Tony Gupton “Mr. GPS”

Throwback Thursday: CBC History

You might be surprised to find out how some of our long-term employees got their foot in the door at Capitol Broadcasting. Tony Gupton has quite a tale to tell from how he went from digging in the dirt to shooting the stars, all from the WRAL campus on Western Boulevard.

Tony, AKA “Guppy,” is best known for sending a satellite signal out from any point on the globe amid challenging conditions. In fact, at WRAL it would be more accurate to refer to GPS as “Gupton Positioning System.”  A while back, we caught up with Tony to find out how he got his start at CBC in 1980 and why he did not follow the career path of his college degree.

Standby to roll tape in 3, 2, 1 – roll it. Just click on the link to watch Tony’s interview for the CBC History project:

Thanks to Corp’s Pam Allen for this capcom story & these photos. Pam Parris Allen is a former WRAL newscast producer/director who now works as a researcher and producer on the CBC History Project.

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