WFAE is a major source of news and information for the Charlotte region and one of the country’s leading public radio stations. WFAE reaches over 200,000 listeners each week and offers a broad range of award-winning national, international and regional news from National Public Radio (NPR), the BBC, PRX, American Public Media and WFAE’s newsroom. WFAE produces a weekday signature talk show, "Charlotte Talks," hosted by radio veteran Mike Collins.
WFAE is an independent, non-profit organization, licensed to the University Radio Foundation, Inc. with frequencies in Charlotte (90.7 FM), Hickory (90.3 FM), Laurinburg (106.1 FM) and Southern Pines (93.7 FM).
A more knowledgeable and engaged community grounded in our shared humanity.
Journalism that informs, enriches, and inspires.
To fulfill its mission of creating quality journalism that informs, engages and inspires, WFAE will ensure its audience, staff, on-air voices, news sources, vendors and work culture reflect the diversity of our community.
Read WFAE President and CEO Joe O'Connor's letter about how our organization is striving to reflect diversity in our staff, programming, sources, audience, boards, vendors and more.
WFAE won three regional Edward R. Murrows awards for newscast, news series and overall excellence.
“Fractured” looks at how North Carolina’s mental health and criminal justice systems fail the mentally ill.
The show "Today, Explained" started off as a podcast in 2018 to explore important news stories of the day. It debuts today on WFAE at 7 p.m. Co-host Noel King talked to WFAE's "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn about the show and more.
WFAE is choosing to remain active on Twitter, for now. We recognize the unpredictability of Twitter’s decision-making, which could force us to reconsider this decision.
WFAE climate reporter David Boraks will take part in NPR’s first climate summit in June in Washington, D.C.