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Both Kinds Radio: Bringing *Real* Country and Western Music to Raleigh’s Airwaves

Big Fat Sac, host of Both Kinds Radio

There are many reasons why I think WKNC is the best radio station on the planet, and a few weeks ago I was given another reason: a new show called Both Kinds Radio. Hosted by long time WKNC DJ Big Fat Sac, the show airs real country, not the pop-influenced stuff currently being produced:

With apologies to Toby Keith, Faith Hill and Scotty McCreery, the real sound of Country and Western music is hard to find on your radio dial, these days.  Both Kinds Radio aims to change that.  I am your host, Big Fat Sac (formerly of Wash Behind Your Ears 2003 – 2008), and every Sunday from 4pm until 6pm I’ll be presenting a wealth of Country and Western Swing music from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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WKNC: Even in Summertime, The Beat Goes On

It is now officially Summer in Raleigh. Beyond the sweltering heat and humidity, it is also obvious when strolling along the NC State campus. Businesses that cater to students have cut back to summer hours, Hillsborough Street has significantly less traffic, and the number of young folks frequenting Downtown Raleigh’s hot spots have dwindled in number. WKNC isn’t in hibernation mode, though. They have a series of concerts and dance parties lined up for those who permanently reside here or haven’t returned home for the summer semester.

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My Favorite DJ – Uncle Paul on WKNC

When you tune into WKNC on Friday nights, you’re not going to hear any !!! or Grizzly Bear or Lion Threw Me Down The Stairs, or any of the other dance punk or indie rock that makes up much of the station’s daytime line up. Instead, you’re going to hear metal, rock, and thrash, because on Friday nights Uncle Paul hosts his popular show Friday Night Request Rock. While I love the regular WKNC lineup, for me, there’s just no better way to start out a Friday night than the solid rock on Uncle Paul’s show.

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