WBT Fills 12-3 Slot With Pete Kaliner

Radio One News/Talk 1110 WBT Charlotte/99.3 WBT-FM Chester SC has become the final station to fill its 12-3pm slot following the end of the Rush Limbaugh Show.

Pete Kaliner will return to the station to fill the slot as WBT goes all local from 5am-7pm. Kaliner previously worked at the station as a news anchor, reporter and host from to 1999 to 2011 before spending eight years hosting afternoons at iHeartMedia’s 570 WWNC Asheville NC. Since being let go from WWNC as part of iHeart’s massive January 2020 layoffs, Kaliner has hosted a daily Asheville focused podcast.

Kaliner will debut on Monday, July 26.

Radio One and News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT have hired radio and podcast veteran Pete Kaliner to host a daily talk show from 12 PM to 3PM.

‘The Pete Kaliner Show’ will explore the important issues facing our nation, welcoming participation from the Charlotte audience, as part of WBT’s live and local weekday lineup from 5 AM to 7 PM.

Known for his quick wit and asking thoughtful questions intended to highlight all sides of a topic, Kaliner has spent the better part of the past decade hosting afternoon drive at WWNC, Asheville, and producing a daily news-based podcast that explores national and state issues. Returning to WBT where he spent twelve years as a highly respected news reporter and host, Kaliner looks forward to re-engaging with the Charlotte audience in middays. And, just as WBT has supported the community of Charlotte for over 99 years, Pete will join in this commitment to service by raising awareness to anti-poverty and animal welfare organizations as WBT approaches its Centennial celebration in 2022.

“For three decades, ‘Noon to 3’ has been synonymous with an icon that is irreplaceable,” said Marsha Landess, Regional Vice President and Market Manager for Radio-One Charlotte. “We know that no one will ever replace Rush, and we’re not attempting to replace him. Bringing Pete Kaliner back to WBT represents our commitment to serving this community, which includes his decades of experience in covering national issues and how they affect us here. We are excited by the future that having Pete on this team brings.”

“Returning to WBT is somewhat surreal, as it has been such a huge part of my life. Being a part of WBT for all those years meant being a part of Charlotte’s unique and inspiring story. WBT and Charlotte are inextricably connected by a century of history. I am sincerely humbled and honored to be entrusted to help contribute to the next chapters,” said Kaliner.

The Pete Kaliner Show debuts on July 26, 2021, on News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT.

This story first appeared on radioinsight.com