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She is leaving radio the way she got in, with a leap into the unknown.

Longtime Charlotte radio personality Al Gardner is leaving WZGV-AM (730) after a year, and leaving Charlotte as well.

No TV, no Internet, no cellphone. If you’re not ready for that kind of sacrifice, you can at least let Shay Kemp show it to you.

Charlotte’s public TV station has made gains in fundraising and cost-cutting but says it may not be in the black until 2018.

How the school system fumbled crisis communications in the Heath Morrison ouster

D.J. Stout knew exactly what he was looking for; he just didn’t know where he’d find it.

Charlotte native Larry Mims shot up fast through the radio ranks and has one of the top jobs in town.

In May, news executives were reminded of ban on photos in hallway. On Friday, six media outlets, including the Observer, shot outside a courtroom.

Bill Whitaker was beginning to wonder whether anyone would give him a job. Then he got a call from a station in North Carolina.

Charlotte’s contemporary Christian radio station WRCM-FM (“New Life” 91.9) is to be taken over by a California religious broadcaster under an agreement announced Monday.

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