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Friday, November 27, 2015
Hometown Hillsborough N.C. Launches Community Radio Station
Hillsborough, NC — We discovered WHUP 104.7, an FM radio based out of Hillsborough, when CaryCitizen’s publisher, Hal Goodtree, performed live on-air in the studio.
After years of planning, WHUP FM, Hillsborough’s new community radio, played its very first song in October 2015. We were immediately attracted to WHUP’s eclectic style – the station focuses on keeping a “Hillsborough feel” while remaining open to differences and growth.
Depending on when you listen, you’ll hear some news, too. WHUP describes its news cast as “an unvarnished compendium of highlights and lowlights from the world around us mixed with some fresh tunes.” In an interactive portion of this 3-D News Show, listeners can call in to let other listeners know about events coming up in the area. Tune in weekdays at 8 am to hear this show.
Creative Music Shows
Hal performed live jazz with Lounge Doctors bandmate Michael Pelz-Sherman during WHUP’s weekly Live Jazz Now show, which features live and touring jazz artists.
Some of WHUP’s other neat shows include The Lunch Crunch, which features interviews with town and county staff and music from local artists, and the Americana Music Show, which focuses on southeastern and Texas music styles.
Pass the Hat showcases just-emerging and longtime NC artists, and Roots Rampage plays a mix of music from the past, present and future.
Here’s a list of when you can catch these weekly shows: