WRAL-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 48), is an
NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Raleigh, North Carolina,
United States and serving the Triangle region
(Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill–Fayetteville). It is the flagship
station of the Capitol Broadcasting Company, which has owned the
station since its inception. WRAL-TV's studios are located at Capitol
Broadcasting Company headquarters on Western Boulevard in West
Raleigh, and its transmitter is located in Auburn.
WRAL-TV is co-owned with Fox affiliate WRAZ (channel 50) and radio
WRAL-FM (101.5 MHz),
WCMC-FM (99.9 MHz), WDNC
(620 kHz), and
WCLY (1550 kHz). The operations of WRAZ and
the radio stations are co-located at WRAL-TV's studios.
available on cable channel 3 in most of the Triangle, except in
outlying areas of the market, where it is available on channel 5. On
Charter Spectrum, the station is shown in high definition on digital
channel 1209. It is also available on cable in large portions of
eastern areas of the state.
The station has been affiliated with
NBC since February 29, 2016, when
it ended a 30-year affiliation with
CBS affiliation has since
been picked up by Goldsboro-licensed WNCN, channel 17). This is
channel 5's second stint with NBC; it was affiliated with that network
for six years at the station's inception.
1.1 Early years
1.2 Switch to CBS
1.3 Return to NBC
2 Digital television
2.1 Digital channels
2.2 Analog-to-digital conversion
2.2.1 ATSC 3.0
3 Mobile Emergency Alert System
4.1 Football Friday
5 News operation
5.1 Agricultural coverage
5.2 Sky 5
5.4 Notable current on-air staff
5.5 Notable former on-air staff
6 Station coverage
6.1 Significantly viewed by the FCC
6.2 Out-of-market cable carriage
9 External links
WRAL-TV began broadcasting on December 15, 1956. The first program
aired was the movie Miracle on 34th Street. A. J. Fletcher’s Capitol
Broadcasting Company, which first licensed WRAL Radio (AM 1240, now
WPJL) in 1938, won the TV license in an upset over the much larger
Durham Life Insurance Company, then-owners of radio station WPTF.
WRAL was originally an
NBC affiliate, taking that network from
WTVD (channel 11, which included Fletcher's son, Floyd,
among its founders). When WNAO-TV (channel 28), the Triangle's ABC
affiliate, went dark at the end of 1957, WRAL shared ABC with WTVD
until August 1, 1962, when channel 5 took the ABC affiliation
full-time. This was unusual for a two-station market. ABC was at
the time the smallest and weakest of the three major networks; it
would not be on par with
CBS in terms of ratings or affiliated
stations until the early 1970s. WRAL did continue to carry The
Huntley-Brinkley Report until January 3, 1967, when ABC's own evening
newscasts expanded to 30 minutes. WRAL also continued to carry My
Three Sons for several years after that show switched to its eventual
affiliate network of CBS.
From 1960 until his election to the
United States Senate in 1972,
Jesse Helms was an editorialist on WRAL-TV's news broadcasts. His
conservative commentaries were both controversial and popular with
Switch to CBS
In March 1985, WTVD's owner, Capital Cities Communications, purchased
ABC, resulting in
WTVD becoming an owned-and-operated station of that
CBS affiliation moved to
WRAL-TV on August 4, 1985.
Within six months of the switch,
WRAL-TV had become one of the
CBS affiliates in the country. It is one of the few stations
in the country to have been a primary affiliate of all of the "Big
In December 1989, WRAL was knocked off the air when a severe ice storm
caused the collapse of the station's 2,000-foot (610 m)
transmitter tower. Within hours, channel 5 cut a deal with the
then-struggling Fayetteville independent station WKFT-TV (channel 40,
Univision O&O WUVC-DT), allowing WRAL to return to the air in
only three hours. WKFT ran the entire WRAL schedule during this time.
The station's new, stronger tower was activated on October 25, 1990,
at which point WKFT reverted to broadcasting its own programming.
In the early 1990s, WRAL distributed its programming via C-Band
satellite as part of the
Primetime 24 package, reaching viewers in the
Caribbean and Latin America, as well as the few rural areas of the
United States and
Canada where local over-the-air broadcast signals
were not available. It was replaced in the late 1990s with fellow CBS
Erie, Pennsylvania primarily because of
preemptions of network programming due to ACC basketball.
