WCHL radio personality and news anchor Aaron Keck (“Aaron in the Afternoon”) is known to many by sound, not sight. This is a good thing, as Aaron worries about “headphone hair.” Aaron once wanted to be a bartender; he was attracted to the colorful pictures in his grandparents’ book of cocktail recipes. However, he was confused about the name of the profession, resulting in his 2nd grade career poster featuring the headline “Bachelor” over a picture of a guy pouring drinks.
Aaron earned a PhD in Political Theory, taught at Duke, and studied improvisation at DSI Comedy. Writing for DSI Witness News led to WCHL staff recognizing his political knowledge, intellect, and good radio voice. He became a news writer, then news director before assuming his current on air responsibilities.
Aaron thinks the official vehicle of Orange County should be the Chapel Hill Transit bus – “the one with the accordion in the middle.” And his favorite thing about Orange County is its values, which are “why people are here and not somewhere else.”