Fast Facts

History

  • The first Agromeck yearbook was published in 1903, making it the University’s oldest publication.
  • Technician newspaper began printing in 1920.
  • NC State student radio started in 1944 and has been on the air as WKNC 88.1 FM since October 9, 1966.
  • The first Windhover literary and visual arts magazine was published in 1964.
  • Nubian Message’s first newspaper was printed November 30, 1992.
  • The first glossy magazine, now branded Roundabout, was published in 2016.

Activities

  • Technician is a weekly print newspaper and daily website reporting on news, sports, arts and entertainment, and commentary of interest to the University community.
  • Nubian Message is a biweekly newspaper and website serving as the voice of NC State’s African-American students and highlighting other marginalized campus communities.
  • Roundabout is a glossy, full-color magazine printed four times a year. Each edition highlights topics relevant to students during that time of year, such as housing, wellness, and dining and culture.
  • WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1 is a student-run, non-commercial radio station. Operating 24/7/365, WKNC’s 25,000-watt broadcast signal reaches listeners throughout the entire Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill market. WKNC prides itself on offering alternative programming of indie rock, electronic, hip-hop and metal, with a heavy focus on North Carolina music.
  • Agromeck yearbook serves as the final historical record of events from a student perspective.
  • Windhover is an annual literary, visual and musical arts magazine representing the creativity of students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Participation

  • More than 300 students spend time as an employee or volunteer with NC State Student media each year.
  • Technician distributes 4,000 print newspapers each week during the fall and spring semesters to 68 on-campus locations and 23 off-campus locations.
  • Nubian Message has a bi-weekly circulation of 1,500 print newspapers to 51 on-campus locations and 23 off-campus locations.
  • NC State students make up an estimated 40 percent of WKNC’s listening audience.
  • More than 700 students are featured in each year’s Agromeck.
  • 1,200 copies of Windhover are distributed each spring.
  • The Student Media Business and Marketing Office is responsible for bringing in more than $115,000 in print and online ads and radio sponsorships each year.