Chuck “DZL” Thompson

iHeartMedia Charlotte has announced that Chuck “DZL” Thompson has been named Program Director and Afternoon Host for Alternative WEND (106.5 The END) effective immediately. DZL will host weekdays from 3 – 7 p.m. DZL will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station brand’s on-air and digital news programming, as well as local events and partnerships.

“DZL is an extraordinary programmer: strategic, creative and driven,” said Meg Stevens, EVP/Programming for iHeartMedia’s Northeast Division. “He knows how to perfectly blend the art and the science of programming. I look forward to his return to the Queen City.”

DZL most recently served as Program Director and Midday Host for XL102 in Richmond, VA. He also previously served 8 years as Assistant Program Director and Music Director for 106.5 The END.

“I love the Queen City and to have the opportunity to continue to help grow our iHeartMedia brands in my honorary hometown has me beaming,” said DZL. “Charlotte is a vibrant and booming city. 106.5 The END has a huge responsibility to respect the history and celebrate and promote the growth of our community. I couldn’t be more excited!”