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.

Freedom Week!

Scott and Aaron discuss Independence Day, the Stonewall riots, and the history of protesting in America - not just protesting against, but protesting for.

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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.)

Our Fine-Free Library!

The Chapel Hill Public Library is now fine-free! Susan and Aaron chat about the new policy and recommend books with "fine-free" as the prompt.

July 4, 2020

On June 29, 1905, Archibald Wright "Moonlight" Graham a Carolina grad and older brother of President Frank Graham appeared as a right fielder in a single major league game for the New York Giants and then became a beloved doctor in Minnesota. That story was popularized in the move, Field of Dreams. This weekend WCHL is remembering that game by re-airing a 2009 conversation with Brett Friedlander and Bob Reising, authors of “Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham.”

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July 3, 2020: HBCUs and HWCUs

After a top basketball recruit chooses Howard over other higher-profile programs, Debby and Aaron discuss the choices facing Black athletes.

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