Capitol Broadcasting, which made WRAL TV in Raleigh the first commercial high-definition television station to hit the air back in 1996, ranks first in another category.

The amount of HDTV content put on the air.

Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol and a high-tech entrepreneur, is among the keynote speakers for the Computer & Technology Expo coming up Tuesday and Wednesday in Raleigh.

In a new survey just published by Popular Science, WRAL produces and/or airs from CBS a total of 69.5 hours HDTV programming hours per week. Two Seattle stations are a distant second (52) and third (50).

Much of the WRAL HDTV programming time comes from its local news programming and its special set which was designed to accommodate the wider, greater detailed digital format.