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QUARTERLY LIST OF PROGRAMMING PROVIDING THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TREATMENT OF COMMUNITY ISSUES
JULY 1, THRU SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
The following issues that were identified in our coverage of the News, as well as our community liaisons, ”On The Line” with Ruthie Garner, ” Dialogue” with Karla Heath-Sands and “Viewpoint” presented by Jim Wilcox, General Manager. These issues were identified as significant and addressed by WALB in order to serve the community and act in the public interest as set forth by the Federal Communications Commission:


  1. Community Development




  1. Consumer Issues & Economic Development




  1. Crime and Law Enforcement




  1. Children/Education




  1. Environment




  1. Government




  1. Healthcare




  1. Local Entertainment & Recreation




  1. Weather Concerns




  1. Social Services

DESCRIPTIONS OF PROGRAMS PROVIDING MOST SIGNIFICANT TREATMENT OF COMMUNITY ISSUES

PROGRAM DAYS TIMES

Today In Ga. I Monday – Friday 5A-6A

Today In Ga. II Monday - Friday 6A–7A

Noon News Monday – Friday 12P–12:30P

WALB First News at 5PM Monday - Friday 5P-6P

WALB 6PM News Monday – Sunday 6P-6:30P

WALB News 10 Monday – Friday 7P-7:30P

Late News Monday - Sunday 11P-11:35P

All of the above programs are locally produced news programs presenting a mix of news, weather, sports and issue-related features stories. Issue-responsive program segments are usually one to three minutes in duration unless otherwise indicated.


Viewpoint

Vice President and General Manager Jim Wilcox presents an editorial on local and national issues of interest.


WALB’S Most Wanted

A weekly segment that profiles the area’s most wanted suspects in an effort to help authorities track them down.


Stock Report

A nightly stock report of the day’s stock market activity airs during the 5PM newscast.


Food For Thought

A weekly segment on Health Department scores of area local restaurants.



NBC NEWS PROGRAMS
Early Today Monday – Friday 4:30AM – 5:00AM

This business news and consumer show gives viewers breaking business news and stock market action for the domestic and foreign exchanges.



Today Show Monday – Friday 7:00AM– 10:00AM
This three-hour network program provides the latest in international and domestic news, weather reports and interviews with newsmakers from the world of politics, business, media, entertainment, and sports. WALB provides local five-minute news updates at 7:24AM, 7:55AM, 8:24AM, 8:55AM, 9:24AM and 9:55AM.

Weekend Editions of Today Saturday, 8AM – 10AM, Sunday, 8AM – 9AM
Both weekend broadcasts continue the “Today” tradition of covering breaking news, interviewing newsmakers, reporting on a variety of popular culture and human-interest stories, covering topics related to health and finance, and presenting the latest sports and weather information.

NBC Nightly News Monday – Friday 6:30PM – 7:00PM

“NBC Nightly News” provides reports and analysis of the day’s most newsworthy national and international events. It offers solution-driven programming that delves into the toughest issues facing our society today. A twice-weekly series, “An American Close-up” profiles men and women who have helped improve the human condition. Every Friday evening, Brokaw ends the broadcast with his “In Their Own Words” segments, wherein a newsmaker of the week describes an accomplishment or a defeat in his or her own words.

NBC Nightly News – Weekend Saturday – Sunday 6:30-7:00PM

The weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News” provide complete and timely reports on national and international events that take place on Saturday and Sunday.


NOTE: NBC sports programs may necessitate the pre-emption or rescheduling of various news feeds.
Dateline NBC

Friday 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Sunday 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Other varying days and times

This network program has pioneered a unique approach to prime time news programming, with its three-nights-a-week franchise. With this schedule, the one-hour newsmagazine enables NBC News to present its best reporting, investigative features, and newsmaker profiles in a consistent and comprehensive manner.

Meet The Press Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM
This one-hour network news program consists of three interview segments with guests of national and international political importance, followed by an expanded roundtable discussion at the end of each broadcast.

