The Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) is an American media company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Capitol owns three television stations and nine radio stations in the Raleigh-Durham and Wilmington areas of North Carolina and the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team. A.J. Fletcher founded the Capitol Broadcasting Company in 1937, when he founded Raleigh radio station WRAL (1240 AM, now WPJL). WRAL radio began transmission two years later in 1939, using a 250 watt transmitter, becoming Raleighs second radio station (after WPTF). In 1942, Capitol created the Tobacco Radio Network, a farm news radio service which was discontinued in 2002. On September 6, 1946, Capitol Broadcasting received a license with the Federal Communications Commission for WCOY-FM (whose callsign was later changed to WRAL-FM), operating from a 250,000-watt transmitter. In 1960, CBC founded the North Carolina News Network, a statewide radio network which now provides news, weather and sports content to about 80 radio stations. This property was sold to Curtis Media Group in 2009. On December 15, 1956, Capitol Broadcastings flagship television station WRAL-TV went on the air in Raleigh. In 1979, WRAL-TV became the first television station in the state of North Carolina to have a dedicated helicopter for newsgathering. In 1987, Capitol acquired independent station WJZY-TV in Charlotte. In 1996, WRAL-TV was granted the first experimental high definition digital television license in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission. On October 13, 2000, WRAL became the first television station in the world to broadcast a news program entirely in high-definition; the station would begin broadcasting all of its local newscasts in high-definition in January 2001. In 2001, Capitol purchased WFVT (now WMYT-TV) in Charlotte, creating the markets second television duopoly. On October 14, 2005, Capitol Broadcasting signed on WCMC-FM on 99.9 MHz in Raleigh with a Country music format, "Genuine Country".