Reporting Live, From Buffalo, In the Snow

Richard Adkins & Greg Fishel

When Buffalo, NY, recently experienced a recording-breaking November snowfall, WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel & WRAL-TV News Photographer Richard Adkins hit the road.  The pair traveled up north to bring the snow story back to the Triangle.  Adkins shared their winter weather experience with Capcom: The Buffalo Experience Set the Way-Back machine to 1998. That’s […]

A Broadcaster’s Worst Nightmare

Antenna in the rubble

Sunday, December 10, 1989 is a day etched in the memory of so many employees at Capitol Broadcasting. It was the day the 2000’ “Tall Tower” crashed to the ground. A devastating ice storm moved through the area Friday afternoon, December 8. Two days of freezing rain loaded tons of ice onto the tower and […]

Voting Underway for MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition

MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition

Voting for the 2nd Annual MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition is now underway.  Beginning Monday, December 1, 2014, MIX debuted the first three semi-finalists in Division 1, which includes grades K-8.  Listeners went online to vote for their favorite all day.  Three more semi-finalists were revealed on Tuesday, and the remaining three on Wednesday.  The […]

WRAL-TV Tower Now Aglow for the Holidays

WRAL Tower Lighting

The WRAL-TV tower is now aglow for the holidays.  The station lit the tower for the 55th time on Monday, December 1, 2014.  A crowd came out to watch the lighting in person while thousands of viewers watched from home during the evening newscasts. The NC State Chorale provided holiday music in the studio while […]

CBC Hosts 6th Annual Enable America Career Mentoring Day

Clarence Williams

Capitol Broadcasting and WRAL hosted the 6th Annual Enable America Career Mentoring Day on Tuesday November 18, 2014. Enable America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment for veterans and individuals with disabilities.  A total of eight job seekers, including three US Army veterans each with multiple deployments to Iraq/Afghanistan, learned about the broadcasting […]

Watch Videos of Christmas Past at American Tobacco

Lucky Strike Tower

American Tobacco opened The Ice Factory to skaters on November 20th and will light the Lucky Strike Tower for the holidays on Friday, December 5th.  Check out these new videos of past Christmas fun:

A Must Read in Turf Management

DBAP Under Wrap

Durham Bulls Head Groundskeeper Scott Strickland manicures each and every blade of grass at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham.  Recently that turf has been under cover, but Strickland revealed the reasons behind the temporary ‘new look’ at the Bulls’ headquarters in his blog.  Check it out: DBAP Grass Under Wraps  

WRAL Tower to Set Raleigh Aglow for 55th Year

WRAL-TV tower lighting

WRAL will light the 300-foot  transmission tower outside the WRAL-TV Studios, at 2619 Western Blvd. in Raleigh, on Dec. 1 in an annual holiday tradition that dates back more than half a century. The lighting transforms the station’s tower into a 300-foot Christmas tree wrapped in more than 2,800 multi-colored lights. Three 5-foot stars adorn […]

Big Black Friday Deals at Ballpark Corner Store

Durham Bulls Black Friday Deals

Swing by the DBAP on Black Friday to enjoy HUGE savings at the Ballpark Corner Store. The Bulls’ Team Store will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on November 28th. Everything in the store – including fitted caps and outerwear – will be at least 25% off Clearance products will be marked down as […]