All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

WFAE-FM (90.7)

Map8801 J.M. Keynes Dr., Ste. 91
  • Arts & Culture


Quietly but purposefully, the local NPR affiliate is becoming the most important news organization for Charlotte’s future. Under the direction of general manager Joe O’Connor and a board of directors that’s passionate about local journalism, WFAE saw total revenue increase from $4.9 million in 2016 to $6.3 million in 2017, a jump of nearly 20 percent. The nonprofit has invested in seven newsroom positions in the past year or so, bringing that staff’s size to 21. (In 2006, WFAE had just two full-time reporters.) One recent addition is former Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson, whose podcast featuring Southern personalities, SouthBound, launched last fall. He’ll join WFAE full-time this spring.


Media Outlet - 2018 Radio Station - 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2018
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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