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Sports Radio in Charlotte is bigger than you think

Clear Channel Radio announced in August that it would launch Charlotte’s first FM sports-talk radio station, giving the Queen City four stations, three of which are on the AM dial, completely devoted to sports talk.

While three of the four stations carry nationally syndicated shows, each station offers something for everyone. WFNZ 610 has local shows from 6am-7pm daily, while ESPN 730 combines local coverage from 1pm-7pm with popular national ESPN Radio shows Mike & Mike and The Herd. Both CBS Radio 1660 AM and Fox Sports Radio 98.7 FM offer a mix of national sports talk shows, so if you’re a transplant or are tired of hearing about the ACC, SEC, Panthers or Hornets, these are good options.

My personal favorites: The Mac Attack, Primetime, The Dan Patrick Show, Jay Mohr Sports, Mike & Mike.

Check out the stations schedules below. Local shows are in italics. Figure out what works best with your commute, work schedule, life (try online streaming), but know that you don’t have to listen to bad music or commercials when your show isn’t on.

WFNZ the Fan – 610 AM

6-10am – The Mac Attack

10am-12pm – The Call Up

12pm-3pm – Bustin’ Loose

3pm-7pm – Primetime

ESPN 730 – 730 AM

6am-10am – Mike and Mike

10am-1pm – The Herd

1pm-3pm – The Marty Hurney Show

3pm-7pm – The Pulse

Fox Sports Radio – 98.7 FM

2am-6am – The Ben Maller Show

6am-9am – FOX Sports Daybreak

9am-12pm – The Dan Patrick Show

12pm-3pm – Jay Mohr Sports

3pm-6pm – Steve Gorman Sports

6pm-10pm – JT The Brick

10pm-12am – The Jason Smith Show

CBS Sports Radio – 1660 AM

9am-12pm – The John Feinstein Show

12pm-3pm – The Jim Rome Show

3pm-6pm – The Doug Gottlieb Show

What’s your favorite show? Contact us or tweet @Charlotte_Five and we may add it to the bottom of this story.

Photo: Todd Sumlin / Charlotte Observer