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Locally-owned and operated Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) announced today it has secured a long-term deal with DISH Network L.L.C. for retransmission of WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV and WILM-TV in the Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C. markets. The deal was completed months in
September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked New York City and Washington, D.C. In response to those attacks, America went to war.
In North Carolina, many active duty and reserve military personnel were called to serve overseas. Families faced new realities as they adjusted seeing their relatives leave home to serve their country.
This 30 second promo aired during November, 2001 on WRAZ FOX 50.
Cheers to FOX 50! WRAZ-TV celebrated its birthday on September 7th. The station signed on as part of the CBC family on that date in 1995. Originally a WB affiliate, WB 50 in the early days, WRAZ-TV was owned by
This FOX 50 (WRAZ) newscast is continuing coverage of the terrorism that hit America on September 11, 2001. Most news outlets had “wall to wall” coverage for several days. This newscast is from September 12, 2001. Note that WRAZ, FOX 50 is branded as FOX 50 and not WRAL News on FOX 50. At this point, FOX 50 had a distinctively different look from WRAL. A few years later FOX 50 would air WRAL News on FOX 50.
On September 7, 1995, WRAZ signed on as an affiliate of WB.
The early history of WRAZ can be traced back to a construction permit granted to Reverend James Layton’s Tar Heel Broadcasting to build a television station in Raleigh on UHF channel 50. Layton entered the under-construction station, originally known as WACN, into a local marketing agreement (LMA) with the Capitol Broadcasting Company. WRAZ would operate out of WRAL’s studios with transmission facilities on the WRAL tower near Auburn.
In this WRAL News story by David Crabtree, you will hear Reverend James Layton, WRAL News General Manager Fred Barber, and WRAL News anchor Debra Morgan.