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/
On April 21, 2015, WCOM made a presentation to the joint budgeting committee of Carrboro and Chapel Hill asking for financial support from the two towns. As a result Carrboro has committed $500 to the station!
We thank the Aldermen and Citizens of Carrboro for the generous support.
For over 10 years, WCOM listeners have been entertained by a unique mix of Jazz and Standards on Saturdays at noon.
Fred Wasser's Breathing Room premiered on November 20, 2004, Fred's relaxed, casual and informative style made his show a very popular weekly feature on WCOM.
Fred is leaving the area to pursue an opportunity to produce programs for Nevada Public Radio KNPR in Las Vegas, he will be missed. His last show is May 16, 2015.
Ann Parrent host of "This is Easy" will be moving her show to Saturday at noon.
Please join us in wishing Fred the best as he begins his new opportunity.
The fundraiser at the Hickory Tavern in Carrboro on Thursday, May 7, 2015 was extremely successful.
Attendance and donations exceeded the November event.
Again, thanks for your participation and for your commitment to keep community radio strong!
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.
A big thank you to a "long time supporter of WCOM" for underwriting UnderCurrents. UnderCurrents plays on WCOM when there is no scheduled host. The service is provided to us by Native Voice 1. About a year ago we started airing the UnderCurrents stream. We decided to renew our one year paid agreement based on the overwhelming positive response we have received from listeners.
On behalf of our long time supporter, enjoy UnderCurrents and thanks to all for supporting your community radio station.
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.
For the second year in a row, WCOM 103.5 was a Finalist in Indy Week's Best of the Triangle, Non-Profit Radio Station category.
Nice testimonial, too: "WCOM radio does for radio what the farm-to-table movement did for food. Local, organic radio: owned, managed and created by locals FOR locals. Creative nutrition for the WHOLE Triangle. Something for everyone."
Thanks to everyone who voted for WCOM!
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