Return to NBC
On January 15, 2016,
WRAL-TV announced that it would switch to
February 29, 2016. Concurrently,
CBS announced that the existing NBC
station, Media General-owned and Goldsboro-licensed
WNCN (channel 17),
WRAL-TV as the Triangle's
CBS affiliate the same day.
Capitol Broadcasting president and CEO Jim Goodmon stated that CBS
would only renew its affiliation with WRAL if it entered into a
reverse compensation agreement—under which Capitol would be required
to pay the network for the local rights to air its programming. NBC,
on the other hand, took the line that an affiliation deal was a
partnership. Goodmon saw the switch to
NBC as "a business decision for
WRAL officially rejoined
NBC at 7 a.m. on February 29. In a ceremony
at the end of the morning newscast, Goodmon pressed a button decorated
NBC peacock to switch to Today.
Meredith College professor Doug Spero suggested that WRAL's overall
dominance in the Triangle was so absolute that it was in a position to
become one of NBC's strongest affiliates, much as it was one of CBS'
strongest affiliates. The feeling was mutual; according to
correspondent Harry Smith,
NBC officials felt like they had "just won
the lottery" when they learned WRAL was rejoining NBC. Indeed, on
the first day of WRAL's return to NBC, several dayparts saw
from third to first in the Triangle ratings at one stroke. Notably,
NBC Nightly News, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy
Fallon immediately saw major ratings gains in the market after their
move to WRAL. The former two shows tallied their highest ratings on
record in the Triangle on the day channel 5 officially returned to
NBC, showing gains of well over 200 percent compared to their previous
showings on WNCN. By contrast, CBS' competing programs lost more than
half their audience share.
The delay in the affiliation switch kept CBS' coverage of Super Bowl
50, which featured the
Carolina Panthers (based in nearby Charlotte)
as champions of the National Football Conference, on WRAL-TV. As an
NBC station, channel 5 carried the
2016 Summer Olympics
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, making it one of the few stations that aired the
Super Bowl and Olympics from different networks in the same year.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
PSIP Short Name
WRAL-TV programming / NBC
On June 19, 1996, the
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission awarded
WRAL-TV the first experimental high-definition television license in
the United States. The station, identified as "WRAL-HD", began digital
television operations on UHF channel 32 over a month later, on July
23, 1996. The station's digital signal moved to channel 53 in
WRAL-TV was the first in the U.S. to broadcast a live sports program
in high definition (on September 6, 1997), as well as the first HD
newscast (on October 28, 2000).
CBS utilized WRAL-HD in testing its
own high-definition programming, and in 1999, began providing the
station with a regular schedule of primetime programs in HD. HD sports
programming recorded by WRAL was provided to other model stations as
well. WRAL-TV's pioneering efforts in digital television have won
wide recognition from within the television industry
WRAL-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over
VHF channel 5, at 12:55 p.m. on June 12, 2009, the official date
in which full-power television stations in the United States
transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate.
The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF
channel 48. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers
continues to display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF
analog channel 5.1.
On June 29, 2016, WRAL became the first U.S. television station to
begin broadcasting a full-time service using
ATSC 3.0 digital
television standards, operating under an experimental license from the
FCC on UHF channel 39 as WRAL-EX. The service broadcasts two
subchannels, including a simulcast of WRAL's main programming in 1080p
high definition, and a demo loop of content in 4K ultra
high-definition television, along with testing for the network
2016 Summer Olympics
2016 Summer Olympics and 2018 Winter Olympics.
The station plans to produce episodes of its series Out & About in
WRAL-TV programming / NBC
Ultra high-definition demo loop
Mobile Emergency Alert System
WRAL-TV debuted the first
Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) in the
United States on September 13, 2012. The system allows emergency
information including text, web pages and video to be distributed to
compatible receivers using existing digital television signals.
WRAL clears most of the
NBC schedule in pattern, except for one hour
of The More You Know (NBC's E/I-compliant block), which it preempts in
favor of paid programming in the noon hour on Saturdays (as a CBS
affiliate, it cleared the network's entire schedule from the late
1990s until it rejoined NBC). The only exceptions involve ACC football
and basketball from Raycom Sports, both of which have aired on the
station since 1982 when they moved from WTVD. ACC-preempted NBC
programming airs either as originally scheduled on digital subchannel
5.2 (which is otherwise an affiliate of Cozi TV) or overnights on the
main signal. The More You Know is split over two days; the first hour
airs on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., with Brain Game and Smart Start
Kids (both of which count toward WRAL's
E/I commitments) airing from
11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the second hour airs on Sundays from 11 a.m.
to 12 p.m.
