It Happened in July

Throwback Thursday: CBC History

1. Legendary WRAL news anchor Charlie Gaddy’s last broadcast was on July 1, ______.

a) 1992
b) 1993
c) 1994
d) 1995

2. WRAL-AM was granted a license on July 28th, 19______.

a) 1938
b) 1941
c) 1948
d) 1950

3. SKY 5 flew for the first time on July 31, 19_______.

a) 1978
b) 1979
c) 1981
d) 1982

4. WRAL-TV became the first commercial television station in the nation to broadcast an HDTV signal on July 23, 19______.

a) 1995
b) 1996
c) 1997
d) 1998

5. One of the most technically complex broadcasts ever produced was WRAL Parade of Sails from Beaufort, North Carolina on July 15, 20_____.

a) 2004
b) 2005
c) 2006
d) 2007

Answers:

  1. c) 1994
    http://history.capitolbroadcasting.com/media-assets/legendary-wral-news-anchor-charlie-gaddy-thoughts-about-retirement-60-promo/

2. a) 1938

3. b) 1979

SKY 5

4. b) 1996

5. c) 2006
http://history.capitolbroadcasting.com/media-assets/wral-parade-of-sail/

Thanks to Corp’s Pam Allen for this capcom story. 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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