WKNC GM speaks as part of “State of Sound: Stories”

WKNC General Manager Jules Conlon will speak on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. as part of “State of Sound: Stories,” an NC State Libraries event series celebrating the audio side of NC State.

The event, which takes place at the Fishbowl Forum at D. H. Hill Library, has previously featured guests from the NC State Cypher and “Criminal” podcast. “State of Sound: Stories” is free and open to the public.

WKNC creates a community of broadcast enthusiasts from the ever-changing population of NC State, and, year after year, delivers quality programming, cutting edge music, and community engagement. Join “State of Sound: Stories” for a conversation with Conlon about WKNC, broadcasting, and being an integral and influential part of the world of music without playing instruments or writing songs.

Conlon is a senior at NC State studying biology and the general manager of the university’s student-run radio station WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2. She got her start in the music industry in 2014, when she created the music blog Noise Polluter. It featured album reviews, interviews, and contributions from other writers nationwide. She got involved at WKNC during her first semester of college and continued her involvement there for the past four years, working her way up from an assistant music director. Conlon has also held an internship with Merge Records and been involved with Hopscotch Music Festival and Moogfest.

State of Sound is a library-powered and NC State community-enabled project. Its goal is to capture the creative work of the NC State sound-making community and share it back through a number of channels—recorded sound, events, talks, meetups, peer-to-peer instruction, and all of the other ways communities learn from one another and thrive. State of Sound: Stories asks individuals and groups to share their personal sound stories—their own creative paths that got them involved with sound—to highlight diverse ways forward for those interested in making sound a bigger part of their lives or careers. State of Sound: Stories invites musicians, promoters, podcasters, label representatives, photographers, videographers, and workers in general who have built projects and jobs around sound and creativity.

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1 and HD-2 is student-run non-commercial radio from NC State University. We pride ourselves on our alternative programming of indie rock, electronic, underground hip-hop and metal and have been consistently named among the best in the Triangle by Independent Weekly. Boasting 25,000 watts, WKNC can be heard throughout the Triangle and far beyond via our webcast.