ABC NEWS PROGRAMS
America This Morning Monday – Friday 5:00AM – 6:00AM

This one hour show covers breaking news from around the world and across the country. The broadcast also provides a pre-dawn update on national and international business news in the “Money Scope Report” and the latest in sports from ESPN.


Good Morning America Monday – Friday 7:00AM - 9:00AM

Show puts into clear focus the national and international stories that drive the day’s news. The show’s award-winning combination of breaking news, hard hitting interviews, exclusive investigations, cutting-edge medical information and financial reporting.

ABC World News Tonight Monday-Sunday 6:30PM-7:00PM Provides the latest information and analysis of major events from around the country and the world.

Nightline Monday-Friday 11:35PM-12:00AM

The half-hour program provides viewers with in-depth reporting on the major stories in the news. “Nightlines” multi-anchor, multi-format allows the program to travel more readily, and report breaking news on the scene as it happens. The show is known for its probing interviews, its coverage of global news events, and broadcast innovations like live town meetings.


During the 3rd quarter of 2012 (July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012) WALB broadcasted a diverse amount of newsworthy stories which have showed that we as a television station have been able to inform the entire community. The following are examples of such stories.




Issue

Date

Program

Segment

Summary

Duration

Children/Education

7/9/2012

11 00 PM

SCHOOL MONEY INVESTIGATION LATEST

It's another embarrassment for Dougherty County Schools. It looks as if the system will have to repay the state at least 90-thousand dollars. Tonight, the school system attorney presented board members with the results of his investigation into how administrators hired contractors without Board approval.


2:19

Children/Education

7/16/2012

11 00 PM

DOUGHERTY CRCT SCORES

Dougherty County School officials say there's a lot to be proud of with this year's C-R-C-T results. The state recently released data from each school. Dougherty County officials say there is room for improvement but several schools had outstanding results.

0:30

Children/Education

7/25/2012

11 00 PM

FOOD BANK CONSTRUCTION

Construction is also underway on a project at Second Harvest of South Georgia in Albany that will help feed more children. A new kitchen and facility area are being built at the Cordele Avenue location to improve the Kids Cafe Program. That after school program tutors and feeds children.

0:25

Children/Education

7/27/2012

Today in Georgia 6am


APD COMMUNITY NIGHT

The Albany Civil Rights Institute held a "Community Night" last night in hopes to better relations between the community and police. The meeting was held at Civil Rights museum and several Albany Police officers were on hand to give crime fighting and personal safety tips.

0:21

Community Development

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

MITCHELL COUNTY RABID FOX ATTACK

For the third time in a matter of months, a south Georgian has been attacked by a rabid fox. The latest happened last week in Mitchell County and now public health officials are urging yet again for folks to vaccinate their pets and be on the lookout for rabid animals.

1:46

Community Development

7/9/2012

6 00PM

LUKE BRYANS MOM

Georgia's attorney general today asked the state Supreme Court to expedite an appeal from a death row inmate whose execution was delayed last night. The Court granted a stay of execution to Warren Lee Hill to consider his appeal over the state's switching the drugs given for execution.

0:34


Community Development

7/11/2012

11 00 PM

DRIVER'S LICENSE WAITS

New at eleven tonight, a lot of Georgia drivers are dealing with long waits when they head to the Department of Driver Services to renew their licenses. We've told you about those new regulations that require you to renew in person with extra forms of identification.

0:25

Community Development

7/16/2012

11 00 PM

FATHERHOOD DORM

A NEW PROGRAM AT A WEST GEORGIA JAIL WILL NOT ONLY LET INMATES SOME INMATES SEE THEIR CHILDREN, IT WILL ALSO ALLOW THEM TO HELP IN THEIR CHILD'S EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THE NEW FATHERHOOD DORM AT THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY JAIL CAN HOUSE 16 INMATES WHO MUST MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA.

