730 WZGV-AM will pick up ESPN and 610 AM WFNZ-AM will add Fox Sports.
According to a story by Mark Washburn at charlotteobserver.com, Lanny Ford, general manager of WZGV, said Monday that the station had signed a three-year contract with ESPN Radio. Charlotte was one of the largest broadcast markets in the nation without ESPN's morning show, "Mike & Mike" with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, Ford said.
"We're committed to being live and local," said D.J. Stout, operations manager for WFNZ. He said the station will use Fox Sports Radio shows to fill in WFNZ's schedule at night and on weekends.
When the switch occurs, it will mean the loss locally of such daily Fox Sports shows as Jim Rome and Dan Patrick.