From the General Manager

NFL game to air on WRAL2

Posted August 27, 2011 6:21 p.m. EDT

Steve Hammel, WRAL-TV Vice President & General Manager

The effects of Hurricane Irene are waning in the Triangle, and it seems to many of us that the storm has passed.

But the Outer Banks are still getting buffeted by the storm.

Hundreds of thousands of households in our viewing area are without power. And as each hour passes, we learn more about the impact of the storm on the land and on the people of North Carolina.

Because of this, WRAL will continue coverage through Saturday evening. As a result the Patriots-Lions preseason game will have to be shifted to WRAL2. It will be on 5.2 over the air and on 106 on Time Warner Cable, but it will not be on satellite. We realize that many of you will not be able to receive it.

WRAL’s mission has always been to be here in times of trouble for all of our viewers, and the importance tonight of serving the families that have been affected by Irene is too important.