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WCOM Bids Farewell to Long Time Host

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.

A Very Successful Hickory Tavern Event

The fundraiser at the Hickory Tavern in Carrboro on Thursday, May 7, 2015 was extremely successful.

Attendance and donations exceeded the November event.

A special thanks to Event Coordinator Art Menius, MC Dave Bellin, Greeters Ernie Hood and Claudio Niedworock, the volunteers that worked during the fundraiser and the management and staff of the Hickory Tavern.
We are planning other events so please check back here for details.

Again, thanks for your participation and for your commitment to keep community radio strong!

Orange County Budget Hearing

WCOM is requesting $1,000 each from three Municipalities: Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Orange County. As part of the application process, WCOM made a presentation to the budget committee's of Carrboro and Chapel Hill on April 21, 2015.

Orange County will hold two Budget Hearings where fans of WCOM can sign-in to speak on our behalf:

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7pm - 10pm
Whitted Building
300 W. Tryon St, Hillsborough

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7pm - 10pm
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill

Please come out and voice your support for WCOM. Additional funding is crucial for the financial sustainability of the station.

Congressman Price visits Time Out

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.

Grant Application Presentation

A presentation was made on April 21, 2015 by Art Menius and Bill McClymont to representatives of Carrboro and Chapel Hill in support our grant application. We would like to thank the representatives for considering our application. A decision will be made during the summer. Stay tuned!

UnderCurrents Renewed

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.

Hickory Tavern Event a Success

The 10 year anniversary and fundraiser at the Hickory Tavern in Carrboro on Thursday, November 6, 2014 was a success. The station raised over $600! We would like to thank all the folks that attended along with WCOM staff members and organizer Art Menius.

We also would like to thank the Carrboro Board of Aldermen for proclaiming November 6 Community Radio Day.

We are planning other events so please check back here for details.

Again, thanks for your participation and for your commitment to keep community radio strong!

Check out this article in the Carrboro Commons

WCOM Board Visits Time Out

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.

Indy Week's Best of the Triangle

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!

Musicians Alert:

Got a new release or a gig in the area? We want your music!

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300-G E. Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
Office: 919.929.9601
Studio Call-In: 919.246.9639