However, the 2003 reality show Cupid did not air on the station, as
have some controversial shows on sister station WRAZ, and WRAL was one
of a few
CBS affiliates in the nation that did not carry an hour of
CBS' weekend morning children's programming block (in favor of Brain
Game and Smart Start Kids). WRAL was also one of the few CBS
affiliates that aired
The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless at 4 p.m. as a
lead-in to its 5 p.m. newscast. Most
CBS stations in the Eastern Time
Zone air Y&R at 12:30 p.m. (CBS's recommended time for the
show), but in the case of WRAL, the timeslot switch occurred in
January 1993. This happened because the station's sitcom reruns (the
show being run at the time was an hour-long block of The Golden Girls)
were having no luck against
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show on WTVD. (The
second half of their noon newscast and
Right This Minute
Right This Minute aired in
Y&R's recommended time slot.) Today, Y&R continues to air
at 4 p.m. on WNCN, while
WRAL-TV carries local news at the time slot.
When WRAL joined
CBS in 1985, it became the Triangle's home for the
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, which has aired on CBS
since 1981. Due to the Triangle's (and North Carolina's) longstanding
status as a college basketball hotbed and local teams North Carolina
and Duke being fixtures in the tournament, NCAA Tournament games on
WRAL were consistently among the highest-rated programs in the
Triangle during tournament season. Despite the NCAA Tournament moving
with the rest of the
CBS schedule to WNCN,
WRAL-TV continues to air
ACC football and/or basketball.
WRAL has broadcast memorable locally produced children's programming
throughout its storied history. Its most famous and longest-running is
Time for Uncle Paul, which ran from 1961 to 1981, and starred Paul
Montgomery. He had played various other characters on other local
shows before getting his own program. He voluntarily ended his program
after station management suggested a change to an educational format.
Soon after, WRAL continued to produce acclaimed[who?] educational
children's shows such as Frog Hollow, Sparks, and The Androgena Show.
Today, WRAL continues to produce educational programs with such shows
as Smart Start Kids and Brain Game. In recent years, WRAL and UNC-TV
have co-produced programming, such as the 2009 Gubernatorial
Inauguration and the 2006 Parade of Sail Tall Ship Show in Beaufort.
UNC-TV has, also, begun carrying WRAL's award winning Focal Point
documentaries. WRAL has long been a corporate supporter of UNC-TV,
often assisting them financially and occasionally with on-air talent
during UNC-TV's yearly Festival telethon.
WRAL announced on February 1, 2006 that it would begin to stream all
of its programming live on the internet. This signified the latest
advances in technology-driven delivery of product by a local
television station. A few months later, WRAL was selected to be the
flagship station for
North Carolina Education Lottery drawings (twice
daily for certain games, with the multi-jurisdictional Mega Millions
Tuesday and Friday nights, and
Powerball Wednesdays and Saturdays). On
December 3, 2007, WRAL became the first local television station to
stream live video to mobile phones.
WRAL's last program as a
CBS affiliate after over 30 years on February
28, 2016 was the movie Last Vegas, while the first program after
NBC the following morning was The Today Show; Goodmon
himself punched the button that switched channel 5 to the
Current syndicated programming offered on WRAL includes: Entertainment
Tonight, Inside Edition, The Insider, Right This Minute, and The
Doctors among others. All are distributed by
Distribution; in all likeliness, WRAL's affiliation switch from
NBC should not affect these shows' future on the channel.
Debuting in 1981, each Friday evening following the 11:00 p.m.
Tom Suiter hosts Football Friday covering all high school
football games throughout Wake and Durham counties along with a dozen
or more counties. WRAL crews spread out across the area providing not
just scores but video coverage of each of 25 to as many as 35 games in
the area. The show is an extension of the expansion throughout the
1980s of high school football coverage on the 11:00 p.m.
newscast. Each Friday, video crews are sent to cover two games each.
WRAL videographers and sports reporters capture highlights of the
first quarter of one game and second quarter of the other game.
