Hometown: Nanuet, NY
Family: Married with two daughters and a son.
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology, State University of New York
Career: Al started his forecasting career in radio at Accu-Weather in Pennsylvania and remained there for four years as a broadcast meteorologist. He began his television career at Wilmington, NC's WECT in 1989, as a Meteorologist/Environmental Reporter. After a two year stint at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL and a year a WTVJ in Miami, Fl, Al returned to the Carolinas and WBTV in April of 1993.
Honors: AMS TV Seal of Approval; 1997 Emmy for Best Weathercast
Hobbies: Music, traveling, Civil War history and gardening.
Favorite Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Food: Chicken Parmagania
Buddy & Lance in the morning!
With over 50 years on the air Buddy brings you a happy upbeat start to your mornings. Local news, weather and sports. Also we celebrate birthdays Monday thru Friday at 755am. You can win over 1oo dollars in prizes including a birthday cake from Firehouse Sweets in downtown Salisbury. Call birthdays in at 7046330621 or email Buddy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lance Poole is still learning but helps out by pushing buttons and making coffee. Sometimes he talks.
Johnny Cloer celebrating his 52nd year at WSAT gets the morning started at 6am.
Ken Anderson Covers Sports
Family: Married to Jtan; one son, Kyle, daughter-in-law Anna, and granddaughters Ava and Maisie.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Career: Announcer/sales rep for WSTP/WRDX radio, Salisbury, NC; football color announcer, Appalachian Sports Network for Appalachian State University Mountaineer football.
David grew up watching WBTV and it was the only TV station he ever wanted to work for.
His biggest stories include the Pillowtex/NC Research Campus developments over the years, the tragic fire at Salisbury Millworks, the funeral of President Ronald Reagan, NASCAR-related stories and coverage and follow ups on Hurricane Katrina and the local connections to that disaster and recovery.
Beat: Bureau reporter covering Charlotte and all points north including Salisbury, Concord, and Kannapolis and "wherever they send me."
Honors: Key to the city of Salisbury for Hurricane Katrina relief partnership project; First Place, National Motorsports Press Association Television News Category, 2008; Silver Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2008; two awards for First Place, National Motorsports Press Association, 2009; Gold Award, Radio and Television News Director's Association of the Carolinas, 2009; Gold Award, RTNDAC, 2010; Charlie Harville Award, NMPA, 2010; First Place Spot News, NMPA, 2010, First Place, Long Form Documentary, NMPA, NC Animal/Rabies Control Association Reporter of the Year, 2012.
Hobbies: Church activities, family, music (Beatles) and lots of reading, British history
Favorite Sports Teams: Appalachian State, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Richard Petty, England (soccer)
Favorite Foods: Shellfish, shrimp, lobster and hot dogs from Hap's in Salisbury.
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6:30am 30 minute open time slot
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7:15am Randy Howell
7:30am Nazerath Church
8:00am Lane Lowman
8:30am Morningstar Baptist
9:00am St. Johns Lutheran
10:00am New Hope Baptist
11:00am First Baptist Salisbury