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Brett Winterble made a jump on Talkers Magazine 2021 “Heavy Hundred” list Wednesday.

The highly-entertaining and compassionate voice in the afternoons on WBT made his debut among the nation’s top talk-radio hosts last year at No. 94. Winterble moved up eleven spots this year to No. 83, according to Talkers Magazine.

“Brett slid right into his place on our team, bringing a great “all-in” positive attitude and work ethic to everything he does,” WBT’s program director Mike Schaefer said in a statement.

Winterble came to Charlotte two years ago from KFMB-AM in San Diego. The former nationally syndicated host started his career in New York City as a producer for the late Rush Limbaugh in 1995. He has since filled in several times as a host on the EIB network along with duties at Newsmax TV and his top-rated show in the Queen’s City.

“I am just overjoyed at the chance to connect with the greatest audience in all of talk radio,” Winterble said about filling in for Limbaugh. “It is a homecoming. I have kept in close touch with everyone at the Rush Limbaugh show over these years and nothing could be more special than to sit in that legendary seat for a man I consider a friend and mentor.”

Winterble is proud to be recognized among some of the greatest in broadcasting and is excited to make history once again.

“I am truly honored at being named to the heavy hundred again this year at number 83,” said Winterble.

“I could never have done this without the great support of Mike Schaefer and the team here at WBT radio. I am truly blessed by amazing colleagues and the top professionals that I’ve ever worked with. I can’t wait to see what the future holds with Charlotte’s heritage station turning 100 and the next edition of the Heavy Hundred.”

Winterble can be heard weekdays on WBT from 3-6 PM. Follow Brett on Twitter and Instagram.