Editors have little more than an hour to prepare highlights. From
1995 through 2002, Football Friday was broadcast from WRAL's studio A
with an audience of cheerleaders, bands, players and fans. The arrival
North Carolina Education Lottery moved the show to the
WRAL-TV presently broadcasts 39½ hours of locally produced newscasts
each week (with 6½ hours on weekdays, 3 hours on Saturdays and 4
hours on Sundays). WRAL has the highest rated television news
organization in the Triangle winning numerous regional Emmys. Most
recently, WRAL and wral.com were nominated 29 times for Mid South
Until his retirement on July 1, 1994,
Charlie Gaddy co-anchored
newscasts alongside Bobbie Battista,
Adele Arakawa (now with KUSA-TV
in Denver), Donna Gregory (who now works for NBC), and Pam Saulsby.
Today David Crabtree (who replaced Gaddy in 1994), Debra Morgan, and
Greg Fishel (who took over for retiring Bob
DeBardelaben in 1989), are part of the longest-running on-air news
team (news, weather, and sports) in the Triangle and one of the
longest-running news teams in the state. Long time sports anchor Tom
Suiter retired on December 18, 2008, and was replaced by Jeff Gravely,
also a sports reporter and anchor for the 10pm news on WRAZ.
In September 1995, WRAL began to produce newscasts for WRAZ. That
station usually simulcasts local breaking news coverage from WRAL. For
national breaking news events, WRAZ carries
Fox News coverage, while
WRAL carries coverage from
NBC News. Otherwise, WRAZ may broadcast NBC
programming in case WRAL cannot do so as in news-related emergencies.
The WRAZ broadcasts include a two-hour newscast at 7 a.m. weekday
mornings and a weeknight hour-long, weekend half-hour newscast at 10
p.m., seven nights a week. WRAZ previously aired a 4 p.m. newscast on
weekdays; however that newscast moved to WRAL on February 29, 2016,
replacing The Young and the Restless.
WRAL was the first commercial station to provide high definition
programming when it obtained an experimental HD transmission license
from the FCC in 1996. On October 13, 2000, WRAL aired the world's
first all-HD newscast. On January 28, 2001, WRAL converted all of
its newsgathering and broadcasts to all digital high definition
(the WRAZ newscasts are broadcast in high definition as well). On
November 17, 2006, WRAL had a special "reunion" newscast during the 6
p.m. broadcast with Gaddy, Battista and DeBardelaben reprising their
roles once again in commemoration of the station's 50th anniversary
alongside Suiter. On October 10, 2007, the WRAL sports department
launched a sports talk radio station,
WCMC-FM (which switched from a
country music format); it is now is the only FM sports talk station in
the area and broadcasts in HD Radio. WRAL's newscasts are simulcast
with local weather inserts on another sister station,
WRAL was one of the first stations in
North Carolina to cover
agricultural markets and farm news in its regular newscasts. Each
day's noon newscast included a farm segment featuring each day's farm
commodity prices, followed by a feature agricultural story from
somewhere in the viewing area or around North Carolina. This grew
WRAL's popularity in rural areas and with farmers, especially in
Eastern North Carolina. The noon news farm broadcasts were anchored by
veteran farm reporter
Ray Wilkinson and were dropped in the late
1990s, but farm segments were continued on the evening news broadcasts
by Ray's son Dan Wilkinson. After the sudden unexpected death of Dan
Wilkinson in October 2003, it was decided that the station would no
longer have a full-time farm reporter and frequent agricultural
coverage came to an end.
In 1979, WRAL became the state's first television station to begin
using a news helicopter, known as "Sky 5". The
Hughes 500 helicopter
N8624F was painted in the livery of the Saudi Arabian Air Force
with "Sky 5" graphics added, reflecting the original customer before
the sale fell through and WRAL purchased it for newsgathering.
Bell 407 helicopter was purchased for $2 million in 2000.
The N553HD tail number represents the station's channel, that this
is the third news gathering helicopter for the station and WRAL's role
in pioneering high definition broadcasting. The aircraft is piloted by
Steve Wiley, who has flown for the station for 27 years. Today, the
aircraft is normally stored at the Raleigh-Durham International
Airport but a helipad is available on the roof above the Capitol
Broadcasting President's office in the WRAL buildings in downtown
Raleigh. The helicopter is equipped with $600,000 worth of
video equipment including cameras installed on the tail, two in the
cabin and a gyroscope controlled high definition camera under the
nose, all of which can be controlled from the rear of the aircraft by
a videographer. WRAL modified the helicopter to reach speeds of 130
miles per hour providing access to anywhere in the Triangle within
In over 30 years of electronic news gathering using helicopters, WRAL
has had no significant incidents and remains one of the few stations
to own rather than lease their helicopter. "Sky 5" has also
participated in numerous search and rescue operations over the years
at the request of local emergency officials before returning to
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WRAL has received award nominations for news 32 times, tying Nashville
WTVF in the 2012 Mid-South Regional
Emmy Awards and won 11.
