Wednesday, January 31, 2018

News for Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 (amended)

(note: the second paragraph below this one was amended for clarity, accuracy, and an hyperlink to some video related to it) 
  • 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 Monday of the twenty-ninth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m." respectively) mainly had reports and discussions of a fire involving two automobiles (note: a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had live video of the second program mentioned with some of those reports). 
  • 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 Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 5") appeared to have had one of its reporters (a news reporter named Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) and its news presenters (Peter Albrecht and Devon Walsh) discussing ideas to make certain parts of the state of Florida (including parts of it in their local broadcast area) part of the Eastern time zone like the rest of it (note: a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had video of most of the discussion).
  • 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 twenty-ninth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") appeared to have had live video of a reporter for the news operation at WKRG-TV (Katarina Luketich) in a remote location saying a certain Jonah Neal had said, "F (or "eff") the court system" whereas a World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had an article of a report related to what she was saying posted earlier that day (and updated afterwards) in which this Jonah Neal was described as having said, "F**K the court system".  
  • A Facebook page attributed to a business in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama with named Mobile Bay Coins & Jewelry appeared to have had certain messages attributed to its administration dated for this Tuesday pertaining to a plan to host a local (weekly) radio program related to the business ("Two Guys and Some Change" for WAVH-FM) for a period of time earlier than the one usually listed as its period of time on a World Wide Web site attributed to the station for which it was produced in recent times (the period of time for which it was usually listed by the aforementioned site was "8-9PM"; as for the period of time for which it was listed by the aforementioned Facebook page: "6 PM - 7 PM").*
  • 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 Tuesday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying, "A breaking news exclusive" before having its other news presenter (Lenise Ligon) saying, "Today a judge granting a trial in FOX 10's lawsuit against the city of Mobile seeking the release of police body camera video that showed a controversial officer-involved incident" and one of its reporters (Kati Weis) introducing a video of a report related to what he was saying immediately afterwards (note: the name "FOX 10" was often used as a nickname for the news operation at WALA-TV and WALA-TV in general in some of the local news programming they had in recent times) .
  • 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 twenty-ninth day of this January had audio of one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying a certain Robert Brazile "certainly deserves to be in the hall of fame" after saying, "Hopefully he'll be coming home with a hall a fame status" after telling one of its news presenters (Peter Albrecht"), "I don't know if you follow this thing, but when they have the nominees and the finals for the hall of fame, they put them in a hotel room after the committee meets. The guys that make it, they go down the hallway and knock on that door" and the news presenter saying, "They get that knock on that door and we'll be hoping that Robert will be hearing that on Saturday" afterwards. 
(*the broadcast frequency for WAVH-FM had special programming related to sports after the hour of 6:00 p.m. this Tuesday)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

News for Monday, January 29th, 2018

(note: a quotation in a paragraph concerning WHEP-AM in a previous report for this weblog titled "News for Friday, January 26th, 2017" was corrected (it involved brackets and the words "in" and "as" in a sentence involving the word "Washington")) 
  • The broadcast frequency of an FM radio translator (named W262BL-FX) for one of the HD Radio channels for WMXC-FM ("HD2") had programming that was not being advertised in accordance with how it was usually advertised before this January in recent times this Monday (it usually had programming advertised as "100.3 the Beat" and "107.3 The Beat"* before this January; as for how its programming was advertised this Monday, it was being advertised as "Hallelujah 100.3"). 
  • 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 twenty-second day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying, "The government reopens tomorrow after a three-day shutdown. Is this really the end or did lawmakers just press the hold button? We have the full report after this" before one of its breaks from appearing on the channel in that period of time that day. 
  • 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 twenty-fourth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had a group of monitors each displaying parts of an image involving an animated timer clock, a certain person above some text of "VERNON MADISON", and some text of "EXECUTION" near the top of it while having audio of its news presenter (Lenise Ligon) saying, "Time is running out tonight for a convicted cop killer who has been on Alabama's death row for more than three decades; Vernon Madison set to be executed in less than twenty-one hours".**
  • 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 Wednesday of the twenty-fourth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had audio of its news presenter (Devon Walsh) referring to a certain person only by the first name she had attributed to her ("Oprah") after initially referring to her by both of the names she had used in reference to her ("Oprah" and "Winfrey") for a report concerning her (note: the local news programming for the channel before then in recent times usually had news reporters and news presenters such as the one named Devon Walsh referring to certain persons for certain reports only by the last names they had initially attributed to them after initially referring to them).  
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:30 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the twenty-fifth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) had their sports reporter (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) complimenting a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service named the NFL Network for some "coverage" of theirs related to some plans to hold a certain type of game of football (a "Senior Bowl" game) in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama on the Saturday of ten twenty-seventh day of this January along with "coverage" of  the city itself (for example, the second program mentioned had his saying the coverage was "outstanding" and putting Mobile "in a good light".
(*the programming had been advertised as "107.3 The Beat" after being added to the broadcast frequency of WRGV-FM in the month of December for the previous calendar year (2017))

