To no one’s surprise, I spend a lot of time on the WKNC blog. Apple computers don’t give a screentime report like their phones do, but if they did I would certainly have a ridiculous number of hours spent on WKNC’s website. I go to the blog looking for inspiration, entertainment and of course, to support my fellow content creators. So, if you’re new to the WKNC blog, an old friend or are just looking for some music-related content to consume, you’ve come to the right place.
Without further ado, let me tell you (just some) of my favorite blogs my peers here at WKNC have written.
“The Power of the Playlist” by Erie: Everything Erie writes is full of deliberate and careful thought, but this blog by her is my favorite. They delve into the importance of a good playlist and compare/contrast the things playlists have to offer in opposition to albums.
“WKNC’s Top Tracks of 2021” by Maddie: If there’s one thing Maddie is going to do, it’s take on a passion project. This tradition started in 2020, and it consists of Maddie polling DJs and other WKNC staff of their favorite releases from that year. Then, she writes a blog and compiles a playlist. I often frequent that playlist to discover new music. I highly recommend checking both the blog and the playlist out.
“Why Independent Radio Matters” by toad maiden: Working at a radio station, you’re constantly surrounded by an amazing community of listeners and peers who love radio and understand its importance. toad maiden breaks down some of the many reasons why indie radio is so important and delves into some of its history.
“‘Work It’ Lives Rent Free in My Head” by Delusional Melodrama: Delusional Melodrama is always making topics I don’t necessarily have a big interest in be super interesting. This blog is just one of many where he shares all of the fascinating and niche information he has on a topic. Like, did you know “Work It” by Missy Elliot samples “Heart of Glass” by Blondie?
“North Carolina Museums and the Songs They’d Be” by dj mozzie: dj mozzie loves to incorporate her personal interests in the blog, and she loves museums. This blog is a fun thought experiment and also a great reminder to support our local museums when possible.
“Hopscotch Music Festival 2021 Series: Bag Tour” by Silya Bennai: Silya absolutely killed it with the Hopscotch Music Festival content and this blog was my favorite of her Hopscotch series. Silya is a concise and honest writer, and I always look forward to her playlists as well.
“Zoom Rave 101” by Emma Sutich: The featured photo and first sentence alone are reason enough to check this one out. Emma explains her experience at a Zoom rave and how it compares to a normal, in-person rave.
I had such a hard time narrowing this list down but I hope this gave you a good look into some blogs you could read if you’re interested in doing so.