This week’s 97.9 The Hill WCHL Hometown Heroes, presented by Performance AutoMall, are David Caldwell and Jeffrey Thompson! Caldwell is a Major with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, while Thompson is director of asset management services for Orange County.Read More
The 97.9 The Hill WCHL studio had special guests on air today, when Wayne and Sharron Phillips sat down to speak with Ron Stutts about the LIVESTRONG program at local YMCA’s.
UNC head coach Roy Williams failed in his attempts to rip his jacket during Carolina’s game against Syracuse. We consulted with local shirt-ripping expert Hulk Hogan on tips he can use next time.Read More
It was announced today that longtime UNC announcer Woody Durham passed away at the age of 76. Durham retired from the Tar Heel Sports Network in 2011 after four decades behind the microphone calling UNC games on WCHL and other affiliates across the state. Durham graduated from UNC in 1963 and went on to call more than 1,800 broadcasts on the Tar Heel Sports Network. For many, Durham was the preferred method of listening to UNC broadcasts. People would mute the volume on their televisions and turn Durham’s broadcast up so they could hear him. His famous saying, “Go where...Read More
It’s that time of year again when ACC teams converge on Greensboro New York City for the annual ACC men’s basketball tournament. Action at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn begins on Tuesday and continues all the way until Sunday, when a champion will be crowned. How to Watch/Listen 97.9 The Hill WCHL will be live and broadcasting every game involving Carolina basketball, as well as all the quarterfinal games on Thursday, semifinal games on Friday and the championship game on Saturday evening. All games will be televised on either an ESPN affiliate, the ACC Network or WRAL (antenna Ch. 5.2,...Read More
It’s no surprise that Chapel Hill is a top-tier college basketball town. The Tar Heels are consistently one of the best programs in the nation, the fans are passionate (and sometimes crazy) about supporting their team and you can regularly find former players in the stands. But just how good of a college basketball town is Chapel Hill? Per one outlet, it is the best in the country. WalletHub recently released its “2018’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans” with Chapel Hill at the very top. With a final score of 61.5, Chapel Hill beat out cities like Lawrence,...Read More