WBCN (1660 AM, "94.7 Smoke") is a radio station licensed to serve Charlotte, North Carolina. The studios are located on South Boulevard in Charlotte's South End and a transmitter is located in West Charlotte.WBCN is not licensed to broadcast in HD on 1660 AM, but is rebroadcast on the HD sub-channels of sister stations WKQC and WSOC-FM, as well as FM translator 94.7 W234BY.Merola, 30, grew up in Pittsburgh, daughter of a carpenter, and moved to Fort Lauderdale in high school.Being an NFL cheerleader taught her discipline, she says, because she had to learn two or three dance routines a week.“Amy has an unrivaled depth of affiliate sales experience,” CBS News Radio general manager Craig Swagler comments.“The relationships she has formed with stations over the years make her an excellent fit for the position.
Merola has done TV in her native Pittsburgh and sports radio in Miami and on Charlotte’s WZGV-AM (ESPN 730); Brown worked in radio in Roanoke where he came to the attention of executives at Charlotte’s Beasley Broadcast Group.
On August 5, 2009, Mix 98.5 in Boston switched its call letters from WBMX-FM to WBZ-FM, the call letters of the new sports station.
The WBMX calls were parked at WFNA, while WBCN aired for its final days.
CBS News Radio Appoints Bolton Manager, Affiliate Sales.
Most recently a consultant to AT&T/DIRECTV on the syndication of radio shows hosted by Dan Patrick; Rich Eisen; and Joe Buck, Amy Bolton is named manager, affiliate sales at CBS News Radio.