July 2008

El Futuro Hot Topic Today on WCOM

Tune in today at 6pm on WCOM (103.5 LP FM Chapel Hill/Carrboro area) or stream us live at www.communityradio.coop

for The West End Report, hosted by me, LMT! 

to hear Martha Olaya-Crowley, M.Ed., LCSW discuss the importance of El Futuro in the latino community and the recent budget cuts by O.C.Commissioners. Plus, Martha will be spinning some great latino music between our breaks!

Hopefully, Mayor Chilton will also call in and give us an update on the Abbey Court situation.

Feel free to call in with comments and questions 919-929-9601



WCOM on NBC-17

Click here for the video.


WCOM, a Carrboro-based radio station run solely by volunteers, is trying to get the word out about its mission and get some more support from the community.

The 100-watt radio station, which broadcasts about five miles, was started in 2004. The content is all community-based with more than 60 shows on the air. The variety of programs range from the local music scene to bilingual to youth programs. And despite the little funding the station has, it broadcasts live on the web 24/7.

But Jackie Helvey, WCOM's website designer, said keeping the place running on virtually no funding or advertising has been quite a challenge. She said many people don't even know the station exists, so getting money can be tough to come by.

"We need underwriting," said Helvey. "We need people willing to donate 15 dollars a month."

Rogers Road Back-to-School Bash

I just saw Minister Robert Campbell and he reminded me about this annual event coming up again this year to support the kids of the Rogers Road neighborhood. Their goal is to give out 100 bags filled with school supplies for students returning to school this fall. You can donate bags, school supplies, or money to support the effort.

The event on August 9th will be a big party with fun stuff for kids and, as always, an opportunity to learn more about the community that has hosted our landfill for over three decades.

Folks can drop off in-kind donations at Faith Tabernacle, or send checks made out to "Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association." More information (including a PDF flyer) is available at the web site of the Rogers-Eubanks Coalition. Contact Min. Robert Campbell 933‐6210 or Teresa Thomas 563-2359 with any questions.


Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 8:30am to 2:30pm


Faith Tabernacle Oasis Of Love International Church, 8005 Rogers Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516



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