WKNC hosts Fridays on the Lawn

Spring 2014 Fridays on the Lawn flierWKNC will conclude its spring 2014 "Fridays on the Lawn" concert series on Friday, April 11. Double Barrel Benefit 10 headliner J. Kutchma and the Five Fifths will perform with opening support from Raleigh band WOOL. The free event takes place from 5-7 p.m. on NCSU's Harris Field.

WKNC named among best in college radio

Best College Reviews has included WKNC 88.1 FM among its April 1 list of best college radio stations. Listed as #8, the station is praised as a "cultural force in the greater community" for events like the weekly Local Band Local Beer series at Tir Na nOg Irish Pub.

WKNC to broadcast live from Phuzz Phest

The WKNC 88.1 FM team will broadcast live from Winston-Salem, N.C. during the Phuzz Phest music festival. The three-day festival begins Friday, April 4 and features more than 50 national and North Carolina-based musicians. The line-up includes WKNC Double Barrel Benefit 11 performers The Love Language, Mount Moriah, T0W3RS, and Loamlands. "Founded by accident" in 2011, the festival spans six venues across downtown Winston-Salem.

WKNC DJs for Merge 25K race

WKNC at Merge 25K

WKNC helped Durham-based Merge Records celebrate its 25th anniversary by hosting three DJ stations during the label's 25K road race on March 22. According to the Daily Tar Heel, the race started in Chapel Hill, as Merge originally did, and ended at its current location in Durham. WXYC at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and WXDU at Duke University also provided music along the race route. 

Several WKNC staff have interned at Merge Records over its 25-year time span. Recent interns include General Manager Bri Aab, Indie Rock Music Director David Smith, and Operations Manager John Kovalchik.


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