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Highlights for Auburn, NC

  • Plants Distributed to NC Nonprofits for 34th Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration

    The 34th Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration came to a conclusion on Saturday, October 5, 2019, with winning groups picking up their plants from the WRAL Transmitter site in Auburn, NC.  Capitol Broadcasting distributed 4,820 azaleas to 114 nonprofit groups from
  • CBC Awards 140 Non-Profits Through 32nd Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration, Special Honors to Three Groups

    The 32nd Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration culminated with the distribution of plants to the winning non-profits on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  CBC Property Management staffers worked with volunteers at the WRAL Transmitter site in Auburn, NC, as the winners came
  • Early news studio

    The first WRAL-TV news studio in the late 1950s. The studio was located at the transmitter facility in Auburn, NC. Pictured is Promotion Department staffer Herb Marks, who also portrayed Capn 5 on the air.

  • Tower crew working in the clouds

    Crew from Tower King company working near the top of the new WRAL tower in 1990. Company owner Jimmy King is pictured at the bottom preparing to attach a 60-thousand pound guy wire to the tower. Crew member John Benton is at upper left.

  • New transmitter building under construction

    WRAL-TV transmitter building going up following tower collapse. Note the steel ice shields above the roof. Tons of melting ice brought down the tower in December 1989.