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Meet our staff: Kenny Dike

Kenny Dike has worked in Strategic Partnership, Planning and Strategy at WCHL/Chapelboro.com since 2013. As a child, Kenny envisioned himself growing up and writing for a newspaper. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism he worked for IMG and managed corporate sponsorships. Now working locally, Kenny enjoys all the active community members that he gets to support on a daily basis. In addition to helping local companies and individuals, he likes roller coasters, Jeopardy, soccer, and much more. Favorite local restaurant: LaPlace in Hillsborough, Squids in Chapel Hill Favorite TV show: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Fun fact: He...

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Meet our staff: Nicki Morse

Nicki has worked at WCHL since October of 2014 as a Program Director, Midday host, and Morning show producer. She likes that WCHL is a community radio station that serves its community and how the staff works together to create a good service for people. Her favorite part of the job is how she gets real input into shaping the way the radio sounds and have her opinion matter. After graduating from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting she started a long career in radio that continues today. Listen to Nicki from 10-3 on WCHL at 97.9 FM or 1360 AM...

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Meet our staff: Taylor Reneau

Taylor is the Operations Manager at WCHL and has been since July of 2015. She loves working at WCHL because she is given a lot of freedom and her job is very versatile. After graduating from Elon as a Broadcasting major, she worked at a TV show as the program director for its associated radio program. The skills she gained there led to her another job in radio at WCHL. As a child growing up in North Carolina, she wanted to be a veterinarian.  Favorite local restaurant: Spanky’s Favorite food: Pizza Favorite video game: Borderlands game series Fun fact:...

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Meet our staff: Lauryn Colatuno

Lauryn Colatuno has been WCHL’s Digital Development Manager since October 2016. She enjoys creating new products to sell and developing new ideas for WCHL’s social media. Her favorite part of the job is the support she gives to other staff members and the space for creativity her job allows. After graduating from UNCW, Lauryn worked as a TV producer for notable broadcasting companies such as Spike TV, Animal Planet, and the History Channel. Transitioning from TV to the digital world, Lauryn spent some time working for Yelp as a community manager for the Triangle Area. She feels that her...

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Meet our staff: Jada Jarillo

Jada is WCHL’s Community Outreach Manager and has been since August of 2015. She majored in English and Spanish during her time at Appalachian State University. Her passion for Spanish brought her to spend a year in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she met her future husband and developed her Spanish fluency. After working on community outreach for a nonprofit, Jada knew that she could apply her skills at WCHL. Her favorite part of her job is getting out and meeting local people who listen to the station and engaging with them in fun ways. Favorite local restaurant: Twisted Noodles Favorite...

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Meet our staff: Aubrey Williams

Aubrey has worked at WCHL for more than 10 years. She is the General Manager, and enjoys how every day is different at the station. She loves the staff and their fun and creative nature, ability to work hard, and great sense of humor. Her favorite part of the job is the role that WCHL has in the community and the service it provides. She graduated from Washington College as an English major but has worked in radio since 2003. She loves spending time with her family and going to the river walk in Hillsborough, roaming around in Duke...

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Meet Our Staff: Victor Lewis

Victor works at the City Desk as a contributor/content provider and editor for WCHL. He graduated from UNC with a degree in journalism and mass communication, specializing in reporting. As a child, Victor wanted to be a marine biologist, but his time in college developed his love of the written word. He sees language as “an organized and continually evolving system that manages to be equal parts art and science.” Favorite local restaurant: Cholanad (read his review here) Favorite movie: A tie between “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jaws” Fun fact: Victor “spends too much time and money attending music festivals,”...

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Meet Our Staff: Ron Stutts

July 17 has officially been proclaimed as “Ron Stutts Day” in Chapel Hill. What better day to introduce you to our morning host! Follow along every Monday to MOS (meet our staff) here at 979 The Hill. Ron Stutts is a local radio legend. He’s worked at WCHL since 1977 and started as a fill-in during the summer for staff who were on vacation and quickly became the Morning Host. Ron has lived in North Carolina his entire life, and loves how the people in the Triangle are from all over the world.  Listen to Ron every morning on...

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Flavor of the Week: American Meltdown

Coming soon to a street near you: grown-up grilled cheese on four wheels. American Meltdown, a Durham-based food truck, has made quite a name for itself since it got its start in 2012. The owners, Paul and Alycia Inserra, got the idea to start a food truck after they both lost their jobs. Although they knew they wanted to leave New York, they didn’t know where to go or what to serve. Realizing they were at an impasse, they gathered their friends and had tasting parties. Between noodles, gourmet hot dogs, and grilled cheeses, the sandwiches won every time. It...

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6 Free Tools to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Today Instagram released “Face Filters” as an addition to their Instagram Stories component of the app. This follows a string of updates the company has made to increase their user base and change how long-time users interact with the platform. Face filters are the latest addition to what some are calling Instagram’s move against Snapchat. Along with Face Filters, Instagram Stories now allow a video feature to play in reverse with “Rewind.” What makes Instagram Stories different than Snapchat’s interface is the hands-free option and the ability to create Boomerangs in the app.  Canva is a great (and free)...

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