Non-Music News

PackHowler Opener Competition!


Attention NC State students: Our friends over at UAB are hosting a competition to open for Tori Kelly, our homecoming concert on October 29th!! This massive opportunity to open for a 2015 VMA performer will only be afforded to one artist/band. Here’s the structure of the competition: 

Video submission: Contestants will have to submit a video of them performing/rehearsing/playing music through a Google form that will also have additional questions/regulations. Deadline will be October 5.
UAB YouTube: Video will then be posted to UAB’s YouTube page and various social media platforms.
Voting: After the deadline, voting will open through our own voting system through UAB’s website.
Selection: The top 3 most voted videos will have the opportunity to perform in front of Campout’s attendees. 2 wildcards will be selected by UAB’s Leisure & Recreation committee.
Performance at Campout: The 5 contestants will perform at Campout, a major UAB event, winner will be decided by a panel of judges and a live Twitter poll on-site.
PackHowl: The winner will perform at PackHowl Homecoming Concert as the opener for Tori Kelly.

If you’re interested, be sure to check out the rules and regulations for the competition here. Good luck!

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FRIDAYS ON THE LAWN // September 19, 2014


Our first Fridays on the Lawn outdoor concert of the semester is almost here! Bring your friends and hang with WKNC on Harris Field in front of Witherspoon Student Center for free music, food, and fun!

This month we’re stoked to have a full band set with David Childers of Overmountain Men as well as a solo set from Nathan Golub, a primitive guitar artist from Durham, NC.

Did we mention that there will be free food? INSOMNIA COOKIES will be provided to all!

Parking can be found in Dan Allen Deck in all spots marked “C”.

You can check out Nathan Golub’s music on bandcamp:

and David Childers on SoundCloud:

If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in Talley Pavilion Lounge.

Non-Music News

EOT115 Gun Control 2/12/13

Interview with Lauren Collier, president of UAB about the controversial Dirty Bingo event.

Interview with Paul Valone, president of Grassroots North Carolina, a pro second amendment organization.

Interview with Jeovannah Hunter, Nubian Message columnist advocating for tighter gun control.

Listen to episode 115.


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EOT96 UAB/IRC 7/31/12

For our first report this week, Jake brings us a bit of information on the brand new university organization, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.

The IRC plays an important role here on campus, facilitating cooperation in between the different residencies. Deondre’ Jones went in search of what the ICR has planned for the upcoming school year.

If you’ve ever seen the movies at the cinema in Witherspoon, or any of the concerts they put on throughout the year, then you are familiar with the Union Activities Board. Andrew was curious about what kind of activities they’re lining up for this year.

If you are currently out of work and you live in the Raleigh-Durham area, you are in luck. Kepplinger magazine recently named Durham as the second best city in the country to find a job.

The dark knight rises opened not long ago, to critical success. But with it came a tragedy still be felt across the country. Jake thought it would be nice to visit a time when Batman wasn’t quite so dark.

Listen to episode 96.

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Fridays on the Lawn is Back!

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and FREE music is played on Harris Field. That’s right, Fridays on the Lawn has returned.  WKNC has again teamed up with our friends in the Union Activities Board and Student Government to bring some of the finest local bands to campus, totally free and complete with fringe benefits!

This year’s show, like the dozen or so before it, will be held on Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. featuring none other than Skylar Gudasz and the Ugly Girls as well as Lizzy Ross Band. You may know Lizzy from her recent interview on The Local Beat.  Skylar and those ugly girls may seem familiar after the Arbor Ridge Studios Hopscotch Day Party.  If you missed those two awesome chances to hear them, you definitely shouldn’t miss Fridays on the Lawn!

And how could we call it one of the best events on campus without FREE STUFF? Thanks to our super duper awesome sponsors at Chubby’s Tacos and Ultimate Entertainment, free tacos and trucker hats will be available for the reaping. Various other prizes like CDs, concert tickets, T-shirts, and more will also be up for grabs.

Any and all are welcome to this Friday of fun – so grab your jacket, a quilt, and some friends and get your buttocks out to Friday on the Lawn!

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Fridays on the Lawn returns yet again!

WKNC has again teamed up with our friends in the Union Activities Board and Student Government to bring some of the finest local bands to campus, totally free and complete with fringe benefits!

