Crowds Carry WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest Up, Up and Away

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest held over the recent Memorial Weekend in the Triangle was such a hit that festival organizers are already making plans to accommodate the larger-than-expected crowds next year. WRAL Anchor Reporter Brian Shrader shared stories from the weekend, both the highs and lows of the first outing for WRAL with the […]

CBC Early Years Trivia Quiz

Throwback Thursday: CBC History

1. WRAL-TV signed on in 1956. What was the #1 song that year? A. “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley B. “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins C. “Que Sera Sera” by Doris Day D. “Hot Diggity” by Perry Como 2. Frank Fletcher, son of CBC founder A.J. Fletcher, worked in Washington, D.C. His first job […]

Multi-million Dollar Upgrades Underway at WRAL Soccer Center

WRAL Soccer Center Groundbreaking

Officials broke ground Tuesday, May 26, 2015, on a $3.8 million renovation project at the WRAL Soccer Center with the idea of turning the complex into a destination soccer park. The project at the 35-year-old complex located in north Raleigh on Perry Creek Road will add paved parking, new restrooms, shelters, new turf and much […]

2015 MIX Radiothon Raises Over Half-Million for Duke Children’s Hospital

MIX 101.5 Radiothon

“This was my first Radiothon with MIX101.5, and I was in awe speaking and interacting with these amazing children.  You quickly realize that the true Heroes are the kids.” —  WRAL-FM Morning Show Producer Casey Tate The 2015 MIX 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital was a first for three WRAL-FM staffers and the last […]

Microspace Transmits First On-Air Interview from Duke University for China Central Television

China Central Television

Professor John Graham of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business was recently interviewed by the predominant state television broadcaster in mainland China, China Central Television (CCTV). The interview originated at Duke University’s Production Studio and was transmitted by Microspace to CCTV in China for air within their Global Business Program. Professor Graham commented on the […]

FOX 50 and WRAL-TV Creative Teams on List of Promax/BDA Local Nominations

PromaxBDA announced their list of 2015 finalists in the annual television marketing and design competition late last week, and Capitol Broadcasting’s FOX 50 and WRAL-TV received multiple nods.  The FOX 50 Creative Services team received six nominations for their stellar work over the past year, while WRAL-TV’s creative crew picked up five nods for their […]

Checkmate: American Tobacco Finishes New Hang Out Zone for Memorial Day

The Depot at ATC

In preparation for the Memorial Day Holiday, American Tobacco put the finishing touches on its new hang out space near the Cage and Rail Car, officially known as the Depot. Included in the area is a shaded lunch area, a fire pit, hammock lounge and, an outdoor chess set. The chess pieces are approximately 2 […]

Enjoy the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest This Weekend

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

The weather is predicted to be beautiful over the Memorial Day weekend in the Triangle, creating the perfect backdrop for the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest.  Here are some helpful tips to know what to expect at this first-time special event: WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest:  What To Know Before You Go

ACC Baseball Championship FanFest Details Announced

ACC FanFest

Free Event Outside DBAP to Feature Live Music, Kids Zone and Food Options The 2015 ACC Baseball Championship FanFest presented by Quintiles will be held outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday, May 22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free two-day event […]