WRAL2 is available over-the-air with an antenna at Ch. 5.2 or on Time Warner Cable and other local cable providers.
We negotiate very strongly with each of our carriers hoping to get them to include our second signal (WRAL2) in their channel lineup. Time Warner Cable has agreed to carry it on its digital tier (Channel 1255), as have several smaller cable companies.
However, to date neither of the major satellite providers (Dish and DirecTV) nor AT&T Uverse have agreed to carry any stations' second signal anywhere in the country.
While we will continue to push, as one of their subscribers, you might want to communicate to your provider how important this channel is to you.
You can try to locate CBS programming that is pre-empted on WRAL-TV by sports or severe weather coverage online at http://www.wral.com/entertainment/watch_cbs_shows/.