WRAL-TV’s Smith and Williams Meet the Sir Walters of Combs Elementary

The Sir Walters

“I was honored to be in the company of these future leaders and pledge to assist them in any way I personally can.” — WRAL-TV retiree Clarence Williams When Corp Director of Content Andrea Osborne saw The Sir Walters at their debut at the A.B. Combs Elementary Leadership Day in April, she immediately thought of […]

Kids & Baseball, Rekindling the Flame

Kids at the Bulls and ACC Baseball Tournament

From the blog of Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel, Note to Self: The ACC Baseball Championship is drawing fans from Boston to Miami this week, but our Local Organizing Committee has placed a priority on connecting Triangle kids with this major college baseball event. Thursday morning over 325 students will attended ACC Education Day. […]

New WRAL.com Feature Brings Lawmaker Details into Focus

N.C. Legislative Building entrance

WRAL.com Public Records Researcher/Reporter Tyler Dukes introduced a new WRAL.com tool on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  Here is the article he wrote about the new feature that helps WRAL viewers and visitors easily find more about state lawmakers: Whether they’re convened on Jones Street or not, the 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly generate a lot […]

WRAL-AM Marketing and Another WRAL 1st!

Raleigh's most famous marlin

“Grass Roots” marketing must have originated at WRAL-AM. The station signed-on March 22, 1939, from studios at 130 South Salisbury Street in Raleigh.  At that point in time, WRAL-AM was a 250 watt underdog to the 50,000 watt dominant WPTF radio station. It was going to be a tough row to hoe. Fred Fletcher, CBC […]

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest is This Weekend

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

GoAskMom’s Sarah Lindenfeld Hall put together a great guide for the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest which is coming to Fuquay-Varina this weekend.  Here’s what she had to say: I grew up in upstate New York where you saw hot air balloons almost daily in the spring, summer and fall. So I’m so excited to check […]

Alumni Village, Fan Fest Highlight ACC Baseball Championship Week

ACC Alumni Village

American Tobacco Campus Hosts Week-Long Events As the ACC Baseball Championship bracket has been set, the American Tobacco Campus and other areas outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park will host week-long events for fans of the tournament, including the Alumni Village presented by Quintiles and the ACC Fan Fest. The Alumni Village will be housed on […]

WRAL-TV & FOX 50 Receive Ten Nominations for PromaxBDA Local Awards


PromaxBDA has now announced the finalists for the PromaxBDA 2016 Local Awards, and the FOX 50 and WRAL-TV Creative Services teams have racked up a total of ten nods.  Each CBC station received five nominations. The annual PromaxBDA Local Awards celebrates and honors the best in local media, marketing and design, driving excellence, creativity and […]

Durham Bulls Retire Charlie Montoyo’s No. 25

Charlie Montoyo

IL Hall of Famer Becomes Fifth Player in Franchise History to Have Number Retired The Durham Bulls retired former manager and 2016 International League Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Montoyo’s No. 25 in an on-field ceremony prior to Thursday night’s game, May 19, 2016, at the DBAP against the Rochester Red Wings. The jersey retirement […]

Raleigh Charter High School Crowned WRAL’s Brain Game Champs

2016 Brain Game Champs: Raleigh Charter High School

Are you smarter than a high school student?  Probably not, if we’re talking about Raleigh Charter High School.  WRAL-TV recently crowned the Raleigh Charter Team as the 2016 Brain Game Champions. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Brain Game Host Mark Roberts visited Raleigh Charter to present Ben Rutherford, Prakruth Adari, Alicia Chen, and Kim Sharp […]

High Definition. We Were 1st!

1. WRAL-TV obtained the first experimental HDTV (high-definition television) license in June of what year? a) 1994 b) 1995 c) 1996 d) 1997 2. When did WRAL-TV become the first commercial television station in the nation to broadcast an HDTV signal? a) 1994 b) 1995 c) 1996 d) 1997 3. In 1998, WRAL’s digital experimentation […]