WRAL-TV signed on in December 1956, as an NBC affiliate, taking the affiliation rights to the network away from WTVD.
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.
In March 1985, Capital Cities announced the purchase of ABC; 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.
This logo was introduced in 1993 when WRAL was recieving a makeover for that season. In 2016, WRAL-TV switched to NBC for the second time with CBS programming moving to WNCN. This was due to WRAL and CBS parting ways and signed a deal immediately with WNCN's parent company Media General to affiliate with channel 17.
HD logo during its experimental phase on July 23, 1996, the station's (and world's) first HD newscast was made 4 years later
WRAL Digital logo (Late 1990s)
Earlier version of the current logo, where the Bodoni font is much smaller.
Logo reflecting WRAL's new affiliation with NBC, which took effect on 2/29/16.