July 21, 2016 Sets Were Simple in ‘63

Take a look at this picture of Ray Wilkinson, WRAL Farm Director, seated at the Farm News set in 1963. Nothing fancy schmancy here! Ray Wilkinson joined the WRAL-TV staff as farm news director November 29, 1963. Of course he read more

Before There Was Pokémon…There Was Disc Golf!

On Saturday, June 18, 2016 American Tobacco was host to the Powerade State Games Disc Golf Tournament.  ATC Tenant North Carolina Amateur Sports approached the ATC Management Office with the idea of hosting the tournament at ATC in January. It read more

July 15, 2016 WRAL-TV, MIX and MediaThon Equal Food For Hungry Kids

Thirteen hours of television + thirteen hours at two Triangle collection sites = over $219,000 and 10,000 pounds of food to feed hungry kids.  WRAL-TV viewers and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM listeners blew the top out of the CBC stations’ joint read more

July 14, 2016 “Wrassling” and Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joe Louis

During the 1960’s, the highest rated locally-produced show in the Raleigh/Durham television market was WRAL’s Championship Wrestling. The program was produced weekly in studio A and aired each Saturday afternoon at five o’clock. The show was produced by promoter Joe read more

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 WRAL Azalea Celebration

The 31st Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration is now accepting applications from non-profits for the 2016 plant giveaway.  Sponsored by WRAL-TV, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, FOX 50, WRAL.com and NC Beautiful, the Azalea Celebration promotes environmental education, beautification and stewardship by awarding azalea read more