Phil Agestra and Bob Bean joined the WBT staff.
Jean Alexander and Gil Stamper joined WBT.
Mayes and Lou Martin joined WBT. "Colliers" Magazine dubbed Grady Cole
"Mr. Dixie." The magazine had record sales with an article on Grady
that month. After a few years of spending money…and making no profit.
The company turned in its license for WBT-FM. The equipment, valued at
$85,000 dollars was donated to the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill where it was used to establish WUNC-FM.
Alan Newcomb and Bob Raiford joined staff.
and WBTV moved from the Wilder building to the present location...One
Jefferson Place in April. The street was later named One Julian Price
Place. Loonis McGlohon joined WBT staff. Local Shows included: "By
Jiminy" with Jim Patterson; "The Hitch-Hiker" with Alan Newcomb; "The
Corner Store" with Arthur Smith; "Studio Party" with Fletcher Austin
and Cathy Haynes; "Four Men and Music" with the Loonis McGlohon Trio
and Ziggy Hurwitz; "Saturday Night Press Box" with Phil Agresta and
Bill Ward; "Strietmann's Streetman" formerly with Kurt Webster, then
Lee Kirby, and later Fletcher Austin.
Owen Spann joined WBT.
To honor WBT's 35th Anniversary, several WBT staff members traveled to New York to appear on "The Robert Q. Lewis Show."
Moscow," an informational show designed to counteract Soviet
propaganda, debuts on WBT. Alan Newcomb and Rupert Gillett, foreign
affairs analyst, hosts the program. "Radio Moscow" was syndicated in
1960, and won three national awards in 1961. Edward R. Murrow visited
and broadcast his show from WBT. "Project 60" with Clyde McLean began.
This program highlighted people and events shaping the up-coming decade.