WRAL took home the Emmy for News Excellence, Evening Newscast,
Breaking News, Serious Feature News Report, Light Feature News Report,
Light Feature News Series, Interactivity, Promo Spot News Same Day,
Promo Spot News Image, Graphics Arts, and News Writing. Several of the
2012 Emmys came from coverage of the April 2011 tornadoes that ripped
through the area. Parent company Capitol Broadcasting along with
A.J. Fletcher Foundation
A.J. Fletcher Foundation were awarded the Governor's Award, the
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' highest honor in
2012 as well.
In 1997 WRAL received eight Mid-South Regional
Emmy Awards including
those for news excellence, best newscast, best hard news series and
investigative reporting. In 1998 WRAL received seven Mid-South
Emmy Awards including those for best daytime newscast,
special event coverage, news magazine, news promotion, public service
announcement, and best children's entertainment program.
WRAL was awarded nine Mid-South Regional
Emmy Awards in 2000 including
for documentaries on the Cape Light and coverage of the Special
Olympics World Games. Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of WRAL parent
company Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., was honored with the
Lifetime Achievement Award as well.
In 2008, among the nine Emmy awards received by WRAL and WRAL.com
received the inaugural award in Advanced Media for Interactivity for
the video player used throughout the website. The station also won
a bronze Horizon Interactive Award for their online hurricane
tracker. Geoff Levine won the National Press Photographer of the
Year award and the station received 6 awards from the North Carolina
Associated Press Broadcasters.
WRAL has consistently swept television media categories in the
Independent Weekly and
Cary News annual "Best Of" awards voted by
Notable current on-air staff
Bill Leslie – anchor
Greg Fishel (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval)
– chief meteorologist
Nate Johnson (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and NWA Seals of
Approval) – meteorologist
Scott Mason - Tar Heel Traveler anchor/producer
Notable former on-air staff
Adele Arakawa - anchor (1983–1989, now at
KUSA-TV in Denver)
Jim Axelrod - political reporter (1993–1996, now with
Bret Baier - reporter (mid-1990s, now with
Fox News Channel)
Bobbie Battista - former co-anchor (1976–1981, joined
CNN in 1982),
now at The Onion News Network, the online news-satirical group.
Sandra Bookman - weekend anchor/reporter (1985–1989, now at WABC-TV
in New York)
Rich Brenner - sports anchor (1978–1981; deceased)
Dale Cardwell - reporter (1985–1991, later at
WSB-TV in Atlanta.
Democratic candidate for US Senate, 2008)
Bob Caudle - news and weather anchor/wrestling announcer
Charlie Gaddy - anchorman (1970–1994)
Jesse Helms - general manager, commentator (1960–1972, later US
Paul Montgomery - children's TV host of
Bozo the Clown
Bozo the Clown (1958-61) and
Time For Uncle Paul (1961-1981, deceased)
Ray Reeve - WRAL's first sportscaster (1956–1973, deceased)
Stuart Scott - reporter (1988–1990, deceased)
Tom Suiter - sports anchor, Football Friday anchor/producer and
reporter for "The Extra Effort Award" (1981–2008; continued hosting
the "Football Friday" program until the end of the 2015–16 football
season- is currently retired)
Ray Wilkinson - farm news (1963–1995, deceased)
Kelly Wright - reporter and weekend anchor (mid-1990s, now with Fox
WRAL's signal can be viewed across much of Central and Eastern North
Carolina. The official eastern fringe of the Raleigh market is Halifax
County and the western fringe is Orange County. The
Virginia and South
Carolina state lines make up the northern and southern fringe
respectively, with the exception of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. WRAL
can be seen well outside of the Raleigh market, with the signal
penetrating parts of the Greenville, Greensboro, Wilmington,
Charlotte, Roanoke, Richmond, Norfolk and Florence/Myrtle Beach
markets. WRAL's signal reaches as far east as U.S. Highway 17 in the
Greenville-Washington-New Bern market, including the city of
Greenville. The fringe area of WRAL's digital signal runs as far east
as the western side of Beaufort County.
