • The local news programming mentioned in in the paragraph above this one appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Joe Emer) saying this to one of its weather reporters (Adam Olivier): "Adam, kudos to you. You have been here a long time and you've done a great job this morning keeping everyone alerted to what's going on with the weather" (the weather reporter to whom he appeared to had been speaking said this afterwards: "I appreciate it -- I mean, this is our job, you know. We're here to protect everyone and sometimes it's fun that -- you know -- to see a little snow"). 
  • 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 Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had audio of its news presenter (Bob Grip) saying, "A real house of horrors in California" at the beginning of a report concerning a certain couple and some children of theirs (he was saying this immediately afterwards: "A couple in Riverside County, California is now under arrest accused of holding their thirteen adult and under-age children captive"). 
  • The local news program mentioned in the first paragraph near the top of this report had a video of a graphic with the following texts while having music often used in some of the local news programming it had involving videos related to reports of tragedies in recent times: "REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR." and "DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS; ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT. HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE; ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT."  
  • The local news programming mentioned in the second and third paragraphs from the top of this report had one of its weather reporters (the one named Michael White) saying, "Tonight the winds back off farther but we may have penguins floating about in the Mobile River with a temperature of sixteen and a wind chill between ten and fifteen degrees" while having some animation resembling a penguin on a piece of ice floating on water behind him.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

News for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Jason Smith) was said to had been at a place named "the National Weather Service in Mobile" for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for their broadcast operation during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") by its news presenter (Bob Grip) and the weather reporter his self while part of the program as it was appearing on the channel during that period of time that day. 
  • Some of the local news programming WKRG-TV had on their main broadcast channel between the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January and the Monday fifteenth day of this January had some members of their news operation referring to a certain Sunday for a certain month of February as "Super Bowl Sunday" while presenting reports of a plan for a certain Carnival society to hold a certain type of parade on this particular Sunday (for example: the news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the channel during the second half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January (Ashley Knight on "WKRG News 5 at 10").
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the second half of the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the fourteenth day of this January appeared to have had its news presenter (Lee Peck) saying, "An incredibly dangerous craze is dominating social media these days and you probably aren't going to believe it until you see it: it seems some teens are taking what's called the 'Tide pod challenge: putting laundry pods in their mouths and even biting down on them. Pafoua Yang explains" before having video of a report related to what he appeared to had been saying (note: there was no explanation as to whether the "Pafoua Yang" he had mentioned was a part of the news operation at WALA-TV or not on the program).   
  • 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. on the Monday of the fifteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Now through the end of February, we are bringing you a series of special reports for Black History Month. Tonight we're kicking things off with some of the hidden history of Doctor Martin Luther King's legacy. Teresa Smith introduces us to the Reverend Harold Middlebrook, a friend of Doctor King, who marched with him on his journey to justice and equality" immediately before having a video related to what she appeared to had been saying (note: there was no explanation as to whether the "Teresa Smith" she had mentioned was part of the news operation at WKRG-TV or not on the program).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 6:00 a.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m.) appeared to have had its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) saying, "We had a few snowflakes last night; about ten of them or so and, uh, some folks got a few pictures of them; pretty neat, but didn't really amount to a whole lot" for a part of it related to weather whereas the one that appeared on it during the hour of 7:00 a.m. that Saturday ("FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.) had the news presenter for both of them (Devan Coffaro) saying, "Go Knights, you know I got to say that because I'm a UCF alum" after presenting a report concerning a certain member of a certain entity named "UCF" (she had referred to the member as a "linebacker" named "Shaquem Griffin") afterwards (the program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 6:00 a.m. that day also had audio of her saying, "Go Knights" after presenting a similar report (with the exception of her saying, "Truly an amazing success story")).

