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Media Movers: New anchor at Channel 18 coming from Dallas

Among local media veterans on WFAE-FM’s “Charlotte Talks” on Wednesday will be Larry Sprinkle, shown in a 2006 picture at WCNC (Channel 36), where he has been forecasting the weather for 30 years. Sprinkle and 10 others will be inducted Friday into the Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame.
Among local media veterans on WFAE-FM’s “Charlotte Talks” on Wednesday will be Larry Sprinkle, shown in a 2006 picture at WCNC (Channel 36), where he has been forecasting the weather for 30 years. Sprinkle and 10 others will be inducted Friday into the Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame. tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Replacing Audrina Bigos, who is moving to a station in Chicago, as weekend anchor at WCCB (Channel 18) is Amanda Fitzpatrick, who arrives Sept. 1 from the CW affiliate in Dallas. Fitzpatrick, an N.C. native, formerly worked at WTVD (Channel 11) in Durham and the CBS affiliate in Charleston. …

Alex Giles joins WBTV (Channel 3) as a reporter from the NBC affiliate in Wilmington. … WRHI-FM (94.3) earned 10 awards from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association including station of the year. Other honorees included Chris Miller as sportscaster of the year and Andrew Kiel as reporter of the year. …

Three in the inaugural class of the Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame will be on Mike Collins’ “Charlotte Talks” on WFAE-FM (NPR, 90.7) at 9 a.m. Wednesday: Hattie Leeper, Sis Kaplan and Larry Sprinkle. They will be joined by veteran Charlotte broadcaster Jim Babb, who represents the Hall, which is inducting 11 members at a luncheon on Friday. … Jim Connors and Mike Solarte will host “Talk It Out Friday Night Final,” a regional roundup of high school football, beginning this week at 11 p.m. Fridays on Time Warner Cable channels 14 and 323.

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