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50,000 Watts of Sound Home Improvement Advice The Home Improvement Show on WBT celebrates 15 years as a Charlotte area staple. When John Gordon, director of Sales and Services marketing at The Home Depot, took a few questions about home improvement fifteen years ago on WBT radio in Charlotte, N.C., he had no idea it would lead to a weekly on-air gig. Now John, and his long time radio partner David Dovell, who is a licensed General Contractor, spend part of each Saturday as hosts of the station’s popular “The Home Improvement Show.” What has made the show so successful is the caller driven format.  Each Saturday for 2 hours John and Dave entertain questions from all around the Mecklenburg County area pertaining to home repair, remodeling and maintenance. The feedback John and Dave get from listeners is that they have “dared” to do projects they would not otherwise have undertaken.  At times however, the guys recommend that a caller “not try this at home” and instead, call a professional.  They have a list of recommended service providers on their website at www.askjohnanddave.com. Combined, John and Dave bring over 50 years of experience in the construction and building materials industry.  They have a passion for learning about new products and building techniques and sharing that information with listeners.   Their love for home improvement is the reason theyso willingly give up their free time every week to help thousands of homeowners in Charlotte and the surrounding counties.  On their website at askjohnanddave.com they have a “questions” icon which bringshomeowners from all over the cou ntry to the site to ask about projects and home maintenance. While the caller driven format is the key to the success of the show, John and Dave do, from time to time, invite local home improvement product and service providers on the air to discuss topics that are of particular interest to their audience. Celebrating 15 successful years in the 10-noon time slot on Saturdays is a testimony to the fact that these guys have a ton of home improvement wisdom (and some occasional wit) and that Charlotte area home owners have a ton of home improvement questions that need answers.  John and Dave thank their loyal callers/listeners for making them one of the longest running radio shows in town. Catch “The Home Improvement Show” live on the air by tuning in to 1110am or 99.3fm and on-line at wbt.com.