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

News for Monday, January 15th, 2018

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m." and "FOX 10 News at 7:00 a.m.") appeared to have had their news presenter (Devan Coffaro) conducting interviews with a certain person (named Shirley Cunningham) concerning her life and a plan for a certain type of luncheon involving her (note: a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the channel on the Wednesday of the tenth day of this January ("Studio 10") had an interview with the same person related to the same plan). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10")* appeared to have had had some video of an automobile with a logo for WALA-TV for one of its reports whereas one of its other videos appeared to had been rebroadcast while having audio of its sports reporter (Robby Baker) saying, "And I know we all ready saw it, but I feel like that the people of Mobile need to see it again" afterwards (it also had audio of his saying this immediately afterwards: "Sixty-six-year-old owner of the Philadelphia Eagles Jeff Lurie, this is the best thing of the night, the moves, it's all in the hips, Ashley**. This is how you celebrate a playoff win").  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the thirteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) saying, "So tomorrow morning, sleep in, drink your coffee, let this stuff warm up before you head outside" after presenting a report of a "brisk breeze"; saying, "Make sure if you have to be outside that you are dressed in the warmest stuff you've got early tomorrow morning; if not, just sleep in, enjoy your coffee and -- it's Sunday morning -- just enjoy a cozy Sunday morning around the house" after presenting a prediction of certain temperatures, wind, and "wind chill" for the aforementioned Sunday; and saying, "So when you wake up tomorrow morning; like I said earlier hopefully you'd on Sunday you could just sleep on in. I'll be here tomorrow morning six to seven o'clock so you could check in with me and I'll give you what the exact temperature is and I expect them to be in the twenties. Pretty much widespread" immediately after saying, "Clear skies, north winds -- those north winds are going to be bringing down that cold air from up north; and look at Nashville right now, sitting at eighteen degrees, so obviously some very cold air just to our north that's going to help dip our temperatures tonight". 
(*the channel was not usually set to have it over that period of time before then (it had special programming (from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)***) related to the sport of football over the period of time in which it was usually set to have the news program on a daily basis before then (the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m.))  
(**the forename of the news presenter for the program (Ashley Knight))
(***the main provider of network programming for WKRG-TV)

Monday, January 15, 2018

News for Sunday, January 14th, 2018

  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV was set to have a movie named "A Knight's Tale" thirty minutes after a programming feed for a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service named BBC America was set to have the same movie on the Sunday of the fourteenth day of this January.  
  • 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 ("NBC 15 News at 5") had its news presenter (Andrea Ramey) presenting a report of an automobile hitting the top half of a certain building (a "two-story" building) with various inflections in her voice and her saying, "You'd think?" between some of its details. 
  • 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 audio of its news presenter (Chad Petri) saying, "Coming up in sports, the NFL playoffs underway and there were a couple of good games on last night; Did you see it. Did ya. If not, we've got a recap. Time now is 6:41 on this Sunday morning" immediately before one of its breaks from appearing on the channel during that period of time that day. 
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a local news program (named "WKRG News 5 at 5") during the last fifteen minutes of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Sunday after having special programming related to the sport of basketball from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) both when it was usually set to have such a program during that hour from Sunday through Friday in recent times (the first half of it) and when it was usually set to have a national news program from the same provider on Saturday and Sunday in recent times ("The CBS Weekend News").

Sunday, January 14, 2018

News for Saturday, January 13th, 2018

(note: the previous report for this weblog ("News for Friday, January 12th, 2018") was amended)
  • A Facebook page attributed to a company connected to a certain service for accessing video streams of certain news programs for certain TV stations had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Friday of the twelfth day of this January related to the local news operation at WALA-TV (the name of the service was NewsOn). 
  • 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. on the Friday of the twelfth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") appeared to have videos of various reporters with references to various TV stations related to WKRG-TV by ownership (WDHN-TV in the city of Webb in the state of Alabama; WZDX-TV in the city of Huntsville in the state of Alabama; WMBB-TV in the city of Panama City in the state of Florida with reports related to a certain ailment ("flu").*
  • 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 Thursday of the eleventh day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying, "Well, Mel**, if you wear a backpack, be careful what you put in it and where you leave it. Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had his backpack stolen Saturday at the Crimson Tide's team hotel in downtown Atlanta. He left his backpack in a room in a Marriott Marquee Saturday afternoon that he thought was secure. Turns out it wasn't; a thief took it, and listen to what was in it: cash, cell phones, a passport, and Alabama's game day game plan. Atlanta Police are now investigating and they are looking for this guy who was wearing Coach Dunbar's backpack. Some of the contents were later discovered in a hotel bathroom; so far no luck finding the thief. Alabama had a lousy first half against Georgia, but turned it around in the second half and stunned the dogs to win in overtime and score the school's seventeenth national championship. Now Coach Dunbar has been on Nick Saban's staff for two years. He's coached in the NFL for eleven seasons. Atlanta police might want to put Coach Dunbar on the case; he once served as a police officer in his home state of Louisiana in the mid nineties". 
(*WKRG-TV and the other stations were members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group as part of the aforementioned ownership)

(**this was the forename of one of the news presenters for the program (Mel Showers))

(***a World Wide Web site and a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV each appeared to have had messages related to what the reporter was saying dated for that Thursday) 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

News for Friday, January 12th, 2018 (amended)

