97.9FM WCHL

Welcome to Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s News, Talk and Tar Heels station! For 63 years WCHL has been THE place for news, talk Tar Heel Sports and information for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County. For more than 40 years Ron Stutts has been waking up our community from 6am to 10am weekdays.

Weights and Measures

An early American attempt to adopt the metric system literally blows off course. Also: Nelson Mandela is released from prison. (And today is World Radio Day!)

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May 29, 2018: Goodbyeee

Meg's moving on to a new position (don't worry, still in Chapel Hill!), so this is her final Downtown Rundown. (We still have fun.)

Getting Over Heartbreak

Filling in for Susan, WCHL's Victor Lewis discusses his favorite books to help get over heartbreak. (Or understand it, or wallow in it. Your choice, really.)

February 22, 2020

Jim Auchmutey, a journalist who wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for almost 30 years, specializing in stories about the South and its history and culture, talks about his new book, “Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America,” and how the history of barbecue parallels the history of our country. Guest host is John Shelton Reed coauthor of “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue”

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February 22, 2020

Stress is an epidemic. Tune in to hear Dr. Wini Curley talk about using resilience and improving teamwork skills to relieve stress and improve our company's engagement and retention.

September 11, 2019: Firearm Safety

Ashley and Aaron talk firearm safety after an Orange County Commissioners meeting - but not before forging common ground on two big issues.

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