Curtis Media Group to Manager WDNC
Capitol Broadcasting Company has accepted an offer from Curtis Media Group to assume management of WDNC-AM in Durham, N.C., effective August 18, 1997. CBC’s Capitol Networks has managed the station since April 1994 under a “time management agreement” with the Durham Herald Company, publishers of the Herald-Sun newspaper.
“We’ve worked hard to maintain WDNC’s tradition, to serve Durham, and to develop the all-news format for the Triangle, but recent station ownership changes make it possible for us to ‘pass the torch’ in a very positive way,” said Capitol Networks Vice President George Habel. Curtis Media Group recently purchased WCHL-AM in Chapel Hill. “Curtis has a great opportunity to serve both communities, while operating the stations in tandem. This should ensure the stabililty of these stations and their service to Durham and Chapel Hill,” said Habel.
WDNC will continue to serve as the flagship station of the Durham Bulls airing the entire home and road game schedule each season. In addition, WDNC will continue to broadcast Duke University sports, Capitol Networks programming and news from WRAL-TV.