Durham Bulls Announce Extension of Telecommunications Partnership with Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications & the Durham Bulls

Frontier to remain exclusive provider of Wi-Fi and internet access at Durham Bulls Athletic Park The Durham Bulls recently announced that they have signed an agreement with Frontier Communications, (NASDAQ: FTR), a leading provider of broadband Internet, video and phone services, that will extend Frontier’s role as the Bulls’ exclusive telecommunications provider for an additional […]

A Bright Future for Broadcasting: CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship 2016

2016 CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship

Another CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship is in the books! A dozen students from across the country took part in the five-day journalism intensive program to prepare them for future broadcast media careers. The students represented the University of Southern California, Suffolk University, Samford University, Loyola University, the University of Maryland, Boston University, Northwestern University, North Carolina […]

“I hope this station goes on forever and ever.”

AJ Fletcher and NBC star Dorothy Collins

There are days when we hit the CBC History jack-pot. One of the days was in January 2016 when John Harris and I were digging through one of the boxes filled with old corporate papers in his office. Lo and behold we discovered what looked like a larger and heavier-than-usual record album. The label referenced […]

CBC Staffers Support Public Television at UNC-TV’s FESTIVAL 2016

CBC/WRAL Night at UNC-TV's FESTIVAL 2016

CBC staffers once again helped support public television on CBC/WRAL Night at UNC-TV’s FESTIVAL, as has become an annual tradition.  Employees from a variety of divisions helped cap off the annual fundraiser, manning the phone banks on the last day of FESTIVAL 2016 on Monday, March 21st.  WRAL-TV anchors and reporters also made on-air pitches […]

Bull City Blues, Durham Bulls Celebrate City Legacy with Special Uniform

Bull City Blues

The Durham Bulls unveiled a very special uniform on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  The Bull City Blues uniforms will serve as a tribute to the past, present and future of the Bull City. The Bull City Blues uniforms will be worn on Saturday home games beginning in mid-May.  The Durham Bulls ‘D’ is iconic, with […]

WRAL News Sets Through the Years

WRAL newsroom

Our WRAL/Action News 5 news sets have morphed from a simple curtain backdrop to a high tech news gathering center. We’ve come a long way. During the ‘70s, many stations introduced the curved “gull wing” anchor desk and sleek architecture. The “gull wing” created better camera angles to transition from one anchor to another and […]

WRAL Reporter Wins NC Open Government Award

Tyler Dukes

WRAL reporter Tyler Dukes was honored with a journalism award Monday, March 14, 2016, at the North Carolina Open Government Coalition’s annual Sunshine Day event, which celebrates government transparency. Dukes was recognized for his efforts to make thousands of UNC academic fraud records more accessible to the public and for his reporting on the death […]

WRAL-TV and NBC Continue Strong Ratings Together

WRAL Ratings

The combination of NBC and WRAL-TV continues to prove fruitful.  The first day delivered great ratings (NBC joined the WRAL-TV family on Monday, February 29th) and now the numbers are showing Sunday night is a winner as well.  According to TV Week, for the first time in almost 12 years, NBC won an “in-season Sunday […]

Goodmon Honored for CREative Thinking for American Tobacco Project

Jim Goodmon

CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon has once again been recognized for the transformation of the American Tobacco Historic District in downtown Durham.  The Counselors of Real Estate Carolinas Chapter (CRE) recently honored Goodmon with a CREative Thinkers Award for the revitalization of American Tobacco and the positive effect it continues to have on the […]

Looking for Some NBC Swag?

WRAL NBC matchbook

When we think of “logo swag,” we usually think of t-shirts, caps, cups, pens, etc. Back-in-the-day, swag also included something that is rarely seen anymore; matchbooks! Take a look at this clever WRAL-TV/NBC matchbook! WRAL-AM radio was featured on the back. For those who preferred to flash the ABC swag, we provided the ABC version […]