Sylvan Esso premieres new single on WKNC

Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso premiered their new single “Kick Jump Twist” during a DJ set Nov. 17 on NC State student radio station WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1. Photo by Emily EhlingDurham electronic-pop duo Sylvan Esso stopped by the WKNC studio Nov. 17 for a guest DJ set that culminated with the premiere of their new single.

"Kick Jump Twist" was released Nov. 18 as the B-side to the single "Radio" on a new 12-inch LP from Loma Vista Recordings.

"Sylvan Esso is a great local band with national influence, so we were excited they wanted to premiere their new song on WKNC," Emily Ehling, WKNC's general manager, said. "We were happy to accommodate them and hope we can continue doing things like this in the future that bring a national spotlight to North Carolina music."

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.


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