In August of 1998, WRAZ switched affiliations from WB to FOX, quickly becoming one of the top-performing FOX affiliates in the country. FOX 50’s offices and studio, originally located next to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, reunited with its sister station WRAL on the CBC Western Boulevard (Raleigh) campus in 2013, providing larger studio space, an upgrade in facility and technology, and a state-of-the-art Master Control.
- 1995 – WRAZ goes on air as an independent station
- 1996 – WRAZ becomes a WB affiliate
- 1998 – WRAZ switches its affiliation to FOX and becomes FOX 50
- 2003 – WRAZ 50.2 goes on the air
- 2008 – The inaugural FOX 50 Family Fest takes place on the American Tobacco Campus, Durham
- 2010 – FOX 50 becomes the first FOX affiliate in the country to win the NAB Service to America Award
- 2013 – FOX 50 moves to the CBC Western Blvd. campus in Raleigh, NC
- 2013 – FOX 50 garners a record number of Promax and Emmy nominations and awards
- National Association of Broadcasters Service to America Award, 2010
- Multiple Emmy and Promax Awards presented to FOX 50’s Creative Services department
- National FOX Sales Award, 2012 and 2013
- Multiple service awards from non-profit partners recognizing our commitment to community initiatives
We don’t have a Mission Statement, we have an Attitude Statement:
We have GREAT PEOPLE.
We do the RIGHT THING.
WRAZ’s First Logo (while an Independent station)
WRAZ’s first logo as a FOX affiliate