Thursday, April 15, 2010

WKNC launches a podcast!

Check it out here

They also have a Twitter stream

Here's more info:
WKNC 88.1 FM announces the debut of SoundOff, a new music-related
podcast from the student radio station at N.C. State University. The
40-plus minute program divides its time between dissecting a handful
of music news and reviewing a new album.

“The idea for the show was clear, take some of the most interesting
news articles to discuss and do one in-depth review of an album that
had some real weight to it,” said the podcast’s producer Michael
Jones, a freshman in history and one of WKNC’s assistant indie rock
music directors. Jones hosts the show with fellow DJs Sarah Hager, a
sophomore in management, and graphic design sophomore Kirsten

“SoundOff goes beyond the brief time we talk about music during our
time on the air,” Jones said. “We’re able to give people who listen to
WKNC on a regular basis and those who just love the type of music we
play a greater understanding of what we DJs think about some of the
biggest releases.”

The first SoundOff episode discusses Modest Mouse front man Isaac
Brock contributing music for a Cartoon Network show, the Libertines
reunion and how The White Stripes almost didn’t release the single
“Seven Nation Army.” The album review is of Matt Pond PA’s “The Dark
Leaves” from Altitude Records.

“SoundOff is a great opportunity for our listeners to receive the full
musical package,” Tommy Anderson, WKNC general manager and a senior in
political science, said. “You get the background and commentary of an
album or news story, rather than just a sound bite.”

The podcast also represents a milestone for WKNC, as it will be the
station’s first program designed specifically for the Internet rather
than traditional over-the-air delivery.

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