(note: the fourth paragraph below this sentence was amended (the letter "a" was added between the words "had" and "live" and an asterisk and a parenthesis were added to near the end of it with) and a sentence with an asterisk was added below that paragraph) 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the tenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Lenise Ligon) saying, "A plus for one you tonight" before presenting a certain report for a part of it dedicated to news related to digital technology ("Daily Dot Com").  
  • 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 Thursday of the eleventh day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying this one of its news presenters (Mel Showers) "All right, Alabama's national championship parade set for Saturday at 2:00 in Tuscaloosa. It will start in front of Denny Chimes and it will work its way in front of your house in front of Mobile. No, actually, it's front of the walk of champions. 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the eleventh day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10") appeared to have had one of theirs news presenters (Lenise Ligon) introducing videos of certain reports without mentioning their narrators or whether they were for their own news operation or not (the first program appeared to have had her saying, "Here's more from that area" before one of the videos whereas the second program appeared to have had her saying, "Here's more from Atlanta" before the other video).  
  • A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had a live video of one of the news presenters for one of the local news programs at WKRG-TV (Bill Riales of "WKRG News 5 This Morning") saying this regarding a national news program from the main provider of network programming for WKRG-TV ("CBS This Morning" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) while part of the production of the local one this Friday: "When we're coming back on Monday, we'll have a whole different look toward the end of the show because we'll be bumping right up against 'CBS This Morning' " (the video also appeared to have had the other news presenter for the aforementioned news program for WKRG-TV (Jessica Taloney) saying this regarding the aforementioned statement immediately after it was said: "What that means for you is you're going to get--you're going to get more traffic, weather, and news in the last ten minutes of the show without a commercial break; and that's not ever been done before in south Alabama" (the news presenter named Bill Riales appeared to had made this statement immediately after the aforementioned statement the one named Jessica Taloney appeared to had said: "We would have unveiled that today had we known about it")).*
(*the statements were presented during the last ten minutes of the video)

Friday, January 12, 2018

News for Thursday, January 11th, 2018

  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV appeared to have had a video related to their news operation with audio of an announcement congratulating a certain entity for a certain championship and a statement claiming the operation was the only local station to have had live "coverage" of activities related to it.
  • One of the standard-definition cable TV channels in the cable TV system operated operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile usually had the main programming feed for the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV appear more vertical than that of its regular format by the Wednesday of the tenth day of this January in recent times before appearing having it appear in a cropped format by then.
  • 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. on the Wednesday of the tenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") appeared to have had some reporters (identified as "Chip Osowski" and "Ashley Liotus" by some captions of it on an Internet video stream) without any mention of whether they were members of the news operation at WKRG-TV or members of either another entity or two different entities.   
  • The local news program for the broadcast channel of the station mentioned in the paragraph above this one had one its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Kickoff for the Saints and Vikings is set for 3:40 Sunday afternoon and before the big game be sure to watch the Saints pre-game special on the Gulf Coast CW (a nickname for the main programming feed for WFNA-TV*). It airs at 1:30 Saturday afternoon" after having a video of a report by one of the reporters mentioned in that paragraph (the second one mentioned in it) concerning two groups of football players named the Saints and Vikings. 
  • 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 Wednesday of the tenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had audio one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying, "A mother loses everything but the clothes on her back in a devastating house fire. FOX 10 News is learning it's just one of thirty house fires this year where a space heater may be to blame" immediately before one of its breaks from appearing on the channel during that period of time before having his appearing to say, "A Mobile family lost everything they owned when a fuse box caught fire and destroyed a home on Glen Acres Drive" before not having him or any other person stating whether it related to what he was saying immediately before that break (note: it also had audio of his saying, "Since December 1st, Mobile Fire-Rescue have responded to more than thirty house fires. Many stemmed from space heaters and people leaving things on the stove unattended" afterwards).** 
(*WFNA-TV had the same ownership as the station for the broadcast channel that had the news program (they were members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group as part of that ownership)
(**a World Wide Web site connected to WALA-TV had a video and an article with details similar the reports presented by the news presenter). 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

