June 18, 2013
Greater Media Charlotte announces longtime WBT AM/FM Personality John Hancock will be shifting from his current 6pm-9pm time slot into afternoon drive from 3pm – 6pm beginning on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Hancock originally joined the station back in 1990 in the 9am – 12pm time slot. In 1996, he moved to afternoon drive from 3pm – 6pm. In 1999, John left the station for a short time and returned in 2001 back to the 6pm – 9pm shift, which he has held ever since.
The Brad and Britt Show (consisting of Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire) will remain on the air and will be moving from 3pm – 6pm to 6pm – 9pm.
“John Hancock has been a staple of WBT for years, earning him the title of Charlotte’s Most Beloved,” said Rick Feinblatt, senior vice president and market manager of Greater Media Charlotte. “We are excited to have him with our listeners for the drive home.”
“John is the most dynamic and recognizable personality on WBT,” said station Programming Director Jason Furst. “We look forward to continuing to provide the most comprehensive programming to our listeners in both day parts with both John Hancock and the Brad & Britt Show.”
June 10, 2013
When the Rolling Stones perform at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, June 18 and Friday, June 21, 102.9 WMGK’s Andre Gardner (weekdays 2p-7p) and Ray Koob (weeknights 7p-Midnight) are asking concert goers to satisfy the hunger of those in need in the Philadelphia area by bringing non-perishable food items to the concerts.
All items will be donated to Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization. The two DJs will be collecting food donations and broadcasting live from an RV parked on the sidewalk in front of the Wells Fargo Center’s Broad Street entrance from 2pm to Midnight on both June 18 and June 21. The station has named this charitable effort, Camp Satisfaction. The name holds a dual meaning – concert goers will be satisfying the needs of the less fortunate in the Philadelphia region and the song ‘(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ is one of the Rolling Stones’ biggest hits.
“Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, Philabundance needs assistance feeding the needy in our area, all year long, especially when kids are out of school,” said Koob.
“When school’s out, families in need lack access to the free and reduced meals that their children receive during the school year and they look to Philabundance for assistance,” added Gardner. More than 325,000 children in the Delaware Valley get free & reduced meals during the school year.
Philabundance and MGK will have staffers on-site to assist Gardner and Koob in collecting donations. The station raised over 8,000 pounds of food (over four tons) for Philabundance in August of 2010 when Gardner camped out in an RV during Paul McCartney’s two concerts at the Wachovia Center (which is now the Wells Fargo Center). The station’s food collection campaign in 2010 was named, Camp McCartney.
Ray Koob hosts WMGK’s Rolling Stones feature, Jones For The Stones, Monday through Thursday nights at 10. Each evening, he plays three songs in a row from The Rolling Stones.
Tickets to see the Rolling Stones at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, June 18 and Friday, June 21 are available now at ComcastTIX.com.