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Off the Record

124 EpisodesProduced by WKNC 88.1 | NC State Student RadioWebsite

Off the Record features interviews with local and national musicians as aired on WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2.

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September 25th, 2023


valkerie and Erika and Jess from BANGZZ sit down to talk about their upcoming shows on 9/25 and 10/1, as well as a new album(!) and the impact Nightlight's closing has had on the scene.

Phonte from Little Brother

September 19th, 2023


Phillip and Kevelle interview Phonte who is one half of the legendary hip-hop duo, Little Brother. He talked about making NC State history, our love for radio, and their upcoming show at the Made in Durham Block Party …


September 19th, 2023


Radio Bard interviews Jeff Rosenstock, discussing his new album HELLMODE; the lyrics, themes, and overall sounds of the album. They also discuss live music, touring with a variety of musicians, and memories of past …

Wish Queen

September 18th, 2023


The Loaf talks with Wish Queen about her latest single Magic and upcoming album Saturnalia

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Mark Brady

September 15th, 2023


DJ Steel Nipz and Content Creator Carter Norfleet sit down with local Raleigh based comedian Mark Brady to discuss the art of stand up comedy and share his personal experiences.

David Cook

August 25th, 2023


In this episode of Off the Record, Kevelle is interviewing David Cook. He is a rock singer/song-writer who is scheduled to perform at Packapalooza …

Renee from LFG Fest

August 25th, 2023


valkerie sits down with Renee, the mastermind behind LFG Fest, to discuss the ethos of the festival and how it can help connect the area with other DIY scenes


August 11th, 2023


In this episode Off the Record, Kevelle is interviewing Waldemar. They are an indie band from Eau Claire Wisconsin which have been featured on CBS Saturday Morning. Waldemar has recently released their first album, …

The Shoaldiggers

August 9th, 2023


In this episode of Off the Record, Kevelle is interviewing The Shoaldiggers. They are a swamp grass band with a one of a kind sound. They are a local 9-piece-band, which includes a musical saw, that plays all around the …

Canary Complex

July 8th, 2023


The Loaf sits down and talks to NC Local Artist Canary Complex about their sophomore album The Tragic Dance of Dying Leaves.

Max from MAKRS Society

June 9th, 2023


Max from MAKRS Society is the founder of this new music festival. He came in to talk about what it is like running a music festival and their upcoming event, Flower Fest. You can check out the MKRS Society …

Flood District

June 8th, 2023


The Loaf talks with local synth pop band Flood District about themselves and their new full-length Eden To Carry.

My Sister Maura

May 31st, 2023


The Loaf talks with Raleigh local band My Sister Maura about their music, influences and the local scene!


May 15th, 2023


The Loaf talks with Charlotte indie band blankstate. about their ep, full length, and other musical goodness. Check them out @blankstate.official on …

Seneca Burns

April 16th, 2023


Plover and Atticus from Charlotte pop-punk outfit Seneca Burns talked about their show on Friday, April 14th at the Pour House, as well as the importance of the Milestone to the Charlotte punk scene and what it was like …


March 1st, 2023


The Loaf talks with Condado about their new EP Everything I've Done Is Not Enough.


March 1st, 2023


Plover and A-tria mastermind Xavier Latorre talks his journey from Puerto Rico to Asheville, his love of industrial music, and the new sound on his upcoming album TOTAL.


February 21st, 2023


Plover and KPACK officers Kat and Iniya talk about their Spring Showcase and how they got into K-pop and dancing in general.

The Softeners and Le Weekend

February 21st, 2023


Plover is joined by Paul from The Softeners and Matt from Le Weekend to discuss a joint show they played at the Night Rider as well as their …

Matt Southern

February 21st, 2023


Plover talks with local bandleader Matt Southern about his new YouTube series Live From The Nest, which highlights local artists across all genres, as well as upcoming music and performances.

Suki Waterhouse

February 21st, 2023


Plover sits down with the one and only Suki Waterhouse to talk about her new album, her career before getting into music, and making Twitter memes while on a tour bus.


February 18th, 2023


The Loaf talks to Raleigh local band AUGURS, about themselves, music, and the local scene.