News for Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Monday of the eighth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a video of a report concerning the news operation at WALA-TV and leaders of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama.  
  • A Facebook page attributed to a news reporter for the local news operation at WALA-TV named Devan Coffaro had a message attributed to her dated for the Tuesday of the ninth day of this January concerning a certain "franchise" for some of the local news programming it had in recent times (note: the page had a video related to the "franchise" beside the message (its player might start playing it if you were to access the part of the page with it and the message).
  • 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 Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had its news presenters (Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney) presenting reports of a World Wide Web site connected to them ("WKRG dot com") having "a new look" and that it was rebuilt "from the ground up" and "optimized for mobile*" (one of them had also said this afterwards: "more updates are on the way including a Mardi Gras page in the coming weeks"). 
  • The main broadcast channels for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV were usually set to have different types of programs during the hours when they were usually set to have a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles from Monday through Friday in recent times ("Gulf Coast Today" during the second halves of the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. respectively) from between the Monday of the twenty-fifth day of December for the previous calendar year (2017) and the Friday of the fifth day of this January (the channel for WPMI-TV had programs from their main provider of network programming (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) such as one one concerning a certain game of hockey and one concerning various lifestyles under the name "1st Look" along with some paid commercial programs ("infomercials") and extra segments for one of the local news programs it was usually set to have during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("NBC 15 News at Noon") whereas the channel for WJTC-TV had syndicated programs under names such as "The Simpsons" and "Judge Judy")
(*it was pronounced differently from the way it was usually pronounced in reference to the city in southwest Alabama in previous installments of the program and other local news programs for the channel in recent times (it was pronounced "mo-bul" rather than "mo-beel"))

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

News for Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

(note: the previous report for this weblog ("News for Monday, January 8th, 2018") was amended for clarity) 
  • The last part of 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 eighth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." ) appeared immediately after the part that preceded it (note: the parts were separated by a black image that lasted no more than one second).
  • 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 Monday of the eighth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a video of a news report with a narrator saying, "And before she goes, the first female superintendent of the school district has some advice for her successor, whoever that may be" and, "and roll tide roll" afterwards. 
  • 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Bill Riales) saying, "I got a quick correction for you: we will not be airing Governor Kay--Kay Ivey's state of the state address. That is on Alabama Public Television. They will be streaming that and broadcasting that live tonight at 6:30"after appearing to had said, "Governor Kay Ivey will deliver her first state of the state address. You can watch it here on--eh, right here on News 5 at 6:30" (note: the local news program mentioned in the paragraph above this one had one of its own news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Tomorrow Governor Kay Ivey will deliver her first state of the state address. You can catch it on PBS at 6:30" while having a graphic with the following texts: "STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS", "Tomorrow", "PBS", and "6:30PM").*   
  • 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 Monday of the eighth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had its news presenter (Devon Walsh) saying, "Well still to come: a national day many of us actually need. We'll show you how cleaning is now a nationally-celebrated day when we come back" before one of its breaks from appearing on the channel in that period of time that day before having audio of her saying, "All right, does your desk at home or work look like this? Oh my gosh, it's time to clean it up" before having its weather reporter (John Nodar) saying, "You know, mine used to; now I have to share a desk because it's a little clear. Anyway, it's National Clean Off Your Desk Day" immediately afterwards before  having her saying, "I'm just glad they didn't use video of my desk for this day", the weather reporter saying, "I've seen your desk" immediately afterwards, and her saying, " It's pretty bad" immediately afterwards.  
 (*the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV and WEIQ-TV (the Alabama Public Television station licensed to serve the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama) each appeared to have had video of a speech by the aforementioned Kay Ivey during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. (the video on the channel for WKRG-TV was part of a local news program named "WKRG News 5 at 6:30 p.m." whereas the video on the channel for WEIQ-TV was part of a special installment of a news program for Alabama Public Television named "Capitol Journal")

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

News for Monday, January 8th, 2018 (amended)

