Network Signing Days Through the Years

Throwback Thursday: CBC History

1956 NBC
Fred Fletcher, WRAL –TV VP and General Manager inks the deal with NBC.

Fred Fletcher

Fred Fletcher signing the NBC contract.

August 1, 1962 ABC
No photo.  Considering that WRAL shared ABC with WTVD until August 1, 1962, it must have been a rather anti-climactic event.

August 4, 1985 CBS
Capitol Broadcasting Company CEO Jim Goodmon signs the contract with CBS Vice President Tony Malara during a WRAL staff meeting in Studio A.

Jim Goodmon

Jim Goodmon signs the CBS contract.

January 13, 2016 NBC
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. Jimmy Goodmon, VP and General Manager of CBC New Media Group, signs the contract with Jean Dietze, President of NBC Affiliate Relations. Steve Hammel, WRAL VP and General Manager is all smiles.

Jimmy Goodmon, Jean Dietze & Steve Hammel

January 13, 2016: Jimmy Goodmon signs the NBC contract (left photo). Jean Dietze President of NBC affiliate relations with Jimmy Goodmon and Steve Hammel.

But which signiture is more official ?
Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, with the NBC Peacock.

The Peacock and Jim Goodmon

Peacock “signs” the contract (left). Jim Goodmon and The Bird.

February 29th is almost here!

Thanks to Corp’s Pam Allen for this capcom story. Pam Parris Allen is a former WRAL newscast producer/director who now works as a researcher and producer on the CBC History Project.

SLIDESHOW:  Network Signing Days Through the Years


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