Thompson Wakes Up Charlotte on WBT
March 7, 2012
Greater Media, Inc. announces Bo Thompson has been named as the new co-host of Charlotte’s Morning News. He will join co-host Stacey Simms on the air Monday, March 19th, 2012.
“Bo is a great fit for Charlotte’s Morning News,” said Carl East, Program Director for News/Talk 1110 WBT. “He worked with us years ago in many capacities, left to get his on-air chops and now he’s back, with a link to our past joining us in our journey into the future.”
“I began my radio career at WBT 22 years ago, and this is my home,” said Thompson. “I always knew I’d be back one day. It’s an honor to carry on the torch from Al Gardner. Many of my radio idols have held this job. I can’t wait to be a part of CMN’s next chapter.”
The Charlotte native is a graduate of Myers Park High School and has a Political Science degree from Davidson College. Thompson is currently Producer of Fox News Edge on WCCB-TV, hosted by Greater Media afternoon hosts Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway. He will join WBT Charlotte’s Morning News team of co-host Stacey Simms, news anchor John Stokes, sports anchor Jim Szoke and traffic reporter Chuck Roads.
His broadcast career began at WBT radio in 1990 as an intern for Mike Collins, where he continued on a part-time basis at the station throughout high school and college. Over the years, he worked with everyone from WBT’s Henry Boggan to Keith Larson. Thompson was also part of the production team that launched Charlotte’s Morning News with Al Gardner.
He worked as WBT’s Creative Services Director from 1997 to 2005. In addition, he played a role in launching every major show during that era and served as Executive Producer for WBT’s 80th Anniversary Broadcast in 2002. Thompson was part of Charis Radio Network’s “Bill Rosinski Show” on WFNZ-AM, which was syndicated in North Carolina. He also had a brief stint as the Program Director & On-Air host for WDYT-AM in Charlotte from 2006-2008.