Friday, November 14, 2014

Al Gardner signs off sports station

Longtime Charlotte radio personality Al Gardner is leaving WZGV-AM ("ESPN" 730) after a year, and leaving Charlotte as well.

Al Gardner

Gardner, who will be 68 in December but still puts in his hours boxing at the gym, said Friday he and his wife Robin have sold their home and are moving to a place with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River, S.C., just outside Myrtle Beach.

"Robin really missed the beach," Gardner said Friday, "so we're moving down there." 

Gardner, who for 15 years was the morning host on "Charlotte's Morning News" on WBT-AM (1110), joined WZGV-AM last December with co-host Lanny Ford. Since June, he has been paired with former Panthers general manager Marty Hurney on a 1 p.m. daily show, "Hurney and Gardner." Friday was his last day.

"It's been a fun year at 730," Gardner said. "I'll miss all the folks there."