(**updates pertaining to what she was saying)

Monday, January 29, 2018

News for Sunday, January 28th, 2018

(note: the previous report for this weblog ("News for Saturday, January 27th, 2018") was amended)
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WPMI-TV appeared to have had an article dated for the Friday of the twenty-sixth day of this January with details of a plan for WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV* to have special TV programming related to parades between the Thursday of the first day of the month of February for this calendar year and the Tuesday of the thirteenth day of the same month (note: 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 twenty-seventh day of this January ("NBC 15 News [at 5]") appeared to have its news presenter (Zora Ethel Asberry) presenting a related to the plan).
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the twenty-fifth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) each had a video of a report concerning a person described as their "athlete of the week" (note: some of the local news programming for the channel during the previous calendar week had videos of similar reports).
  • The second local news program for WKRG-TV mentioned in the paragraph above this one for this report had audio of one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) speaking of having told a certain Baker Mayfield that he had voted for him for (or "in") a certain type of vote ("the Heisman Trophy vote") and of this Baker Mayfield saying, "Take a selfie" in response to what he was regarding that vote. 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the twenty-fifth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had a live video of one of its reporters (Lee Peck) speaking of having been chosen to be part of a plan to "execute" (kill) a certain person that day. 
(*WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV were released to each other due to their being members of a holding company named the Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

News for Saturday, January 27th, 2018 (amended)

(note: the fourth paragraph below this message was amended for clarity (specifically the part of it regarding a certain Twitter page) and the word "be" was added between the words "and" and "sure" in the fifth paragraph paragraph below this one) 
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV appeared to have had a video of a member of the news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) using his voice to invite viewers of theirs to the idea of touring the state of Alaska with him between the Tuesday of the twenty-first day of the month of August for this calendar year and the Friday of the second day of September for this calendar year between some of the programs it usually had in recent times earlier this calendar week (note: a World Wide Web site attributed to WALA-TV had a hyperlink ("FOX10 Cruise with Bob") to a site with details related to what he was saying). 
  • A World Wide Web site related to the holding company for WALA-TV (the Meredith Corporation) appeared to have had an advertisement (dated for this calendar week) for a position categorized as being located in "Alabama-Mobile" described as that of an "Anchor / Reporter" (note: some of the local news programming WALA-TV had on their main broadcast channel earlier this January had reports of the member of the news operation at WALA-TV usually described as an "anchor" for the operation in recent times mentioned in the paragraph above this one being set to retire from the operation at the end of the month of January for the next calendar year (2019)). 
  • 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 twenty-sixth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had one of its reporters (specifically a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying this after presenting a report of a "practice flyover" for a certain type of game of football planned for the city of Mobile for this Saturday (a "Senior Bowl" game): "Again the game kicking off at 1:30; I'll be doing the color commentary on the radio along with Lee Shirvanian on one-oh-five-point-five (105.5) WNSP", one of its news presenters (Mel Showers), saying, "And I'll just tune in to that", the reporter saying, "We'll say 'hey' to you" immediately afterwards, and the news presenter saying, "Yeah, right, thank you Randy. We'll be back with more in just a moment" immediately afterwards.
  • 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. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Friday of the twenty-sixth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.", "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.", and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") each appeared to have had a member of the news operation at WALA-TV not listed as a member of the operation on a World Wide Web site attributed to it (Shelby Myers) appearing as one of their news presenters in place of a certain member listed on the page who usually appeared as one of their news presenters in previous installments of them in recent times (Bob Grip) (note: A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had live video of the member not listed on the page with the other member of the operation listed on the page who was usually one of their news presenters in previous installments of them in recent times (Lenise Ligon) on the aforementioned Friday whereas a Twitter page attributed to the member not listed on the other page appeared to have had a description of her in regards to her positions at WALA-TV ("investigative reporter and weekend nightly anchor for FOX10 WALA")).
  • The local news program for WKRG-TV mentioned in the second paragraph below the note near the top of this report appeared to have had the news presenter for it mentioned in that paragraph saying, "This Sunday the sixtieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place right here on News 5 and CBS. The four-and-a-half-hour program begins at 5:30 and be sure to stay tuned after the awards for Rose Ann Haven, Randy Patrick, and Alan Sealls for News 5 at 10 o'clock. I'll be here, too." (the local news program that appeared on the channel during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. on the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. earlier that day ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") appeared to have had its news presenter (Bill Riales) making a similar statement: "And this weekend, the sixtieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place right here on News 5 and CBS. The four-and-a-half-hour program begins at 5:30 with live coverage from the red carpet and this year as you just saw James Corden of 'The Late Late Show' will host the event -- full, [for] a big full list of performers and nominees, you can visit, wha--our Web site, WKRG dot com (WKRG.com) to find out who's been nominated. Be sure to stay tuned after the awards for Mel, Rose Ann, Randy, and Alan. They'll be in for News 5 at 10 o'clock on Sunday" (note: A Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had an image related to what the news presenters were saying (both of the programs with the presenters appeared to have had an image similar to the one of the page while having the presenters presented the aforementioned statements attributed to them shortly after they had started presenting them)).
(update for Monday, January 29th, 2018: the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV after the special programming it had regarding the type of awards ceremony mentioned in the statements attributed to the news presenters mentioned in the paragraph above this one on the Sunday of the twenty-eighth day of this January did not have the presenter named Mel Showers).