(note: the first paragraph below this sentence was amended for clarity)
  • The first part of the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Monday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared immediately after the last part of the one it had during the hour of 4:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m.") this Monday (note: the parts were separated by a black image that lasted no more than one second)
  • 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. on the Sunday of the seventh day of this January ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had audio of its news presenter (Chad Petri) referring to a member of the news operation at WKRG-TV that he and other members of the operation had usually called "Thomas Geboy" in some of the local news programming it had before then in recent times as "Tommy Geboy".
  • 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 Friday of the fifth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had an animated sequence it often had after having announcements of "breaking news" between previous installments of it after some of the opening sequences it often had in recent times before having one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) presenting a report of a certain lottery (this is what she was saying while doing so: "Breaking news coverage you can count on: the winning numbers to tonight's Mega Millions numbers are in") whereas the local news program that appeared on the channel for WALA-TV during the same period of time that day ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") did not have such a sequence before having one of its own news presenters (Lenise Ligon) presenting a similar report.
  • 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 sixth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "I was never good at math, so good luck with that lesson" after having a video of a report involving math before having audio of its sports reporter (Robby Baker) saying, "And remember if you're planning a trip up to Atlanta for tomorrow's* big game; plan accordingly, give your self some extra travel time; lots of added security for the championship game and with President Trump expected to attend the normal high traffic in Atlanta's down-town area is expected to be even worse on Monday" immediately after presenting a report related to plans to hold a game of football for a certain championship in a certain place named Atlanta on the Monday of the eighth day of this January. 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the sixth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had its news presenter (Steve Alexander Ozenovich) saying, "Someone woke up a lot richer today; must be nice, huh? The winning ticket for last night's Mega Millions jackpot was sold at a gas station in the Tampa area. That ticket, worth, oh, four hundred and fifty million dollar. Only one ticket matched all six numbers: twenty eight, thirty, thirty nine, fifty nine, seventy, with that Mega Ball of ten. The retailer gets a hundred thousand dollars bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, too. Not to bad. Now if you did miss out on the Mega Millions drawing, probably did, don't feel too bad because in less than an hour from now someone could become almost six hundred million dollars richer. FOX 10 News reporters caught up with some of you who bought tickets in Pensacola" before having a video of a report related to what he was saying (it also appeared to have had his saying, "New year, new you, new movies: some good ones will be making their debut on the silver screen this year. We're taking a look at some of them coming up on 'FOX 10 News' " before one of its breaks from appearing on the channel (it had a video of a certain report related to such movies afterwards)). 
(*this was not a typographical error)

Monday, January 8, 2018

News for Sunday, January 7th, 2018

  • 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 seventh day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had one of the members of the news operation at WALA-TV usually set to be a news presenter for installments of it for Monday through Friday in recent times (Bob Grip) instead of the one usually set to be its news presenter for installments of it for Sunday in recent times (Lee Peck).
  • 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 ("NBC 15 News at 5") appeared to have had the members of the news operation at WPMI-TV usually set to be the news presenters for installments of it for Monday through Friday in recent times (Kym (Thurman) Anderson and Greg Peterson) instead of the one usually set to be its news presenter for installments of it for Sunday during those times (Andrea Ramey).  
  • A Twitter page attributed to a radio host for WAVH-FM named Sean Sullivan had a message attributed to him dated for the Friday of the fifth day of this January concerning a TV and radio program named "Guerrilla Politics" and WAVH-FM itself (note: the program was part of a live audio feed on a World Wide Web site connected to WAVH-FM on the Saturday of the sixth day of this January in a period of time (during the second half of its hour of 11:00 a.m.) when it was usually set to have a program named "Midday Mobile Replay" on Saturday in recent times).*
  • The broadcast operation for WAVH-FM was usually set to have a series of news reports involving the name of a certain news service ("CBS News") broadcast within the first five minutes of the first and second halves of certain hours on a regular basis in recent times before having a series of news reports not involving the names of any news service within the first five minutes of certain hours on the Saturday of the fifth day of this January (one of the news presenters (or "anchors") for the series of news reports not involving the name of any news service had said, "I'm Ann Cates" for one of those series of reports (note: a World Wide Web site attributed to a news service named "Westwood One News" had a listing for an "anchor" named "Ann Cates")). 
  • 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. on the Saturday of the sixth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had audio of its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "We first told you about this as breaking news this morning" after presenting one of its reports without explaining what was meant by that statement and her mentioning a certain "Chris Renkel" and "Conan Gasque" without explaining who or what they were before having her appearing to interact with a person in what appeared to had been a remote location separate from hers identified as "Conan Gasque" in a digital box while having her in a separate digital box (note: the local news program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 10:00 p.m. that Saturday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had a video of a report involving the person identified as "Conan Gasque" without any other information attributed to him besides that name (the person appeared to had said, "In Atlanta, Conan Gasque, now back to the studio" near the end of it)).** 
(*one of the hosts for the program had used the last few seconds of it to welcome "new listeners" of it in places referenced as "Mobile" and "Birmingham")

(**update for Monday, January 9th, 2018: 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 Monday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had a news presenter of its own (Jessica Taloney) referring to a "Conan Gasque" of a "sister station" of WKRG-TV before having a video of another report involving the person identified by that name (note: the person appeared to had been holding a microphone with part of the name of a station related to WKRG-TV ("WIAT" for WIAT-TV in the city of Birmingham in the state of Alabama) while saying, "In Atlanta, Conan Gasque, now back to the studio" near the end of it***)).

