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Media Movers: Bill Rosinski deep in bowls and greens

Bill Rosinski at the Panthers-Patriots Super Bowl in Houston in 2004.
Bill Rosinski at the Panthers-Patriots Super Bowl in Houston in 2004.

Bill Rosinski, radio voice of the Panthers for a decade until 2005, is on the go this season for ESPN Radio, which he joined in 2009. Rosinski is down for six bowl games including the Orange and Sugar, but he’s developed another specialty.

“If you would have told me 10 years ago I would be doing golf on the radio I would have laughed but will start my seventh year with the PGA tour radio in January,” says Rosinski, who started doing college football in 1987 for Mutual Broadcasting. He’s done all the Wells Fargo Championships and the last five British Opens.

Rosinski, who still lives in Charlotte, says that besides calling the Panthers’ 2004 Super Bowl appearance in Houston, his best sports memory came in July while walking with Jason Day and Jordan Spieth on their final 18 holes at St. Andrews. …

Scoop of the week: WSOC’s (Channel 9) Jason Stoogenke’s Christmas Day interview with the parents of rapper Daquan “Donkey Cartel” Westbrook, who was killed in a confrontation with police at Northlake Mall. … Sonja Gantt leaves the WCNC (Channel 36) anchor desk after 18 years to lead the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation. She will continue to do occasional special projects for WCNC. …

Anniversary of note: Beverly Dorn-Steele, director of educational services, marks 35 years at WTVI (Channel 42). …

Steve Cranford, assistant managing editor, is leaving the Charlotte Business Journal this week after 26 years in a downsizing move at parent company American City Business Journals. … Blogger and WCCB (Channel 18) commentator Mary Curtis is named politics editor at Roll Call. … Larry Burgess, an authority on Southern gospel music, will launch a weekly Saturday show called “Southern Gospel’s Best” at 11 a.m. Jan. 9 on WHVN (1240 AM; 104.3 FM).

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