Friday, January 26, 2018

News for Friday, January 26th, 2018

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the twenty-third day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have had a video of a certain report involving a former sports reporter for the news operation at WALA-TV (Rob Lehocky).  
  • 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 Tuesday of the twenty-third day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m") had its news presenters (Lee Peck* and Lenise Ligon) discussing a movie made in the cities of Mobile and Fairhope in southwest Alabama named "Get Out" after presenting news of it being nominated for awards.   
  • 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. on the Tuesday of the twenty-third day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." respectively) each appeared to have a video of a report concerning a tour involving a certain member of the news operation at WALA-TV (Matt Barrentine) and a certain school in their local broadcast area. 
  • 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 twenty-fourth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had its news presenter (Lenise Ligon) saying, "FOX 10 News is committed to our local communities and today congressman Bradley Byrne hosted several town-hall meetings to hear from you, your concerns about what's going on in Washington,  and you've probably noticed that my co-anchor, Bob Grip, isn't here; that's because he was with the congressman as he canvassed the area. Check it out" before having a video of what appeared to had been the "co-anchor" and the "congressman" she appeared to had been referencing.
  • A certain radio program on an Internet audio stream attributed to WHEP-AM (named "America's 1st News") was usually interrupted by audio of a certain song ("The Star-Spangled Banner") during the last two minutes of the hour of 5:00 a.m. on a daily basis earlier this calendar week (note: the stream usually had two separate announcements related to WHEP-AM immediately after having audio of the song during that period of day on the same basis earlier this calendar week (such as "Good morning, everybody, this is Radio Baldwin County, Alabama, WHEP thirteen ten (1310) AM, Foley, Alabama signing on the air for another day's broadcast service for southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. WHEP broadcasts on a frequency of thirteen hundred ten kilocycles as authorized by the Federal Communications Commission [in] Washington D. C. Now stay tuned for the six o'clock news" and, "Radio Baldwin WHEP thirteen ten (1310), Foley, Alabama..." in regards to this Friday"). 
(*he was not a regular news presenter for the program (the one named Bob Grip was)) 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

News for Thursday, January 25th, 2018 (amended)

