“Everything a listener would want or need is easy to find and just a click or two away. An amazing range of very active blogs connects listeners to local bands, listener polls, venues, promotions, and archives of in-studio interviews and performances. WKNC’s site … [takes] the time to provide extensive external links throughout the site, making it a true destination and information source for its listeners.”Comments from a judge who voted WKNC.org as College Broadcasters Inc.’s Best Student Media Website in 2010
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WKNC’s internet presence has grown right along with the radio station. The earliest screen capture of wknc.ncsu.edu dates back to April 1997. WKNC launched its webstream in August 1997 to allow for up to 50 simultaneous listeners40 and a live DJ cam.41 By April 1999, the station had moved to its new home at WKNC.org.
From a simple website and stream to national awards and thousands of social media followers, WKNC.org and @WKNC881 are a vital part of the station’s off-air operations. WKNC.org features MP3 audio streams for both HD-1 and HD-2, online playlists, a blog, podcasts of interviews and news programs and an online storefront.
40. Watkins, Alan. (1998, Aug. 20). “NC State’s radio station now on the Internet.” Technician.
41. Hill, Ryan. (1998, Nov. 30). “WKNC goes high tech.” Technician.