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.

Week of February 4, 2019

Stevens and Lavelle watch the General Assembly; county commissioners discuss I-40 widening and a future county jail; Hemminger talks parking; Lavelle talks immigration.

March 21, 2019: Tillis And Trump

Tom explains why Thom Tillis flip-flopped on Trump's emergency declaration - and why other Republicans are falling in line behind the President against their own better judgment. Also, 2020 polls!

March 12, 2019: The Achievement Gap

The NAACP is holding a town hall meeting Thursday, March 14, from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Chapel Hill Public Library, to discuss recent big issues - and upcoming big decisions - in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools.

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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.)

March 16, 2019

Etaf Rum, the author of “A Woman Is No Man”, talks about her new book, her life in Brooklyn in the Palestinian immigrant community, and how her new life in North Carolina led a book set in Brooklyn and Palestine.

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March 20, 2019: March Madness!

Debby and Aaron compare their brackets. Also, we discuss upcoming events Debby's involved in organizing - like the Basketball Analytics Summit and Orange County's Community Read.

March 12, 2019: Light Rail

Ashley and Aaron dissect the light-rail issue - including questions of transparency, eminent domain, alternatives, and why light-rail opponents are letting Duke off the hook.