Come out Harris Field on  April 8 and catch free live performances from two area favorites: Durham’s happy-folk darlings Midtown Dickens and Chapel Hill’s groovy alt-Americana Butterflies.

Midtown performed at last year’s Double Barrel benefit 7, and have since made stops at Local Beer Local Band, Troika Music Festival, Hopscotch Music Festival, and just about everywhere else in between. And with releases on both 307 Knox Records and Trekky Records, Midtown has quite the rap sheet.

We are also just as thrilled to feature Trekky comrades Butterflies. With only one release to their name, you may be surprised should you be fortunate enough to catch them live–you’d think they have been at it for a while. Well now’s your chance, and for completely free!

The show starts at 6:30 and is FREE and open to the public. There will be limited supplies of free food, ticket giveaways, and more! So come out, bring a couple friends, and  enjoy the weather while supporting some of the finest in local music!

WKNC thanks our fine sponsors at Chubby’s Tacos, Vitamin Water, and Ultimate Entertainment.

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Fridays on the Lawn returns!

WKNC has again teamed up with our comrades in the Union Activities Board and Student Government to bring great live music to campus.

This Friday, October 15th, has local acts Birds and Arrows and Embarrassing Fruits performing on Harris Field (at the corner of Dan Allen Drive and Cates Avenue).  The show starts at 6:30 and is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so bring your friends, maybe a blanket and a picnic basket, and come experience some awesome locally-grown musical talent.

P.S. There will also be some free grub for early-comers!

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Fridays on the Lawn 4 a resounding success

If you weren’t able to make it to Harris Field last Friday, then you missed out. In retrospect, the phrase “weather permitting” would have been grossly inappropriate.  (Well, the main reason for this is that had the weather been iffy,  the show would have moved to the Wolves’ Den, but what I mean to say is that the weather was as close to perfect as it gets.)
Chapel Hill trio Aminal took the stage first, a little after 6:30.  Just as expected, they proved true to form and lit the place up, and gained a couple hundred fans in the process.  Raleigh quintet Bright Young Things (who, by way of interest, features three NC State grads) finished the night off in grand fashion to an appreciative crowd and a pretty sweet sunset.
This show was the fourth installment of what will hopefully be a long line of many free on-campus concerts presented by the NC State Union Activities Board, the Inter Residence Council, and WKNC.

All photos were taken by Technician photographer Jordan Moore.

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Final FRIDAYS ON THE LAWN this Friday!

It’s hard to believe that two months ago we were setting up for the first ever Fridays on the Lawn concert with I Was Totally Destroying It and Luego. From conception, Fridays of the Lawn was designed to expose students to the thriving, yet largely unnoticed music scene of the Triangle. Carl Licata, a senior in computer science, said, “the past show was a great way to experience good, local music first-hand, and it didn’t cost a thing.”

Now with two concerts down, WKNC turns to promote its final installment featuring a hip-hop based show with The Beast and Kooley High.

WKNC staff will be posted out at the Free Expression Tunnel at NC State tomorrow and Friday to hand out fliers for the show from 11am-1pm. WKNC merch and Hear Here Compilation CDs will be available for purchase.

Due to weather conditions, Friday’s show will take place at the Wolves Den in the basement of Talley Student Center. This show is also free and open to the public. Free food and free t-shirts will be available, however they are limited, so don’t forget to come early! Let’s make the last Fridays on the Lawn the best one yet!

Non-Music News

UAB All Night Bash wrap-up!

As you might have attended or at least heard about, the UAB’s All Night Bash was Thursday, November 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.  There was carnival foods galore: sweet corn, turkey legs, corn dogs, french fries, lemonade, candied apples, and funnel cakes.  All the food was delicious.  There were at few inflatable things to do including basketball and an obstacle course.  And there was a mechanical bull that was in non-stop motion all night.

Us KNCers had cornhole as our game for the bash.  Our table was constantly busy as people wanted to challenge either Cioffi or one of their friends to a friendly game of cornhole in exchange for either cds, WKNC koozies, WKNC stickers, or some tickets that could be traded in at the All Night Bash prize table.

Perhaps our most famous game players were Dr. Stafford and Mr. Wuf.  Both were winners at our booth (just like everybody else who visited).  Overall the night was a huge success.  It is always fun to have a bunch of KNC kids together to play silly games.  Big big thank you to all who volunteered to help and more thank yous to all of you who came to visit us!  We hope to do stuff like this more often!