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More Highlights for LiveStar - ENG Trucks

  • WRAL News satellite truck LIVESTAR 5

    Satellite technology allowed WRAL News to travel great distances to gather stories that impacted WRAL viewers. This promo produced in 1987 shows where some of our reporters traveled to during a one month period of time to gather the news. WRAL’s satellite truck was nicknamed LIVESTAR 5.

  • Microwave receiver after Hurricane Floyd

    Damaged microwave receiver atop the CPL Building downtown Raleigh following Hurricane Floyd.

  • WRAL news crew with ENG microwave truck

    Reporter-Photographer Rick Armstrong sets up camera for live report using one of the early WRAL live trucks.

  • First LiveStar at race track

    LiveStar I at the Daytona Beach International Speedway for coverage of Speed Weeks and the big 500 mile race.

  • First Live Shot using Action Cam 5

    The first broadcast using ACTION CAM 5, a news van equipped with microwave equipment to send a signal back to the station to broadcast to the viewers. WRAL Farm Reporter, Verne Strickland interviewed NCSU Chancellor Thomas on the grounds of one of the dairy research farms. We included a shot of Action Cam 5 at the end of the clip.