Capitol Broadcasting launches 24/7 local news network: WRAL News+
Capitol Broadcasting Co. and its WRAL Raleigh, NC, Wednesday launched WRAL News+, a 24/7 multi-platform local news network. The new streaming-first news channel caters to both streaming audiences and radio audiences. With key program features like weather every 10 minutes, “WRAL News+ is another offering from WRAL to bring viewers and listeners local news and information wherever and whenever they want,” the company says.
WRAL News+ can be seen and heard by listening to local radio in Raleigh, Durham and the North Carolina Research Triangle, watching online at WRAL.com, streaming within the WRAL app on a smart TV, and with the WRAL mobile app .
Among the 24/7 offers:
- Breaking news as it happens
- Weather reports every 10 minutes
- Specialized Storytelling by WRAL Investigates and 5 On Your Side
“The unique options for viewing or listening to WRAL News+ is what makes this product so unique,” said Joel Davis, General Manager of WRAL-WRAZ. “Now viewers, streamers and listeners can move seamlessly between platforms, any time of day or night, to get the news and weather information they need.”
Hear WRAL News+ 24/7 on the radio for the first time by tuning in to 99.3 FM in Raleigh, 96.5 FM in Durham and 101.5 FM HD 3 across the Triangle. Audio streaming is also available on WRAL.com and the WRAL News app. Watch WRAL News+ streaming on smart TVs and mobile devices by downloading the WRAL app. You can also watch WRAL News+ on WRAL.com by selecting the live stream embedded on the home page.
Brian Maloney, vice president of radio at Capitol Broadcasting, said: “We know local listeners have an appetite for news and weather. We are very excited to provide them with an audio product, digitally and wirelessly, that will help bridge this gap.”
How to find WRAL News Plus
On the radio:
- 99.3 VHF in Raleigh
- 96.5 VHF in Durham
- 101.5 FM HD3 throughout the triangle
- On the home page, click the WRAL News+ button
WRAL Streaming Apps (Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs):
- WRAL News+ appears on the top “shelf” labeled “on Now.” Select WRAL News+
Mobile WRAL News App:
- Click on the top video bar labeled WRAL News+
- To download apps from wral.com, visit here
The WRAL News+ streaming audio product will simulate much of the WRAL News product throughout the day, in addition to providing unique content and updates from a dedicated journalist from a new streaming studio. Executive Producer Jeremy Spearman is leading the initiative. Featured contributors include Rosalia Fodera and Meghan Glova.