WRAL-TV is still viewed and is quite popular with many outside of the
Triangle, mainly in portions of the Piedmont Triad, Eastern North
Carolina, and even into parts of Southside
Virginia and the Pee Dee
region of South Carolina. It has long been available on cable as far
east as Wilmington. The station is also known for its award-winning
documentaries, children's shows and news staff, which has attracted
viewers from outside of the Raleigh market. Halifax County in
Virginia is frequently mentioned by WRAL, although it is
located in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market.
Significantly viewed by the FCC
In addition to the 23 counties in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville
market, the FCC lists WRAL as significantly viewed in Alamance,
Caswell, Duplin, Greene, Robeson, and Scotland Counties in North
Out-of-market cable carriage
For decades, WRAL has been available on cable in much of the eastern
portion of North Carolina, as far east as Wilmington. It is also
available on cable systems in portions of the Charlotte and Triad
media markets, as well as the
North Carolina portions of the Hampton
Roads and Florence/
Myrtle Beach markets. In recent years, it has also
been picked up by cable systems on the fringes of the Richmond and
During the 1970s and 1980s through CATV, WRAL was once carried in even
more places. In North Carolina, it was once carried in Burlington,
Wadesboro, Wilmington, and Yanceyville. In Virginia, it was once
carried in Buena Vista, Danville, and Emporia.
The station building, shared by
WRAL-TV and WRAZ, and located at 2619
Western Boulevard in Raleigh, adjacent to the
North Carolina State
University campus, is a modern and open-designed structure and
grounds. The property features a fountain visible from the roadway
near the building entrance, a helipad on top of the building for the
landing of Sky 5, and a large garden in the back of the property,
including many varieties of azaleas and other flowering plants
including several types of dogwoods. The garden is a popular public
attraction, especially during April when the flowers are at the peak
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Significant Viewed Stations, FCC
^ "SVTV Stations - The things you care that others won't".
Svtvstations.webs.com. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012.
^ Cable Search
Query the FCC's TV station database for WRAL-TV
Query the FCC's TV station database for WRAL-EX
Broadcast television in North Carolina's
Research Triangle region,
including Raleigh, Durham, and Fayetteville
Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable
with cable television
Network O&Os are in bold
WUNC 4/WUNP 36/WUNU 31 (.1/.2 PBS, .2/.3 Kids, .3/.1 Explorer, .4/.4
WRAL-TV 5 (.1 NBC, .2 Cozi TV)
WTVD 11 (.1 ABC, .2 Live Well, .3 Laff)
WNCN 17 (.1 CBS, .3 Grit, .4 Escape)
WLFL 22 (.1 CW, .2 Stadium, .3 TBD, .4 Antenna TV)
WRDC 28 (.1 MNTV, .2 Charge!, .3 Comet)
WRAY-TV 30 (.1/.2 TCT)
WUVC 40 (.1 Univision, .2 UniMás, .3 Bounce, .4 getTV, .5 Justice, .6
WRPX-TV 47 (.1 Ion, .2 Qubo, .3 Ion Shop, .5 QVC, .6 HSN)
WRAZ 50 (.1 Fox, .2 MeTV)
WFPX-TV 62 (.1 Ion Life)
WAUG-LD 8 (.1 Ind./AMGTV)
WNCB-LD 16 (.1 Estrella, .2 Dr.TV, .3 SBN)
WTNC-LD 26 (.1 Univision, .2 UniMás)
WHIG-LD 31 (.1 ind.)
WARZ-CD 34 (.1 rel., .2 LeSEA)
WNCR-LD 41 (.1 Youtoo TV)
WHFL-CD 43 (.1 rel.)
WZGS-CD 44 (.1 ind.)
W46EU-D 46 (.1 HSN)
WWIW-LD 66 (.1/.2 Daystar)
WBXU-CA/WUBX-CD 13 (MTV2)
W24CP 24 (3ABN)
WACN-LP 34 (Daystar)
W45CN 45 (silent)
ATSC 3.0 digital television
WRAL-EX 39 (.1
NBC in 1080p, .2 UHD/
2160p demo loop)
North Carolina broadcast television areas by city
Myrtle Beach, SC
NBC Network Affiliates in the state of North Carolina
WRAL-TV 5 (Raleigh)
WECT 6 (Wilmington)
WITN-TV 7 (Washington)
WXII-TV 12 (Winston-Salem)
WCNC-TV 36 (Charlotte)
Other stations in North Carolina
Capitol Broadcasting Company