Successful Event: WCOM Rockin’ the Kraken 2019

The third annual WCOM Benefit Concert at the Kraken returned on Saturday, August 17th 2019 in White Cross, just west of Carrboro. Postponed by a hurricane in 2018, artists donate their time with all tips going to all volunteer, non-profit WCOM radio.

We appreciate everyone who came out for our most successful Kraken concert by far.We collected a total of $837.30 (roughly 4% of our annual budget). The first two combined earned $997.

The Kraken concert is a highlight of the WCOM calendar, bringing together our community in a fun atmosphere. The nest two station events are the Annual Meeting in October and the celebration of WCOM’s 15th birthday at the Hickory Tavern on Thursday, November 7th.

We appreciate the inventiveness and energy of Eliza Dubose in making the concert an event.Thanks to our emcees: Jerry Villemain and Becky Johnson.
The event could not happen at all without the generosity of the Kraken staff, its owners Kirk and Jody, and its generous regulars. Most of all, we appreciate the exceptional musicians who donated their time to benefit your community radio station, WCOM. Rod AbernethyWyatt Easterling and Mike RosadaStan Lewis & His Lawbreaking Revelers (overheard quote of the night in the bar – “I don’t know much about country music, but that’s what it is.” (Karen Novy and Robert IrelandToo Much Fun )

WCOM Rockin’ the Kraken Schedule, Saturday, August 17, 2019

7:00 – 7:45 PM             Rod Abernethy
8:00 – 8:45 PM             Novy//Ireland
9:00 – 9:45 PM             Stan Lewis & Those Law Breakin’ Revelers
10:00 – 10:45 PM         Wyatt Easterling
11:00 to 11:45 PM        Too Much Fun

Meuller Report Audio Online

The WCOM Board discussed how to make the audio of the report available – while deciding against pre-empting shows for broadcast, we are using our website to point listeners to the audio on the web at muellerreportaudio.com. The publication of the report was released April 18, 2019, and is available at justice.gov/storage/report.pdfary

For many of us, sitting down to read through the entire report page-by-page is unrealistic. Making this available in an audio format, without biased political commentary. Because of the wide public interest in the document, believe it should be available for free for anyone.

You can support in other ways by telling your coworkers, friends and family about the show, sharing the episodes on social media, and rating and reviewing the podcast on the various platforms are other ways to help return the value you get from this production effort.

Volume 1 sections:

Introduction to Volume 1

Executive Summary to Volume 1

I. The Special Counsel’s Investigation

II. Russian “Active Measures” Social Media Campaign

III.A. GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaign (Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations)

III.B. Dissemination of the Hacked Materials

III.C. Additional GRU Cyber Operations

III.D. Trump Campaign and the Dissemination of Hacked Materials

IV. Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign

IV.A.1 Trump Tower Moscow Project

IV.A.2 George Papadopoulos

IV.A.3 Carter Page

V.A.4 Dimitri Simes and the Center for the National Interest

IV.A.5 June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower 

IV.A.6 Events at the Republication National Convention 

IV.A.7 Post-Convention Contacts with Kislyak

IV.A.8 Paul Manafort 

IV.B. Post-Election and Transition-Period Contacts 

V. Prosecution and Declination Decisions

Volume 2 sections:

Introduction to Volume 2

Executive Summary to Volume II 

I. Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles 

II.A. The Campaign’s Response to Reports About Russian Support for Trump (Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation)

II.B. The President’s Conduct Concerning the Investigation of Michael Flynn 

II.C. The President’s Reaction to Public Confirmation of the FBI’s Russia Investigation 

II.D. Events Leading Up To and Surrounding the Termination of FBI Director Comey 

II.E. The President’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel (Clean Version)

The President’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel (Explicit Version)

II.F. The President’s Efforts to Curtail the Special Counsel Investigation 

II.G. The President’s Efforts to Prevent Disclosure of Emails About the June 9, 2016 Meeting Between Russians and Senior Campaign Officials

II.H. The President’s Further Efforts to Have the Attorney General Take Over the Investigation 

II.I. The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (Clean Version)

The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (Explicit Version)

II.J. The President’s Conduct Towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted – Harm to Ongoing Matter] 

II.K. The President’s Conduct Involving Michael Cohen

II.L. Overarching Factual Issues 

III.A. Statutory Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Provisions to the Conduct Under Investigation

III.B. Constitutional Defenses to Applying Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes to Presidential Conduct

IV. Conclusion (plus credits and “thank yous”)

WCOM’s 14th Birthday Celebrated November 1

CARRBORO, NC: The Hickory Tavern located inside the Hampton Inn at 370 East Main Street in Carrboro hosted the annual birthday celebration for

The Jalaopy Records vinyl catalog is just one of several amazing raffle prize packages

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.