WKRG-TV's recent broadcasts of live football games with teams from high schools in the Mobile County Public School System through the digital sub-channel they normally used for broadcasting programming from the national TV programming service Memorable Entertainment Television, or Me-TV for short (virtual channel 5-3, or radio frequency channel 27-3 to be precise for technical reasons), had deprived residents in their local broadcast area the chance to see and/or hear the programming service's presentations of programs rarely shown through a national TV programming service, specifically the test pilot (first episode) for the TV series "Vega$" that was presented on the Friday of October 25th and the program "The Return of the Mod Squad" (based on the TV series "The Mod Squad") on the Friday of November 1st (they were part of Me-TV's weekly showcase "The Me-TV Made-for-TV Movie"). If WKRG-TV had broadcast those programs, many residents in their broadcast area probably would have watched either because they had never seen them or the TV series they were based upon before or because they remembered enjoying those programs and/or the TV series they were based upon many years ago.
WKRG-TV could have just used their other digital sub-channel (the one they normally used for broadcasting a weather radar: virtual channel 5-2, or radio frequency channel 27-2) for broadcasting the local football games instead of the one for Me-TV's programming and Comcast Cablevision of Mobile could have used their leased-access cable TV channel (6) to broadcast the same games for their cable TV customers at the same time as WKRG-TV. The reason I suggested both WKRG-TV's weather sub-channel and Comcast's leased-access channel is because Comcast Cablevision of Mobile currently does not provide programming from WKRG-TV's weather sub-channel.
I hope WKRG-TV considers ideas such as my suggestions for them in the future or else they would be disappointing many residents in their broadcast area. For example I hope they do not pre-empt the rare program Me-TV was set to provide to their network stations next Friday (November 8th): "Return to Mayberry" (it was based on the comedic TV series "The Andy Griffith Show", a program WKRG-TV usually broadcast on their main broadcast channel on Sunday and from Monday through Friday in recent times).
(update: WKRG-TV did not pre-empt "Return to Mayberry")
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