Monday, July 23, 2012

WFAE altering 'Charlotte Talks' during DNC

"Charlotte Talks," the WFAE-FM (90.7) local affairs program, will undergo a format change during the week of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Tuesday through Thursday the week of the convention, the 9 a.m. show, hosted by Mike Collins, will take on more of a magazine format to focus on DNC topics, says program director Dale Spear.

Originating from WFAE's Spirit Square studio, the show will be in the midst of the convention district.
Also at WFAE, local news breaks will be added during the day beginning next week. WFAE already carries local news during the second half of NPR news on the hour during "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." Now the station, which has expanded its news staff, will add local newscasts throughout the day from Marshall Terry, says news director Greg Collard.