Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Joe O'Connor
Main Address

8801 J M Keynes Drive
Suite 91
Charlotte, NC 28262
United States

What We Do
WFAE's Mission: Journalism that informs, enriches, and inspires. WFAE is a major source of news, information, and programming for the greater Charlotte region through FM radio, our paywall-free website, and on-demand podcasts. We reach over 200,000 listeners each week in over 30 counties across both Carolinas. Our broad range of national, international and local news includes NPR, the BBC, Public Radio International, American Public Media and WFAE’s own award-winning newsroom. WFAE produces a daily signature talk show, "Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins," along with a growing portfolio of podcasts including SouthBound with Tommy Tomlinson and Amplifier with Joni Deutsch. WFAE also continues to broadcast jazz music 24/7 on our HD2 channel. WFAE 90.7 is an independent, non-profit organization, licensed to the University Radio Foundation, Inc. with additional frequencies in Hickory (90.3FM), Laurinburg (106.1FM) and Southern Pines (93.7FM). WFAE's Vision: A more knowledgeable and engaged community grounded in our shared humanity.
Interesting Info
  • WFAE's call-sign stands for Fine Arts & Education - we started as a jazz station at UNC Charlotte and are now an independent 501(c)(3).
  • While 90% of public radio listeners do not give, our finanicial model allows us to serve listeners and readers from every zip code in our broadcast area..
  • WFAE seeks to be the leading source of news, information, and programming for the greater Charlotte region.
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