(note: the paragraph regarding the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV was amended)
  • A certain installment of a national TV program named "Lone Star Law" (for a national cable TV and satellite TV programming service named Animal Planet) appeared to have had audio and video of a weather reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (the installment was named "Thousand Year Flood"; the name of the reporter was Alan Sealls).  
  • A Facebook page attributed to some syndicated TV and radio programs based in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named "Today's Homeowner" appeared to have had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Saturday of the twentieth day of this January regarding the radio program and WHEP-AM (note: a World Wide Web site attributed to the programs appeared to have had WHEP-AM listed as a station affiliated with the radio one). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the twenty-second day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." appeared to have had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) saying, "This year's flu season is miserable" immediately before having its other news presenter (Lenise Ligon), "In fact, Mississippi just reported its first pediatric flu death of the year. We'll tell you about flu deaths in Alabama; that'll be next on 'FOX 10 News' ". 
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday of the twenty-third day of this January ("Studio 10") appeared to have had its hosts (Chasity Byrd and Joe Emer) promoting a contest for a certain publication produced by the holding (or "parent") company for WALA-TV (note: the host named Chasity Byrd appeared to had said this in reference to the publication and the holding company: publication: "Midwest Living is produced by our parent company, the Meredith Corporation).

News for Wednesday, January 24th, 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 Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Lenise Ligon) saying, "The parents who tortured and held their thirteen children captive have officially been charged for their unspeakable crimes. Tonight we're learning new details of their life inside a house of horror. Jonathan Hunt with the story" immediately before having a video of a report involving the words "house of horror" and"virtual prison" without having any mention as to whether the "Jonathan Hunt" she had mentioned was a member of the news operation for WALA-TV or not. 
  • 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 twentieth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a video with some graphics involving texts such as "RIGHT NOW", "It Feels Great Outside!", and "WE'RE TRACKING RAIN FOR THE WORK WEEK", and "LIVE" while having audio of its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "Welcome back to 'News 5 at 10': the gulf coast's news leader. The cold is finally out of our area, but rain will be making her return before long. Meteorologist Thomas Geboy will have your full forecast in just a few minutes" immediately after one of its breaks from appearing on the channel in that period of time that day.  
  • 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 nineteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had its weather reporter (Alan Sealls) saying, "As we end our episodes of as the ice melts" while having an image involving texts of "AS THE ICE MELTS" (this is what he appeared to had been saying by the time it had this graphic: "So this will be our last night with a potential freeze; maybe a little bit a black ice inland, so still be careful, but look at that trend: from the mid thirties when the rooster crows to the low sixties by the afternoon, that will be something to crow about as we end our episodes of as the ice melts. GulfQuest maritime museum; that same ice I was talking about yesterday, still there today, bit by bit, though, dripping away, and unlike yesterday it's not going to freeze tonight; at least at that location).

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

News for Tuesday, January 23rd, 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 Sunday of the twenty-second day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had a graphic with letters resembling the words "TERROR ALERT" appearing beside its news presenter (Ashley Knight) as she was presenting a report not involving them. 
  • 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 twenty-second day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its news presenters (Mel Showers) saying, "News 5's Peter Albrecht joins us from the alert center" before having video of a person identified by some of its graphics as "Peter Albrecht" standing beside a monitor with text forming the words "ALERT Center".
  • 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 twenty-second day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had some of its graphics and one of its news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) referring to four of its subjects as "breaking news" before its first break from appearing on the channel during that period of time that day (the part of it appeared during the first fifteen minutes of that period of time). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had an announcement regarding a local TV program named "SouthFit TV" being part of its programming for the first and second halves of the hour of 5:00 a.m. of Sunday on a regular basis between some of the programs it had this Tuesday (note: the channel was usually set to have a local TV program named "Rise & Shine" during the second half of that hour on Sunday on a regular basis prior to this January in recent times (it usually appeared to have had the program named "SouthFit TV" in place of it during that period of time every Sunday since the beginning of this January)). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV had an animated sequence often used to open installments of a national news program (from the main provider of network programming for WEAR-TV (the American Broadcasting Company (ABC)) named "World News Now" provided to them between the calendar years 2001 and 2004 with audio of an announcer saying, "We now join World News Now' all ready in progress" before having the program itself immediately afterwards during the second half of the hour of 2:00 a.m. on the Monday of the twenty-second day of this January (or by the seventh minute of the second half of that hour that day).*
  • 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 Friday of the nineteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") appeared to have had its news presenter (Devon Walsh) conducting an interview with a certain person regarding teeth for a part of it dedicated to topics related to health (named "The Doctor Is In") whereas a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had live video of the news presenter conducting another interview with the same person during the second half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. that day (note: the local news program that appeared on the channel during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") had one of its own news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) presenting a report related to the page having what appeared to had been live video of her conducting an interview with a certain other person regarding a certain ailment (a World Wide Web site attributed to WKRG-TV had an article related to the video named "The Doctor is In: Dr. Bindon answers your flu questions")).  
(*during the time in which the sequence was often used to open those installments, the channel often had an animated sequence often used to open installments of it provided before the calendar year 2001 immediately before having it)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

