WFAE News Releases

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 more 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, Public Radio International, American Public Media and WFAE’s newsroom. WFAE produces a daily signature talk show, "Charlotte Talks," hosted by radio veteran Mike Collins.

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Charlotte Podcast Festival

Charlotte Podcast Festival kicks off Oct. 5. As the city’s first podcast festival, it’s designed to inform, enrich and inspire the region’s audio storytellers and podcasters. Online sessions will run through Oct. 30. Admission is free with registration.

Tony Norwood has been elected to serve on WFAE’s Board of Directors. Tony will serve until December 2022, at which point he will be eligible to serve another three-year term. He is the vice president of human resources – corporate at Trane Technologies in Davidson, North Carolina.

WFAE welcomes Dana Miller Ervin as the recipient of the Holly and Paul Freestone Health Care Reporting Fellowship, which will examine American health care. 

The Radio Television Digital News Association recognized WFAE with three awards in its regional Edward R. Murrow Awards competition for electronic journalism. WFAE’s “The List” ranked first in two categories – Investigative Reporting and Podcast. “The Shooting of Danquirs Franklin” placed first in Continuing Coverage category.  

While the coronavirus pandemic has slowed the nation’s economy to a crawl, indicators show that the toll will be greater in black and Latino communities. A collaboration between WFAE, Qcitymetro and The Charlotte Ledger will capture the economic impact of COVID-19 on these communities.

WFAE and its partner organizations have hired three Report For America journalists to be a part of two groundbreaking partnerships starting in June.

RFA is a national service program that helps strengthen local news by training and placing journalists in local news organizations and covering a portion of their salaries for up to two years. 

CHARLOTTE, NC (Thursday, March 26, 2020) – Ensuring all residents of the Charlotte region have up to the minute coverage of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, WFAE has created a robust programming response.

Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2019) – Report For America (RFA) will send three emerging journalists to Charlotte to work with WFAE and its partner organizations - Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and La Noticia, the Spanish-language newspaper. The Library’s partnership with WFAE makes it the first library to serve as a host newsroom by RFA.

Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 2, 2019) – WFAE 90.7, Charlotte’s NPR News Source premiered THE LIST, a four-part series on the Charlotte Diocese’s plan to release a list of clergy who have been “credibly accused” of sex abuse. The first episode of the series premiered today. New episodes will be available each day through Thursday, December 5. The series is produced and hosted by WFAE reporter Sarah Delia. Delia rose to national prominence in 2018 as the host and co-producer of WFAE’s acclaimed She Says podcast.

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2019) – WFAE welcomes Michael Falero as the recipient of a news reporting fellowship that’s designed to allow emerging journalists to gain local news experience, with a focus on audio and digital reporting. In addition to daily general news and feature reporting, Falero will specialize in environmental coverage as part of his fellowship.

WFAE Announces Weekend Schedule Changes

Nov 2, 2017

Beginning Nov. 4, WFAE listeners will hear some changes in the weekend programming lineup. With the departure of “Car Talk,” we are moving another listener favorite “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” up to 10 a.m. That will be followed by “Ask Me Another” at 11 a.m. “The New Yorker Radio Hour” moves to Saturdays at noon.