CARRBORO, NC: The Hickory Tavern located inside the Hampton Inn at 370 East Main Street in Carrboro hosted the annual birthday celebration for
community radio station, WCOM-LP 103.5, on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5PM until 9PM. Over $1000 was raised for WCOM. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor a show, please call 919-675-2787.
James Coley, long time host on WCOM, had a heart attack at his desk at UNC and died earlier this week. The NC Ethical Humanist Society held a memorial for him on Sunday, July 22 2018.
PER LISTENER REQUESTS, WE HAVE AVAILABLE A RECENT SHOW MR. COLEY DID WITH CONGRESSMAN DAVID PRICE, LISTEN HERE:
Mr. Coley was a past president of the NC Ethical Humanist Society, as well as a wonderfully friendly curmudgeon. Many at WCOM had serious debates with him, as well as a few less so. The humanists facebook page posted a note on his passing and you may find information there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EHSOT/permalink/21151501954330/ or perhaps on the website ncethicalsociety.org
During his show time in the station July 5, 2018 (Thursday 6-6:30pm) we did a brief memorial to him (myself, Bluesman Marc Lee, and former jazz host Solomon Gibson III). James would have appreciated the songs we played, as a hard line atheist:
-John Lennon’s “Imagine” and “God”, and
-“Mean Church People” by MSG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Gr0Jmi6CE ).
I am a metaphysical naturalist, empiricist and scientific realist, with an epistemology that blends elements of foundationalism and coherentism. Circular chains of epistemic justification are allowed as long as they pass through a quasi-foundation of beliefs there is no good reason to doubt.
My view on free will I call firm determinism. There are conflicting ordinary language concepts of free will; my Control Theory of Freedom offers autonomous control as a successor. There are variations of the concept, and most but not all of them are incompatible with determinism.
In ethics, I have a prescriptivist view. There are no objective values, but that is no reason for me not to act on my Humanist value system. I believe in reason, but it is only instrumental with respect to a value system.
I am an atheist. There is no purpose for human life ordained by the Universe, evolution or anything else. We give life significance and purpose through our values, and most importantly our actions. The way to find meaning in life is to find meaningful things to do — and then do them
For another year in a row, community radio WCOM was voted a finalist in the “Best Local Radio Station” category for IndyWeek’s Best of the Triangle 2018. Our co-finalist was megawatt MIX 101.5, both beaten out for “best of” by mega station WUNC. We’re proud to be voted in the best-of, and thank our listeners and supporters!
Details are on the IndyWeek website: https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/best-of-the-triangle-2018-local-color/Content?oid=14840479
New Show starts 11/15/2017: Planet Watch: what’s going down in our part of the universe and what we can do about it: SOLUTIONS to big problems facing humanity today… a great adjunct to our homegrown “Home Power Hour!” Wednesdays 7am-8am.
Show update: “Neverland” on Saturdays 4-5pm is now “The Salt and Pepper Show“, a fun filled hour of music and fun facts about the artists as well as talk about Tween issues and pre-teen chatter.
New show starts 10/30/2017: (Mondays, Noon-1pm): The Radio Survivor weekly show explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media. www.RadioSurvivor.org