Charles Crutchfield

Date: 1982 November 23
Length: 70 min.
Call Number: OHC77


Radio announcer and executive. Born July 27, 1912. Died August 19, 1998. Career active 1930s-1970s. His career at WBT-Charlotte spanned over forty years. Retired in 1977 as president of the Jefferson-Pilot Broadcasting Company, owner of WBT.

Interview Summary

1982 November 23
(1 hour, 10 minutes).
Veteran radio broadcaster Charles Crutchfield discusses the history of Charlotte, North Carolina, radio station WBT. Discussion includes the evolution of the WBT corporate structure; WBT’s entry into television; the impact of television on WBT’s country music programming; WBT’s announcing style; changes in radio programming; and a description of WBT programs.