Ann Parrent, who has been with WCOM for nearly all of its eleven years on the air, will produce her last show at Noon Saturday November 7th. For the last six months she has played a terrific blend of standards and jazz as host of “De Lovely,” which replaced Fred Wasser’s “Breathing Room” at that time. Few programmers could have risen to the challenge of following Fred, but Ann was more than successful in doing it. Before “De Lovely,” Ann was the long time host of “This is Easy” on Monday evenings at 7PM. Ann will be missed by both WCOM listeners and her colleagues at the station.
Dr. Oliver Smithies of UNC-Chapel Hill, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, was host Ernie Hood’s guest on the WCOM science interview program “Radio In Vivo: Your Link to the Triangle Science Community” on October 28. Take a listen to an engaging, memorable conversation: http://radioinvivo.org/2015/10/28/nobel-laureate-dr-oliver-smithies/
Time Out welcomed Congressman David Price for the 6th visit on April 6, 2015. With him was Mac McCorkle, an old Democrat friend of Price and a Master’s professor at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy. Price has said he likes to visit WCOM wher he can say anything he wants.
Three members of the WCOM Board of Directors visit Bill Hendrickson on Time Out. The discussion covered the corporate structure, how to effectively use community media, station finances and fund raising, the purpose of community radio and how to listen outside the Carrboro area. Click here to listen to the PodCast.
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.