I consider the official local TV viewing area to include all of the towns and cities listed in the AT&T Greater Tulsa Region Phone Book and the areas where people can get the Tulsa TV stations with antennas only.
On Monday, when the bad weather was happening in Northwestern, Southwestern, Southeaster Oklahoma completely outside of the with-a-TV-antenna viewing area, they should not have taken over the local TV stations.
They should have interrupted a network commercial during a program instead of taking over the TV station for 4 or 5 hours like they did.
They should have told people if you can pick up an OKC TV station or its on your cable network, turn to that station or channel.
On Tuesday, for KOTV Ch. 6, almost all of the follow-up reports of the bad weather was done by KOTV's sister station Ch. 9 in Oklahoma City.
The Tulsa TV stations which have news need to stop being ALL of Oklahoma TV stations. And the weather people should NOT say "We are having (type of weather) in (location outside of Northeastern Oklahoma or outside of the State of Oklahoma)."
If it's raining in Dallas, Texas, they should NOT say, "We have rain in Texas." That's literally a lie because they are inside of the Tulsa City limits if they work for Ch.6 or Ch.2 or North of Redfork in Southwestern Tulsa if Ch.8. Redfork is NOT in WEST Tulsa. It's in Southwest Tulsa.
Tulsa does have a real West Tulsa and it is SW of downtown Tulsa and between the 2 refineries in Tulsa. West Tulsa used to be a town of its own.
Redfork used to be a town of its own with its own post office.
Carbondale, also in SW Tulsa, used to be a town with its own post office.