Inside WRAL

WRAL remains committed to local news, people, programs

Posted February 25, 2016
Updated February 27, 2016

Monday is a really big day for WRAL-TV as we welcome NBC to our family. It means some changes to the shows aired on our channel, but nothing will change about who we are and what we do.

Vic Wooten knows that WRAL-TV is a Raleigh-based station that has “been here forever” and when I showed him a photo of a peacock, he knew it meant something important for the station.

“The peacock is the symbol for NBC, and it means that WRAL is going to be an NBC affiliate coming up real soon. The end of this month as a matter of fact,” he said.

Everything WRAL does on TV and in the community will stay the same. Greg Fishel and the Tar Heel Traveler will both be on NBC. The WRAL Azalea Gardens are staying put, along with Coats for the Children and all of the phone banks designed to help viewers.

Anchors including Renee Chou and Bill Leslie will also be staying put when WRAL welcomes NBC on Feb. 29.

“They will all be on WRAL on NBC,” said viewer Maria DiMaio.

Football Friday will stick around on NBC, and WRAL-TV will still air the Tower Lighting, Raleigh Christmas Parade and First Night coverage.

Of course, WRAL will also still be bringing you breaking news and investigations that impact the lives of our viewers.

WRAL and all that viewers count on will be the same come Monday, just with hit NBC programs like the Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

“I’m OK with it if you guys are OK with it,” said Wooten.


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  • Doug Smallen Feb 27, 2016
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    I'm assuming your still committed to your Liberal Bias, also.

  • Mary Johnson Feb 27, 2016
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    This saddens me. I don't know how this decision came about, but have the shows I watch like Survivor, The Amazing Race, Survivor and so many other top rated shows are all now on another channel. And once one gets used to watching mainly another channel - the news etc is the next thing one begins watching. I've watched WRAL for most of my 60+ years, so I feel I am losing a friend. But life is full of changes - and so we adapt. Wishing you the best on your new network but sad to see you leave.

  • Byrd Ferguson Feb 26, 2016
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    Will Judge Judy be taking the place of 5 and 5:30 news, I wonder.

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