John Hancock

Weekdays 3pm - 6pm

Well over 25 years as the self proclaimed ‘Charlotte’s Most Beloved’, John Hancock took Charlotte by storm in 1990 and brought talk radio to a whole new level at the legendary WBT. Hancock quickly became one of Charlotte’s most respected radio names, and most colorful, visible, and sometimes controversial on-air personalities, In 1999 he decided to put himself in "time out", but returned in 2001, where he held down the 6pm-9pm "Maine to Miami, Canada to Cuba" time slot for 12 years.

John is best know for his annual "Kid's First' Christmas Auction & Bike Drive and the March 16th Father's Day Broadcasts.

As his many fans and listeners know, John is a Colorado native and a PK (Preacher's Kid). Following a short, but uneventful stint at Colorado State University, Hancock majored in "Street Smarts," working with many major Rock Music Tours, as a record promoter, and even a stint as a Rack Jobber in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In addition, Hancock's radio career has included Denver, CO, Dallas, TX, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA and Jacksonville, Florida.

The Zumwalt Community Award (National: Marrow Donor), Charlotte's Best Magazine "Best Radio Personality," Creative Loafing "Best Local Personality," Creative Loafing "Best Talk Show Host," and Charlotte Magazine "Worst Whiner," and Talker's Magazine "Heavy Hundred" are among the many awards John has won. He was also included in NewsMax's 2015 Top 50 Most Influential Talk Radio Shows in America.

Hancock has enjoyed travel all over the world (Negril, Jamaica, the South of France, and his native Colorado are among his favorite places) and is a huge sports fan (Denver Broncos, St. Louis Cardinals, Carolina Panthers & soon the Hornets!) He stays very active in the community with Kid's First of the Carolinas, Habitat for Humanity, and the Community Marrow Donor Program.

John loves music of all kinds, especially Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, and Tom Petty, and recalls his first concert was The Beatles at Red Rocks in 1964. John lives with his wife Susan in Belmont.

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    January 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm

    Managing Editor of Charlotte Business Journal Erik Spanberg joins John Hancock. He discusses the interview with Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, the possible fate of the statue outside of...

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    January 11, 2019 - 5:01 pm

    Charlotte Business Journal's Erik Spanberg joins John as they discuss big news from the week including the CIAA moving to Baltimore, the Charlotte Reginal Business Alliance attracting new...

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    Blog Post
    January 10, 2019 - 3:53 pm

    Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced that he and his wife are splitting after 25 years together. Being the news proffesionals we are, we had to take a look at his new lady friend Lauren...

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    December 21, 2018 - 5:09 pm

    Senior Staff Writer for Charlotte Business Journal, Erik Spanberg is making his list and John Hancock is checking it twice. Today John and Erik get into the new Monroe Expressway, the I-77 toll...

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    Blog Post
    December 18, 2018 - 4:23 pm

    After firing their entire staff without notice or severance and pledging to go all digital, Creative Loafing seems to be coming back in print form....

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    December 17, 2018 - 1:59 pm

    $15,485 Raised with on-air auction.

    830 bikes dropped off at the newly officially named "John Hancock Annual Kids First Bike Drive" plus even more at the storefront. ...

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