“Your” New Website

Welcome to our new home on the web. This website is based on the Joomla content management system, an open-source application that is designed to be developed and maintained by the community rather than a “webmaster”. If you are interested in helping make this a great community resource, please fill out this contact form and join our website “team”. No experience neccessary!!!

The Heart of Carrboro

What makes a place special? In the end, it’s the people of course. It’s the people that decide how to spend their time and where they will gather. And in Carrboro, it can certainly be argued that Weaver Street Market is the heart of Carrboro.

Carrboro by any assessment is a progressive town and nowhere is it more evident than on a balmy Thursday evening at Weaver Street Market listening to live music. There are always some local characters milling about, or more likely dancing along to the music. There are hula hoopers and children running around the lawn playing or dancing to the music too, often joined by their parents.

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Apoyarnos con su donacion

WCOM necesita fondos para pagar la licencia de radio,  mentener el equipemento, pagar la luz y el telefono, y hacer publicidad. ¡Su donación nos mantiene en el aire!

Para patrocinar un programa, contacta a Laura al 919-4428-6296 o vea la informacion para patrocinadores.

Para hacer una donacion, puede hacerla en linea o en persona o mandando un cheque a WCOM, 201 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510. Su donacion es deducible de sus impuestos.

 

Miss a Show? Get the Podcast!

We know your dial is always tuned to 103.5, but it’s hard to listen 24/7. Many hosts now post their shows so you can download and listen anytime. Check our podcast page, where we are adding content daily. Our podcasts make it easy to subscribe to the feed and get the shows downloaded automatically to your computer.  Check it out!

DJ/Host Instructions

 

 Instructions for setting up show pages:

Once you are logged in, navigate to your show page- links on left- or you can click on “DJ/Host Page Edit”. Once you are there you will see an “edit” button at the top- click to add picture or to edit your profile info. It’s a “Myspace” style-interface, pretty self explanatory.

Please put in your showtime and a description of your show, plus website link if you have one. You can add pictures to your description, the “add image” button is below the description field when you are in edit mode.

The “show notes” tab will output any “RSS Feed” that you have. The idea here is that if you keep a playlist or info on your own site, in a blog format, or on MySpace, etc., you have available an RSS feed (it’s just a URL) that you put here. When you update your blog etc it will AUTOMATICALLY update here- look at Calvin’s page for a good example:

http://wcomfm.org/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=76&Itemid=20

We’ll be sprucing these pages up and adding features as we get feedback and develop the site. Thanks for your patience.

 


Podcasters- getting your feed to our podcast pages:

 

Please “burn” your feeds through feedburner if you haven’t already- if you look into it you will see the advantages- and you can use the free service or not, but we need a script that they can create for you. Just go to feedburner.com and follow the prompts- it’s a google company so you can use your gmail account if you like, not mandantory, tho.

Once you have “burned” your feed, click on the “publicize” tab and then perform “buzz boost”- you’ll see a piece of code- copy it and ask the webmaster to add it to the site.

The code will look something like this, FYI:

<script src=”http://feeds2.feedburner.com/taprootradio?format=sigpro” type=”text/javascript” ></script><noscript><p>Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: <a href=”http://feeds2.feedburner.com/taprootradio”></a><br/>Powered by FeedBurner</p> </noscript>

Now you can update your own feed and it will automatically update on the WCOM website. Questions?  Send ’em on!