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WCBC’s Charlie Harris Passes Away

June 26th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Charlie Harris, who spent over a quarter of a century as one of the main cogs in the WCBC Newsroom, has died at the age of 69.

Charlie joined WCBC in 1980, after arriving in Cumberland as a staff announcer and account executive at WCMD/WJSE.  Over the years, he would become the prime news anchor of the Dave Norman Program, and would sub as the host of the program on many occasions.  Harris also spent a stint as Station Manager at WFWM at Frostburg State University.

Charlie was a versatile broadcaster, hosting the WCBC Radio Auction, serving as the knowledge music maven for Saturday mornings, and the voice of countless commercials.

Due to diabetes, Charlie retired from broadcasting over ten years ago, but he would return on occasion to host the morning show, and was also involved in the early broadcasts on New Years Eve from the ball drop on the Downtown Cumberland Mall.

Arrangements are incomplete, but we have been told by Charlie's wife Jan that he will return to Cumberland for funeral services.



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