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WBT Gearing Up to Celebrate its 100th Anniversary 

WBT will celebrate its centennial anniversary this weekend with special events, including a festivity at the Dale F. Halton Theater in Uptown Charlotte.

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WBT Charlotte’s News Talk is gearing to commemorate its centennial anniversary this weekend with some special events including a celebration at the Dale F. Halton Theater in Uptown Charlotte.

On Wednesday, the Radio One-owned station announced that city and county officials will proclaim Sunday, April 10, 2022, WBT Day in recognition of 100 years in broadcasting, the proclamation was signed by Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and other city officials. 

WBT was the third radio station in the United States to receive a broadcasting license; the first in the Southeast. 

“Recognition by the City and County of this unique milestone, and their proclamations of WBT Day means everything to the twenty-five team members of WBT, and to the over one hundred hard-working members of our extended Radio One Charlotte family,” said WBT Program Director Mike Schaefer.

On Sunday, April 10, the station plans to air a special three-hour program to honor 100 years of broadcasting excellence on WBT. Later that night, some Charlotte organizations will light the city’s skyline with the station’s colors of red, white and “WBT Blue.”

You can tune into WBT in the City of Charlotte on 1110 AM, 99.3 FM, on the WBT Mobile App, or ask your smart speaker to “Open News Talk 1110 WBT.”

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SiriusXM, Law&Crime Network Expand Partnership

SiriusXM and the Law&Crime Network are expanding their partnership as it will now be available on the satellite broadcaster’s streaming platform.

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SiriusXM and the Law&Crime Network are expanding their partnership. The network which was created by host Dan Abrams will now be available on the satellite broadcaster’s streaming platform. 

According to Radio Insight, the network’s programming will be heard on channel 793 carrying simulcasts of the TV network’s daily trial coverage and true-crime programming. 

“We have been talking with SiriusXM for years about a Law&Crime channel that would bring compelling trial coverage and crime content to the platform, so it’s really exciting to see this come to fruition,” said Abrams. 

Law&Crime is dedicated to exploring the always intriguing world of the law while offering original crime stories and legal programs to a broad, multi-platform audience.

“I’ve loved being part of the SiriusXM family and am thrilled to be expanding our collaboration,” Abrams added. 

Law&Crime broadcasts live trials along with expert legal commentary and analysis delving into the intricacies of the judicial system.

Law&Crime (channel 793) is available to subscribers nationwide in their cars and on the SXM App. Abrams is also the host of The Dan Abrams Show from 2-3 pm ET on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 as well as the host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation.

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Ron Roberts Joining AmericaOne Radio

“The talk radio format is saturated with conservative voices, with the industry having little to no room for a reasoned response from a liberal/progressive perspective,” says Roberts.

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Ron Roberts is joining AmericaOne Radio in Atlanta.

The Ron Show will air weeknights at 5:00 PM on the city’s progressive outlet. Roberts says he’s happy to offer a counter to the conservative domination of talk radio.

“The talk radio format is saturated with conservative voices, with the industry having little to no room for a reasoned response from a liberal/progressive perspective,” says Roberts. “My aim is to bring some balance to the dialogue by adding my voice to the fray. I’m a lifelong southern liberal, and know, from my travels throughout the southeast, that there are a lot more of us out there being drowned out by all the shouting from the other side. My goal is to provide a platform for them, and to rationally spell out how our nation’s problems are solvable with substantive ideas and conversation, instead of demonization and division. Make no mistake, though; I’m not holding back punches and I’ll call out bullshit when I see it, too. The future of this country, democracy in general, and the world on the whole, are all on the line.” 

Roberts, a 25-year radio veteran, will make his first entry into talk when his show premieres today.

Launched in 2020, AmericaOne in Atlanta airs several left-leaning shows. The station bills itself as bringing “a Progressive voice to the overly crowded radio landscape.

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Mike Gallagher Raising Funds For Hurricane Ian Relief

“This is what radio does best: opening the hearts and wallets of listeners to help fellow Americans they will likely never meet,” Gallagher said.

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Mike Gallagher spent his Monday radio show broadcasting from various locations around southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian ravaged areas of the region last week.

Gallagher has partnered with Food For The Poor, a non-profit relief organization, to bring flood relief and hurricane emergency kits to areas affected by the Category 4 storm.

“This is what radio does best: opening the hearts and wallets of listeners to help fellow Americans they will likely never meet,” Gallagher said. He spent a portion of his show broadcasting from a car dealership in Venice, Florida, which saw several automobiles damaged by falling trees, power lines, and debris.

A Tampa resident, Gallagher was forced to relocate his show to New York last week to remain on the air as Hurricane Ian barreled down on the Florida coast.

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