N.C. college radio stations ‘Play it SAFE’ for women’s safety

Play it Safe benefit concert flierOn Friday, May 30, WKNC 88.1 joins three other North Carolina college radio stations for Play it SAFE, a benefit concert raising money for the Durham Crisis Response Center. Local artists, and advocates of women’s safety, Gross Ghost, See Gulls, and T0W3RS will perform for the event at The Pinhook in Durham. 

WKNC 88.1 FM, WXDU 88.7 FM, WUAG 103.1 FM, and WXYC 89.3 FM are sponsoring the event, with organizational help from The Pinhook that aims to promote a safe community for women in light of recent and controversial cases of sexual assault in the local Triangle area.

Triangle Downtowner names WKNC Best Radio Station

Triangle Downtowner May 2014 coverTriangle Downtowner magazine, a locally-owned and operated monthly focused on the Triangle area, named WKNC 88.1 FM as the region's top radio station in its 4th annual Best of Downtowner awards.

WKNC DJs for NAMI Walks

WKNC's Diego Cancel and Kairsten Fay at NAMIWalks 2014WKNC supported the National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) North Carolina by providing DJ services at their 10th annual NAMIWalks fundraising event. The 2-mile walk took place Saturday, May 3 at the Dorthea Dix Campus in Raleigh. DJs Kairsten Fay and Diego Cancel provided music. Their program "Arroz con Pollo" can be heard Saturdays from 5-6 p.m. on WKNC 88.1 FM and wknc.org/listen.

WKNC's Diego Cancel and Kairsten Fay take a selfie at NAMIWalks. For more photos from the event, visit the NAMI NC Facebook page.

WKNC ends semester at Moogfest

WKNC Promotions Director Zach Dorsett and General Manager Emeritus Bri Aab tour the Moog Factory April 24, 2014 during Moogfest in Asheville, N.C.WKNC had a busy school year, with students covering a number of North Carolina and national music festivals. This past weekend WKNC sent staff to Asheville to provide blog and social media coverage of Moogfest, a five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Earlier this month WKNC broadcast live from Winston-Salem's PhuzzPhest and sent staff to the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival. 

WKNC Promotions Director Zach Dorsett and General Manager Emeritus Bri Aab tour the Moog Factory April 24, 2014 during Moogfest in Asheville, N.C.

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