Dec. 15 Marks 60 years for WRAL-TV

Dorothy Collins & A.J. Fletcher

WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason features WRAL-TV on his latest installment, in honor of an important anniversary for the Big 5.  Dec. 15, 2016, marks 60 years since WRAL-TV first signed on the air. Check out more from about the station’s history with this special section on WRAL-TV celebrates 60 years And finally, […]

WRAL’s 60th Birthday. In the beginning…

A. J. Fletcher

Sixty years ago today, December 15, 1956, WRAL-TV began broadcasting to viewers in eastern North Carolina. In order to better understand why this station is so driven, one needs to have insight into its founder and the first leadership team. No one can tell the story better than Tom Campbell, host of the program “NC […]

WRAL-TV Viewers Come Through with $125K in 2016 Coats for Children Telethon

2016 WRAL-TV Coats for Children Telethon

“What could be better during the holiday season than raising money for the Salvation Army, so they can help hundreds of local families have a warmer winter and a more joyful Christmas?” – WRAL-TV Director of Local Production Phyllis Parish On Friday, December 7, 2016, WRAL-TV’s Coats for the Children Telethon took over Studio A.  […]

CBC Wins PNC Arena Contest with Tower Lighting on Suite Door

This December the PNC Arena held a Premium Services Door Decorating Contest for their patrons with suites on the Club Level.  The challenge?  Decorate their suite door for the holidays.  When CBC heard about the challenge, we quickly put together a premium team.  The PNC Arena announced this week that Capitol Broadcasting won the 2016 […]

MIX 101.5 “A Thousand Toys for Girls and Boys”

A Thousand Toys for Girls & Boys

Kyle, Bryan and Sarah of Two Men and a Mom recently learned that many children in the Triangle may not have the joy of opening presents this Christmas, and they are determined to not let that happen. Kyle, Bryan and Sarah are asking for your help in collecting ‘A Thousand Toys for Girls and Boys’ […]

New WRAL Documentary “Black and Blue” Airs Tuesday at 7pm

WRAL Documentary

WRAL presents an unprecedented two-hour community conversation about the relationship between law enforcement and the African American community, on TV, web and social media Tuesday, Dec. 13 “WRAL Documentary: Black and Blue” on WRAL-TV at 7 p.m. “Beyond Black and Blue” streamed on at 7:30 p.m. Community conversation at #BlackandBlueNC Black men shot by […]

WRAL News and Weather Now Available on Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

WRAL just got a little more connected. Technology is constantly evolving and changing the way news is consumed, and WRAL is staying on the leading edge of this evolution with its integration into Amazon’s Echo platform. Amazon Echo is a hands-free, always-on speaker that responds to voice commands, and delivers information requested by the user […]

Tune In For WRAL-TV’s 28th Annual Coats for the Children Telethon Today

Coats for the Children

Right now, over 8,800 Wake County children need a warm coat and will not have a new toy this holiday season unless we help. In Durham, Orange and Person counties, 1,200 children are in need. In Johnston County, over 1,100 are longing to be warm this winter. And in Cumberland County, close to 3,000 children […]

Ratings Dominator from the Start!

WRAL’s dominance in ratings started right-off-the-bat after The Big 5 signed-on in December, 1956. According to then WRAL General Manager Fred Fletcher in his book Tempus Fugit, “By July, 1958 – a year and a half after sign-on – we were able to claim that we had led in every Raleigh-Durham ARB survey, sign-on to […]