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Throwback Thursday: CBC History

1. What year did WRAL launch its website?

a) 1994
b) 1995
c) 1996
d) 1997

2. What was the name of the original website?

b) WRAL.OnLine

3. The original homepage featured an easy to navigate map. Visitors could click a drawing of a satellite truck for news, the stadium for sports and the sun for weather. What was the nickname of the navigation map?

a) 5 Country
b) The BIG 5
c) Happy Valley
d) Pleasant Valley

4. Two months after the premiere, the website was offline for more than two days. Why?

a) The server crashed due to high volume of traffic
b) An internet virus attacked the website
c) Hurricane Fran knocked out the power
d) Many staff members missed work due to a severe outbreak of the flu

5.The content management system of has a nickname. What is the nickname?

b) Diesel
c) HyperX
d) TUG



1. c) January, 17 1996 during the 5 PM newscast<

2. b) WRAL.OnLine

3. c) Happy Valley

Happy Valley mousepad

4. c) Hurricane Fran knocked out the power. The internet connection between WRAL and Interpath’s hosting facility on Hillsborough Street was severed.

5. b) Diesel

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.

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