News for Monday, January 22nd, 2018

(note of clarification: some recent paragraphs for this weblog regarding the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV appearing to have had either the first or last segments of certain installments of certain programs  immediately after having either the last segments of other such programs or the penultimate (or second/next-to-land) segments of their own installments (with black images between them) were based on personal viewings of an Internet video stream for them rather than the channel itself (the reports were amended to reflect the fact that the channel itself may or may not have had the segments the same way in which they appeared on the stream) 
  • 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 twentieth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had a video of a report concerning one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) and a certain parade involving him (note: the narrator of the report (Shelby Myers) had referred to him only as "Grip" after initially referring to him as "Bob Grip").
  • 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 twentieth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") appeared to have had its news presenter (Kati Weis) referring to two of its subjects (involving locations named Orange Beach and Fort Morgan respectively) as "Baldwin County stories" after presenting some reports related to them (she appeared to had been saying, "And now to another Baldwin County story" and "We'll continue to follow both of these Baldwin County stories" while doing so. 
  • 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 twentieth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "New at ten o'clock: cops were cooking in downtown Mobile today: teams of Mobile police officers were cooking their own batches of chili for the third annual MPD Chili Cook-off. The event was actually supposed to be held last weekend, but ironically it was too chilly for the chili cook-off" and its weather reporter (Thomas Geboy) saying, "Big smile on my face when I was typing that into the graphic's system" after moving one of his hands over some text of the words "WARM & SUNNY" behind him. 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 6:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the twenty-first day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m.") appeared to have had its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) saying, "Well hey there folks, meteorologist Matt Barrentine. Happy Sunday to you! It's going to be a good Sunday weather wise. It's going to get really nice. It's starting out slightly cool-ish; let's just put it that way -- I mean you're still going to need a, you know, a nice jacket and coat when you walk out the door early this morning; if you walk out the door this morning; if you just sit there eating your eggs and drinking your coffee and say hmm well I'll wait a little while and then it'll warm up, then you're probably not going to have to worry much for a coat because it's going to get pretty nice when we get up here later on".

Monday, January 22, 2018

News for Sunday, January 21st, 2018

(note: a hyphen was added between the words "forty" and "one" in the the sixth paragraph below the note for the previous report for this weblog ("News for Saturday, January 21st, 2018"))
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") had audio of its news presenter (Devon Walsh) referring to a certain "agent" as one with a "familiar last name" (this is what she was saying while doing so: "Coming up the Senior Bowl is right around the corner and a new sports agent is roaming around with a familiar last name. Stay tuned").
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. on the Friday of the nineteenth day of this January ("Studio 10") appeared to have had a video of a certain report attributed to a former member of the news operation at WALA-TV (John Rogers (note: the program appeared to have had one of its hosts (Chasity Byrd) saying, "FOX 10 alum John Rogers reports" immediately before having the video with the report).
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV appeared to have had paid programming during the first fifteen minutes of the period of time in which it was usually set to have a national news program named "The CBS Weekend News" (from their main provider of network programming (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) on Saturday and Sunday in recent times before actually having it during the fifteen minutes of that period of time on the Saturday of the twentieth day of this January (note: the paid programming was related to a program that was originally provided by the aforementioned provider of network programming ("Hee Haw")) 
  • 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 twentieth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had audio of its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying, "Well social media companies are feeling the pressure to remove online hate speech. The European Union is threatening companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google's YouTube with new laws unless they could get rid of extremist content and quickly. Those social media sites signed an agreement with the EU back in twenty sixteen that they'd remove hate speech within twenty four hours of a post. Good for them".  
  • 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 seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") had audio of one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying a certain Corey "has been part of the local sports community as a local radio announcer" without stating whether he was referring to the "Corey" with the surname "LaBounty" he was discussing earlier in the program or not (note #1: the local news program that appeared that on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had a video of a report involving the "Corey" with the surname "LaBounty" (note #2: a World Wide Web site attributed to WAVH-FM appeared to have had information of there having been a local radio program involving a "Corey LaBounty" named "Prep Sports Report" (there was even a Facebook page regarding the idea of there having been such a program))).