FiNE$$E THA PHANTOM & Cash Paradox

January 23rd, 2023


$IDD interviews 47 Eyes on Me members: Fine$$e tha Phantom and Cash Paradox, as they talk about their artistic mindsets and their origins as artists.


January 23rd, 2023


The Loaf talks to Central NC band Weymouth, about their music, social media, the local NC scene, and their favorite video games. You can check out Weymouth on Instagram: @weymouththeband and on Bandcamp

Ernesto Birmingham

January 5th, 2023


In this interview with Ernesto Birmingham, the hip hop artist talks about how he takes inspiration from artists like Childish Gambino and Tyler the Creator and incorporates the latest sounds emerging from the …

Kwame Adu

December 24th, 2022


in This interview with Kwame Adu, the up-and-coming star discusses his journey to success as a solo artist and member of the duo group KWAMZAY. He …


December 23rd, 2022


Diz is an abstract jaz rap start. Diz makes amazingly dense poetic rap that takes inspiration from Earl sweatshirt, luckily and MIKE. We talked about albums, making music and what they want for their future.

Ed E. Ruger

October 24th, 2022


Plover and Greensboro artist Ed E. Ruger discuss his recent album R.O.I. and how it represents the culmination of a journey. Ed's a bona fide …

Newman and Benny Okoto

October 20th, 2022


Plover and Raleigh natives Newman and Benny Okoto discuss their upcoming show at the Fruit, Day Shift, as well as how their recent projects were impacted by the pandemic and manifesting that Kings opens again.

Secret Shame

October 18th, 2022


Plover sits down with Lena from Secret Shame to talk about their upcoming record Autonomy and its deeper meanings, along the way getting into the gentrification of Asheville and being a post-post punk band.

Tongues of Fire

October 18th, 2022


Plover and Tongues of Fire frontman and guitarist Lowell talked their most recent record, Burn My Body Clean and how the pandemic helped shape it. They also deep dived into the Asheville house show and punk scene and …

Small Town Sci-Fi

October 18th, 2022


Plover chats with Jonathan Suarez of Small Town Sci-Fi and talks about their recent EP Psycho as well as the California indie scene, folk vs indie …

Perry Maysun

October 18th, 2022


Perry Maysun is a 20-year-old alternative rapper and producer that has made a name for himself in the underground scene through raw and vulnerable …

Archer Oh

October 4th, 2022


hermajesty and Eubanks interview Archer Oh about their new album, writing songs at little Ceasars, and playing around the orange county diy scene as well as live recording of their songs Dianthysis, drawings of …

Max Gowan

September 18th, 2022


Plover and Raleigh native Max Gowan talked about his new album Glossolalia (and what the title means), while also touching on Hopscotch day party …

Sk the Novelist

August 31st, 2022


Plover sat down with Sk the Novelist along with Cosmo, Lord D Rock, 3amsound, Anderson Burrus, and Vex to discuss Sk’s upcoming album and the release show they’ll be performing, also touching on the Pour House’s impact …

Ryan O'Doud

August 31st, 2022


Plover and CFR Council mastermind Ryan O'Doud talked about their upcoming festival American Babylon 6 which will be at Panther Lake on September 2-5. They discussed the DIY and sub-underground scene that is represented …

American Aquarium

August 25th, 2022


Plover spoke with BJ Barnham of American Aquarium. They talked about his time at NC State, getting started with his band at The Brewery and other Hillsborough Street venues. BJ also gave his impression of stepping into …

Just Roll With It

July 14th, 2022


WKNC program director Adrian Lopez chats with Kam Steele about the Just Roll With It Smash tournament on July 16-17. They also talked about local …


May 4th, 2022


You can find more on TiaCorine on Instagram, Spotify, & YouTube.

Dr. Gary Beckman

May 3rd, 2022


You can find more on NCSU's Arts Entrepreneurship program on their website.


April 22nd, 2022


You can find more on Maasho on Instagram, Spotify, & YouTube.


April 15th, 2022


You can find more on 1pump on Instagram, Spotify, & YouTube.

Allen Catell

April 8th, 2022


You can find more on Allen Cattell on Instagram, Spotify, & YouTube.


April 1st, 2022


You can find more on NOAHH at Instagram and on Spotify or any other platform you listen to podcasts on.


March 25th, 2022


You can find more on NunAfterHours at Instagram and on YouTube.

