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. […]

On the Record: Faith, Fear and Freedom – Live This Thursday Night on WRAL

On the Record Special Edition

On Thursday night, December 17, 2015, at 7pm, WRAL News anchor David Crabtree will bring together Muslim leaders, scholars and community members for a conversation about how the anti-Muslim rhetoric is impacting how Muslims live, work and worship. That live, half-hour conversation will be followed by a rebroadcast of WRAL’s 2012 documentary on the subject. “On […]

WRAL-TV’s 2015 Coats for Children Telethon Raises Staggering $130,000

2015 WRAL-TV Coats for the Children Telethon

The weather was balmy but WRAL viewers were thinking about the upcoming chilly temperatures during the 27th Annual WRAL-TV Coats for the Children Campaign.  On Friday, December 11, 2015, generous viewers contributed a staggering $130,000 during the daylong telethon! “It was an amazing day!” said WRAL-TV Director of Local Production Phyllis Parish, the Executive Producer […]

Capitol Broadcasting Signs with Newsy for Millennial-Focused Video News Offering


Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., has entered into an agreement with over-the-top video news service Newsy to publish its daily news videos across three of Capitol Broadcasting’s news websites: WRAL.com, WRALSportsFan.com and HighSchoolOT.com. Newsy is the fast-growing millennial-focused journalism company that brings perspective and analysis to reporting on world and national news, including politics, entertainment, science […]