Charlie Harville

(1918-2002)

Charlie Harville

A graduate of High Point College, Charlie Harville began broadcasting minor league baseball on the radio in 1938. Harville is best known as a sports anchor at WFMY-TV Greensboro, 1949-1963, 1977-1988 and WGHP-TV High Point 1963-1977. Selected to host what is believed to be the first live local sports show broadcast in North Carolina, Harville’s career also included working for the ACC television network covering basketball and football as well as hosting a syndicated NASCAR radio show called Racing Roundup. For 30 years, Harville also called college football over the radio for numerous schools. Harville was a strong promoter of all sports, especially those not recognized by mainstream media such as wrestling. Harville is a member of the 1997 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame class.