WBT's Century Podcast

WBT's Century Podcast

WBT's Century Podcast

CATEGORY: Education
WBT turns 100 in April 2022. Between now and then, listen as Bo Thompson interviews the icons who built these call letters and the newsmakers who shaped the city of Charlotte during a century of broadcasting.
  1. July 09, 2020
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    EPISODE 9: Mick Mixon
    Bo Thompson talks to the voice of the Carolina Panthers, Mick Mixon. Mick has called NFL games since 2005 and before that he was a fixture for 16 years alongside Woody Durham on the Tarheel Sports Network. The…
  2. July 09, 2020
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    EPISODE 9: Mick Mixon
    Bo Thompson talks to the voice of the Carolina Panthers, Mick Mixon. Mick has called NFL games since 2005 and before that he was a fixture for 16 years alongside Woody Durham on the Tarheel Sports Network. The…
  3. May 29, 2020
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    EPISODE 8: The Lost Interviews of Hello Henry
    Bo Thompson looks back the career of WBT Hall-of-Famer Henry Boggan, including highlights from classic Hello Henry interviews with Chevy Chase, Howard Cosell, Fred Rogers, Ray Charles, and Andy Griffith.
  4. May 29, 2020
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    EPISODE 8: The Lost Interviews of Hello Henry
    Bo Thompson looks back the career of WBT Hall-of-Famer Henry Boggan, including highlights from classic Hello Henry interviews with Chevy Chase, Howard Cosell, Fred Rogers, Ray Charles, and Andy Griffith.See omn…
  5. April 24, 2020
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    EPISODE 7: Gerry V
    Bo Thompson talks to Gerry Vaillancourt, better known as “Gerry V.” The V-Man arrived at WBT like a bolt of lightning in 1996, hosting a sports show for six years. He also called TV & Radio games for the Charlo…
  6. April 24, 2020
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    EPISODE 7: Gerry V
    Bo Thompson talks to Gerry Vaillancourt, better known as “Gerry V.” The V-Man arrived at WBT like a bolt of lightning in 1996, hosting a sports show for six years. He also called TV & Radio games for the Charlo…
  7. April 09, 2020
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    EPISODE 6: John Stokes & Jim Barroll
    Bo Thompson talks to longtime newsmen John Stokes and Jim Barroll, who each spent over three decades working in the WBT newsroom. Starting in the late 80's, Stokes anchored morning drive while Barroll anchored…
  8. April 09, 2020
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    EPISODE 6: John Stokes & Jim Barroll
    Bo Thompson talks to longtime newsmen John Stokes and Jim Barroll, who each spent over three decades working in the WBT newsroom. Starting in the late 80's, Stokes anchored morning drive while Barroll anchored…
  9. October 17, 2019
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    EPISODE 5: John Hancock's Final Interview
    As Hancock gets set to retire… Newly found vintage audio, stories you’ve never heard, and almost two hours of conversation. Bo & John look back on the three decade career of Charlotte’s Most Beloved.
  10. October 17, 2019
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    EPISODE 5: John Hancock's Final Interview
    As Hancock gets set to retire… Newly found vintage audio, stories you’ve never heard, and almost two hours of conversation. Bo & John look back on the three decade career of Charlotte’s Most Beloved. See omnyst…
  11. October 04, 2019
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    EPISODE 4: Al Gardner
    Bo Thompson talks to Al Gardner, who hosted “Charlotte’s Morning News” for nearly 15 years, from 1997-2011. During his time on air, Gardner broadcast major events like the 1999 Clinton Impeachment, The Rae Carr…
  12. October 04, 2019
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    EPISODE 4: Al Gardner
    Bo Thompson talks to Al Gardner, who hosted “Charlotte’s Morning News” for nearly 15 years, from 1997-2011. During his time on air, Gardner broadcast major events like the 1999 Clinton Impeachment, The Rae Carr…
  13. September 27, 2019
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    EPISODE 3: H.A. Thompson
    Bo Thompson talks to the original king of WBT middays, Hall of Famer H.A. Thompson.
  14. September 27, 2019
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    EPISODE 3: H.A. Thompson
    Bo Thompson talks to the original king of WBT middays, Hall of Famer H.A. Thompson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  15. September 20, 2019
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    EPISODE 2: Hurricane Hugo 30th with Russell & Flynn
    Bo Thompson talks to WBT legends Don Russell & James K. Flynn about the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo hitting Charlotte.
  16. September 20, 2019
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    EPISODE 2: Hurricane Hugo 30th with Russell & Flynn
    Bo Thompson talks to WBT legends Don Russell & James K. Flynn about the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo hitting Charlotte. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  17. September 20, 2019
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    EPISODE 2: Hugo at 30 with Russell & Flynn
    On the 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, Bo Thompson talks to Don Russell & James K Flynn. "Russell & Flynn" were on the air the morning of September 22, 1989 when the storm took an unexpected detour through…
  18. September 20, 2019
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    EPISODE 2: Hugo at 30 with Russell & Flynn
    On the 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, Bo Thompson talks to Don Russell & James K Flynn. "Russell & Flynn" were on the air the morning of September 22, 1989 when the storm took an unexpected detour through…
  19. April 23, 2019
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    EPISODE 1: The Legendary Ty Boyd
    Bo Thompson Talks with WBT Hall of Famer Ty Boyd.
  20. April 23, 2019
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    EPISODE 1: The Legendary Ty Boyd
    Bo Thompson Talks with WBT Hall of Famer Ty Boyd. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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