(***WKRG-TV and WIAT-TV were members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

News for Saturday, January 6th, 2018

  • 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 Friday of the fifth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its news presenters (Mel Showers) saying, "Back in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras" before saying when a certain type of parade could happen in this place after presenting a report of a celebration related to this "Mardi Gras" (a "Carnival" celebration) having occurred somewhere other than this place that day.*
  • 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 Wednesday of the third day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had one of its weather reporters (Jason Smith) saying, "Here's where we stand now, most spots are below freezing all ready so the heaters [are] probably running in your house right now, they'll probably run all night, and our energy bills are going to take quite a hit this week because more cold air is with us again for tomorrow night and it's not over with til the weekend" after presenting one of its weather reports.  
  • 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. on the Friday of the fifth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had some digital graphics related to Carnival (such as masks and certain decorations) and weather (such as temperatures) and its weather reporter (John Nodar) appearing to react to them while presenting a report related to weather: "The radar is absolutely quiet and there's a Fat Tuesday forecast. Wow, that's--that's incredible. Mardi Gras coming really early this year. Let's see if I can hand crack this computer and get it straighten out, but I will tell you we do have a weekend warm up on the way. We'll tell you in a moment right here on 'News 5' ".**
  • 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 news presenter (Chad Petri) saying this regarding a certain station related to them due by ownership "Today you can catch a special on the New Orleans Saints and their potential play-off run. It is called 'Saints March Through the Playoffs: A Geaux Nation Sports Special'. That will be on at 1:30 on our sister station the Gulf Coast CW (a nickname for WFNA-TV)" (note: the local news program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Friday of the fifth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) presenting a similar report related to the station after presenting a report related to the aforementioned "Saints" (concerning a plan for a game of football involving them) and his saying, "Go Saints" afterwards).*** 
(*the phrases "Fat Tuesday" and "Mardi Gras" (French words for "Fat Tuesday") were often used in describing the last days of Carnival seasons in recent times). 
(**the graphics included texts such as "Fat Tuesday Forecast"; "KOR/CC", "12:30 PM", "Humid" appearing together from top to bottom; "MAMGA", "2:00 PM", and "Warm" appearing together from top to bottom; and "OOM", "6:00 PM", and "Breezy" appearing from top to bottom)

(***their ownership included being part of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

News for Friday, January 5th, 2018

  • 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 Friday ("Studio 10") appeared to have had an interview with a person who did various announcements for various advertisements for various TV and radio stations in southwest Alabama (named Barry Silverman).
  • 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 fourth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had a member of the news operation at WALA-TV (Sarah Wall) thanking and acknowledging certain entities for being part of a certain project that she and other members of the operation had promoted in some of the local news programming it had since the month of November for the previous calendar year named "10 Caring Gifts"
  • 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. on the Thursday of the fourth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had at least one of its news presenters (Jessica Taloney) referring to a TV station with the same owners as theirs as their"sister station in Hampton, Virginia" (without any mention of its name) while appearing to introduce a video of a report by one of its members (the words "Rico Bush" were displayed over the member in the video).* 
  • 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 fourth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Lenise Ligon) introducing a certain reporter as being that of a "sister station" of theirs (without mentioning the name of it) before appearing to have her and its other news presenter (Bob Grip) in a box interacting with the reporter in a separate box (a graphic with the words "Courtney Zieller" appeared over the video of the reporter it had outside of box that had her).** 
  • 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 fourth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying this regarding a certain video of a certain news report before having the video itself immediately after his doing so: "What amounts to a winter hurricane is pounding the east coast, bringing with it high winds and flooding compounded by low temperatures. One low-line area that is being hit is Plymouth, Massachusetts, [that is] south of Boston. Well FOX 10 special correspondent, and my niece, Katie Perkins is on the scene: she sent me this video about what it was like".***
    (*a World Wide Web site attributed to a TV station with the same owners as WKRG-TV located in the state of Virginia named WAVY-TV appeared to have a had a profile of a reporter for its news operation named "Rico Bush" on this Thursday)

    (**a World Wide Web site attributed to a TV station with the same owners as WALA-TV located in the state of Connecticut named WFSB-TV appeared to have had a profile of a reporter for its news operation named "Courtney Zieller" on this Thursday)

    (***the local news program that appeared on the channel during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the aforementioned Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") on the aforementioned Thursday appeared to have had the same video immediately after having the same news presenter appearing to present a similar statement related to it)

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    News for Thursday, January 4th, 2018

