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Comedian QCB moves up to co-host at WFNZ sports

Tremaine Sloan
Tremaine Sloan

Charlotte comedian Tremaine Sloan, better known as QCB, was named co-host Tuesday of “The Call Up” with Nate Conley on WFNZ-AM (“Fan” 610). Sloan will continue doing his segments on “Primetime” in the afternoons and appearances with Morgan Fogarty and the crew of “News Edge” on WCCB (Channel 18). …

Brett Baldeck joins WJZY (Channel 46) from the ABC affiliate in Springfield, Ill. … Courtney Davis joins Time Warner Cable News from the NBC affiliate in Bluefield, W.Va. She is a graduate of Elon. … Brandon Davidow has been named sports director at WCCB. …

WFAE-FM (NPR, 90.7) won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, one for overall excellence and one for its coverage of the Randall Kerrick verdict last year by staff members Tom Bullock, Michael Tomsic, Gwendolyn Glenn, Duncan McFadyen, Lisa Worf, Sarah Delia and Greg Collard. Chris Clark, former sports director at WCNC (Channel 36) also won a Murrow award for his story on the struggles of triathlon athlete Adam Warner. …

Observer NBA beat writer Rick Bonnell misses the beginning of the Hornets’ playoff run after coming down with a blood-clot issue while in Boston last week covering the game with the Celtics. … Rob Tanner makes an early return to his perch on the WSOC-FM (103.7) morning show on Monday. He’d been out after surgery for renal cancer. … Observer medical writer Karen Garloch is inducted into the Journalism Alumni Society Hall of Fame at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., where she graduated in 1973. …

Deaths of note: Doug Bell, a former anchor at WSOC (Channel 9) who also worked for WBTV (Channel 3), died Sunday; and Jerry Ammons, who also anchored at Channel 9 and was news director of WIXE-AM (1190) in Monroe, died Saturday.

Mark Washburn: 704-358-5007, @WashburnChObs

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