WKNC finalist for CBI National Student Production Awards

T0W3RS Lounge

WKNC 88.1 FM’s dedication to communicating across multiple platforms has earned recognition in College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards. The radio station was named a finalist in two categories in CBI’s annual contest to award the country’s best student electronic media.

WKNC 88.1 FM’s dedication to communicating across multiple platforms has earned recognition in College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards. The radio station was named a finalist in two categories in CBI’s annual contest to award the country’s best student electronic media.

T0W3RS LoungeTwo of WKNC’s The Lounge videos are finalists for Best Vodcast. The first session, a performance of the song “Big Love” by Richmond, Va. artist Matthew E. White, was produced by students Walt Lilly, John Kovalchik, Matt Brown, Michael D’Argenio and Cameren Dolecheck in December 2013. The second video, “The Situation” by Raleigh band T0W3RS, was released in February 2014 in advance of T0W3RS’s performance at WKNC’s Double Barrel Benefit 11. John Kovalchik, Walt Lilly, John Mitchell and Michael D’Argenio produced the video. The Lounge series, launched in October 2013, now features 24 videos from 15 artists and has more than 15,000 views. WKNC’s competition for Best Vodcast comes from “Luke’s Tech Corner” from Orbit TV at Muskingum University and “Live @ KJHK – Your Friend at the Natural History Museum” from KJHK-FM at University of Kansas.

WKNC also earned a finalist nod for Best Social Media for its presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The announcement coincided with WKNC’s 500th Instagram follower. More than 8,000 users follow WKNC on Twitter and the station has and more than 6,600 Facebook fans. WKNC is up against KTSW-FM at Texas State University, KJHK-FM from University of Kansas and Foothill College’s KFJC-FM for the award.

A complete list of finalists in all categories is available from CBI. Winners will be announced at the National Student Electronic Media Convention Oct. 23-25 in Seattle.