PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 14, 2020 – Entercom welcomes radio veteran Charlie James as afternoon drive host for 106.3 WORD (WYRD-FM) in Greenville, SC. “The Charlie James Show” will be heard weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, effective December 23. James will succeed longtime station veteran Bob McLain, who recently announced his retirement.
“Charlie is a well-respected and seasoned talk show host and his track record of success in South Carolina with his award-winning program makes him a perfect fit for 106.3 WORD,” said Steve Sinicropi, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Greenville-Spartanburg. “Charlie’s experience informing and entertaining listeners through his style, knowledge, and influential opinions on topics that matter most will be a welcomed addition to our station’s programming and will build on the afternoon audience that has been well-served by Bob McLain.”
“To be asked to follow a legend like Bob McClain is quite humbling,” said James. “I am so honored and excited at this opportunity to join such a dynamic station like WORD and look forward to talking with the great people of the upstate. Let’s talk!”
Charlie James is a 30-year radio veteran with numerous broadcasting awards to his credit including three South Carolina Broadcasters (SCBA) Star Awards for Radio Show of the Year (2019, 2016, 2007), Best News Talk Show of the Year (2018), and The Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for Radio Personality of the Year, as well as two Marconi Award nominations. James most recently served as morning show host for Charleston’s WTMA News Talk. James can also be heard as the host of The Charlie James Show podcast, as well as a voice-over artist on many commercials, corporate presentations, and audio books.
Listeners can tune in to 106.3 WORD (WYRD-FM) in Greenville on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter and Facebook.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S and the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news. Home to the nation’s most influential collection of podcasts, digital and broadcast content, and premium live experiences, Entercom engages over 170 million consumers each month. Available on every device in every major U.S. market, the company delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. Entercom’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Learn more at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).