On February 12th, rain and lightning in Mobile County affected WKRG-TV's special programming about Fat Tuesday (also known as "Mardi Gras" in French) activities that were scheduled to take place in their broadcast area on that date to celebrate the end of the Carnival season for 2013. The station initially expected to broadcast the Mammoth Parade sometime after it was scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. until it was given a new start time at 1:30 p.m due to rain expected to affect its area that day. By the time the Mammoth Parade was expected to start, the station was broadcasting a recording of the Gulf Shores (Alabama) Parade that took place earlier in the day.
By 1:57 p.m., the station had suspended their special programming temporarily after John Nodar, a weather reporter for the station, requested for the lowering of the microwave towers on the news trucks used to broadcast live audio and video from downtown Mobile due to his concern for the safety of news presenters, engineers, and reporters for the station who were near the trucks while a thunderstorm was passing over them. While the special programming was suspended, the station broadcast "Let's Make a Deal", a game show from CBS, from 2:00 p.m. until a short time before 2:20 p.m. (the station originally had no plans to broadcast "Let's Make a Deal" on February 12th). By then, the station was broadcasting live audio and video of the Orange Beach (Alabama) Parade after having resumed their special programming. The station started broadcasting live audio and video from downtown Mobile again by 2:53 p.m. just before the Mammoth Parade began appearing in front of the station's cameras on Government Street and Royal Street at 2:55 p.m.
The station ended their special programming at 3:26 p.m. due to the Mammoth Parade passing through their vantage point earlier than expected. Afterwards they started broadcasting an edition of the (current) syndicated game show "Family Feud" beginning with the entire "Fast Money" round of the program (the station originally had no plans to broadcast "Family Feud" on February 12th also). As a result of the station broadcasting "Family Feud" from the start of the "Fast Money" round, the program ended shortly after 3:30 p.m and the next edition of "Family Feud" was broadcast in its entirety afterwards). After broadcasting the second edition of "Family Feud", the station broadcast commercial advertisements before switching to a syndicated episode of "The Big Bang Theory", a situation comedy, all ready in progress at 4:07 p.m (the station originally had no plans to broadcast syndicated episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" on February 12th also).
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