Rocky Mount to Receive Brewery Boost

Rocky Mount Brew Mill

Capitol Broadcasting Company purchased the Rocky Mount Mill in 2007.  WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Bryan Mims put together a story about the goings on at the Mill for the news last week: Rocky Mount—a city in need of jobs—is about to get an economic boost. The city boasts an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent, the highest ranking in […]

Under Construction (Permanently!?!)

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel gives an inside look on what’s going on at the DBAP in his latest ‘Note to Self’ blog entry: We can’t seem to put an end to our 2014 ballpark renovation. Two seasons later, we’re still bustin’ out walls and fixin’ up the venerable DBAP. This winter we’re installing […]

Television Alphabet Soup


Television, NASA and the military definitely have one thing in common; acronyms and odd terms. Today we are going to test your knowledge about the short cut language used in television. Some terms are still in use today. Are you ready? GO! What do the letters ENG stand for? What do the letters CONUS stand […]

WRAL Kicks Off Day One with NBC with Record-Breaking Ratings

Shelly Leslie

NBC joined the WRAL-TV family on Monday, February 29, 2016, a day of celebrations that began when CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon flipped the switch in Master Control to broadcast The Today Show.  WRAL-TV Creative Director Shelly Leslie described the day best:  “How big was day one of #NBConWRAL?  It was epic.  Record breaking, […]

WRAL-TV Wins Seven Regional Emmys, Including News Excellence

WRAL-TV at Regional Emmys

WRAL-TV had a busy weekend for two reasons.  As staffers prepared the station for the change to NBC on Monday, several WRAL-TV employees traveled to Nashville to attend the 30th Regional Emmy Awards.  They picked up 7 statuettes for the station during the annual awards presentation on Saturday, February 27, 2016. WRAL-TV won the prestigious […]

WRAL-TV Welcomes NBC to the Family February 29th


The clouds parted and the sun shone down on Capitol Broadcasting as WRAL-TV made the change to NBC on Monday, February 29, 2016.  The day began with CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon flipping the switch in Master Control, live on air with WRAL-TV Anchors Renee Chou and Bill Leslie at 7am.  The Today Show […]

The Big Day Is Here: WRAL-TV Becomes NBC Affiliate

WRAL Peacock

The big day is here!  Today, February 29, 2016, WRAL-TV welcomes NBC to our family. Visit our exclusive page designed to help you navigate through a multitude of content including: programming line-up, a slideshow of the NBC peacock, behind the scenes footage of the peacock’s visit to WRAL, and much more information: Tune in to […]

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, […]