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Highlights for Steve Hammel

  • NBC joins WRAL February 29, 2016

    NBC and WRAL-TV reunited on February 29, 2016. The big switch from CBS to NBC occurred at 7:00 AM with NBC’s long running program “TODAY.” Viewers were able to watch the historic moment as Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting, pushed the button labeled with the NBC “peacock” logo on the video switcher in WRAL’s master control room.

    Watch this WRAL news story by reporter Brian Shrader to find out why WRAL decided to reunite with NBC after several decades. WRAL signed on in December 1956 as an NBC affiliate. In 1962 WRAL opted to leave NBC and join ABC. The ABC relationship lasted until 1985 when WRAL became an affiliate with CBS. WRAL and NBC are united once again.

  • Done deal – WRAL-TV becomes the NBC station

    Jean Dietze, Jimmy Goodmon and Steve Hammel enjoy the moment after the official contract signing that made WRAL-TV the local NBC affiliate on January 13, 2016.

  • WRAL and NBC contract signing

    CBC VP Jimmy Goodmon and WRAL-TV VP-GM Steve Hammel relax at 30 Rock after signing NBC affiliation agreement January 13, 2016.

  • WRAL-TV’s Hammel Named Broadcasting & Cable Market 1-25 GM of Year

    WRAL-TV Vice President & General Manager Steve Hammel is the Broadcasting & Cable 2015 Station General Manager of the Year for Markets 1-25.  The announcement came in the Monday, December 21st edition of the publication. Hammel joined Capitol Broadcasting, taking
  • Hammel and Dwight Robinson re-live TV winning moment