June 11, 2015 June 14, 1982 Premiere of the Hour Newscast

Action News 5 at 6:00 was already a juggernaut newscast in March 1982. Arbitron (ARB) showed WRAL’s half hour newscast with a 53 share, while Nielson logged in at 48. As for WTVD, ARB scored them with a 25 and read more

May 29, 2015 Crowds Carry WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest Up, Up and Away

The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest held over the recent Memorial Weekend in the Triangle was such a hit that festival organizers are already making plans to accommodate the larger-than-expected crowds next year. WRAL Anchor Reporter Brian Shrader shared stories from read more

May 22, 2015 Enjoy the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest This Weekend

The weather is predicted to be beautiful over the Memorial Day weekend in the Triangle, creating the perfect backdrop for the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest.  Here are some helpful tips to know what to expect at this first-time special event: read more

May 21, 2015 First Impressions

There is a saying that you have only one chance to make a good first impression. When it comes to architecture, you have three chances to make a good first impression: landscaping, the front entrance, and the lobby/reception area.  WRAL read more