May 7 Benefit for WCOM Community Radio


HT Flier May 2015

WCOM FM

300-G E. Main St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

Office: 919.929.9601

Studio Call-In: 919.246.9639

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kill Date May 8, 2015)

Hickory Tavern to Host Fundraiser for WCOM-LP 103.5

CARRBORO, NC: The Hickory Tavern located inside the Hampton Inn at 370 East Main Street in Carrboro will host a fundraiser for community radio station, WCOM-LP 103.5, on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 5PM until 10PM. Ten percent of food sales totals from receipts deposited will be donated to WCOM, a non-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The event will include music by the Far From Done ukulele band and provide the opportunity for listeners to meet show hosts in a fun atmosphere. WCOM, the first station to go on air under the FCC’s Low Power program, celebrated its tenth anniversary of serving the community in 2014. The station, which rents studio space from The ArtsCenter in downtown Carrboro, reaches listeners around the globe through its Internet stream on www.wcomfm.org. It depends on donations and underwriting for its income.

WCOM provides a radio home for dozens of volunteer hosts creating original programming including outstanding talk and current affairs shows and music programs spanning many genres with especial strengths in roots, jazz, and blues. Guests on WCOM over the years have proven as diverse as Congressman David Price, blues star Shemekia Copeland, then State Senator Ellie Kinnaird, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Chris Hillman, the late Elizabeth Edwards, and mentalist The Amazing Kreskin. WCOM has trained and given a first broadcast opportunity to countless area residents.

According to its website, “Our mission at WCOM is to educate, inspire, and entertain the diverse populations of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and nearby areas. We cultivate local music and facilitate the exchange of cultural and intellectual ideas, with particular regard for those who are overlooked or under-represented by other media outlets. We provide a space for media access and education by providing equipment and training to our community.”

For More Information: Art Menius (art@artmenius.com, 919-675-2787)

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