First Craft Brewery to Open at Rocky Mount Brewmill

Eric Ghiloni, co-owner of Koi Pond Brewing Co

Capitol Broadcasting owns a 140-year-old textile mill in rural Rocky Mount, and the transformation is taking shape.  Rocky Mount Brewmill is becoming an incubator for startup craft breweries, a contract production facility for growing breweries and destination for lovers or craft beer, a school for those who wish to study the industry and a residential […]

Time Lapse Video: American Tobacco’s First Tree of Bikes a Big Success

American Tobacco Tree of Bikes

American Tobacco added the Tree of Bikes Project to its 2015 Winter Wonders holiday event line-up.  The tree, adorned with 120 bikes, received many holly jolly visitors. Check out this time lapse video of the tree from assembly to display: Over 200+ bikes and helmets were donated and distributed to Durham, North Carolina youth. Hundreds of […]

Special Olympics NC Honors WRAL-TV and FOX 50 for Over the Edge Support

SONC Award - Ken Smith

CBC loves supporting Special Olympics, even if it means scaling tall buildings.  And recently the non-profit thanked CBC in a special way.  Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) honored WRAL-TV and FOX 50 for our continued support of the Over The Edge fundraiser. Since the first event, several members of the WRAL family have rappelled off […]

2015 Triangle Tree Challenge Winners Unveiled

Coalition to Unchain Dogs

On Sunday night, December 20, 2015, the winners of the 2015 Triangle Tree Challenge at American Tobacco were announced.  Coalition to Unchain Dogs took home the top voting prize. The trees have lined the Diamond View Park outside the Durham Performing Arts Center since early December.  Non-profits entered the 6th annual contest, decorating their tree to attract […]

Here We Come a Caroling: The 2015 MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Concert

2015 MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Concert

December has been all Christmas music, all the time at WRAL-FM, but a few of the selections on rotation are extra-special.  Songs from school choirs in the Triangle are playing alongside Brenda Lee and Mariah Carey.  The 2015 MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition, presented by Lowes Foods, culminated with a second annual choir concert to […]

WRAL-TV’s Hammel Named Broadcasting & Cable Market 1-25 GM of Year

WRAL-TV Vice President & General Manager Steve Hammel is the Broadcasting & Cable 2015 Station General Manager of the Year for Markets 1-25.  The announcement came in the Monday, December 21st edition of the publication. Hammel joined Capitol Broadcasting, taking over the helm of WRAL-TV, in November 2008.  He came to the Raleigh-Durham market from […]

MIX 101.5 Storm Trooper Prize Patrol

The MIX 101.5 Storm Trooper Prize Patrol

MIX 101.5’s The Gene & Julie Show gave passes away to listeners for an advanced screening to the new Star Wars movie and on Thursday, December 17, 2015, WRAL-FM Morning Show Producer Casey Tate and WRAL-FM Promotions Director Jason Newton delivered the tickets to one lucky winner safe and sound, Storm Trooper style! Thanks to […]

CBC Sponsors Golden Holiday Celebration for Raleigh Seniors for 58th Year

58th Annual Golden Years Holiday Celebration

Capitol Broadcasting proudly sponsors a morning filled with a warm breakfast and holiday entertainment for Raleigh seniors each year, and on Thursday, December 17, 2015, CBC carried on the tradition for the 58th time.  Alongside the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, CBC welcomed members of the Raleigh Golden Years Clubs to the 58th […]

It Happened in December Trivia Quiz

Bette Elliott

The first FIVE STAR Award was presented in 1983. Who was the recipient? a) P. B.Jernigan b) Bob Sadler c) Clifford Kurtz d) Charlie Gaddy 2. WRAL-TV signed on the air December 15, 1956. Name the first program to air? a) Teenage Frolics b) Miracle on 34th Street c) NC State basketball game d) Romper […]

WRAL-TV Wins duPont-Columbia Award

The Journey Alone

WRAL Documentary “The Journey Alone” recognized for excellence in journalism Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has honored WRAL News with one of the most prestigious prizes in journalism: The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. WRAL received the honor for the documentary “The Journey Alone” about the surge in illegal immigration of unaccompanied minors from Mexico. […]