WKNC celebrates 50th anniversary as FM by adding HD

Doug and WillOn Oct. 9, 1966, WKNC switched from an AM to FM radio station. Fifty years later, the station had upgraded to an HD radio signal.

“We chose October 9 to flip the switch because it’s symbolic as our 50th anniversary as an FM station,” Jamie Lynn Gilbert, associate director of NC State Student Media said. “We’ve grown enormously in the past fifty years and chose that date to highlight the transformation of the station from a carrier current station built in someone’s dorm in Watauga Hall to a 25,000 Watt operation which, in terms of wattage and coverage pattern is one of the top ten largest student-run radio stations in the nation.”

Agromeck, Technician, WKNC up for Pinnacle awards

The 2016 Agromeck is up for four College Media Association's Pinnacle awards, including Best Yearbook Sports Page/Spread for this spread on the Krispy Kreme Challenge designed by Erica Holmsen.

WKNC hosts second annual Radio Ride

WKNC Radio Ride

WKNC 88.1 FM will host its second annual Radio Ride, an alleycat style bike ride and scavenger-hunt throughout NC State’s campus and downtown Raleigh, on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m.

Nubian Message goes digital

Nubian Message front pageThe NCSU Libraries has released a fully searchable digital archive of the Nubian Message, NC State’s voice of the black student experience. Through a partnership with NC State Student Media, back issues from the newspaper’s initial issue in 1992 through 2005 are online through the Libraries’ Rare and Unique Digital Collections

These collections represent campus and student life and include the Technician newspaper and the Agromeck yearbook (both digitized through 2005) as well as university history images. The Nubian Message addition consists of over 200 issues of the newspaper, comprising over 1,700 pages of content held in the Special Collections Research Center.


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