Capitol Broadcasting & Its President Honored With Statewide Awards

Capitol Broadcasting & Its President Honored With Statewide Awards

Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) received double honors from the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA). NCEITA named CBC Communications Company of the Year and awarded CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon the Outstanding Achievement Award at a banquet for the 2000 NCEITA 21 Awards at the North Raleigh Hilton on Thursday, November 16.

The statewide awards were presented at an evening celebrating “Soaring to New Heights.” A committee of ten leaders in the industry selected the award winners; PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted the selection process.

WRAL Senior VP of Broadcasting Tom Allen (left) accepted CBC’s award from Southeast Interactive Managing Director David Blivin.
As Communications Company of the Year, CBC was heralded as, “one of the most highly respected communications firms in the country. It prides itself on its commitment to its employees, the communities it serves and innovative technology.” Senior Vice President of Broadcasting Tom Allen accepted the award on behalf of the company. The nomination featured outstanding and innovative work in DTV Plus, Microspace & WRAL-DT. Southeast Interactive sponsored the award, and Managing Director David Blivin presented on their behalf.

For the Outstanding Achievement Award, NCEITA described Goodmon saying, “Jim Goodmon believes that the best way to predict the future is to create it…[He] is impatient to find new and better ways of doing business and improving his community.” NCEITA honored Goodmon because of his

enthusiasm for new technology and his “get it done” attitude. PricewaterhouseCoopers sponsored the award and made the presentation.

In accepting the award, Goodmon cited two overriding principles he had gleaned from the awards ceremony: optimism and awe. “I am still in awe that we can send Morse code over telephone lines,” he said as he marveled at the work the technology industry has already achieved. Goodmon said he would only accept the award on behalf of those who have pursued new technology at CBC, such as John Conway and Tom Allen’s work to create WRAL OnLine, John Greene’s foray to put WRAL on the air with high-definition first, and Charley Bratton’s work to create Interpath. Goodmon said he would accept for encouraging them but not for doing anything himself.

Jim Goodmon spoke about the optimism and awe that he sees prevalent in the technology industry.

NCEITA is the premier trade association serving North Carolina’s Information Technology industry. Its mission is “to promote and strengthen the electronics, telecommunications, internet and software industries in North Carolina through increased public awareness, and to provide a forum to learn, educate, communicate, promote, network and implement actions.”

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