Friday, October 04, 2019

Fox Affliate WGHP in High Point/Greensboro Does History Feature with Gateway Contributor Wayne Brower

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

In advance of tonight's debut of WWE Smackdown on the Fox broadcasting network, local Fox affiliate WGHP channel 8 out of the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem market did a nice feature on the history of pro-wrestling at that station going back to the 1960s.

Morning anchor Brad Jones found our Gateway article on broadcast Hall-of-Famer Charlie Harville written by Gateway contributor Wayne Brower back in 2005 and had us get him in touch with Wayne for an interview for this morning's Friday morning news broadcast on WGHP. Fortunately, the video can also be found on the Fox8 website:

Walk through wrestling history ahead of WWE’s Friday evening kickoff on FOX8 

Wayne's article is one of my favorites ever submitted here, and I am thrilled WGHP came across it. Wayne did an outstanding job with them and it really takes you back to see the old photos of host Charlie Harville with wrestling legends like George Becker, Johnny Weaver, Rip Hawk, Swede Hanson, and others. Be sure to check out Wayne's article, as well as our Studio Wrestling page on wrestling at WGHP on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway Archive website.