by sarahnade on Nov.02, 2012, under Local
NC State football will face Virginia on Saturday, November 3 for this year’s homecoming game. The game begins at 12:30PM, if you make it through your shotgun-ridden beer pong-playing pig-roasting tailgating, that is. Festivities have been going on all week, including last night’s Pack Howl concert featuring Wale and the week-long “Wear Red Get Fed” campaign, where broke hungry college students are rewarded with free food from local businesses for donning the school’s famous color.
What we here at WKNC are most excited about though (we have a few hardcore sports fans, a sports show, etc. — but let’s face it, music is the priority here) are the string of free shows taking place all afternoon into the night. Hillsborough Street’s Homecoming Music Fest will begin at 4:00PM at Schoolkids Records. Similar to Halloween’s hike night, bars, restaurants and venues along Hillsborough will have bands playing:
5:00PM - Spider Bags @ Schoolkids Records
6:00PM – Homecoming Parade on Hillsborough Street
7:30PM - Jason Adamo Band @ Sadlacks, Love Under @ Hotbox, Bullfrog McGhee @ Chili Bomba, Side Car Social Club @ The Keg, SupaTight @ The Alley, Sai Surrealia @ Pack House, E-Train @ East Village, Future Islands @ Schoolkids
8:00PM – Free Karaoke @ Brickhouse
10:30PM – MSRP & The Last Tall Boy @ Sadlacks, Windsor Oaks Band @ Hotbox, DJ @ Chili Bomba, DW Band @ The Keg, TheAmateurs @ The Alley, Synergy and Heads on Sticks @ Pack House, Hot Damn Band @ East Village, The Embers @ Pantana Bobs, Spider Bags @ Schoolkids
by Pulse of the Pack on Dec.02, 2011, under Pulse of the Pack podcast
Here it is! The first podcast posted for “The Pulse of the Pack,” the sports show on WKNC. We are in week 12 of the show and this week we talked about the football game against Maryland, the football season as a whole, the men’s basketball season thus far and even some previews of what we think will happen this weekend during every championship game in college football. Hope you enjoy this week’s episode of “The Pulse of the Pack,” and listen to us this coming Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 7-8 p.m. Go Pack!
WKNC welcomed public affairs director Chris Cioffi as the new host of “Eye on the Triangle” in this first episode of the spring semester and 2011.
Assistant public affairs director Mark Herring took a trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art to learn more about Norman Rockwell. A portion of the Rockwell exhibition includes images that Rockwell created towards the end of his life. Many of these images deal with the civil rights movement, and we felt it be a timely story the day after the commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chris sat down with Ms. Toni Harris Thorpe of the N.C. State African American Cultural Center to find out what Blacks on Wax is, why everyone calls Thorpe ‘Mama’ and how to make Black History Month last all year. They also discussed the AACC’s mission, events and programs for the upcoming year.
Technician’s Taylor Barbour joined Chris in the studio to discuss the NFL playoffs and the N.C. State University men’s basketball team’s game against Duke this week.
Contributor Jacob Downey interviewed NCSU Assistant Professor Dr. Kim Ebert to discuss how social scientists study racial inequality in a colorblind era.
If you like to read the “88.1 WKNC Pick of the Week” in Technician each week, you have Jon Gomes to thank for coordinating it all. He stopped by WKNC (since he was here already) and gave us his top five albums of 2010.
This semester, “Eye on The Triangle” has forged a new relationship with the NCSU literary and visual magazine, Windhover, to bring you some voices from the annual publication as a recurring part of the program. This week, Robert Nunley reads us a few of his poems. Submissions are closed for this year, but look for the magazine around campus this spring.
Subscribe to the “Eye on the Triangle” podcast via iTunes.