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Ralph Shaw

Every weekday, Ralph keeps you up-to-date on the latest local news.

About Ralph

Ralph Shaw is a veteran Piedmont Triad radio and television broadcaster, who has stepped out of retirement to return to the airwaves in Alamance County.


Shaw is a native of Wilkes County, NC, and started in radio in 1972 in Elkin, NC while he was a junior in high school.  Since then, he has worked in radio and television stations across North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and in Washington, DC.


Shaw has been a D-J, news reporter, airborne traffic reporter, news anchor, news assignment manager, and news director.  He has worked at WGHP-TV, High Point; WFMY-TV, Rock 92, and Oldies 93, Greensboro; WNCN-TV and WPTF, Raleigh; WCHL, Chapel Hill; WBAG, Burlington; and, WSJS, and WTQR, Winston-Salem.


He has been a freelance reporter for several national news networks.  Shaw is currently a freelance reporter for ABC Radio Network News.


Shaw’s journalistic work has been honored with over 30 news awards, including five awards for Reporter of the Year.


At the end of September 2021, he retired as the morning host from WTOB in Winston-Salem, NC.  But Chuck Marsh had other ideas and got Shaw back into the business at The Maverick and Hope 104.5. 

Join Ralph on weekdays for news all day on Hope 104.5 and afternoons on The Maverick.


Have a news update? Contact Ralph!

Hope Office #: 336.395.8122