ANOTHER FIRST FOR NATION’S FIRST HDTV STATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 09 , 1997 For additional information contact: Tom Beauchamp (919) 821-8564 ANOTHER FIRST FOR NATION’S FIRST HDTV STATION RALEIGH, NC – WRAL-HD, the first commercial station in the nation to broadcast in High Definition Television (HDTV), has completed a live satellite feed of an Atlantic Coast Conference football game. The game, […]

Pops in the Park 1997

Pops in the Park 1997 Pops in the Park is a Labor Day weekend tradition in Raleigh featuring the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. This year’s concert brought thousands of area music lovers to Meredith College to watch Raleigh’s own Lauren Kennedy, and Tony-nominee Alan Campbell perform selections from Phantom of the Opera, Damn Yankees and […]

WRAL-HD TV: GRANTED EXTENSION OF EXPERIMENTAL LICENSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 07, 1997 For additional information contact: Tom Beauchamp (919) 821-8564 WRAL-HD TV: GRANTED EXTENSION OF EXPERIMENTAL LICENSE RALEIGH, NC – AUGUST 07, 1997 — WRAL-HD, the nation’s first high definition television (HDTV) station, has been granted an extension for its experimental license to continue operations. Approval for the extension was given […]

WRAL-FM and WRAL-TV Raise Money for Duke Children’s Hospita

WRAL-FM and WRAL-TV Raise Money for Duke Children’s Hospital On Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00 am, Bill Jordan, Sheri Logan and Donna Mason launched the fourth annual MIX 101.5 Radiothon. They tugged at the hearts of the Triangle as they raised money for Duke Children’s Miracle Network Telethon benefitting the Duke Children’s Hospital. This year’s […]

Raleigh’s WRAL to Build Digital TV Tower

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 1997 For additional information contact: John Greene (919) 847-4714 Raleigh’s WRAL to Build Digital TV Tower RALEIGH — WRAL-TV has announced that it will build what is expected to be the nation’s first commercial TV tower dedicated solely to transmitting digital signals. Last July, the station became the first commercial […]

WRAL Unveils New Weather Technology

WRAL Unveils New Weather Technology On Monday, May 5th, WRAL-TV unveiled it’s new Doppler 5000. WRAL’s Doppler 5000 premiered as the first live Doppler television radar in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville market, allowing WRAL Weather Center meteorologists to provide live weather data to viewers. Doppler 5000 provides the technology for internet users to view live radar images. […]

WRAL-HDTV ANNOUNCES PRESENCE ON WORLD WIDE WEB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 04 , 1997 For additional information contact: John Greene (919) 847-4714 WRAL-HDTV ANNOUNCES PRESENCE ON WORLD WIDE WEB RALEIGH, NC, APRIL 4, 1997 — WRAL-HD, the first commercial television station to broadcast the HDTV signal, is launching a site on the World Wide Web. The Internet address is http://www.wral-hd.com. The new […]

Waltye Rasulala Transfers to the A.J. Fletcher Foundation

Waltye Rasulala Transfers to the A.J. Fletcher Foundation Congratulations to Waltye Rasulala, who is transferring to the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, after 19 years of service as Public Affairs Manager for WRAL-TV. Waltye’s new position will be Grants Coordinator with the foundation. While Waltye worked as Public Affairs Director for WRAL-TV5, she was involved in numerous […]

Yvonne Simons Wins National Fellowship in Education Reporting

Yvonne Simons Wins National Fellowship in Education Reporting WRAL-TV Education reporter Yvonne Simons has become the first commercial television reporter in the nation to be selected for the National Fellowship in Education Reporting. Simons is one of six reporters selected for the 1997 fellowships, which are awarded annually by the Education Writers Association. During her […]

NCNN and WRAL-TV Win RTNDAC and Associated Press Awards

NCNN and WRAL-TV Win RTNDAC and Associated Press Awards The Associated Press named the North Carolina News Network “Outstanding News Operation” for 1996. Judges honored the network for public service provided during Hurricane Fran. For many people without electricity, battery-powered radio’s were the only source of news in the aftermath of Hurricane Fran. The North […]