Courage Cocktail Radio Show, hosted and produced by Lee Anne McClymont on Wednesday's at NOON ET, was honored to feature the photography of Dr. Brenda Scot. Dr. Scott's collection of photographs called, "Stagville Plantation: Black and White," opens at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, NC on March 1, 2014. The Courage Cocktail Radio Show titled, "Voice and View," supports the exhibit. The NC Museum of History website promotes Courage Cocktail Show #100: Historic Stagville: Black and White to engage and develop their visitors' experience with the exhibit. In addition to Dr. Scott's photographs, Courage Cocktail showcased the stunning vocals of Yolanda Hall who performed live in the WCOM radio studio as a soundscape to Dr. Scott's photographs. Speaking on behalf of the Historic Stagville Plantation was Beverly McNeil, Stagville Board Member, who provided the historical context of Stagville Plantation. Exhibit opens at the NC Museum of History, MARCH 1, 2014.
Voting for the Indy's Best of the Triangle - 2014 has begun. The polls close at 11:59pm on April 20.
Please consider giving WCOM your vote on page 5 of the 7 page survey. Of the 200+ questions asked you only have to answer 20 to be counted.
So lets put WCOM at the top of the list this year! Vote here.
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We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Donate Now button. Until it's fixed, please mail donations to:
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M.H.M. RADIO (Mondays noon – 2PM) – Host: DJ Max
M.H.M. RADIO is a Movie Soundtrack show! We play music from: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter; to musicals like: Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, and Les Mis; to all of your Disney and Pixar favorites, including: The Lion King, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and A Bug's Life. Filled with various skits, jokes, quotes, trailers, trivia, and a movie based news crew; M.H.M. RADIO is your new home for Movie Soundtrack Music. So, come on in.the water's fine!
Focus On Business (Tuesdays noon – 1PM) – Host: Lea Strickland
Focus on Business provides insights, information and perspective on building strong businesses, sustainable businesses that build sustainable communities. Guests include area business leaders, experts and professionals who share their experience. If you want to start, expand, grow or repair a business, tune in.
The Moon & Sixpence (Mondays 3pm - 5pm) - Host: Tim Carless
A weekly music show, focusing on news about artists and releases from the UK, though not exclusively, hosted by Tim Carless, an Englishman in (self-imposed) exile. There will be intermittent guests in conversation and/or performance. Listeners are encouraged to call during the shows or communicate via email or twitter.
Tim Carless has previously hosted shows on WCOM and WXYC and was the producer of WXYC/UNC's Global Music Show for two years between 2011-13. Tim has been a jobbing musician for the last 20 years and as well as continuing to perform, he is actively involved in music education in and around the Triangle. For more information about him - www.timcarless.com
Waxmaster T Set (Fridays 10PM – midnight) – Host: Tim
'The Waxmaster T Set' is a tastefully positive selection of intriguing and uplifting audio tracks featuring a very wide variety of artists and musical styles; presented pretty much non-stop with minimal interruption or talk.
Pub Theology (Tuesdays 4PM – 5PM) – Host: Stuart
A mix of talk, interviews and music!
Friday Night Pregame (Fridays 7PM – 8PM) – Host: Memet
Each Friday night at 7, before heading out, join Daily Tar Heel columnist Memet Walker and local comics as they interview newsmakers and wrap-up the week's stories from Carrboro, Chapel Hill and beyond.
Here at WCOM we are blessed to have the support of so many community members and organizations, including all the donors listed on the right side of this page as well as on our underwriters list. Sometimes, we are visited by such big celebrities that we can't help but celebrate it! Recently Bill Hendrickson, our host of Time Out, had an interview with Representative David Price. Here are some of Representative Price's words from a letter he sent us last year:
It is a testament to the people of Chapel Hill and Carrboro that a small commercial free community radio station can grow and expand its service to the public. The service that WCOM provides for citizens and the opportunity it gives them to play a role in public dialogue is unique and valuable. I wish to compliment everyone involved and give a hearty thank you for helping provide such an important public forum.
