WCNC News is an NBC affiliate TV station operating at Virtual CH 36 and providing services to Charlotte, North Carolina. The station operates under the ownership of Tegna Inc. Get WCNC Breaking News, health news, national news, investigative stories, political discussion, crime reports, community information, Wake Up Charlotte at NBC Charlotte. Explore WCNC Weather with the accurate forecast, high-tech WCNC Radar, School Closings and Delays, traffic updates, Webcams, and Chevy Storm Tracker. The channel’s sports coverage features High School Sports, NASCAR, Golf, and College Football. In addition to that, it also hosts games from several teams such as Hornets, Panthers, Knights, and Checkers. See the station’s HD transmission over several local cable networks including AT&T U-verse at CH 36. Viewers can also get it at wcnc.com via WCNC live stream.
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WCNC News Team
WCNC News team dedicates their lives to the service of the Charlotte community and presents what is good for the community. They provide up to the minute information and reports of the current conditions in the area. As soon as something big happens, WCNC anchors are the first ones to reach the premises. They investigate the whole matter properly and present the complete picture of the incident in front of people within no time.
First Warn Storm Team
WCNC weather team “First Warn Storm Team’ consists of four people, including Chris Mulcahy, Larry Sprinkle, Bran Panovich, and Iisha Scott. They are the most talented group of weather personalities in town and provide accurate forecasts to the viewers. You can watch them live over the satellite, cable network, and other streaming services through WCNC live stream.
Brad Panovich: Chief Meteorologist NBC Charlotte
Brad Panovich is a weather anchor and reporter at WCNC Charlotte for more than 18 years. He is one of the most senior members of the station who are serving the stations with their life. Brad is a digital, broadcast, and consulting weather personality who has been chasing weather for more than 19 years, from the great gulf coast to the great lakes snowbelt and now exploring the Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains. According to him, severe weather transmission is the benchmark of his career, both on-air and online.
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Panovich completed his degree in BS Atmospheric Sciences from The Ohio State University in 1997. Right after getting out of the University, Panovich joined WKEF-TV in April 1997 as a meteorologist. Though, he only worked there for five months and jumped to a new opportunity at WFQX-TV in September 1998. However, that also didn’t remain for much time, and after one year, Brad became a part of WWL-TV in August 1999. There he spent almost 4.5 years but then he got an offer from WCNC-TV that he gladly accepted and joined the team in January 2003. Now, he is a Chief Meteorologist at the station leading one of the best teams of meteorologists in the area.
WCNC Weather Services
WCNC Weather coverage is as popular as the channel’s newscast. It covers the weather of the entire North Carolina with the latest high-tech equipment including Doppler radar. Weather is trickier to read and study therefore an advanced level of technology and expertise are required to understand it; not to mention the skilled expert minds who spent years learning and researching the weather. When in 1996, NBC Charlotte came under the ownership of Belo Corporation, the company brought several changes in its news department and weather services. In 1997, after one year, WSOC’s longtime meteorologist Ray Boylan joined WCNC News and started providing on-air reports, the station also recruited Terri Bennet during that time. With the newly purchased weather equipment and Interactive radar, Bennett and Boylan formed a great team and presented the best services.
WCNC Weather comprises several features that help people getting accurate weather reports. The features include weather maps, webcams, Chevy Storm Tracker, 24-hours forecast, 10-day forecast, and Closings & Delays. Every day the Larry Sprinkle provides a forecast of the day with the camera view mounted on street, gives temperature information in various locations followed by the 10-day temperature trends. First Warn Doppler Radar shows the hotspot areas on-screen and provides detailed information in the form of various layers. Each layer represents its respective characteristic such as Alerts gives a red signal on radar about the flood, storms and tornadoes, marine, winter, and tropic conditions. Overlays tab provides information about Current Conditions, Storm Tracks, Lightning Summary, Earthquakes, Active Tropical Track, Temperature Plots, and Wildfire Detection.
WCNC Radar Maps
WCNC Radar Maps gives a live radar screen of the different locations in Charlotte, separately. The table highlights all those regions that WCNC Weather radar maps include.
|Charlotte||North Charlotte||East Charlotte||South Charlotte|
|West Charlotte||Ashe||Mecklenburg County||Burke|
|Anson County||Alexander County||Avery County||Cabarrus|
|Lancaster County||Cleveland County||Iredell County||Gaston County|
|Western NC||Watauga||Union County||York|
|Stanly County||Lincoln||Richmond County||Rowan|
WCNC Weather Maps
WCNC Weather maps give detailed information on climate conditions in Charlotte’s different locations. The following table shows the list of all those locations.
|Sandhills||Local Temperatures||National Temperatures||Regional Temperatures|
|Futurecast Rain||Almanac||Warnings: Metro||Warnings: Mountain|
|Warnings: South||Warnings Foothills|
WCNC Weather Cams
The channel’s weather cams are installed all over Charlotte county providing a live feed of the weather condition back to the station’s weather department and over the official website wcnc.com.
|77 at Lake Norman||85 at Wilinson||US 29 at Charlotte Motor Speedway|
|77 at 85||85 at Billy Graham Parkway||77 at Gilead|
|85 at Univ. City Blvd||US 74 at Monroe Bypass||–|
NBC Charlotte Mobile Apps
Channel 36 Charlotte features two mobile apps for the viewers. Charlotte News from WCNC Mobile Ap delivers the latest news updates from Charlotte and its nearby areas. Whereas, it’s WCNC Charlotte Weather App is a fully weather-oriented digital platform for mobile and tablet users.
