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WKNC Radio Ride

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 is celebrating its fifth annual Radio Ride. 

WKNC’s Radio Ride is an alleycat-style bike ride and a scavenger hunt around the NC State campus and downtown Raleigh that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at NC State’s Harris Field, 2810 Cates Ave, in Raleigh. Check-in opens at 12 p.m. and the ride begins at 1 p.m. Vehicle parking is available behind the Student Health Center.

Riders will receive a set of clues for various checkpoints and should expect to bike between 15 and 20 miles, with riders wearing helmets earning a five-minute head start.

Registration is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Those unable to participate can sign up as “virtual riders” for a $10 donation. Pre-registration is available online at

In the event of rain, WKNC’s Radio Ride will be moved to Sunday, Oct. 27.

All participants MUST complete a liability waiver before being allowed to ride. Forms will be available on site. Those under 18 will need signed permission from a parent or guardian. 

Proceeds from WKNC’s Radio Ride will benefit the student-run non-commercial radio station. About half of the station’s budget comes from North Carolina State University student fees, with the rest raised through a combination of underwriting, event promotions, sports broadcasts, merchandise sales and fundraisers like the Radio Ride and Double Barrel Benefit concert. 

More information about WKNC’s Radio Ride is at


Non-Music News

WKNC Radio Ride

WKNC’s first ever Radio ride was a success! The alleycat style race was a scavenger hunt all around the Raleigh area. Racers biked roughly 15 miles stopping in at checkpoints to either get their lists signed-off or participate in activities like a CD corn-hole toss.

The following were our lucky first, second, and third place winners

Regardless of who won though, everyone seemed to have a really great time and WKNC was able to raise a huge amount of funds to help us continue doing what we do. Thank you to everyone who supports us, our sponsors, our listeners, our volunteers, and the great people that come to our events!

Some of the Participants

And don’t forget our lovely dj’s for the event