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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    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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    May 04, 2018 - 5:10 pm

    Erik spanberg of The Charlotte Business Journal joins Hancock to discuss the Wells Fargo Championship and how much impact the big name sponsorships actually have. In addition there was discussion...

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    April 27, 2018 - 6:17 pm

    John Hancock is live from Belmont today for WBT's Hometown Tour. He has a string of guests ranging from the Mayor of Belmont to the father of the Jonas Brother's. It's all here on News Talk 1100...

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    April 20, 2018 - 6:12 pm

    Erik Spanberg joins John to talk about Carolina Panther's scheduled opponents and the future of The Wells Fargo Championship. John shares his knowledge on the story of 4:20, Vice President Pence...

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    April 20, 2018 - 2:55 pm

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    April 18, 2018 - 4:49 pm

    Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty joins Hancock in studio to discuss NASCAR, his TV career on NBC, the music he is involved in and most importantly his upcoming ride for Victory Junction Camp on May...

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