Get Involved

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WKNC is student-run radio from North Carolina State University and as such only offers volunteer and paid opportunities to current NC State students. There are three main ways to get involved: as a DJ, content contributor or station staff.

DJs (volunteer)

Becoming a DJ is the easiest way to get involved with WKNC. All DJs must be current or incoming NC State students.

Potential DJs should plan to attend an interest meeting, held every fall, spring and summer semester during the first week of classes. They must then submit an application, be accepted into the training program, attend six weeks of classroom training with four concurrent weeks of in-studio training, and pass a written operator’s exam and demonstrative board test to begin DJing.

Training dates and times can vary by semester, but they are typically held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., so we recommend keeping that time in mind when scheduling classes. The best way to get information on the next training program is to follow us @WKNC881 on social media.

Summer 2024 interest meetings
Wednesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. in 201 Witherspoon

Trainings will be held on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. for six weeks starting May 22.

WKNC only hosts one DJ training program per semester, with applications typically due at the end of the first week of class. Once training has started you will need to wait until the following semester, but there are non-DJ opportunities listed below.

Content contributors (volunteer)

Content contributors at WKNC work in our content department to write blogs, create YouTube videos, record podcasts, interview artists/groups and submit audio journalism pieces for Eye on the Triangle. Getting involved as a content contributor is a great way to get started with WKNC if you can’t currently attend the DJ training program. You can also become a content contributor at any point in the semester and it greatly improves your chances of being accepted into future DJ training programs.

The first step to becoming a content contributor is to attend virtual training. Sessions will be scheduled at the start of each semester, with all other training conducted by request.

If no dates are available or they do not fit with your schedule, please email station adviser Jamie Lynn Gilbert at with what type of content you are interested in creating and some 1.5 hours blocks of time you are available.

No trainings are currently scheduled.

Station staff (paid)

WKNC typically hires in July for the fall/spring semester and in March for the summer semester, but vacancies occur throughout the year. Current openings are listed below. To apply, read the job description and then send a one-page resume and cover letter to incoming General Manager Rose Kelley at and Station Adviser Jamie Lynn Gilbert at Positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted.

Hiring is open for the summer 2024 semester (April 24 – Aug 18). Positions are open until filled, but priority will be given to those who apply by Tuesday, March 26.

Programming Department

Promotions Director (10 hours per week, $11 per hour)

Board Operator (hours vary per week due to sports schedule, $10 per hour, hiring two to four positions)

Music Department

Jazz Music Director (6 hours per week, $10 per hour)

Local Music Director (6 hours per week, $10 per hour)

Assistant Music Director (3 hours per week, $10 per hour, hiring for Local)

Content Department

Public Affairs Director (10 hours per week, $11 per hour)

Public Affairs Content Creator (5 hours per week, $10 per hour, hiring three positions)

Video Content Creator (5 hours per week, $10 per hour, hiring one position)






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