During the local news program WALA-TV produced at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th, the news presenter Bob Grip referred to the program as "your only local news at 9:00" while WFGX-TV was unable to broadcast a live news program of their own at the time (after having done so on a regular basis since this past Monday, August 12th) due to their broadcast of a live professional baseball game in Pensacola, Florida (southeast of Mobile) between the Blue Wahoos of Pensacola and the Braves of (Pearl) Mississippi. Ironically by the same time the next day (Friday, August 16th), WFGX-TV was broadcasting a local news program while WALA-TV was broadcasting network programming from the FOX Broadcasting Company that included a live professional football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts with the Patriots of New England (Foxborough to be precise) and the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay, Florida.
I never liked the idea of having news presenters and news reporters for a local TV station constantly promote their station's news programs as being the only local news programs to be broadcast in certain timeslots such as the news programs WALA-TV broadcast at 9:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. The news presenters and news reporters should not be required to promote something I believe many of their viewers and listeners could care less about and be allowed to focus more on news.
(note: the Mobile TV Examiner articles titled "WPMI-TV to pre-empt NBC programs for regional sports programming" and "WPMI-TV to broadcast regional sports programming for second Friday in a row" were amended with one paragraph each).
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