FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 27, 1999
FOX 50 Programming Manager
Joanne Stanley, 919-595-5221
FOX 50 Sports Anchor
Jeff Gravley, 919-821-8678
FOX 50 is the Home of the Carolina Hurricanes!
Durham, NC — FOX 50 WRAZ-TV has been named the official 1999-2000 home of the Carolina Hurricanes. Fox 50 will be the exclusive broadcast station for a select schedule of Carolina Hurricanes games in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville market. Fox 50 will broadcast seven (7) regular season Carolina Hurricane games, including the 1999-2000 home opener on October 29, 1999, when the New Jersey Devils face-off with the Hurricanes in their new home …The Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena.
“We are pleased and excited to welcome the Hurricanes to their permanent home and be able to offer seven, marquee match ups,” said Fox 50 General Manager Tommy Schenck. “We’re extremely excited to be a part of the Hurricanes homecoming,” said Fox 50 Sports Anchor Jeff Gravley. “And especially proud to be able to bring to our viewers the first game of our Carolina Hurricanes from the new Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena.”
In addition to the seven (7) regular season games, Fox 50 will also air a half-hour Carolina Hurricanes’ special prior to the October 29 home opener. Fox 50 and the Carolina Hurricanes will also join forces on a public service campaign focusing on positive values for children and families.
FOX 50 1999-2000 Carolina Hurricane Broadcast Schedule
* 10/11/99 MON 04:00p-07:00p “HURRICANES @ CALGARY”
* 10/15/99 FRI 10:00p-01:00a “HURRICANES @ VANCOUVER”
* 10/29/99 FRI 07:30p-10:30p “NEW JERSEY @ HURRICANES”
* 01/22/00 SAT 01:30p-04:30p “BUFFALO @ HURRICANES”
* 03/02/00 THU 10:30p-01:30a “HURRICANES @ LOS ANGELES”
* 03/12/00 SUN 01:30p-04:30p “ATLANTA @ HURRICANES”
* 04/08/00 SAT 03:00p-06:00p “HURRICANES @ ATLANTA”
Note: This schedule is subject to change.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.