0:22

Community Development

7/19/2012

Today in Georgia 5am


ALLIGATOR SEASON 11

State officials expect a record number of people to apply for Georgia alligator hunting permits. You must apply by July 31st. Last year, more than 15-thousand people from across the nation applied for just 850 permits. They expect more applicants this year. I

0:29

Community Development

7/24/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

AG DEPUTY SECRETARY 11

The widespread drought now covers 61-percent of the country but a top Ag official says it's worst here in South Georgia. The Deputy U-S Secretary of Agriculture toured drought-stricken South Georgia farms yesterday. Kathleen Merrigan says our area has been in a drought since 2009.

0:26

Community Development

7/27/2012

12 00 AM

HAWTHORNE DEATH ANNIVERSARY

As we celebrate the opening ceremonies, a sad reflection here at home. It was 16 years ago tonight that a bomb blast killed an Albany woman in Olympic Park in Atlanta. 44-year old Alice Hawthorne died when a pipe-bomb loaded with nails exploded during a concert in Centennial Olympic Park.


0:38

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/3/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

GAS PRICES

Independence day is approaching and although the heat is rising many holiday drivers are seeing gas prices lower at the pumps. Gas prices have finally hit below three dollars in Albany and motorists are grateful for the drop, with prices almost reaching four dollars earlier this year.

0:20

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/10/2012

11 00 PM

DARTON ECONOMIC IMPACT

The study found that for every job a school creates on-campus. It creates two off-campus in spending related to the institution. Statewide, on-campus jobs increased only slightly but higher spending by a growing number of students boosted off-campus jobs related to the university system.

0:31

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/17/2012

Today in Georgia 5am


FREE BOOKS AND COLLEGE COSTS

Paying for college is getting tougher but one area school has a unique way to help. South Georgia Technical College is offering free books to students. HOPE scholarship cuts are leaving many students with tough decisions between education and finances.

1:59

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/23/2012

11 00 PM

BUSY WELL DIGGERS

If you're on city water, you should be thankful. A lot of people who aren't are turning on the faucets to find nothing's coming out. The ongoing drought is lowering the water table on forcing many south Georgians to dig deeper wells. One well driller told us today he's working full steam.

1:54

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

PRISON GUARD PLEADS GUILTY

A former south Georgia prison guard could now face prison time after pleading guilty today in an inmate abuse case. 24-year-old Willie Redden was a member of the Correctional Emergency Response Team at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe. Today he admitted that he and other corrections officers beat an inmate.


0:40

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

RIGGINS TRIBUNAL

It will be up to Governor Nathan Deal to decided if Dougherty County School Board member Velvet Riggins be removed a from office. A three member panel made that recommendation last Friday. Riggins is awaiting trial on charges she falsified paperwork to get free school lunches for her child.

0:24

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/4/2012

7 56 UPDATE

RETREAT ROBBERY 11

The search continues for two men who violently robbed a desk clerk at The Retreat at Lake Blackshear early yesterday morning. Around 1:15, two men demanded money from desk clerk Brittney Garland and then hit her. Deputies are reviewing surveillance video.

0:20

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/10/2012

Today in Georgia 6am


COCK FIGHTING RING BUSTED

There are new details on the weekend raid of a cock fighting operation in Colquitt County. Investigators arrested 32 people and seized dozens of roosters. They say the elaborate setup with concession stands drew people from out-of-state to bet on the brutal and illegal bloodsport.

1:48

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/17/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

BOMB THREAT SENTENCING 11

A Doerun man was sentenced to prison yesterday for calling in a bomb threat that disrupted the entire Colquitt County School System. 26-year-old Xavier Sims was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison. He was apparently upset at police over previous arrests that landed him in prison.

0:22

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/24/2012

11 00 PM

HILL EXECUTION LATEST

Georgia's attorney general today asked the state Supreme Court to expedite an appeal from a death row inmate whose execution was delayed last night. The Court granted a stay of execution to Warren Lee Hill to consider his appeal over the state's switch from a three-drug combination to a single-drug.


0:36

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/24/2012

11 00 PM

TAX FRAUD BUST

Investigators say the broke up a major identity theft and tax fraud ring in Valdosta. Lowndes County Deputies and the F-B-I searched two homes yesterday. They found stolen personal information from at least 15-hundred people at a house on Lausanne Street.

