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Paul Schadt marks 35 years in Charlotte radio

Meg Butterly and Paul Schadt, morning co-hosts for the last seven years on WKKT-FM.
Meg Butterly and Paul Schadt, morning co-hosts for the last seven years on WKKT-FM.

Paul Schadt marked 35 years on Charlotte radio Tuesday, taking congratulatory calls on his morning show on WKKT-FM (“Kat” 96.9) from Gov. Pat McCrory, singer Darius Rucker, colleague Jack Daniel (who’s coming up on 40 years in the business in September) and WCNC (Channel 36) forecaster Larry Sprinkle, who is recovering from injuries sustained in a car crash. Schadt started at WSOC-FM (103.7) in 1981 and moved to WKKT in January 1998. …

Lauren Dugan joins WJZY (Channel 46) as a reporter. She was formerly at the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia. … Anchors Maureen O’Boyle and Molly Grantham sign contract extensions at WBTV (Channel 3). …

Sheri Lynch of the WLNK-FM (“Link” 107.9) morning show “Bob and Sheri” is named among the 100 “Most Influential Women in Radio” by the trade publication Radio Ink magazine. It is the fourth consecutive time Lynch has been named to the honor, says Rick Feinblatt, senior vice president of Greater Media Charlotte. …

Jack Anthony, better known as Jack at Nite when he was on WRFX-FM (“Fox” 99.7) and WEND-FM (“End” 106.5), is now programming the low-power York Technical College FM station at 98.5 FM that specializes in adult album alternative music. Anthony is also helping syndicate in the U.S. the Australian show Ultima Thule, which features atmospheric music and lots of didgeridoo. … WIXE-AM (1190) in Monroe has added a low-power FM channel at 93.1, the first commercial FM ever licensed in Union County, says Archie Morgan, station president. “Local, local, local is what has made us successful for 48 years and that tradition will continue now on the FM dial,” he says.

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