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WKNC Program Spotlight: Americana, Blues & Co.

One of the reasons I love highlighting WKNC is because of the exposure it gives to genres of music that not only are impossible to find on commercial radio, but even on internet radio broadcasts as well. Americana, Blues, & Co. (Saturdays from 10AM until noon) is a great example, playing the likes of Townes van Zandt, Neko Case, and Willie Nelson. With soothing and soulful tracks, it’s the perfect way to ease in to your Saturday morning.

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WKNC to be Featured on The State of Things

DJ Kyle, former host of the Dance Dance Revolution

DJ Kyle, former host of the Dance Dance Revolution

Today at noon Mike Alston (General Manager) and Kelly Reid (former music director) of WKNC will be on The State of Things with Frank Stasio.

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DJ Steve-O, Signing Off of the Local Beat

Admittedly, I know far less about the local music scene than I’d like, but what I do know I learned from the Local Beat. Hearing DJ Steve-O’s lyrical wit and entertaining interviews made the dreadful commute home via I40 on Friday afternoons pleasant. In addition to learning more about some of the area’s talented musical acts, the program also exposed me to some great local shows I wouldn’t have otherwise known about.


Steve with Gabriel Pelli and Django from The Old Ceremony

Steve Salevan first started out with WKNC only a week after arriving on campus. Brought to the area from Delaware by way of the reputation of NCSU’s engineering program, it wasn’t long before he began to establish his roots in the local music scene. By the end of his first semester, he was planning events for the Inter-Residence Council. After spending a few months with the station, he was inspired to plan his first musical event, “WolfStock”. It was this on-campus show which eventually launched him into the role as Local Music director.

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