CBC Tent Attracts Visitors At N.C. State Fair

CBC Tent Attracts Visitors At The N.C. State Fair

Capitiol Broadcasting Company employees have been busy at the State Fair this week. The CBC tent, in its usual location beside Dorton Arena, has been a popular spot as fair-goers stop by to get autographs from WRAL-TV, FOX 50 and MIX 101.5 personalities, to sign up for drawings and to purchase items from the WRAL store.


FOX50 is holding a drawing for a GoKart.
WRAL-TV is giving away an HDTV set, FOX50 is giving away a GoKart and MIX 101.5 is holding a drawing for Midway airline tickets to anywhere Midway flies; one pair is given away each day. The CBC tent houses a NASCAR display; NASCAR driver Jay Folgelman’s #68 Busch series car has attracted a lot of onlookers. Also on display is an ongoing demonstration of AccessDTV. A way to watch HDTV via a personal computer, AccessDTV will launch in the Triangle after Christmas. WRAL-TV Reporter Mark Roberts is giving live afternoon traffic reports from his own corner of the tent, garnering quite a crowd to watch the trafficologist in action.

The NASCAR display.

Fair-goers are eager to sign-up for the GoKart giveaway.

The HDTV giveaway is another popular sign-up spot.

MIX Listeners can sign up for a drawing for airline tickets.

A variety of items, from t-shirts to CD’s are on sale.

WRAL Audio Superviser Rodney Martin (right) helps Traffic Reporter Mark Roberts prepare for an on-air spot.

Roberts’ traffic studio away from home.

The tent was a particular beehive of activity on the Fair’s opening day, Friday, October 13th, as WRAL-TV broadcast the first all High Definition news show in the world. Stay tuned for a capcom story with the details of how the historic event went.

The entire WRAL team came together to make the HD newscast a success.

WRAL Crew Chief Raymond Farrar prepares his crew for the historic newscast.

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