The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina on December 10, 1985 · 17
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New Independent TV Station To Backers of a new Charlotte-area television station say they hope to be on the air within the next 12 months The station which will broadcast On UHF channel 46 will be a 5-million watt full-service independent operation It will be located in Belmont and its 2000- foot tower should spread the signal over a 60-mile radius Construction cost is estimated at $6 million to $8 million Several prominent broadcasters and business people are behind the project among them Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt He carries the title of treasurer of Metro-Crescent Broadcasting the corporation that will operate channel 46 Investors in the station include: Dr Spurgeon Webber a Charlotte dentist and his wife Loretta "Jean" Webber who together own 24 of the equity stock David Wagner an attorney from Winston-Salem who owns 24 Robert Hilker chairman of the board of the Suburban Radio Group (which operates urban contemporary radio station WPEG) who owns 16 William Rollins president and general manager of Suburban Radio Group who owns 16 Gantt who owns 15 State Alexander news and public affairs director at WPEG who owns 5 Loretta Webber is president of Metro-Crescent Spurgeon Webber is a vice president Alexander is a vice president and secretary and Gantt is treasurer Those four control all the voting stock and will be the only members of the corporation involved in the day-to-day operation of the station Spurgeon Webber said he hopes channel 46 "will be broadcasting within a year All of us are working hard to put it all together Things are moving ahead favorably' Asked what kind of programming the station would broadcast he said "We have to do a study on the needs of the community and we are in the process of doing that It would be quite premature to discuss what our programming will be but we plan to be competitive" Nine groups applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the license to operate channel 46 Rollins noted He Hilker Alexander and Gantt made up Piedmont Crescent Broadcasting and Wagner and the Webbers comprised Metro Broadcasting The two groups merged and they NBC Soap Celebrates 20 Years Associated Press UNIVERSAL CITY Calif — Like sand through the hourglass 20 years have slipped by for the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" the saga of the Horton family that is credited with turning around daytime ratings for NBC "Days of Our Lives" (I pm weekdays on WPCQ channel 36 in Charlotte) began on Nov 8 1965 Lyndon Johnson was in the White House "Bonanza" was the most popular TV show and the anti-Vietnam War movement was just gaining momentum The cast and crew of the daytime drama some of whom have been aboard for all 20 years put aside the accumulated love affairs feuds acrimony and intrigue to mark the occasion Friday with a Christmas party "I remember (producer) Ted Corday called me and said he had a show said MacDonald Carey who as Dr Tom Horton is one of three performers to stay the distance The others are Frances Reid who plays his wife and John Clarke who plays his son "I was out of work" Carey said "I couldn't get any movies Ted said 'You may have to stay as much as 12 years' I've stayed 20 It's great security when you have six children" Brandon Tartikoff president of NBC Entertainment said the show is the cornerstone of NBC's daytime schedule Ilpniall ME RI M e Available as a complete ring or we will use your diamonds Diamonds set in our shop Major Credit Cards or McCormick Chg CERTIFIED CEMOLOGIST AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY UNIVERSITY PLACE Us 29 & Harris Blvd Charlotte NC 547-8446 J got the license about nine months ago Metro-Crescent has received FCC approval to build its tower near the boundary of Lincoln and Gaston counties about three miles west of WBTV's (channel 3) new 2000-foot tower Rollins noted "Because of the lay of the land there (the channel 46 tower) will actually be about a hundred feet higher than WBTV's" Dennis Bagley a Washington attorney representing Metro-Crescent to the FCC said the station hasn't received call letters yet "We tried to get one set of letters but they were taken We're now ebut looking at other sets" Cu ilie Tarleton senior vice president and general manager of WBTV said the new station "will obviously go head-to-head with the other stations in the market don't relish the idea of another television competitor I'll wish them the same thing I wish all my other competitors — a reasonable amount of success I know Bob Hilker and Bill Rollins are good men and fine broadcasters" Cy Bahakel president of WCCB (channel 18) had no comment when asked his reaction to the prospect of another independent TV station THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Tuesday December 10 1985 I7A M&R EASTLAND OPEN MR Eastland open until 10 pm VE 2 USE YOUR MR CHARGE American Express also welcome TUESDAY ONLY! 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Several promin( ' and business peopl project among I Mayor Harvey Gi the title of treas Crescent Broadcas ration that will ( ' 46 Investors in the Dr Spurgel - Charlotte dentist Loretta "Jean" W gether own 24 stock I David Wagn from Winston-Sal 24 I Robert Hi ME the board of the ! Group (which ope ' temporary radio ! who owns 16 William Rol - and general manai Radio Group who Gantt who o ' State Alexari public affairs dire who owns 5 Loretta Webber I NBC So ) Associated UNIVERSAL C Like sand through 20 years have Or soap opera "Days the saga of the Ho is credited with daytime ratings fo "Days of Our weekdays on WP1 in Charlotte) beg 1965 Lyndon Johr White House "Boi most popular TV anti-Vietnam War just gaining mome The cast and cr time drama some been aboard for al aside the accumula feuds acrimony i I NO IT t- 1 Available as a complete ring or we will use your diamonds Diamonds set in our shop Major Credit Cards or McCormick Chg 4111111111 rebut got the license about nine months looking at other sets" 'N'INi ago Cul lie Tarleton senior vice pres- 0 0 ' I - 3 4 Metro-Crescent has received ident and general manager of ' TVRadio FCC approval to build its tower WBTV said the new station "will - 1 C NG --01 near the boundary of Lincoln and obviously go head-to-head with - ' - Gaston counties about three miles the other stations in the market 1 0 k AD L CS 41 - -' Jeff west of WBTV's (channel 3) new don't relish the idea of another 2000-foot tower Rollins noted television competitor I'll wish ' Borden "Because of the lay of the land them the same thing 1 wish all my - there (the channel 46 tower) will other competitors — a reasonable st I actually be about a hundred feet amount of success 1 know Bob i DECE B 0 k Metro-Crescent Spurgeon Webber higher than WBTV's" Hilker and Bill Rollins are good -' k is a vice president Alexander is a Dennis Bagley a Washington men and fine broadcasters" vice president and secretary and attorney representing Metro-Cres- I rt0110 t li - d - 14 - k it ifilita Gantt is treasurer Those four con- cent to the FCC said the station (channel 18) had no comment Cy Bahakel president of WCCB AttliPt A itl f i 9 Ilir'' 4 me Kt - : i 4:-irE trol all the voting stock and will hasn't received call letters yet when asked his reaction to the 4-- - ' ''-- '6 1 : 2 ' ' 4- - 6-(6 171 4 r 1 - rs be the only members of the corpo- "We tried to get one set of letters prospect of another independent 41 40101001 I ti I A 4 r vrr ration involved in the day-to-day but they were taken We're now TV station Ll'i i operation of the station 1 ":110 I A r I A IIJIT nr Al trn SITAWS itrirl : i 1 - iL- '-4" I ' 73 j Id i L :-111::-''l r-: :f:J1-1---11 A 16-- tA 1-::mi J 40 FINAL SALE THIS : s 0 t 44- :A ograteg JEW MR' 5 a (4)esigrze 0 iamon

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