More Highlights for Corporate
Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel recently dropped some knowledge about the Bulls demographics and marketing in his Note to Self Blog. In his post he also shared the promo spot, written and produced by WRAL-TV Corporate Producer Anita Normanly.
Elon College, located in Elon, North Carolina near Burlington, honored the legacy of Mr. A.J. Fletcher (1987- 1979) on the 100th anniversary on his birth. This video, produced in 1987, features Mr. Robert Anderson who was the assistant to the president of Elon College.
Anderson presents a biography of Fletcher with emphasis on the impact he had on the community of fine arts, specifically in regards to opera.
Included in this video presentation is David Witherspoon who worked at the Fletcher Foundation. Frank Fletcher, one of AJ’s three sons, shares memories of his father.
The video was viewed by an audience prior to a performance by the Elon College community orchestra.
*Elon College is now Elon University.
There are days when we hit the CBC History jack-pot. One of the days was in January 2016 when John Harris and I were digging through one of the boxes filled with old corporate papers in his office. Lo and
Fred Barber started with Capitol Broadcasting Company in 1976 as the General Manager of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC. He left to manage other stations in Atlanta and Pittsburgh, but returned to the CBC family in 1987 as General Manager of WTTV in Indianapolis, IN. In 1990, he returned to Raleigh to oversee the television properties. He was made a Senior Vice President in 1994 and assumed the additional responsibility of WRAL-FM in 1997.
When he retired in 1998 as senior Vice President for Broadcasting of Capitol Broadcasting he had made an enviable mark in journalism and broadcasting, but he also made a major contribution in service to others. His work focused on mental health, substance abuse, affordable housing, and the homeless. He was co-founder and founding board chairman of The Healing Place in Raleigh, a highly successful residential treatment facility for alcohol and substance abuse.
Fred Barber was a North Carolina native who graduated from High Point College and went into journalism, first in newspapers and then in TV. Barber passed away in May, 2014 at the age of 76.
NOTE: The video was shot in 2006 for the 50th anniversary of WRAL. The video is “raw” which means it has not been edited for broadcast, so you will see several quick camera moves that would have been covered with video by another camera in post production. Barber was interviewed by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree.
Broadcast executive John Greene served Capitol Broadcasting Company for more than three decades – steering WRAL-TV through the pivotal 1980’s when the CBC flagship gained national recognition as one of the most dominant and decorated local television stations in the country. He was also the point person for the High Definition (HD) conversion project in the ‘90s.
Greene was recruited by WRAL station manager Fred Barber and joined WRAL-TV in 1976 as Station Operations Manager.
Greene was named WRAL-TV’s Vice President and General Manager in late 1979. In 1984 he took on corporate responsibilities when he was promoted to Senior Vice President of the company. In that expanded role Greene continued direct management of WRAL-TV, but oversaw CBC’s three other television stations as well.
This interview was conducted in 2006 as part of WRAL’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The video is in raw form, meaning that you will see the camera move quickly and adjust to frame the next shot. Those quick moves would be covered with another shot in post-production before airing.
You will hear Greene explain how WRAL sports anchor Tom Suiter was persuaded to come back to the anchor desk after a lengthy absence from the anchor desk due to problems with his vocal chords.
John Greene is interviewed by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree.