CBC Launches Website to Archive Company History

The History of Capitol Broadcasting CompanyCapitol Broadcasting Company is pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the rich history of our company.  We’re proud to publically launch The History of Capitol Broadcasting Company on Monday, December 15, 2014, the 58th anniversary of WRAL-TV’s sign-on, indeed an important day in our company history.

This new digital archive is actually a “micro-site” associated with the CBC public website.  To reach the archive, go to capitolbroadcasting.com and click on the new history icon in the bottom center of the homepage.  Or, you can type history.capitolbroadcasting.com into your browser and get there directly.

The site offers everything from legendary Uncle Paul shows to old Action News 5 newscasts, photos, radio shows and special programming.  You’ll also find dozens of biographies of former staffers and narratives about the company’s many initiatives.   And scroll down to see the neat interactive timeline near the bottom of the homepage.

It’s easy to explore the archive using the five main tabs across the top of the page—Our Story; Our People; Our Programs; For the Community; and Technology & Innovation.  We’ve also tried to make the site “search-friendly,” so use the search box to locate people, programs or other topics that interest you.  I think you’ll be surprised at the amount of old material we’ve compiled so far.

The basic framework for the digital archive is complete, but since CBC makes history every day—it’s always going to be a work in progress and we’ll be adding content on a continuous basis.

Thanks to everyone who helped us build this archive.  Many CBC employees and retirees shared video, photos, memorabilia and stories that found their way into the archive.  We’d love for you to keep sending material our way.  Share your story here: http://history.capitolbroadcasting.com/submit-your-story/

Special thanks to Corp Director of Special Projects John Harris and his partner-in-history Corp History Project Research Assistant Pam Allen, who both played an invaluable role in the production of the website.

So – please take a few minutes and explore the history of CBC!  Enjoy!

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