NC State's WKNC And University of Minnesota's Radio K Join Forces On Mixtape
May 27, 2015 at 12:26 PM (PT)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE Non-Comm WKNC (88.1 FM)/RALEIGH and UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Non-Comm KUOM (RADIO K)/MINNEAPOLIS have joined forces to release "All Summer No Bummer," a collaborative mixtape featuring 20 summery songs from the two respective states. Last week the stations premiered two tracks each day selected by the other station and then released the whole set for free download on BANDCAMP on MAY 22nd.
RADIO K began its music exchange program with RADIO UTD at UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at DALLAS in 2011 and hosted a “foreign trade” with CJLO at CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY in MONTREAL in 2012.
“I'd made friends with some of WKNC's current and former employees through CMJ and their positions at promotion companies, and I was texting now-graduated PD WALT LILLY a few months back when I realized that WKNC would be the perfect partner for a new music exchange, considering how great all the WKNC alums I've met are and how passionate they all are about the local music scene,” RADIO K MD ROSS KOEBERL commented. “I pitched it to WALT, he was beyond enthusiastic, and we're both super proud of the resulting compilation and lovin' each other's local scenes that much more!”
For its part, WKNC selected songs from NORTH CAROLINA groups FAMILY BIKE, NAKED NAPS, LONNIE WALKER, ASTRO COWBOY, DOCKING, BODY GAMES, GRRL, SUNSHINE FACES, GHOSTT BLLONDE and LESS WESTERN.
RADIO K included tracks from MINNESOTA bands SOCIAL DISASTER, FRANKIE TEARDROP, WHAT TYRANTS, THE VELVETEENS, HAR-DI-HAR, GLOW MECHANICS, BAE TIGRE, TREADING NORTH, WILLIAM WITHIN and JOEY MICHAELS.
"WKNC loves NORTH CAROLINA music so we jumped at the opportunity to share some of it with another college radio audience," WKNC GM MATT BROWN. "Only one of the bands from RADIO K had been played before on WKNC, so this project also brought some great new tracks to our listeners."
BROWN selected WKNC's half of the mixtape with LILLY, current PD JAKE PHILLIPS and OM JAKE DAVIS. KOEBERL curated RADIO K's portion.
"All Summer No Bummer" will be available for download for the next two weeks at http://radiok.bandcamp.com/album/all-summer-no-bummer-a-radio-k-wknc-tune-trade.