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.
Becoming a DJ is the easiest way to get involved with WKNC. All DJs must be current or incoming full-time NC State students with a 2.0 minimum GPA.
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.
Spring 2023 interest meetings (unconfirmed – check back for verification closer to event)
Tuesday, Jan. 11 and Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., 201 Witherspoon
Training Wednesdays at 6 p.m. starting Aug. 31
Summer 2023 interest meeting (unconfirmed – check back for verification closer to event)
Wednesday, May 17 at time TBD (late afternoon/early evening), 201 Witherspoon
Trainings Wednesdays at time TBD (late afternoon/early evening) starting May 24
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 during the first and third week of each semester, with all other training conducted by request. Please email station adviser Jamie Lynn Gilbert at email@example.com with what type of content you are interested in creating and some 1.5 hours blocks of time you are available.
Spring session schedule TBA
Station staff (paid)
WKNC typically hires in July for the fall/spring semester and in April 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 General Manager Maddie Jennette at firstname.lastname@example.org and Station Adviser Jamie Lynn Gilbert at email@example.com. Positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted.
Fall 2022/spring 2023 hiring is now open for the following positions.
Video Content Creator – 5 hours a week, $10 per hour (two positions open, at least would need to film WKNC’s The Lounge)