WCOM promoted itself and underwriting opportunities at the Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce’s Primetime Business Expo at the Friday Center on Thursday, November 11. The chamber generously gave WCOM a booth at Orange County’s largest such event, putting us in the same venue as WCHL, WQDR, Wells Fargo, Camerons, the Chapel Hill Sheraton Hotel, and several dozen other area businesses.
WCOM hosts Ernie Hood, Don Emmett, Becky Johnson, Donald Brumfield, Bill Hendrickson, Art Menius, and Dave Bellin took turns representing the station both at our booth and visiting those of other businesses.
The Kraken, “Chapel Hill’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Roadhouse,” will host a fundraiser for community radio station WCOM on Saturday, August 20, starting at 7PM. Five musical acts have committed to perform. Katharine Whalen, lead singer of the original Squirrel Nut Zippers, continues to make outstanding music solo and with several groups. The Milagro Saints play roots rock Americana with great original material as featured on their new album, Stranger Times. The Cosmic Country Band keeps alive the sound of Austin in the 1970s led by Lisa Rhodes who was there. Hank and Brendan, a Carrboro guitar and banjo duo, shatter preconceptions with music ranging from Yes to Reno & Smiley. From Carthage, Mama Molasses delivers soulful Americana music. Additional artists may be announced as confirmed. Orange County’s Grilled Delights food truck will be there. All donations will benefit WCOM, your all-volunteer non-profit community radio station. The Kraken is located five miles west of Carrboro at the intersection of NC 54 and Dobson’s Crossroads Road. For more information about the Kraken http://thekrakenbar.com/
Thanks to all attendees and to organizer Lee Anne McClymont for a delightful WCOM night at the movies at SilverSpot Cinema in Chapel Hill’s University Place on Thursday, April 28. We had a comfortable size to dominate the bar and just the right amount of food to leave all sated. Then off to the movies. I saw the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, which I recommend. Jungle Book also earned some good WCOM host reviews. Plus, we raised almost $500 for your community radio station.
Thanks to Lee Anne and Becky Johnson for these images from SilverSpot.
Join us for WCOM Community Movie Night at the SilverSpot Cinema in Chapel Hill’s University Place onApril 28, 2016. The Friends of Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s community radio station, WCOM-LPFM 103.5, are hosting a party starting at 6PM at the SilverSpot. We hope you can join us!
What’s the SilverSpot Cinema? A new, sophisticated movie experience that blends a fresh menu and a complete bar with comfortable seating throughout the movie theatre complex. Your $35 ticket will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and one adult ticket for admission to a movie which you can redeem at a time of your convenience. Come join the celebration to meet and mingle with the volunteer radio hosts who are building your community radio station one voice at a time. For more details and an easy link to register for the event please click here: http://bit.ly/wcommovie
CARRBORO, NC: The Hickory Tavern located inside the Hampton Inn at 370 East Main Street in Carrboro will host a fundraiser, A Harvest of Community Radio, for your community radio station, WCOM-LP 103.5, on Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 5PM until 10PM. Ten percent of food sales totals from receipts deposited will be donated to WCOM, a non-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The event will include music by Michael Rank and Stag, raffle prizes and the opportunity for listeners to meet show hosts in a fun atmosphere. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor or raffle item donor, please call 919-675-2787.
The fundraiser at the Hickory Tavern in Carrboro on Thursday, May 7, 2015 was extremely successful.
Attendance and donations exceeded the November event.
A special thanks to Event Coordinator Art Menius, MC Dave Bellin, Greeters Ernie Hood and Claudio Niedworok, the volunteers that worked during the fundraiser and the management and staff of the Hickory Tavern.
We are planning other events so please check back here for details.
Again, thanks for your participation and for your commitment to keep community radio strong!