WBT's Century Podcast

WBT's Century Podcast

WBT's Century Podcast

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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. June 15, 2022
    1 hr
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    EPISODE 14: The Story of WBT
    In honor of the legendary station's 100th anniversary, Bo Thompson narrates the story of WBT's first century, tracing the station's history from April 10, 1922 to April 10, 2022. It's an immersive, comprehensiv…
  2. January 31, 2022
    1 hr 43 min
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    EPISODE 13: Rick Jackson
    Bo Thompson talks to Rick Jackson, who was WBT's General Manager from 1992 to 2009. He oversaw major changes, including the station's transition to the News-Talk format. He was also instrumental in building the…
  3. December 22, 2021
    2 hr 9 min
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    EPISODE 12: Jim Szoke
    Bo Thompson talks to WBT Sports Director Jim Szoke, who began his career at WBT in 1987. He is the only person to broadcast every game in Carolina Panthers history. Across four decades, he has been the voice of…
  4. December 22, 2021
    1 hr 37 min
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    EPISODE 11: Bob Lacey
    Bo Thompson talks to Bob Lacey, who hosted WBT's first-ever night time talk show in the early 70's, then hosted mornings from 1975-80.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  5. December 18, 2020
    2 hr 32 min
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    EPISODE 10: Bill Rosinski
    Bo Thompson talks to Bill Rosinski, the original play-by-play voice of the Carolina Panthers from 1995-2005. They cover his early days as a broadcaster, the origins of the NFL in Charlotte, doing morning sports…
  6. November 24, 2020
    52 min
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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…
  7. July 09, 2020
    1 hr 14 min
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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…
  8. May 29, 2020
    1 hr
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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.
  9. May 29, 2020
    1 hr
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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…
  10. April 24, 2020
    1 hr 31 min
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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…
  11. April 24, 2020
    1 hr 31 min
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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…
  12. April 09, 2020
    1 hr 28 min
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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…
  13. April 09, 2020
    1 hr 28 min
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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…
  14. October 17, 2019
    1 hr 47 min
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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.
  15. October 17, 2019
    1 hr 47 min
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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…
  16. October 04, 2019
    1 hr 7 min
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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…
  17. October 04, 2019
    1 hr 7 min
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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…
  18. September 27, 2019
    55 min
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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.
  19. September 27, 2019
    55 min
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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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  20. September 20, 2019
    52 min
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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.

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