WCOM 103.5 FM: Listener supported, volunteer powered community radio.
Facilitating the exchange of ideas and music with particular regard for those who are overlooked or under-represented by other media outlets. Providing a mechanism for volunteers to become creators and contributors.
About the Host:Bill was "hired" by WCOM after being interviewed by Chris Frank about a book he wrote, "You Can Survive the Corporate Culture." The book came from a long experience in the business world, managing and marketing employee benefit insurance products, as a company executive and an entrepreneur, operating for the last 30 years of his career in New York City. The only radio experience was working as a dj on the College of Wooster's station many years ago. Bill moved to North Carolina (HIllsborough) in 1993 after marrying Dr. Sally Feather, a Durham native whom he had met many years in the past at college and re-met at an alumni event following his wife's death. Bill's three children all are entrpreneurs, one as a musician, one as a custom cabinet maker in New York, and one now owning Bill's former insurance business in New York. Bill presently is Chair of the Orange County Human Relations Commission and Legislative Chair of the Triangle Association of Health Underwriters.
Description:"Time Out" is a one hour conversation with a wide variaty of persons with varied talents and professions. We combine conversations with individuals living and working locally as well as individuals and topics of national and international interest. There is no topic considered off limits except topics not permitted by legal or moral standards. Some of the conversations recently or planned for the future include the following: North Carolina wines; the world of co-ops in the U.S.; criminal incarcerations of innocent individuals; the myth of a potential "Single Payer System" for health care; labor troubles in the Smithfield pork business; the Duke Medical Center's hospice service; presidential politics as the 2008 primaries start; the work of Democracy NC; a four part series on China with more to come; the work of Planned Parenthood; reconcilation work in South Africa, etc. The value of "Time Out" to WCOM is the wide variety of interests we cover, thus extending our group of listeners. We encourage phone calls and have had calls from British Columbia, New York, Philadelphia, as well as local calls. The show has enough back log of potential guests to fill the time slot for a year ahead.
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