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Charles Crutchfield

September 7, 1982 OHC78 76 min.


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 September 7
(1 hour, 16 minutes)
Veteran radio broadcaster Charles Crutchfield gives an overview of Charlotte, North Carolina, radio station WBT. Discussion includes early WBT performers; early studio equipment; early WBT programming; competition among radio stations; advertising sponsors; the start of WBT; and the use of rating services.

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