Saint Michael

March 11th, 2022


You can find more on Saint Michael at Instagram and on Spotify or any other platform you listen to podcasts on.

The Very Wack Show

March 4th, 2022


You can find more on The Very Wack Show at Instagram and on Spotify or any other platform you listen to podcasts on.

Cam Cokas

February 25th, 2022


You can find more of Cam's work on YouTube and at Instagram


February 18th, 2022


You can find more on KHx05 on YouTube and at Instagram. You can also view their set with NC State's Library's "NC State of Sound" by our library.


February 11th, 2022


You can find more on Sunny on YouTube and at Instagram


February 4th, 2022


You can find more on Godric on YouTube and at Instagram.

Big John

January 28th, 2022


You can find more on Big John on YouTube and at Instagram

Swayve Interview

January 24th, 2022


You can find more on Swayve on Spotify and at Instagram.

Lalic Interview (From World College Radio Day Live stream 10/1)

January 12th, 2022


Prolific Melbourne Indie Artist Lalic Sits down with Hermajesty over zoom to discuss their creative output, the changes in their music since they …


December 10th, 2021


See more from Superbloom on their BandCamp


November 19th, 2021


You can find more on 3amsound on YouTube and at Instagram.

Austin Royale

November 12th, 2021


Episode notes: You can find more on Austin Royale on YouTube and at Instagram.

Jooselord Interview

October 29th, 2021


You can find more on Jooselord on YouTube and at Instagram.

Manifest Music Festival 5

October 15th, 2021


Now in its fifth year, Manifest Music Festival is an independent two-day, multistage, underground music festival in Chapel Hill, NC focused on …

Truth Club

September 21st, 2021


WKNC General Manager Maddie interviewed Raleigh band Truth Club on September 18th before their show with Indigo De Souza.

Rrome Alone

September 20th, 2021


WKNC DJ Whippopatomus had a telephone interview with Rrome Alone live from NC Central Prison's Death Row. We discussed his album that he recorded from Death Row as well as the journey he took to get where he's at today.

Camp Howard Interview

September 18th, 2021


hermajesty interviews Nic, Matt, and Wes from Camp Howard before their hometown comeback show after Covid at the Richmond Music Hall where they talk about what happens at Camp Howard, their namesake, hundreds of …

MoneyGangJae Interview

September 11th, 2021


You can find out more about MoneyGangJae on Twitter and listen to his podcast.


August 24th, 2021


Local Raleigh band earther sits down with hermajesty, whippopatamus, and Eubanks to talk about their return to shows, their hiatus, their upcoming projects, life on the road, and fast food.

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers

August 20th, 2021


Hermajesty sat down with Anna Ryan and Jaida Stephenson from Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, a punk band from Canberra, Australia.

Makeout Reef

August 3rd, 2021


Listen to Makeout Reef on Bandcamp and Spotify. You can also view the video interview on our Youtube channel

No Fidelity

August 3rd, 2021


Listen to No Fidelity on Bandcamp & Spotify. You can also view the video interview on our Youtube channel. 

D-Town Brass

April 6th, 2021


Learn more about D-Town Brass and Yung Mattro.

You can also view a video of this interview on YouTube.

Raleigh Downtown Music Venue Employees Fund

April 21st, 2020


Dj Beowvlf sits down with the creators and contributors to the Raleigh Downtown Music Venue Employees Fund. Enjoy a great conversation about how Venue owners came together build this much needed fund.

King Gino

February 26th, 2020


Jeremy sits down with King Gino to discuss his musical influences, his new song Final Boss, and Gino's upbringing all that and more in this informative interview.