Sunday, January 21, 2018

News for Saturday, January 20th, 2018

(note: the second paragraph from the top of the previous report for this weblog ("News for Friday, January 19th, 2018") was amended)
  • Some of the local news programs on the broadcast channels for WALA-TV and WKRG-TV between the Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January and the Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January appeared to have had videos involving the exterior of a former facility for the news operation at WALA-TV without any references to it.  
  • The wall of a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV appeared to have had a recording of the first part of 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 Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") before one of its breaks from appearing on it during that period of time that day.
  • 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 Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") appeared to have had one of its reporters (Cameron Edgeworth) referring to a certain room by a name not often used in some of the local news programming it had before then in recent times ("digital news room").
  • 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 Wednesday of the seventeenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had its news presenters (Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven) saying either "worry" or "scary" in their presentations for it (such as, "And there is also a wind chill advisory, but as chief meteorologist Alan Sealls will tell you, there is also a much bigger threat to worry about" and, "In Baldwin County, there is one road closure to worry about" by the one named Mel Showers and, "If you do find yourself caught on black ice, it is a scary thing, but follow these helpful tips from WikiHow.com" by the one named Rose Ann Haven).
  • 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 eighteenth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") appeared to have had a certain video involving a certain song immediately between having one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying, "Mobile and Baldwin County students return to class tomorrow after being out two days due to icy road conditions and it appears the principal of one local elementary school shared her rapping skills during this winter break. Check out her remix of Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby' "* and, "Randy Patrick's** dancing in here; he is getting it. That video posted by Mary B. Austin Elementary has gotten more than forty-one thousand views on the school's Facebook page. If you'd like to see it again, you'll find the link on our Web site. Just go to WKRG.com"* respectively (the weather reporter for the program (Alan Sealls) appeared to have had said, "Well I've been doing a little [rapping/wrapping] lately; no, I'm not going to do it now, I did some [wrapping/rapping] around Christmas and then with this cold air I've been wrapping some pipes" afterwards.
(*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. that Thursday ("FOX 10 News at 10") had similar reports of such a video)

(**the sports reporter for the program (Randy Patrick Setterstrom to be precise))

Saturday, January 20, 2018

News for Friday, January 19th, 2018

  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. and the second half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the eighteenth day of this January ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") appeared to have had some video of one of their regular news presenters (Bob Grip) dated for the calendar year 1985 between some other video they had for one of their news reports.
  • 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. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Friday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.", "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.", and "FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m") each appeared to have had a certain video of one of their regular news presenters (Lenise Ligon) conducting an interview with its other regular news presenter (Bob Grip) (note: the beginning of the first program mentioned appeared to have had the one named Bob Grip saying, "Lenise Ligon has the night off").
  • 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") had audio of one of its (regular) hosts (Chasity Byrd) saying, "FOX 10 will have a float in tomorrow's parade, so come on out and see us. I believe Mister Bob Grip is participating in the parade tomorrow" in a discussion related to a plan to hold a certain type of parade (involving a certain Dauphin Island) and audio of its other (regular) host (Joe Emer) saying, "You can definitely want to come on out to see Bob and the folks from FOX 10 and all the folks from all over who are coming out for the people's parade" immediately afterwards. 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. and the one that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during both halves of it this Friday ("WKRG News 5 at 5" and "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") each had one of their regular news presenters (Peter Albrecht for the first program mentioned; Bob Grip for the second program mentioned) presenting reports of their respective broadcast operations having the will to be part of a certain type of parade (involving a certain Dauphin Island) (the report on the first program mentioned specifically concerned a member of the news operation for WKRG-TV named Hayley Minogue whereas the one on the second program specifically concerned its presenter and certain other members of the news operation for WALA-TV named Matt Barrentine, Adam Olivier, and Shelby Myers). 

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) 
  • A certain Internet video stream appeared to have had 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." ) immediately after having 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")