Amphitheatre To Be Dedicated To CBC Icon
Since losing Scottie Stephenson two years ago, Capitol Broadcasting Company has been working hard to find a permanent way to honor her in Raleigh. Soon that task will be complete as the Amphitheatre of the Raleigh Little Theater will be dedicated to Stephenson on Thursday, June 24, 2004.
Named the Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, plaques and a boulder engraved with her likeness will stand as a lasting tribute to her life and work. Stephenson worked for CBC 58 years, serving as Corporate Secretary for most of her CBC career. She helped shepherd the company from a small AM radio station to a broadcasting leader in television, radio & technology.
“This is important because of Scottie’s contribution to CBC and the community,” said CBC Vice President of Community Relations Paul Pope. “She was instrumental in getting the license for WRAL-TV, making a substantial impact on the Triangle that has lasted for almost 50 years. I think it’s a befitting tribute to someone who has dedicated her life to broadcasting, the arts, and the community. This honor is more than deserved.”
Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre
Raleigh Little Theatre
A Lady, Broadcaster, Patron of the Arts, Champion of the underprivileged and dedicated to excellence in all that she did.
A loyal employee of Capitol Broadcasting Company for 58 years.
The company is proud to have played a role in the naming of the Ampitheatre in her memory.
A special reception will take place in the RLT Rose Garden before the dedication, and then invited guests will be joined by the public for a performance of “Smokey Joe’s Café.”
Stephenson’s family members will be on hand to help with the dedication, as well as dignitaries from the city of Raleigh, the Raleigh Little Theatre and Capitol Broadcasting Company.