1956–1959

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WRAL-TV signed on in December 1956, as an NBC affiliate, taking the affiliation rights to the network away from WTVD.

1959–1964

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Starting in 1962, WRAL became an ABC affiliate. WRAL would also be a secondary NBC affiliate with WTVD until 1968, when WRDU-TV signed on and took on NBC full-time.

1964–196?

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196?–1984

196?–1972

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1972–1976

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1976–1984

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1984–1993

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In March 1985, Capital Cities announced the purchase of the ABC Network; which also included WTVD, which was owned by Capital Citites. With that, on August 4, 1985, WTVD and WRAL swapped affiliations. WTVD returned to ABC while CBS moved to WRAL for another 30 years until 2016.

1993–present

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On February 29, 2016, WRAL-TV returned to its NBC affiliation roots with CBS programming moved to WNCN.

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