Network Signing Days Through the Years


1956 NBC Fred Fletcher, WRAL –TV VP and General Manager inks the deal with NBC. August 1, 1962 ABC No photo.  Considering that WRAL shared ABC with WTVD until August 1, 1962, it must have been a rather anti-climactic event. August 4, 1985 CBS Capitol Broadcasting Company CEO Jim Goodmon signs the contract with CBS […]

Why WRAL-TV Can Be Proud as a Peacock

The WRAL peacock

As WRAL-TV enters the final few days before the big switch to NBC, the station is getting national kudos for its promotion of the change. TVNewsCheck published a piece last week about the idea and the execution behind WRAL’s real live peacock promos.  Read the entire article: WRAL Struts Its Peacock In NBC Affiliation Switch

CBC, WRAL-TV Support, Attend Understanding Islam Forum in Raleigh

Understanding Islam Forum

At the annual Leadership Triangle Awards Gala last December, CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon issued a challenge.  He encouraged the audience members to attend a local mosque or make a connection with a Muslim, to help unite the Triangle community and help bring an end to hate and fear.  That challenge inspired an idea, […]

First Ever Internet Live Stream Game for CBC New Media’s HighSchoolOT

HSOT live stream

CBC New Media’s HighSchoolOT brand has been covering prep sports exhaustively for years. It was the first Triangle area media outlet with a website and app dedicated to high school sports, and HSOT has produced more prep video content than any other media outlet in the state. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, HSOT expanded its […]

Fan Fest to Kick Off 2016 Durham Bulls Season

Bulls 2016 Fan Fest

Batting Practice, On-Field Games Highlight Opening Day of Ticket Sales With Durham Bulls Opening Day 49 days away, the team’s annual Fan Fest will kick off the 2016 campaign at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The event serves as the […]

NBC News Anchor Lester Holt Trivia Questions

Lester Holt

We enjoyed meeting NBC News anchor Lester Holt last week. Learn some more facts about him. Lester Holt co-anchored the evening news at WBBM in Chicago with a former WRAL news anchor? Name that person. a) Bobbie Battista b) Adele Arakawa c) Sandra Bookman d) Shelly Kofler 2. Lester Holt enjoys playing a musical instrument. […]

More on the WRAL Peacock

WRAL Creative Team

We recently shared scoop and photos about the creation of the peacock promos to advertise WRAL-TV’s conversion to NBC.  Today we’d like to share even more about the fun WRAL’s Creative Team had putting the peacock pieces together. WRAL-TV Creative Director Shelly Leslie wrote all about the adventure in her recent blog post.  Check it […]

Memorial Dedication for WRAL Radio and Triangle Legend Raymond “Dr. Jocko” Henderson

Raymond "Dr. Jocko" Henderson Memorial Dedication

Although he retired from WRAL-TV last fall, Clarence Williams is still sharing CBC stories from the community.  Williams recently wrote this piece to remember a WRAL Radio legend, Raymond “Dr. Jocko” Henderson and his mentor, J.D. Lewis:  The beautiful serene section located on the northeast sector of Oakwood Cemetery is being respectfully referred to as […]

Farm Bureau Honors Santiago and Gooch for WRAL Doc “Inside Cuba”

Leyla Santiago & Zac Gooch

WRAL Anchor/Reporter Leyla Santiago and WRAL Photojournalist Zac Gooch received an award following their hard work on the documentary, “Inside Cuba.” The North Carolina Farm Bureau presented them with the organization’s Communications Award for 2015. The award is given each year to members of the media who exhibit fair and balanced coverage and outstanding insight […]

NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt Pays Visit to WRAL Newsroom

Debra Morgan, David Crabtree & Lester Holt

On Friday, February 12, 2016, NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt paid a visit to the WRAL-TV studios to meet staffers and shoot promos for the upcoming transition at the Big 5.  WRAL-TV will become an NBC affiliate on February 29, and Holt wanted to meet the folks behind the top local news operation in […]