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Radio remote coverage of Watermelon Day festivities at the NC Farmers Market.
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
1. In December, 1976 a new morning program premiered at 6:00 called “Good Morning Five Country” with Ed McIntyre, a co-host, and regular visits by early risers from the CBC Farm Department. Can you name the co-host? A. Charlie Gaddy
WRAL Anchor/Reporter Leyla Santiago and WRAL Photojournalist Zac Gooch received an award following their hard work on the documentary, “Inside Cuba.” The North Carolina Farm Bureau presented them with the organization’s Communications Award for 2015. The award is given each
Ray Wilkinson was a pioneering farm broadcaster who almost single-handedly changed the way agricultural news was reported in the Southeast. Ray spent more than three decades at Capitol Broadcasting Company and retired as a Vice President at Capitol Broadcasting County.
Ray loved to talk with people and hear a good story. Many of those “tall tales” turned into characters named Cecil and Leonard.
Come “sit a spell” and watch Ray deliver a bunch of country stories at a social function. Be careful, you might “bust-a-gut” from laughing so hard!
Video circa late 80’s. Location unknown.