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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    September 12, 2018 - 2:42 pm

    Try out The World's Best Lasagna Recipe by John Chandler. "It takes a little work, but it is worth it." Says John. ...

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    September 10, 2018 - 4:31 pm

    U.S. Army MSG John Masson joined Hancock to talk about his military career and preview his speaking engagement tomorrow (9/11/18) benefitting the Independence Fund. More information and tickets...

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    September 07, 2018 - 4:20 pm

    Paul Cameron, from WBTV has announced that he is retiring at the end of the year, and stops by to discuss it with Hancock. There is also an article on him in The Charlotte Observer which can be...

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    September 05, 2018 - 3:49 pm

    Former Panther receiver Rae Carruth has spent nearly the last 2 decades in prison. Now he's offering a new story about the night his girlfriend was murdered in 1999. Read Scott Fowler's Charlotte...

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    August 29, 2018 - 2:47 pm

    The North Carolina DMV is hiding a secret driver's license office, while other nearby offices face increases in their waiting lines. Click...

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    August 17, 2018 - 2:21 pm

    Jerry Klein, former host at WBT and writer for Creative Loafing, passed away this morning. He was our local liberal rebuttle to Rush Limbaugh, and friend of Hancock and the show. He hosted a night...

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    August 15, 2018 - 3:08 pm

    A new made to order SUV is now street legal, and this thing is equipped to make James Bond jealous. Bullet proof, smoke screen, and electrified door handles are just some of the features of this...

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