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  • March 14, 2017
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Winston-Salem Walk to Defeat ALS coming in May

The Winston-Salem Walk to Defeat ALS is coming to BB&T Field on Saturday, May 13, with registration beginning at 9am and the Walk at 10am.  To join a team, create a team, or simply to donate follow this link to the ALS web page for the event. WTOB 980AM and FM 96.3 is proud to be a media partner for this annual fundraising event. Tune in Tuesday mornings at 8:10am to get updates and learn more about how you can assist in helping us Walk to Defeat ALS!


  • February 20, 2017
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CAROLINA THUNDERBIRDS HOST NEUTRAL-SITE FEDERAL HOCKEY LEAGUE WEEKEND SERIES

WINSTON-SALEM, NC​ – Federal Hockey League action is coming to the Triad, as the Carolina Thunderbirds start their first season of play this fall.  Before their inaugural season, Winston-Salem will host the Port Huron Prowlers and the Danville Dashers on March 17 and 18, in neutral-site games at the Fairgrounds Annex. Danville currently stands atop the FHL standings, at a mark of 25-6-2, with a chance to surpass their franchise wins record of 33. The Dashers are in their sixth year of FHL play, and have advanced to the Championship game once. Last year, they fell to the Prowlers two
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  • February 14, 2017
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Remembering Curtis Lee

            Curtis Lee left us in January and around us remains a legacy of friendship with his co-workers and listeners. Curtis would show up at listeners’ workplaces to say hello and drop off goodies, and goodwill. He was an ambassador for good living, showing us daily how to be of good cheer, to be a friend and to offer simple kindness to each other. WTOB has set up a memorial fund for Curtis’ family to assist with the wrapping up of final expenses and other bills incurred in recent months. Wells Fargo is handling the
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  • January 31, 2017
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Piedmont Plus Senior Games and Silver Arts

It’s time for the 2017 Senior Games and Silver Arts. Organized and managed by the City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department, the event brings athletes and artists together in age groups to engage in friendly competition in a variety of events. Join us every Monday at 8:10 AM as participants join us in the studio to talk about their experiences in past Senior Games. For information on the Games and how to get involved visit www.weplay.ws and click on the Seniors link!


  • January 3, 2017
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Winston-Salem Writers to Hold Writing Workshops

Kick Off the New Year on the Write Foot Winston-Salem Writers is presenting workshops on three consecutive Saturdays in January to encourage both new and experienced writers to “Kick off the New Year on the write foot.” The cost is $15 per workshop for nonmembers and free to members of Winston-Salem Writers. Attendees can register for all three workshops or for individual sessions. ·         Jan. 14, “The art of the personal essay,” presented by Dr. Lee Zacharias, who teaches courses in the structure of fiction and in the contemporary novel. She is the author of a novel, a book of
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  • November 22, 2016
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Thunderbirds Land on 980 AM

WTOB-AM Announced As Official Broadcast Partner The Carolina Thunderbirds and WTOB radio announced today that the Thunderbirds have landed on the BIG 980 AM WTOB radio dial. WTOB plays Winston-Salem’s biggest hits and broadcast in the spirit of WTOB 1380, the area’s top station in the 60’s and 70’s. The agreement includes broadcasting all 56 home and away games plus a weekly coach’s show during the season. As the broadcast partner of the Thunderbirds, WTOB will be involved in our biggest promotional events including Opening Night as well as Fan Appreciation Night. President and General Manager Scott Brand advised that
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  • September 28, 2016
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Winston-Salem Writers to hold workshop on turning a book into an audiobook

Winston-Salem Writers will hold a workshop on turning a book into an audiobook on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10:30 a.m., at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Presented by Joel Richards, who has narrated over 150 audiobooks and thousands of e-learning and shorter nonfiction works, the workshop will cover the potential of the audiobook industry and the typical production process.  Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, with nearly $2 billion in sales last year. The cost is $10 for nonmembers and free to members of Winston-Salem Writers. Seating is limited. Pre-register
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  • August 9, 2016
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Poetry in Plain Sight Live! to feature N.C. Poets

Winston-Salem Writers Poetry in Plain Sight Live! will present readings from the selected poems for the months of June, July and August, on Saturday, August 27, from 2 – 4 p.m.at the Lewisville Public Library, 6490 Shallowford Rd. See and hear from poets including John Haugh, Valerie Macon, Deborah Wilson, Pat Berryhill, Paul Jones, Mike James, Cordelia Hanemann, Danielle Robinson, Alice Osborn, Joyce Compton Brown, Rick Richardson and Sam Barbee. This is a free event and is open to the public. Books and poetry posters will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by
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  • June 15, 2016
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Writers, Artist and Jazz Musicians combine for a Night at the Museum

Ekphrastic! Winston-Salem Writers and New Winston Museum are partnering for an Ekphrastic Night at the Museum on Friday, June 24, from 6 – 9 p.m. (Ekphrastic: a device in which one medium of art tries to connect to another medium by defining and describing it in an effort to relate more directly with its audience.) Writers are asked to stop by the museum between now and June 24 to view the Birth of the Cool photography exhibit by Owens Daniels and write a poem or spoken word piece that is inspired by one of the photos. On June 24, writers
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  • June 15, 2016
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NEW WINSTON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

OWENS DANIELS’ “THE BIRTH OF THE COOL” New Winston Museum is pleased to announce the June 3rd opening of “The Birth of the Cool,” a photography project by local artist, Owens Daniels. The exhibit will run from June 3-July 2, 2016. “The Birth of the Cool” is a traveling photography exhibition which commemorates the rich legacy of some of the most iconic jazz and blues artistic musicians in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. Programming for the exhibit will include free Friday night musical performances from several artists featured in the exhibit. New Winston Museum is located at 713 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem. Additional
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