Charlotte News from WCNC Mobile App
With the slogan Looking out for you, NBC Charlotte News App offers a variety of services, including WCNC Breaking News, top stories, the latest videoclips, WCNC Weather radar, and other related information from the channel’s brand-new mobile app. The app’s homepage includes the latest news headlines that affect you and your family, WCNC live stream, interactive weather radar, and local events.
Moreover, users can also get push notifications for the latest news, dig out investigative articles, read the news while watching the video, explore photos and raw video clips, and do other exciting things. Furthermore, the app features live video of the newscast directly from the channel’s newsroom. Users can also favorite the topics in the app for reading or watching them later. Meanwhile, they can also find the BTS videos of their favorite anchors and reporters, along with information on school delays and closings.
WCNC News Shows
WCNC Charlotte Schedule includes all the shows that the channel airs during weekdays and weekends. From Wake-Up Charlotte at 4:30 am to Early Today, the channel covers a wide range of TV shows.
|Chicago Med||WCNC Charlotte at 11:00 p.m.||Chicago Fire||Late Night With Seth Meyers|
|Chicago P.D.||A Little Late with Lilly Singh||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Early Today|
|Today||Wake Up Charlotte at 4:30 a.m.||Today III||NBC Charlotte Today|
|Today With Hoda and Jenna||Judge Judy||Daily Blast Live||Days of Our Lives|
|NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt||Wheel of Fortune||Jeopardy!||Young Rock|
|Mr. Mayor||The Widower||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Wheel of Fortune|
|Dateline NBC||The Blacklist||1st Look||Saturday Today|
|Wild Child||Earth Odyssey With Dylan Dreyer||One Team: The Power of Sports||Roots Less Traveled|
|Flashpoint||WCNC Charlotte at 6:00 p.m.||FIS Alpine Skiing||EPL Soccer|
|USATF Track & Field||Ellen’s Game of Games Dash Test Dummies||Saturday Night Live||Your Move With Andy Stanley|
|Firewall With Lance Wallnau||Vets Saving Pets||The Voyager With Josh Garcia||Meet the Press|
|Sunday Today||NHL Hockey||Weakest Link||Alloy Wealth|
About WCNC TV
WCNC News studios are situated toward the east side of Billy Graham Library, South Charlotte, in the Wood Ridge Center Office Complex. However, the network’s transmitter lies in north-central Gaston County. WCNC TV began operations as an independent network in 1967 under the possession of Charlotte-based dentist Dr. Harold W. Twisdale and Engineer from Washington D.C. David L. Steel. Later, the channel came under the care offor the entire 1970s. However, in 1978, WCNC News became an NBC affiliate of the Charlotte community and has been the third leading news outlet ever since.
Channel 36 used to be a frequency of WAYS-TV before, but later, when WCTU-TV (now WCNC TV) signed on, the frequency CH 36 shifted to this station. At first, WCTU was a low-budget independent network that used to telecast for eight hours every day from 3 pm to 11 pm with some public affairs programs, old movies, some sitcoms from the 1950s and westerns. The station’s initial studios were at Hood Road in the Hickory Grove in the Charlotte suburbs.
WCNC News used to have modern equipment that time and telecast some movies in color along with its entire local transmission. In 1969, WCNC TV had to face some financial problems. In July, the station was subjected to two lawsuits filed by Ampex, an equipment supplier company. They claimed that Channel 36 didn’t pay them a promised money of $1.3 million. In the meantime, National Telefilm Associate, a film distributor, also filed a lawsuit of eight thousand dollars against the channel for violating the film rental terms.
In September, the US court ordered to place the TV channel into receivership; however, it continued telecasting. Eventually, in Feb 1970, the two investors Twisdale and Steel found a buyer for the network; Ted Turner bought the channel’s assets for 1.25 million dollars. After getting the ownership, Turner operated it as an independent service for so long, but later, on 29 April 1977, Ted landed the NBC affiliation. It was a shocking news to the entire US media industry as no one was expecting WCNC TV to get that affiliation.
Currently, WCNC News airs 40.5 hours of local news every week, including 6.5 hours each day from Monday to Friday and four hours each on weekends. Moreover, the channel also broadcasts Charlotte Today, a 60-minute long entertainment and lifestyle show that was started in 2010; it airs every day from M-F at 11 am.
In 2005, the channel launched its first 4:30 pm news service in the Charlotte market, introducing 2 hours of local news segment from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. After two years, the channel decided to change its long-time branding from 6News to WCNC Carolina’s News Connection. In August 2008, WCNC TV once again shifted to a new brand name NewsChannel 36; the channel used its over-the-air channel number for the first time in twelve years. Later in Sep 2008, Channel 36 broadcasted a newscast at 4 pm followed by Judge Judy at 4:30. The 4 pm news service was later extended to an hour, and noon news was reduced to 30 minutes from 60 minutes in January 2012.