Submitted by Jamie Lynn Gilbert on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 1:46pm
WKNC students led three educational sessions at College Broadcasters, Inc.'s fifth annual National Student Electronic Media Convention Oct. 20-22, 2016 in Philadelphia. CBI Philadelphia featured more than 100 breakout sessions and brought nearly 500 students, advisers/managers and professionals to Philadelphia for the three-day event.
Submitted by Jamie Lynn Gilbert on Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:26pm
Durham 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."
Submitted by Coleen Kinen-Fe... on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 3:27pm
On 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.”
Submitted by Jamie Lynn Gilbert on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 2:31pm