CBC owns three television stations in North Carolina from the Triangle to the coast. One NBC affiliate, one FOX station affiliate and an Independent Station make up the CBC television family. These stations win awards for community service, excellence in broadcasting, and ground-breaking original programs. Capitol Broadcasting Company has a long history of innovation in television broadcasting and is respected throughout the industry as a pioneer in technology.
CBC began operating WRAZ-TV in December 1994, took ownership in April 2000 and is a FOX affiliate. FOX 50 has won a variety of awards for its locally produced promotions of FOX’s many highly-rated entertainment programs.
CBC gained a presence on the North Carolina coast with the flip of a switch on March 23, 2000. A low-power station, WILM-LD features entertainment and sports programming, along with bringing the award-winning WRAL News to the eastern part of the state.
WRAL-TV first went on the air December 15, 1956 with a message from CBC founder A.J. Fletcher saying, “Information to which the public is entitled will be given without bias or favor. Only in this way can our people make an intelligent choice on these issues affecting our welfare.” Since then, viewers all over central North Carolina have been watching. Through affiliations with NBC, ABC, CBS and now NBC, WRAL-TV is consistently ranked as one of the top local stations in the country.