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WYED

1988–1994

WNCN signed on in 1988 as WYED, an independent owned by the Beasley Broadcast Group, their first and only television station in their history. In 1994, the station was sold to the Outlet Company.

WNCN

January–September 1995

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The station joined The WB network in January 1995 upon its launch. At the same time, it changed its call letters to WNCN, which stood for North Carolina's News.

September 1995–1996

WNCN 1995

The WB affiliation did not last long. In September of that year, it became the new NBC affiliate for the Raleigh area, replacing WRDC, which joined UPN. The WB meanwhile, went to newly-launched WRAZ.

1996–2000

WNCN 1996

In 1996, the station was sold (with the other Outlet stations) to NBC itself and WNCN became an NBC owned-and-operated station.

2000–2005

WNCN 17 NBC

2005–2013 (primary), 2005–2016 (secondary)

WNCN NBC 17

In 2006, NBC Universal sold the station to Media General.

2013–2016

Wncn 2013

In 2013, the station retired the "NBC 17" brand, adopting their call sign as their primary on-air branding.

2016–present

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On February 29, 2016, WNCN swapped network affiliations with WRAL-TV: WRAL rejoined NBC, while WNCN joined CBS and rebranded as "CBS North Carolina."


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