Sets Were Simple in ‘63

Ray Wilkinson

Take a look at this picture of Ray Wilkinson, WRAL Farm Director, seated at the Farm News set in 1963. Nothing fancy schmancy here! Ray Wilkinson joined the WRAL-TV staff as farm news director November 29, 1963. Of course he would need an appropriate desk that could readily communicate to viewers that it was time […]

Bulls Make History: No-Hitter and IL Weekly Awards Sweep

Justin Marks

The Durham Bulls made history on Monday, July 18, 2016, when two teammates swept the weekly International League (IL) Awards. The Bulls’ Justin Marks and JP Arencibia were named IL Pitcher of the Week and Batter of the Week, respectively. Marks pitched the Durham Bulls’ first-ever Triple-A nine-inning no-hitter on Saturday night in Syracuse. Another […]

Take Me Out to…Fort Bragg: An Epic Event Through the Lens of a News Photog

Michael Joyner

When the Atlanta Braves took on the Florida Marlins in a historic game at Fort Bragg on Sunday, July 3, 2016, several CBC’ers were there in different capacities.  Yesterday we shared a viewpoint of the field from the perspective of Durham Bulls Director of Operations and Grounds Scott Strickland, who helped create the field in […]

Before There Was Pokémon…There Was Disc Golf!

ATC Pop-Up Tenant Disc Golf Tournament

On Saturday, June 18, 2016 American Tobacco was host to the Powerade State Games Disc Golf Tournament.  ATC Tenant North Carolina Amateur Sports approached the ATC Management Office with the idea of hosting the tournament at ATC in January. It took several months and multiple site visits to design a challenging 18-hole course to include […]

WRAL-TV Teams Up With Animal Shelters to Host Pet Adoption Drive

Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters, Saturday, July 23, 2016 WRAL-TV, in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., has teamed up with eight local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. Each shelter will waive adoption fees on Saturday, July 23 as part of the nationwide NBCUniversal Clear the […]

WRAL-TV, MIX and MediaThon Equal Food For Hungry Kids

BackPack Buddies MediaThon

Thirteen hours of television + thirteen hours at two Triangle collection sites = over $219,000 and 10,000 pounds of food to feed hungry kids.  WRAL-TV viewers and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM listeners blew the top out of the CBC stations’ joint MediaThon for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies Program. “I woke up feeling happy and […]

CBC to Support National Media Diversity Programs Based at UNC MJ-School

2016 CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship

The UNC School of Media and Journalism announced today that Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) will support two national media diversity initiatives administered by the school. Capitol Broadcasting’s gift supports the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media and the CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program over the next four years. “Journalism can only truly improve society […]

“Wrassling” and Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joe Louis

Joe Lewis & Nick Pond

During the 1960’s, the highest rated locally-produced show in the Raleigh/Durham television market was WRAL’s Championship Wrestling. The program was produced weekly in studio A and aired each Saturday afternoon at five o’clock. The show was produced by promoter Joe Murnick and directed by Earl Ashe. Among the “villains” who appeared regularly on the show […]

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 WRAL Azalea Celebration

2016 WRAL Azalea Celebration

The 31st Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration is now accepting applications from non-profits for the 2016 plant giveaway.  Sponsored by WRAL-TV, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, FOX 50, and NC Beautiful, the Azalea Celebration promotes environmental education, beautification and stewardship by awarding azalea plants to non-profits in North Carolina. All applications must be received or postmarked by September […]