0:25

Environment

7/9/2012

6 00PM

MAKE ALBANY BEAUTIFUL

Most students are enjoying the freedom that comes with their summer vacation but some are giving up part of their break to help others. Every summer, a youth group from Jacksonville, Florida takes a mission trip to Albany. Today, they teamed up with "Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful."

1:54

Government

7/3/2012

11 00 PM

SCHOOL LUNCH AUDIT 11


The Dougherty County school system could be in danger of losing money for its free and reduced price lunch program, at least temporarily. State officials are investigating. They don't think numbers provided by the system are accurate and they say they were denied access to information.

0:28

Government

7/9/2012

11 00 PM

DRIVERS LICENSE TROUBLE

So many Georgians are complaining about new driver's license regulations. Some state lawmakers are sending out news releases to explain the changes. The first thing they want you to know is don't blame them. The changes are mandated by the federal government.

0:38

Government

7/13/2012

11 00 PM

WATERING RULES

New at eleven tonight, as you water your lawn during this scorching heat, don't forget the state's watering restrictions. You can water any day, but only after 4 p-m and before 10 a-m. People with wells, fruit trees, and new landscaping are exempt.

0:20

Government


7/24/2012

11 00 PM

JOB FAIR FOR VETS

Hundreds of out-of-work veterans showed up at Wiregrass Technical College today hoping to find a job. The support group Valdosta Veterans First organized a job fair as part of its mission to help vets and their families make the transition from the military to civilian life.

0:24

Government

7/30/2012

11 00 PM

COUNTY COMMISSION DISCUSSES LIBRARY CLOSURES

The closures of two under performing library branches sparked a heated debate at this morning's Dougherty County commission meeting. Commissioner John Hayes requested the library board to address the commissioners who still had unanswered questions. Many of them wondering why the Westtown and Southside libraries were selected.

0:26

Healthcare

7/11/2012

11 00 PM

PHOEBE NORTH WOMEN CHILDREN

Phoebe Putney plans to create the city's first pediatric intensive care unit at the former Palmyra Medical Center. Today, the Phoebe board officially decided to turn Phoebe North into a womens and childrens hospital. Inpatient rehabilitation is also moving to the facility this month.


0:30

Healthcare

7/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

WHOOPING COUGH WARNING

The number of dangerous Whooping Cough cases are on the rise in Georgia. Five people in Newton County were recently diagnosed and a doctor at a children's hospital in Atlanta says they're seeing twice the number of cases as last year. It's highly contagious.

0:28

Healthcare

7/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

WEST NILE WARNING 11

The health department also warns you to protect yourself from West Nile Virus. A 64-year-old Dougherty County man, the first person confirmed to have the disease in south Georgia this year, is recovering. And health officials confirmed the virus in a fifth sample of captured mosquitoes.

0:26

Healthcare

7/25/2012

11 00 PM

ELDERLY AND THE HEAT


The high temperature in Albany today was 100-degrees. That extreme heat can be dangerous... Especially to the elderly. Heat indexes around the area reached near 110 today. SOWEGA Council on Aging officials remind you that older folks's bodies don't adjust as well to the heat as others.

0:23

Local Entertainment & Recreation

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

AGT HOPEFUL

Hopefully you tuned into tonight to watch another south Georgia man take his shot at stardom. Worth County native Rickey Williams and his band "Distinguished Men of Brass" appeared on NBC's "America's got Talent." Williams plays the Snare drum and has been playing since high school.

0:27

Local Entertainment & Recreation

7/11/2012

6 00PM

LUKE BRYAN APOLOGY

Luke Bryan apologized today for his performance at last night's major league baseball all-star game. The singer admits he did check the lyrics of the national anthem written on his hand. He also checked his watch. In a series of tweets today, he explained that he was sorry if he offended anyone.

0:32


Social Services

7/18/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

EXECUTION DELAY REQUEST

Lawyers for a death row inmate, who killed his cellmate at Lee State Prison, are again asking that his execution be delayed. Warren Lee Hill was supposed to be executed tomorrow. It was delayed after the state changed the drugs used in executions.

0:26



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