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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    June 08, 2018 - 8:43 pm

    JD Hayworth fills in for Hancock. discussion includes illegal aliens, will there be a Blue Wave, new voter ID laws, and marijuana laws.

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    June 01, 2018 - 7:19 pm

    Michael Eury, a Concord writer/editor and community historian joins Hancock to discuss the history of Concord.

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    June 01, 2018 - 5:32 pm

    Dolph Ramseur, Manager of the Avett Brothers, joins Hancock to give an update on the band and their next albun that they are working on.

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    June 01, 2018 - 5:07 pm

    Jim Avett, father of the Avett Brothers joins Hancock to discuss how he ended up in Concord, and how he writes a song.

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    June 01, 2018 - 3:54 pm

    Hancock talks to Scott Cooper, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Charlotte Motor Speedway about the recent Allstar and 600 races as well as upcoming events. Also a good discussion of...

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    May 24, 2018 - 4:08 pm

    Mickey Raphael, a muscian, is currently touring with Willie Nelson speaks with Hancock about the current tour he is on with Willie Nelson and other projects that he has worked on.

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    May 22, 2018 - 5:26 pm

    Chuck Howard, Sports Director of WJZY TV46 joins Hancock to discuss the NFL owners meeting in Atlanta where David Tepper was approved as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers.

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    May 22, 2018 - 4:29 pm

    Was the FBI using an informant or a spy in the Trump campaign? Hancock discusses an article in the Wall Street Journal which can be seen here. ...

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    May 16, 2018 - 6:16 pm

    It's a muggy, humid day in Charlotte but it isn't effecting us in any way! Stuart Watson is in for John Hanock today and we got conversation about the new Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and...

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