WKNC 88.1 FM, the student-run radio station at North Carolina State University, offers volunteer on- and off-air positions to full-time N.C. State students with a 2.0 minimum grade point average. To qualify for an on-air position, you must first complete a five week DJ training program and pass a written operator’s exam and demonstrative audio board test. WKNC trains approximately 75 students each year during its spring, summer and fall training classes.
Anyone interested in becoming a WKNC DJ must first attend one of two interest meetings. The interest meetings will be Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6-7 p.m. in 356 Witherspoon. During the interest meeting, the WKNC staff provides an overview of the radio station and its role on campus and in the community. Applications will be distributed, which must be completed and returned to the WKNC studios at 343 Witherspoon Student Center by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. Individuals interested in electronic, hip-hop, heavy metal and public affairs are particularly encouraged to attend an interest meeting and apply for a spot in the WKNC DJ training program.
After reviewing all applications, the general manager will contact applicants via email regarding their acceptance. Decisions will be made by the general manager and program director, in consultation with the student board of directors.
The DJ training class will be held Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 26, Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23.