WRAL Tradition Transforms TV Tower Into Tree
Posted December 2, 2003
RALEIGH, N.C. — A WRAL-TV holiday tradition continued Monday as the station's 300-foot TV tower was transformed into a 300-foot Christmas tree.
WRAL-TV anchors David Crabtree, Pam Saulsby, Gerald Owens and Debra Morgan were among the people on-hand to celebrate the 44th annual tower lighting.
Musical guests included the St. Francis Brass Band -- WRAL Chief meteorologist Greg Fishel is a tuba-playing member -- and the Martin Luther King Jr. Children's Choir.
WRAL's lit tower has won a community appearance award from the Citizen's Advisory Council of Raleigh, and raves from passers-by.
Three 5-foot stars adorn the top of the tower and 2,890 colored lights keep it glowing throughout the holiday season.
Located at the WRAL-TV Studios on Western Boulevard in Raleigh, the lighted tower can be seen for miles through New Year's Day.