Former WRAL GM Honored on NC SPIN

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Former CBC VP Honored on NC SPIN

NC SPIN Former CBC Senior Vice President of Broadcasting Fred Barber will be honored on this week’s “NC Notable” part of the WRAZ-TV local program NC SPIN. Barber came to WRAL-TV in 1976 and worked his way up the ranks to VP before retiring in 1998. He worked almost four decades in broadcasting.

Barber is the Public Power and NC SPIN NC Notable for the last week in August.

NC SPIN Producer & Host Tom Campbell recognizes Barber with the following:

Fred Barber
Fred Barber

Fred Barber is a North Carolina native who graduated from High Point College and went into journalism, first in newspapers and then in TV.

Barber moved into management, first as news director, then as manager of TV stations in Washington, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Raleigh.

When he retired in 1998 as senior Vice President for Broadcasting of Capitol Broadcasting he had made an enviable mark in journalism and broadcasting, but he perhaps made a bigger contribution in service to others. His work focused on mental health, substance abuse, affordable housing, and the homeless. He was co-founder and founding board chairman of The Healing Place in Raleigh, a highly successful residential treatment facility for alcohol and substance abuse.

Fred has been awarded the William Booth Award by both the Pittsburgh and Raleigh chapters of the Salvation Army. For his contributions to broadcasting and those in need we are proud to recognize Fred Barber as this week’s NC Notable.

NC SPIN airs across the state on both television and radio. Several CBC stations carry the program with the following weekly air dates:

Station Market Day/Time
WJZY-TV UPN46   Charlotte   Sunday 6:30am
WWWB-TV WB55   Charlotte   Sunday 11:30am
WRAL-TV   Raleigh-Durham   Sunday 6:30am
WRAL-DT   Raleigh-Durham   Sunday 6:30am
WRAL NewsChannel   Raleigh-Durham   Tuesday 6pm Thursday 6:30pm Sunday 3:30am, 4pm, 6:30pm
WRAZ-TV FOX 50   Raleigh-Durham   Sunday 8:30am
WILM   Wilmington   Sunday 5:30am

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for the information for this capcom story.

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