Charlotte Media

After 126 years, the nation’s oldest sports magazine, Sporting News, is ending its print edition. The Charlotte-based magazine is going all-digital.

Before Sports Illustrated, there was The Sporting News. It was the national authority on baseball. In fact, it was commonly called the Bible of Baseball in the early 20th century.

The Sporting News evolved into more than a baseball publication, but it couldn’t keep up with Sports Illustrated, or ESPN The Magazine.

WTVI Changes Name, Adds New Programs

Oct 1, 2012
Tasnim Shamma

WTVI is now WTVI-PBS Charlotte.  That’s because the station will be carrying more PBS programming like new Masterpiece shows including Downton Abbey and Sherlock.  And it won’t have to air PBS programs on a delay like it did before under its previous agreement with PBS.