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WKNC to Host 24 Hours of Live DJs for World College Radio Day

On Friday, Oct. 1, NC State's student-run radio station will celebrate World College Radio Day with 24 hours of non-stop DJ sets and feature special guests, including Chancellor Randy Woodson.

Poster for WKNC 24-Hour Lock In in celebration of World College Radio Day

World College Radio Day is Friday, Oct. 1. In honor of the event, NC State’s student-run station WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 will be hosting 24 straight hours of DJ sets on its HD-1 channel, as well as select sets on HD-2 and a YouTube live stream featuring various activities during the entire event. The 24 hours start at 12 a.m. on Friday and will go until 11:59 p.m.

The YouTube live stream will show the station’s HD-1 studio, so you can watch the on-air DJs live, along with events in the Production/HD-2 studios. The complete schedule of HD-1, HD-2 and live stream activities is at

The highlight of the day is a special edition of “Ride Along” hosted by 3 Bears in a Coat and special guest Chancellor Randy Woodson from 3-4 p.m.

NC State student radio was founded in 1922 and has been in continuous operation since 1944. A complete history of NC State student radio is available through the station’s online history exhibit.

World College Radio Day was founded in 2010 to highlight the importance of student-run college radio and, according to the College Radio Day website, is a “celebration of college radio that reminds people, on and off campus, that college radio is still alive and kicking on many campuses across the country.” More than 600 radio stations in 40 countries on six continents are set to participate, including six in North Carolina.