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.

April 4, 2020

Join Dr. Deborah Stroman as she discusses "Hate and the Power of Sports".

April 3, 2020: Joe Exotic

Is Tiger King a thing? Kinda, Aaron says - but not for the reason you think. Also, Jean explains why you might want to invest in roller coasters.

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April 7, 2020: Covid-19 and Schools

Zachary Horner of the Chatham News + Record discusses Covid-19's impact on local schools - and what people are doing to step up and help those in need.

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.)

Stuck Inside? Read These!

Susan (now in gym-teacher mode!) and Aaron discuss what to read while you're riding out the stay-at-home order and flattening the curve.

April 4, 2020

Guest: Duke Professor Orrin Pilkey on his book, “How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels.” (Originally aired: September 15, 2004)

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April 7, 2020: Covid-19 and Schools

Zachary Horner of the Chatham News + Record discusses Covid-19's impact on local schools - and what people are doing to step up and help those in need.

April 3, 2020: Humor In Crisis

An off-color tweet by Mississippi State's football coach generates a discussion about when humor is appropriate (and not) in troubling times.

April 4, 2020

Guests: Terri Turner and Crystal Fisher with Weaver Street Realty

April 1st – Tricksters – Click to Listen

Today, Aaron was joined by Jada Jarillo and Anaies Gibson, staff of 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro.com! Today's KidsQ: In honor is April Fool's Day, what is your favorite trick to play on people?

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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