Vaillancourt, who moved with the original Hornets to Louisiana in 2002, will fill the 3-7 p.m. shift on WZGV ESPN730. Bobby Rosinski, who has that time slot, will start a new show called “Wake Up Call” from 6-10 a.m., working with Molly Cotten and Walker Mehl.
Vaillancourt, known widely as “Gerry V,” was one of the first sports-talk radio hosts in Charlotte, starting in 1990. He worked for WFNZ-AM 610 and WBT-AM 1110.
According to The Charlotte Observer, Marty Hurney, owner of ESPN730 and formerly general manager of the Carolina Panthers, approached Vaillancourt after hearing him do a one-week fill-in appearance on WBT. Vaillancourt said he was attracted to the opportunity in part to be closer to his daughters in Charleston and Arlington, Va.
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“Of course, we’ll look at the games, too: Panthers, Hornets, UNC,” Vaillancourt said in a telephone interview. “I like a quick-paced show and a lot of opinions. You’ll know how I feel about any topic.
“And obviously, there will be a bit of humor. That’s always been part of my personality.”