American Underground Releases 2021 Annual Report

American Underground 2021 Annual Report

The data is in, and American Underground is sharing in their latest annual report with information collected between October 2020 and September 2021. The team says, “Our favorite stat is that 52% of AU member companies are led by a woman and/or a person of color, the highest percentage since we began measuring back in 2014.” […]

WRAL-TV Keeps Viewers Informed with New Traffic System

Brian Shrader

WRAL-TV Anchor Reporter Brian Shrader recently unveiled a new traffic system on WRAL’s Morning News, with the help of some behind the scenes gurus. “We launched successfully November 30, 2021, with the invaluable help of Shan Zhong, who helped build new graphics, and engineer Richard Danchi, who made sure all the cables were plugged into […]

WRAL-TV Studio B Updated to Become Home to NC Lottery’s Bigger Spin

WRAL-TV Studio B

In 2021, WRAL-TV’s Studio B underwent a big transformation.  WRAL-TV Local Production Producer Scott Reid put together a piece for Capcom and shared some photos, telling about the iterations the small studio has been through in the past and the bigger and better money-winning game it now holds. The Studio B Transformation at WRAL-TV by […]

CBC Creating Virtual Golden Years Holiday Celebration To Air Around Christmas

Golden Years

The 64th Annual Golden Years Holiday Celebration will be virtual again this year due to COVID and safety restrictions, but Capitol Broadcasting is working on all new performances for a holiday special that will air the day before and after Christmas! WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Brian Shrader will host the 2021 Golden Years Holiday Celebration.  The program […]

27th Annual MIX Radiothon for Duke Children’s Raises $642,770 in Two Days!

2021 MIX Radiothon check presentation

WRAL-FM raised $642,770 in the 27th Annual MIX 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital!  The radiothon took place over two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 14 and 15, concluding with the big announcement on the total at 6:30pm on the final day. “HOLY CRAP!” said WRAL-FM Personality Jim Kelly.  “We had a feeling we were […]

American Underground-based firms raise $97.4M, create 402 jobs in one year

American Underground - Google Hub

The 189 member companies of the American Underground have raised more than $97 million and created 402 new jobs between Oct. 2020 and Sept. 2021, according to a report the organization shared with WRAL TechWire, prior to making it publicly accessible. Further, demand for startup coworking facilities is high, said Tim Scales, the director of […]

WRAL-TV celebrates 65 years on the air

WRAL Studios, Winter 1958

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, marked 65 years on the air for WRAL-TV. The Raleigh-based television station has been a leader in technical innovation and fearless reporting on important topics and remained a lasting part of the community. WRAL-TV went on the air as an NBC affiliate on Dec. 15, 1956. At the time, the station’s […]

Viewers Donate $136K During WRAL’s Coats for the Children Day of Giving

Elizabeth Gardner & Larry McClain

In lieu of the usual telethon for WRAL’s Coats for the Children Campaign, WRAL-TV held a COVID-friendly “Day of Giving” on Friday, December 10, 2021.  The phone bank format may have changed, but the generosity of WRAL-TV viewers has not. As of Saturday morning, WRAL Coats for the Children has raised over $136,000 dollars (and […]