Goodmon Helps Induct RAYCOM Couple into NCAB Hall of Fame

Rick & Dee Ray

CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon recently helped induct Rick and Dee Ray of RAYCOM renown into the North Carolina Broadcasters (NCAB) Hall of Fame.  The Rays launched RAYCOM Sports in 1979, a company that quickly became the preeminent sports networker in the U.S.  Before forming his visionary company, Rick Ray spent a couple of […]

MII…It’s a Video Format

Bob Sadler & Wilbur Brann

In the late 80’s, television stations across the nation were transitioning from ¾ inch videotape format to something else for newsgathering and field production. The two big choices were “BetaSP” by Sony, or “MII” (pronounced “em 2”) by Panasonic. Both used ½ inch tape. WRAL made the decision to go with MII. Below is a […]

99.9 The Fan Nominated for Marconi, National Honor from NAB

Capitol Broadcasting’s FM sports talk radio station has been nominated for a prestigious Marconi Award by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).  WCMC-FM  99.9 The Fan is one of only five finalists for the Marconi Award for Sports Station of the Year, a national honor, and in the smallest market on the list. “This is […]

Bulls Broadcaster to Work Olympics, Organization Announces Replacements

Patrick Kinas

Patrick Kinas Heads to Rio as Local Personalities Set to Fill In Durham Bulls play-by-play broadcaster Patrick Kinas will miss a block of 22 games from July 31-Aug. 22, as he heads to Brazil to broadcast swimming and other events for Westwood One radio at the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro. For […]

NC Filmmaker Talks About Movie with Scenes Shot in WRAL Gardens

Drew Boyd

A few years ago a film crew descended upon the WRAL Gardens to shoot scenes for a North Carolina-based movie.  Filmmaker Anderson Boyd recently came back by the station to talk about “Well Wishes.”  Hailed as “equal parts satirical comedy, gentle-drama and road film,” the story is about a man who just lost his job […]

Merge Records Night Returns for Fourth Year

Merge Night at Bulls

Annual Event to be Held at DBAP on August 4 The Durham Bulls and Merge Records have teamed up for the fourth straight year to present the annual Merge Records Night at the DBAP, taking place on August 4. Durham-based independent label Merge will curate Bulls’ at-bat music, as the two Bull City icons will […]

CBC’s Habel on New Durham Sports Commission

Durham sports

Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel is a member of the newly assembled Durham Sports Commission.  He tells us all about in his latest blogpost in Note to Self: Durham Sports Commission The Bulls, Duke athletics and NCCU sports bring considerable notoriety (and patron dollars) to Durham, but we are about to take the proverbial […]

20th Anniversary of HD Launch at WRAL

Jim Goodmon

This Saturday, July 23, 2016, will mark the 20th anniversary of WRAL launching HD.  The station began the transmission of full-power digital test signals on the same date in 1996, with authorization granted by the FCC.  Capitol Broadcasting led the way in HD, transmitting before HD-ready television set were on the marketing.  No programming was […]

Free Festival Celebrating Dorothea Dix as Future Park

Destination Dix map

A free festival will welcome family and friends to celebrate the Dorothea Dix Campus near downtown Raleigh and its planned transition to a park.  The daylong event will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016, and will feature tethered hot air balloon rides, a Ferris wheel, food vendors, live music, children’s activities and more. CBC […]

WRAL-TV Participates in NBC’s 2nd Annual Pet Adoption Drive This Saturday


This Saturday, July 23, 2016, WRAL-TV will join NBCUniversal in a national pet adoption drive in which local shelters will waive adoption fees for one day.  Clear The Shelters (CTS) is a nationwide pet adoption initiative that brings shelters, rescue groups, and adopters together to find loving homes for pets in need. This is done […]