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Never mind that it says it’s National Geographic. It’s just a fish story, OK? They made the whole clash up.

When one of the funniest people in the world dies of terminal despair, it sparks discussion. Comedian Pam Stone, who knew Robin Williams when his career was white-hot in the 1980s, would like some of it to center on mental health.

ESPN’s new SEC Network launches next week from its Charlotte production hub.

When you reach a certain age, say three years after you become eligible for Social Security, you tend to get shy about celebrating your birthdays. Such appears to be the case at WBTV (Channel 3), which marked its 65th anniversary this week quietly with a story by veteran reporter Steve Crump.

In 2001, Creative Loafing columnist Jerry Klein left Charlotte to pursue romance. In 2013, he returned to die.

“When you turn 55, you might as well die – advertisers aren’t interested in you,” says Tom Gentry, whose radio station’s listeners might as well be dead.

WJZY (Channel 46), which started a news department for a 10 p.m. newscast that debuted in January, will add a 6 p.m. news show beginning Monday.

When she was a little girl, JoAnn Bortles didn’t waste her time on Barbies – she was playing with Matchbox cars instead.

Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire debuted two years ago on WBT-AM (1110). Wednesday’s show was their last.

Former Panthers general manager Marty Hurney will become a full-time talk show host beginning next week on WZGV-AM (ESPN 730).

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Mark Washburn
Mark Washburn writes television and radio commentary for The Charlotte Observer.
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