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- According to WPMI-TV, they had planned on adding the syndicated variety program "Steve Harvey" to their regular weekday programming schedule on the Monday of September 15th (WPMI-TV had recently started broadcasting an advertisement for "Steve Harvey" on a regular basis with audio of an announcer for some of their local TV programming saying, "Coming this fall to Local 15"). This means WALA-TV and their companion station* WFNA-TV would not be able to broadcast the program anymore by then since only one TV station or one group of TV stations owned and/or operated by the same company per TV market could broadcast it.
- WKRG-TV and WPMI-TV's local 12:00 p.m. newscasts this past Monday, June 23rd, had live reports about the oyster eating contest (with contestants for the final rounds of the Distinguished Young Women scholarship competition for 2014 expected to take place in Mobile from this Thursday, June 26th, until this Saturday, June 28th) that took place at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile that day since the contest was set to take place during their newscasts between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p. m. (Avery Cotton of WKRG-TV and Darwin Singleton of WPMI-TV did the reports for their respective stations). Only WPMI-TV's newscast had the contest itself, including the beginning of it and the last few seconds of it (the newscast also had an interview with the winner of the contest)
*WALA-TV and WFNA-TV are members of the same company, LIN Media. They also operate from the same building in Mobile.
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