Submitted by Jamie Lynn Gilbert on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:39am
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.
Submitted by Jamie Lynn Gilbert on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:16am
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.
Submitted by Jamie Lynn Gilbert on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:44pm
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.
Submitted by Jamie Lynn Gilbert on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:09pm
WKNC 88.1 FM is serving up a new type of show with its specialty music program: “Arroz con Pollo.”
Arroz con Pollo, or rice with chicken, is a typical Puerto Rican dish. It is also the name chosen by two WKNC students to represent their effort to reach the growing Latino community in the Raleigh-Durham area. “Arroz con Pollo” hosts Diego Cancel and Kairsten Fay, known as DJ Cancel and DJ Candela to listeners, wanted to play music in a genre that was not represented on WKNC.