High Definition. We Were 1st!

1. WRAL-TV obtained the first experimental HDTV (high-definition television) license in June of what year? a) 1994 b) 1995 c) 1996 d) 1997 2. When did WRAL-TV become the first commercial television station in the nation to broadcast an HDTV signal? a) 1994 b) 1995 c) 1996 d) 1997 3. In 1998, WRAL’s digital experimentation […]

Bulls City Blues Debut, Montoyo’s Induction Highlight Weekend Homestand

Charlie Montoyo - IL Hall of Fame

Friday and Saturday Night Fireworks, Wool E. Bull’s Birthday Also Part of Big Weekend Series Several historic events will accompany the Durham Bulls’ home stand, a four-game series against the Rochester Red Wings starting Thursday, May 19.  Former Bulls skipper Charlie Montoyo will be inducted into the International League Hall of Fame and the Bulls […]

Radio Ink Ranks CBC Sports Radio’s Glasgow Among Best Program Directors

Dennis Glasgow

CBC Sports Radio Operations Manager/Program Director Dennis Glasgow is among the best program directors in American.  Radio Ink Magazine released their “2016 Most Successful Program Directors in Radio” in May, and made the list.  Radio Ink recognized the Top 50, selected from among over 15,000 radio stations in the United States. “First of all, I […]

The On-Ramp to the Information Highway!

Happy Valley mousepad

1. What year did WRAL launch its website? a) 1994 b) 1995 c) 1996 d) 1997 2. What was the name of the original website? a) WRALnews.com b) WRAL.OnLine c) WRALinfo.com d) CBCWRAL.com 3. The original homepage featured an easy to navigate map. Visitors could click a drawing of a satellite truck for news, the […]

MIX Awards The Mother of ALL Mother’s Day Prizes

MIX 101.5 Mother's Day Contest

MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM celebrated this year’s Mother’s Day by giving away a year’s worth of massages, house cleaning, weekly meals at Chick-fil-A and a trophy, themed “The Mother of ALL Mother’s Day Prizes.”  Who doesn’t want a year’s worth of Chick-Fil-a? Listeners were encouraged to have their children record a short message why their mom […]

2016 Durham Bulls Television Schedule Announced

Durham Bulls 2016 Broadcast Schedule

50 Home Games to be Televised Regionally Beginning May 6 The Durham Bulls announce their 2016 television schedule, in which 50 home games will be broadcast regionally in high definition. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and Me-TV will televise the team’s contests. Television broadcasts begin May 6-8, continue May 19-22, and pick up again for the […]

“UNIT ZERO” 1 & 2

Unit Zero

“UNIT ZERO” sounds like the name of some sort of mysterious comic book character, or top secret military code, or a physics equation.  WRAL’s UNIT ZERO was the name of a big, ol’ broadcast production truck. Covering large, special events has always been a component of WRAL’s community outreach, whether by television or radio. Through the […]

Triangle Community Foundation Honors Jim & Barbara Goodmon with Inaugural Catalyst Award

Jim & Barbara Goodmon

CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon and his wife, Barbara, were recently honored by the Triangle Community Foundation with as the inaugural winners of its Catalyst Award.  The new award recognizes visionary philanthropy, and the organization chose the Goodmons as their first recipients. In presenting the Catalyst Award, the TCF said: Catalyst Award Winners Barbara […]

WRAL-TV and CBC Host Leadership Triangle Regional Class in April

Leadership Triangle at CBC

Capitol Broadcasting and WRAL-TV hosted the 2016 Leadership Triangle Regional Class on Tuesday, April 16, 2016, talking to the group about broadcasting, the workings of the television station, as well as the history and mission of CBC. WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Debra Morgan coordinated the day-long event, pulling in WRAL-TV, WRAL.com and FOX 50 staffers to talk […]

From WRAL to Harvard: Dukes Selected as Nieman Fellow

Tyler Dukes

WRAL.com Public Records Researcher/Reporter Tyler Dukes has been been selected as a Nieman Fellow to work and study at Harvard in the 2016-17 school year, a prestigious honor.  He will be one of 24 journalists, half from the U.S. and half from abroad, in the program.  The participants will each work on an individual project. […]