November 7, 2013
Filed under News and Events
Greater Media Charlotte’s WBT-AM/FM received the 2013 North Carolina Pacesetter Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association
of the Carolina during a special luncheon held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
In addition, the WBT News Department also received several additional A.P. awards for the station’s coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention and for other individual stories and efforts, including:
Best Spot News:
“Occupy Charlotte eviction,” Mike Doyle, Chris Miller.
“Police Shooting,” Mike Doyle; “DNC Protest,” Chris Miller.
Best General News:
Honorable Mention: “Protest,” Mike Doyle.
Best Use of Sound:
Honorable Mention: Chris Miller
WBT AM/FM News also picked up A.P. awards in the Best Enterprise/Investigative and Best Newswriting categories.
“This coveted honor is a wonderful tribute to the entire hardworking WBT Team,” said Rick Feinblatt, vice president and market manager of Greater Media Charlotte.
September 20, 2013
Filed under Community Involvement
Every year, WBT AM/FM’s John Hancock celebrated Father’s Day in March with a special broadcast in memory of his father. Charlotte area listeners are invited to call in to share their own stories in what has become an inspiring and heart-warming event. To celebrate with him, WBT AM/FM made it a bigger event in the style John would want in order to give back to the community. John Hancock’s Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast was on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at a local church.
We honored fathers everywhere. Dads attended with their kids, and kids brought their dads to enjoy pancakes served with bacon, coffee and juice. Admission was free and the entire WBT lineup came out in support of John Hancock’s effort.
John recruited the best team of servers in Charlotte, including Boy Scout Pack 34 and WBT AM/FM’s Bo Thompson, Jim Szoke, Keith Larson, Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire. The first 50 people who registered received a John Hancock coffee mug and a ticket to the Charlotte Knights’ Father’s Day game on Sunday, June 16!
Donations were collected for the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.