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Author Jim Szoke

  • Jim Szoke

    Sports Anchor

    Jim Szoke has been with WBT for two extended periods of time. He started with WBT in 1989, and served as Sports Director from 1990-2000. Jim worked with Russell and Flynn, Mike Collins, Jon Robinson, John Hancock, Gerry V and Spires and Krantz shows in that time. He also worked on the Charlotte Hornets radio network as host and fill-in play-by-play, and hosted the Sports Huddle and Carolina Sports Sunday shows.

    Jim returned as Sports Director in June 2005 as part of Charlotte's Morning News with Al Gardner, Stacey Simms and Bo Thompson.

    He has served as a color commentator and pregame host for the Carolina Panthers since their inception in 1995, having broadcasted every game in franchise history. Jim also co-hosts Panther Talk and Primetime in the ACC.

    Jim also worked for five years as Sports Director at WRFX. Other past work includes being the play-by-play voice for the Charlotte 49ers and Davidson College, in addition to various television sports broadcasting.

    Jim is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Sandra and they have five children.

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