Thanks to Representative Price for joining our community conversations and understanding our mission!
We're proud to announce two exciting and locally brewed additions to our talk show lineup.
Time and Relative Dimension in Music, airing Tuesdays 5PM to 6PM, brings in our prodigy DJ Grant Holub-Moorman, who specializes in world music from Latin America and Africa. The show takes you on a tour of the world and time itself, finding connections between songs and artists that will surprise you.
Talking About Learning, airing Tuesdays 1PM to 2PM, is an interview show on education topics that will feature researchers, teacher, students, activists, entrepreneurs and more. The host, Shahar Link, has a BA in History from SUNY Binghamton, and an MA in the History of Science from Stanford University. Shahar wrote his Masters Thesis on the early history of IQ Testing, which was his first serious foray into educational history and thought. Subsequently, he taught History and Economics at private independent schools in California and New York, and 2 years ago Shahar founded Mindspire Tutoring and Test Prep, a tutoring company specializing in high school academic subjects and the SAT and ACT. Shahar is most interested in evidence-based pedagogical methods and the intersection of cognitive science and pedagogy. He is also very interested in alternative education; education and technology; education and values; testing and assessment; and more. He lives in Durham with his wife, Neva, and his 4 year-old son, Nadav.
We are excited to introduce our latest show, Insight Out, airing Thursdays 2pm - 3pm! Each week we get to know someone in our community who is making a real difference. Local heroes and heroines share with us their memories, dreams, reflections and aspirations. Join our host Tana Hartman as she strives to discover a better world, one person at a time.
Tana is a Board member at WCOM, the Treasurer for Balance and Accuracy in Journalism, and a Steering Committee member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She completed Ph.D. coursework in history at Duke, and her varied work background includes clerking for Ronald Reagan, traveling Europe as a performer, and working at UNC Chapel Chapel Hill as an academic administrator. Her passion is advocating for environmental and economic sustainability, starting at the grassroots
Take a look at the guest roster, and be sure to listen in on 103.5 FM to hear from these fantastic members of our community.
WCOM 103.5 Community Newsletter
WCOM is broadcasting live from our new studios in The ArtsCenter, 300G East Main Street.
We opened to great fanfare in August and, a few months in, we're loving the new location!
A (belated) thanks is due to all our friends in Chapel Hill and Carrboro who helped make it possible. Stop by at the ArtsCenter to see live radio happening before your very eyes!
Right now, our sights are focused on renovations and soundproofing. We need to raise $2,500 to match a grant to renovate our production studio and to install window drapes in the broadcast studio, which will replace our brown paper covering.
Teaching the next generation of DJsWCOM just taught a class at Carrboro's ArtsCenter! It is one of many opportunities that has grown from our exciting collaboration. And we have more classes coming up in the spring —Stories in the Air (radio drama for youth and teens) and Make a Radio Spot in 9 Hours, which runs in February and April. See the ArtsCenter website for more information.
Getting the word out
We have new stickers and decals with a QR code that will connect smartphones and tablets to a live stream of WCOM. Keep an eye out at the station for another batch of stickers (we’ve gone through one already!) and help us to get the decals all around town — ask your favorite local business or organization if they’ll display their WCOM pride.
A warm welcome to our newest additions
Our two newest shows, Bluegrass Breakdown and Dat Boy Red Radio, are off to a great start.
Tune in to Bluegrass Breakdown with Mrs. Bluegrass on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Bluegrass Breakdown explores the early roots of America’s music, from Bill Monroe to the second generation, and more contemporary and local bands. There are live, in-studio interviews and phone-in interviews, CD and ticket giveaways, trivia, historical tidbits and stories from 35 years in bluegrass.
And be sure to check out Dat Boy Red Radio from midnight to 2 a.m. late Tuesday nights (officially, Wednesday mornings!) for the best in local and independent music with your host and DJ, Dat Boy Red.