WRAL Previews Its AI-Powered WRAL Archives Platform

At NAB Show New York, the broadcaster rolls out its new platform powered by ArchiveAI. It’s planning to process its entire content library from WRAL’s 67 years of broadcasting.


For WRAL, A News Streamer Circles Profitably Back To Linear TV And Radio

Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL Raleigh, N.C., launched a news streaming channel so popular out of the gate that the company carried it over to linear TV and radio simulcasts. A quick turn to profitability followed.


News Organizations Find ‘Pure Gold’ In Their Archives

Executives from The Weather Channel, Fox News and Capitol Broadcasting have rolled up their sleeves and dived into their organizations’ deep and messy archives. They told a panel at last week’s Programming Everywhere event that doing so has yielded untold — and very monetizable — treasures. Pictured (l-r): Nora Zimmett, The Weather Channel; Sam Peterson, Bitcentral; Jon Accarrino, Capitol Broadcasting; and Ben Ramos, Fox Archive. (Alyssa Wesley photo)

Finding Content Gold In Your Archives At Programming Everywhere

Executives from Fox News, The Weather Channel, Capitol Broadcasting and Bitcentral will explain how they’ve delved into their archives to unearth content for new shows and lucrative licensing opportunities in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Programming Everywhere conference at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 16. Register here.

WRAL Moves To Digitally Save Its Identity

This Thursday, WRAL will announce a partnership with Eon Media, a Toronto-based tech company focused on artificial-intelligence video streaming solutions, that will generate boundless access to the station’s archives. The vast cache of now metadata-encoded video — amounting to half a million hours’ worth of content, according to Accarrino — will soon be made easily available to not only the WRAL newsroom, but also the general public.

WRAL Launches Streaming News Channel

WRAL, the Capitol-owned station in Raleigh, N.C., has launched WRAL News+, featuring trending headlines, the latest severe weather, breaking news, up-to-the-minute traffic, and local reporting.

NAB TV Engineering Achievement Award Recipient Pete Sockett Shares Honor With Capitol Broadcasting Colleagues

Scripps-Led Consortium Aims To Delivers Scale And Efficiency For CTV Political Advertisers

Cox Media Group, Capitol Broadcasting, Graham Media Group and other broadcasters are participating. Magnite, an independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, will make CTV inventory available to agencies and programmatic buyers.

WRAL Reporter Moving To Corporate Job At Owner Capitol Broadcasting


WRAL’s Podcast Re-Examines Murder Of Michael Jordan’s Father

WRAL Raleigh, N.C., has released a new podcast that re-examines the murder of James Jordan, father of basketball star Michael Jordan. “The intimacy of audio allows us to take listeners deeply into the lives of all the central characters in this real life tragedy,” says Shelly Leslie, head of streaming and podcasting for the station’s owner Capitol Broadcasting.


How TV Stations Are Bringing Employees Back

TV station leaders and syndication producers face ever-changing guidance on how and when to bring people back as caution continues to abound and stringent COVID protocols return. Above, on Fox First-Run’s new syndicated show, You Bet Your Life, starring Jay Leno and his former Tonight Show band leader Kevin Eubanks, the live audience of 40-60 people are all vaccinated and masked. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

Capitol Broadcasting Launching New Agency

Capitol B Creative Studios will offer clients business intelligence and strategy-fueled creative and branding.

WRAL-WRAZ Raleigh, N.C., Now Off Dish

The Capitol Broadcasting duopoly has been pulled from the satellite service after a carriage extension expired with no new deal in place.

Capitol Broadcasting Rolling Out ATSC 3.0

With the addition of its WRAL and WRAZ, plus noncommercial WUNC shortly, Raleigh, N.C., has 9 stations airing the new NextGen TV technology.

Next-Gen Emergency Info Delivered To All Platforms

The partnership Of Verance, Capitol Broadcasting, Digital Alert Systems and Triveni Digital says its test validates the ability of Advanced Emergency Information tech to seamlessly deliver enhanced messages to 100% of smart televisions.


NAB Show Rebooting For The Future

While most broadcasters and equipment vendors still view the annual NAB Show as an essential stop, attendance and exhibitors have declined the past few years. Show organizers are being proactive by tweaking the schedule of next year’s show in an effort to attract fresh traffic.


News Orgs Grapple With OTT Discoverability

Creating an app to deliver unique content OTT is only a small part of the equation for local news. Stations moving into OTT need their target viewers to be able to find their apps on various platforms, and that can be tricky.

Capitol Broadcasting Renews Nielsen Contract

The broadcaster extends its access to the measurement company’s suite of local TV services, including Nielsen Local TV View and Nielsen Scarborough.

NAB 2018

‘Digital’ TV Leaders Have Been Forged By Risk

Broadcast leaders who’ve come up through their companies’ digital ranks have a different vantage point than their C-suite peers. Leaders from Raycom, E.W. Scripps, ABC Owned Television Stations are Capitol Broadcasting say their experience with digital media risks, failures and the process of constant iteration has shaped their approach to the broadcast helm for the better.


3.0’s Potential To Be Tested In Phoenix, Dallas

Both an ATSC 3.0 single-frequency network (SFN) launch in Dallas and a “model market” test in Phoenix have equipment ready to go and are simply awaiting legal approval to turn on, which could come as early as tomorrow.


Month-Long Station Blackouts Continue

There are  three major carriage disputes that have left scores of thousands of viewers unable to watch their local channels for more than month: DirecTV vs. American Spirit Media, AT&T vs. Capitol Broadcasting and Dish Network vs. Lilly Broadcasting.

