Curry joined staff. Pat Lee did the first-ever live broadcast from a
jet plane flying over Charlotte. The "Tempo" format was started,
showcasing recorded music interspersed with fast-paced information and
entertainment by deejays.
Grady Cole stepped down as the announcer-after 31 years-of early morning radio. Ty Boyd joined WBT, to host the morning show.
signed-on again, in stereo. It was still Charlotte's first FM station.
"Radio Moscow" was broadcast over 26 stations coast-to-coast. WBT began
daily editorials, and won a Freedoms Foundation Award.
Charles Crutchfield was elected President of the Jefferson-Pilot
Broadcasting Company, and remained in that job until retirement in
1977. "Radio Liberty" was prepared in New York and broadcast over WBT
to provide Cuban-based Soviets with an undistorted view of
international events. These broadcasts were the targets of extensive