    (note: the previous report for this weblog ("News for Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018") was amended)
    • A Facebook page attributed to a member of the House of Representatives of the United States named Bradley Byrne appeared to have had some recordings of some local TV programs for WALA-TV and WKRG-TV and a recording of a local radio program for WNTM-AM with some messages pertaining to them and his self dated from between the Tuesday of the second day of this January and the Wednesday of the third day of this January.** 
    • 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 second day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had audio of one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "All ready Mobile has its first homicide of the year; what we know about the victim and the two crime scenes" between two animated sequences often used to begin installments of it in recent times. 
    • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV was usually set to have no break between having the last segment of the local news program that was usually set to be part of its programming during the hour of 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") and the first segment of TV program mentioned near the top of this report from Monday through Friday in recent times before this calendar week (it had such a break on the Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (the second and third days of this January).
    • 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. on the Wednesday of the third day of this January ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had one of its news reporters (Katarina Luketich) saying, "It is cold, Bill and Jessica***; not quite as cold as yesterday, but my [nose is] still cold, still turning into Rudolph out here, all though we are still trying to thaw out a little bit" while doing what appeared to had been a live report from a remote location. 
    (*you might be able to access a recording of the installment of the program that appeared on the channel this Thursday through this hyperlink)
    (**the Facebook page had a similar message attributed to him dated for the same period of time pertaining to his self and another local radio station (WAVH-FM) with the exception of it not having a recording of the installment of the radio program for the station that had him beside it ("Midday Mobile"))
    (**"Bill" and "Jessica" were the forenames of the news presenters for the program (Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney))

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

    News for Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 (amended)

    (note: the fourth and fifth paragraphs below this sentence were amended)
    • A Facebook page attributed to a company based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named Sign Pro had some images attributed to its administration of some automobiles with some past and present logos for WPMI-TV with a message related to WPMI-TV dated for the Tuesday of the second day of this January.  
    • 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 Noon") appeared to have had a person mentioning some nicknames for WALA-TV ("FOX 10") and WKRG-TV ("News 5") for what appeared to had been a live interview conducted by one of its news reporters (Ashley Knight) in what appeared to had been a remote location.
    • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles  ("Studio 10" for WALA-TV) appeared to have had some compilations of various videos of its hosts (Joe Emer and Chasity Byrd) in its installments for the hour of 9:00 a.m. both this Wednesday and the Tuesday of the second day of this January (note: the installment of the the program that appeared on the channel for the aforementioned Tuesday was not hosted by them (the names of their hosts were Matt Barrentine and Asha Staples)).
    • 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 Monday of the first day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Devon Walsh) saying, "News 5's Hayley Minogue and photojournalist Arnell Hamilton bring us the story of some really crazy people" before having one of the reports it had in videos not involving her or its other news presenter (Peter Albrecht); one of its news reporters (Mary Smith) saying, "Interesting note here: there was a fire back here on Christmas in Seven Hills just a week ago and now here we are on New Year's Day another fire so some bad luck around the holidays here in Seven Hills" in what appeared to had been a live report from a remote location; and a sports reporter (Robby Baker) saying this in reference to certain "field goals" for a game of football after referring to them as the "ugliest" he had ever seen: "Because of TV rights restrictions, I unfortunately cannot show them to you right now, but you could use the Google machine and see them for yourself".**
    (**the aforementioned news presenters were not its regular news presenters (the one named Peter Albrecht was usually one of its news reporters in recent times whereas both he and the one named Devon Walsh were usually set to be the news presenters for installments of a separate local news program for the channel on calendar days other than Saturday and Sunday in recent times ("WKRG News 5 at 5" (it was usually set to be part of its programming during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. on those days in addition to Saturday)))

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    News for Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

    • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had no break between having the last segment of the local news program it had during the hour of 8:00 a.m. and the first segment of the local entertainment and lifestyles program it had during the hour of 9:00 a.m. this Tuesday (the names of those programs were "FOX 10 News at 8:00 a.m." and "Studio 10").* 
    • 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 Monday of the first day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Lee Peck**) saying, "Because we're stupid, I like that" after having video of a report involving a person saying, "Cause we're stupid".
    • 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had one of its news reporters (Katarina Luketich) saying, "Pizza, that's how I celebrate anything, so I can't blame him" after presenting a report of how a certain coach (named Nick Saban) celebrated a certain game of football involving a team with whom he was associated (the football team for the University of Alabama).
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Monday of the first day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Lee Peck***) referring to a member of the news operation at WALA-TV (named Devan Coffaro) usually called a "news reporter" in some of the local news programming it had in recent times as a "sports reporter" whereas some captions for an Internet video stream of the program appeared to had referred to the reporter by what she was usually called.  
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV on the Monday of the first day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had an animated sequence often used for announcements of "breaking news" between previous installments of it (and other local news programs for the channel in recent times) after the animated sequences often used to begin them in recent times with the exception of the one for the reports related to weather they had before them during those times instead of either one of them or even the one with audio of an announcer saying, "From WKRG News 5, the gulf coast's news leader: breaking news now" used in place of them in certain installments of it during those times. 
    (*update for Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018: the channel had a break between the installments of those programs it had during those same periods of time this Wednesday)
    (**he was not a regular news presenter for it)
    (***he was not a regular news present for installments of it for calendar days other than Sunday in recent times)