DMAS 25 & 130

Capitol Broadcasting, Dish Renew Retrans

The multi-year deal covers the broadcaster’s WRAL and WRAZ in Raleigh, N.C., as well as its WILM Wilmington, N.C.


WRAL, WRAZ Adopt ComScore Local Ratings

ComScore today signed a local TV ratings contract with Capitol Broadcasting Co. for WRAL (NBC) and WRAZ (Fox) in Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 24) Capitol Broadcasting will use comScore’s local television measurement system, including Advanced […]


Capitol Names Audience Development GM

Shelly Leslie, WRAL’s creative director is now the general manager of audience development — a new Capitol Broadcasting Co. division focused on growing the company’s digital video footprint.


2016 Revenue: $71.7 million Stations: 4 in 2 markets Coverage: 0.51% Ownership: Private Key Executives: James F. Goodmon, president-CEO; Daniel P. McGrath, VP-treasurer; James F. Goodmon Jr., VP-GM of new media group. What’s Up: This […]

NewsON Expands With Capitol Broadcasting

The addition of Capitol’s WRAL Raleigh, N.C.,increases NewsON’s nationwide local news coverage to 167 stations in 107 markets covering 83% of the U.S., including 48 of the top 50 markets.


Stations Mobilize To Enlist Tech Staffers

With the technical demands of running TV stations and related digital media increasing and requiring new IT and IP skills, broadcasters can’t just poach new hires from competitors. Among the alternatives are actively recruiting military veterans who have a number of valuable skills, especially IP and RF experience. This is Part III of a three-part series on the challenges facing broadcasters in finding the right people for the rights jobs.  Part I focused on the impact digital is having on station sales hiring and tactics. in Part II: It used to be a given that news managers would readily move it if meant a bigger market and a larger paycheck. Not anymore. Read all the stories here.


Goodmon Jr.: 3.0 Points Way To Bright Future

Capitol Broadcasting’s new media chief, Jim Goodmon Jr., says: “ATSC 3.0 represents the next generation of television, but I think it’s a little bit bigger than that.” It means broadcasting will no longer be looked at “as this outmoded, outdated technology” since OTA TV will deliver the highest quality picture, go mobile as well as interactive. The move to 3.0, he says,” is going to be unique [because] broadcasters will have to work together in ways we have never done before. We will really have to put our heads together and cooperate.”


WRAL Launches ATSC 3.0 Service

Today at noon, the Capitol Broadcasting-owned NBC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., began transmission of a next-gen ATSC 3.0 signal on ch. 39 under an experimental license from the FCC.


27. CAPITOL BROADCASTING, Raleigh, N.C. 2015 Revenue: $67 million  Stations: 3 in 2 markets  Coverage: 1.2%  Ownership: Private  Key Executives: James F. Goodmon, president-CEO; Daniel P. McGrath, VP-treasurer; James F. Goodmon Jr., VP-GM of new […]

DMAS 25 & 130

DirecTV Loses 3 North Carolina Stations

The satellite service and Capitol Broadcasting are at odds over a new carriage contract for WRAL Raleigh, WRAZ Raleigh and WILM Wilmington.

Capitol Broadcasting Inks Deal With Newsy

Newsy has added Capitol Broadcasting to its roster of partners, the millennial-focused news organization said Thursday. Newsy content will now appear on WRAL.com, WRALSportsFan.com and HighSchoolIOT.com.


Capitol Broadcasting Launches Live TV App

The Raleigh-based station owner’s new app, Watch Fox 50, will allow viewers inside the market to watch live streams of programs, including network shows, on Fox affiliated WRAZ.


CBC, Share Rocket Partner To Grow Social

Capitol Broadcasting Company has partnered with Share Rocket to measure and expand its social media performance in the Raleigh, NC media market. Share Rocket, a social media ratings service, has […]

Capitol Among NABEF Public Service Winners

Winner of the NAB Educational Foundation’s Service to Community Award in TV was Capitol Broadcasting for its campaign against domestic violence — eNOough NC. Accepting the award last night at NABEF’s Service to America dinner in Washington were Steven Hammel (second from left), GM of Capitol’s WRAL-WRAZ Raleigh, N.C., and Elizabeth Kline, an account executive there. They are flanked by North Carolina’s two U.S. senators, Richard Burr (left) and Thom Tillis.

3 TV Broadcasters Nab NAB Service Awards

The NAB Educational Foundation will honor Gannett-owned KING Seattle; Capitol Broadcasting of Raleigh, N.C.,; and noncommercial WVIZ Cleveland at summer gala in Washington.

CCW 2014

Goodmon: Make Sure In-Market Stays There

Speaking at the CCW-SATCON conference in New York today, Capitol Broadcasting’s Jim Goodmon said he believes local broadcasters need to adopt new “geofencing” technology that will prevent OTT viewers from accessing station programming that is not locally produced when they are out of their home market. And he’s working on a solution.

DMA 25

WCCB Charlotte To Lose Its Fox Affiliation

The move is a result of Fox’s buying Capitol Broadcasting’s CW and MNT affiliates there, WJZY and WMYT. Jim Babb, EVP-COO of WCCB owner Bahakel Communications, says they were informed of the move Monday morning and are “already exploring various options.”

News Over Wireless Gets News Name, CEO

For here on out, Capitol Broadcasting’s supplier of mobile apps and smart TV technology will be known as StepLeader and it will be under the director of online advertiser veteran Brian Handly.

DMA 23

WJZY Signs On As Antenna TV Affiliate

Starting next Monday, Capitol Broadcasting’s CW affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., will offer the Tribune Broadcasting classic TV diginet on a subchannel. Tribune now claims coverage of more than 50% of the U.S. for the network, thanks mostly to its carriage on 19 Tribune stations.