Seven months after launching a career as sports commentator, former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney is moving into management, becoming co-operator of Charlotte’s WZGV-AM (ESPN 730).
Hurney and Lanny Ford, general manager of the station since it launched and Hurney’s co-host on the air, said Monday they have reached an agreement to lease the station from HRN Broadcasting.
They also are leasing from HRN Asheville station WZGM-AM (1350), which has a sports and news-talk format. Ford said some of ESPN 730 shows might be picked up on that station, which like WZGV carries Appalachian State sports.
Hurney started in June as a commentator on WZGV, first paired with Al Gardner and now with Ford.
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Hurney, fired in October 2012 after more than 10 years as the Panthers’ GM, has been serving as guest analyst on ESPN’s “NFL Insiders” since March.