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    News for Monday, January 1st, 2018

    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the thirtieth day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Devan Coffaro) using the word "our" in reference to a certain bureau while appearing to introduce a video of its reports (this is what she was saying: "FOX's Garrett Tenney has more from our Washington bureau").  
    • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV appeared to have a recording of a special program from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) described as "live" during the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the thirty-first day of December for the previous calendar year and the first half of the hour of 12:00 a.m. for this Monday (the name of it was "Fox's New Year's Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square"). 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 12:00 p.m. this Monday ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") appeared to have had live video of a person using the word "hell" in a profane way while being interviewed by a news reporter (named Hayley Minogue) for the local news operation at WKRG-TV for what appeared to had been a live report from a remote location concerning a certain type of event* (he was saying, "Hell no!" in response to a question of whether he would think of doing a certain act again before saying, "Yeah, I'll do it again. It was awesome" one second awards). 
    • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV sometime between the beginning of the hour of 10:00 p.m. and the end of the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the thirty-first day of December for the previous calendar year ("WKRG News 5 at 10" in the year 2017) had its news presenter (Ashley Knight) asking, "Well wouldn't it be great if the government just called you up and said they were giving you thousands of dollars and you didn't have to pay it back" before having her saying, "Well it sounds a lot like the latest scam going around the port city. I spoke with one woman who was the target of the scam and wants to warn others" before having video of a report with a narrative similar to what she was saying whereas the the local news program that appeared on it this 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 its news presenters (Bill Riales) saying, "We ring in the new year with a scam buster warning: beware of callers saying you have thousands of dollars coming to you from the federal government. News 5's Ashley Knight spoke with one woman who was a target of a scam and wants to warn others" before having the same video. 
    (*the video had the words "POLAR BEAR DIP" in some of its graphics)

    Monday, January 1, 2018

    News for Sunday, December 31st, 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 Friday of the twenty-ninth day of this December ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had its news presenter (Bob Grip) asking, "Is money the root of all evil?" before saying, "Well it certainly posed a lot of temptation for one woman. We'll tell you what she's accused of doing" before 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. on the Saturday of the thirtieth day of this December ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "Since we live in the south, we're not used to having to think about certain things like making sure your home is ready for the cold weather" before having some video related to what she was saying.
    • 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 thirtieth day of December ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had its weather reporter (Thomas Geboy) saying, "Let's get into the meat of this forecast" before saying, "Tomorrow at seven o'clock, the temperature forecast, temperatures in the low forties" for one of its weather reports (note: a map with text of "7:00 AM" appeared behind him as he was saying "seven o'clock"). 
    • 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 Saturday of the thirtieth day of this December ("NBC 15 News [at 5 p.m.]") had its regular news presenter for installments of it for Saturday in recent times (Lance Crawford) appearing to do a report related to sports (note: he was also a sports reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV) from a remote location (identified as "New Orleans") whereas one of the news reporters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Nicole Fierro) appeared to had been presenting news in place of him.
    • A local radio program dedicated to discussing news and public affairs ( "In Touch Gulf Coast" for WDLT-FM, WBLX-FM, and WABD-FM) had its host (Beverly McDowell) discussing the idea of hearing the program more than once through one of the radio stations set to have it in their programming feeds this Sunday (or "thirty minutes later" as she put it) to a guest of hers as part of an installment of it broadcast by at least one of those stations this Sunday* (for example, she had referred to the stations set to have it this Sunday as "one-hundred thousand watt sister stations**" while doing so (she had also said, "It takes three and a half times for the [intended] listener to comprehend the [intended] information" while doing so)).
    (*a programming feed attributed WBLX-FM all ready had this installment of the program while a programming feed attributed to WDLT-FM still had it).
    (**WDLT-FM, WBLX-FM, and WABD-FM were related to each other due to their being members of a holding company named Cumulus Media)