James F. Goodmon, Jr. Named President & C.O.O. of Capitol Broadcasting Co.

Jimmy Goodmon

James Fletcher (Jimmy) Goodmon, Jr. has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Capitol Broadcasting Company, effective September 4, 2017.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. (CBC) announced today that James F. Goodmon Jr. (“Jimmy”) has been named President and Chief Operating Officer, effective September 4, 2017.  Goodmon succeeds his father, James F. Goodmon (Jim), who has served as President of the Raleigh-based communications company since 1975.  Jim Goodmon will remain CBC’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.

“Jimmy brings the necessary background and experience to this position.  He will continue this Company’s commitment to the communities we serve, our customers, and the employees of CBC.  I could not feel better about our future,” says Jim Goodmon.

“Capitol Broadcasting has always been a part of my life and my family’s life.  As I have grown through the ranks of this amazing company, I have been blessed to have worked alongside some of the best in the business.  It is a great honor and truly humbling to be asked to lead this company and its amazing people in the years to come,” says Jimmy Goodmon.

In his new role, Goodmon Jr assumes operational responsibility for all Capitol Broadcasting Company divisions.  He is a life-long CBCer who has spent the last 25 years working in various roles at multiple CBC entities.  Starting as a 16-year old camera operator for WRAL-TV’s morning news, his career path has spanned promotions, programming, operations and radio and television sales.

In 2005, he launched CBC New Media Group, and has served as its Vice President and General Manager since.  In that role, Goodmon innovated digital media, making WRAL.com, Capitol’s flagship website, one of the country’s most dominant online media outlets along with developing the company’s multicast digital television channels and over-the-top (OTT) distribution.

In addition to his digital initiatives, Jimmy Goodmon oversees the operations of WRAL-FM (MIX 101.5) and Microspace Communications, both in Raleigh.  He also serves as Vice President & General Manager of Sunrise Broadcasting, a five-station radio group, and WILM-TV, both in Wilmington, NC.

Goodmon Jr has also overseen strategic acquisitions, investments, start-up projects and major negotiations for CBC.  Last year he negotiated WRAL-TV’s network affiliation change as the station aligned with NBC.  He has also served as CBC’s chief negotiator in carriage negotiations with cable and satellite providers.

Along with his father and brother Michael, Jimmy is a member of Capitol Broadcasting’s Board of Directors and serves on the company’s Executive Committee.  He is active in the community, serving on numerous boards, including the Salvation Army of Wake County and the National Salvation Army, UNC Rex Leadership Council, Duke Raleigh Hospital, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Wake Health Services, the Achievement School, and the AJ Fletcher Foundation.  He is chair-elect of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee.

Jimmy Goodmon is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his M.B.A. at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.  He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Anna, and three sons Fletcher, Watson, Walker and daughter Frances.

About Capitol Broadcasting Company
The roots of Capitol Broadcasting Company date back to 1937 when Raleigh attorney A.J. Fletcher and four partners formed a company so they could compete in the growing business of broadcasting.  A year later, the Federal Communications Commission authorized the license for WRAL-AM, and Capitol Broadcasting Company was off and running.

Over the next seven decades CBC would establish itself as one of the most respected and innovative communications companies in the nation.  The company that started with one tiny radio station has expanded its broadcast holdings and diversified into new media, real estate and professional sports.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality and Bull Durham Beer Co., and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.

For additional information contact:
Steve Hammel, Vice President & General Manager, WRAL-TV
(919) 821-8510 shammel@wral.com


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