January 30th, 2020


Enjoy this great edition of the Who That Lounge with Rome as DOTWAVE Media sits down to discuss origins of the band, digital production vs live instrumentation, and Their musical journey. plus more! tune in for an great …

Mannequin Pussy

January 30th, 2020


Dj Beowvlf catches up with Mannequin Pussy at the King's venue to discuss their decade plus music career with discussions about touring Europe, different lessons learned on the road, and their latest album Patience plus …

DBB17: BlackSurfer

January 28th, 2020


The Double Barrel Benefit 17' hypetrain continues with another great interview this time with Black Surfer! Dj Beowvlf sits down with Black Surfer to discuss how the band formed, meaning behind their songs, and their …

DBB17: Pat Junior

January 20th, 2020


DJ Beowvlf sits down with Headliner Pat Junior to discuss the development of his artistry, Inspirations for his newest album, and heartwarming fan interactions plus more tune in for another great edition of the DBB17 …

DBB17: King Gino

December 17th, 2019


DJ Beowvlf sits down with King Gino to discuss his development as an artist and participation in the collective that is Callisto Records. Independent …

DBB History

December 16th, 2019


In preparation for WKNC's Double Barrel Benefit 17 on Feb. 7 and 8, DJ Beowvlf talks with station adviser Jamie Lynn Gilbert about the history of DBB and Gilbert shares some of her favorite DBB memories.

DBB 17: Vacant Company

December 12th, 2019


The Double Barrel Benefit 17 hypetrain starts with Vacant Company, the amazing band opening night 1 of DBB17. DJ Beowvlf sits down to talk about Vacant Company's journey through the Raleigh music scene, origins of the …

Off the Record: Brazen Youth

November 14th, 2019


DJ Day-Jee sits down with Brazen Youth to talk about their new album 15 Billion Eyes. The band also discuses how their sound has changed, the roots of their music and more! tune in for a great interview

Off The Record: Animal Weapon at Hopscotch

September 18th, 2019


Animalweapon dropped in on DJ Kwe during our live broadcast from the Hopscotch Music Festival's Wristband City.

Off the Record: Delta Rae

August 22nd, 2019


DJ Beowvlf interviews the headliner for Packapalooza Delta Rae's Brittany Hölljes , they discuss how the band came together, how they maintain their …

Off the Record: Splash Jordan

August 14th, 2019


DJ Beowvlf sits down with podcast host Splash Jordan to discuss his live podcast episode in collaboration with WKNC!

Off the Record: Adam Ostrar

August 3rd, 2019


Adam Ostrar stops in before leaving the triangle! DJ Beowvlf sits down with the Texan to talk about his short tour, his recording style, and what working on so many projects has taught him about the ever-changing music …

Off the Record: Lady Moon and the Eclipse

August 3rd, 2019


Lady Moon and (most of) the Eclipse call in for a phone interview! Listen up to hear how the group's strategy for booking shows as well as Lady Moon's advice for how to receive the energy being given off by the …

Off the Record: GRRL

May 20th, 2019


vitamin e and m'lady interview local electronic artist, GRRL, discussing their upcoming album “Pay Attention.” Hailing from Durham, GRRL shares their past and current musical inspirations and the journey that led to …

Off the Record: Rapsody at Dreamville

May 10th, 2019


Brand new General Manager Laura goes into the field to snag some Dreamville content and comes back with an interview with North Carolina’s own …

Off the Record: Mez at Dreamville

May 10th, 2019


North Carolina legend J. Cole brings it back to woflpack territory and the 88.1 team takes full advantage. Jack interviews Mez about how it feels to …

Off the Record: Spud Cannon

April 12th, 2019


DJ Beowvlf is in studio for a second interview with Spud Cannon! Before closing off their tour the band swings by to share some of their newest tracks and reflect on tour memories, including a very kind gesture from a …

Off the Record: Miya Folick

March 7th, 2019


DJ Beowvlf conducts the first phone interview of the HD-2 studio! Miya Folick calls in and the pair discuss Folick's current tour, which includes a …

Off the Record: Lord Fess

March 6th, 2019


Lord Fess and DJ Iron Mic speak about updates in Fess’ life, including changing his stage name and becoming a father.

Off the Record: Sk, the Novelist

March 6th, 2019


DJ Iron Mic sits down with NC State alumnus Sk, the Novelist to talk about his new album “Baggage.”

Off the Record: J.O and Ty Harriz

March 1st, 2019


DJ Iron Mic, Ty Harriz, and J.O talk NC State cyphers and how they promote the growth of hip-hop, influences, and more in this week’s episode of Local Rap Lunch.

Off the Record: Freedom Infinite

March 1st, 2019


DJ Iron Mic interviews Freedom Infinite! The pair discuss growth in production and stage presence, and how to facilitate both.

Off the Record: Precise Politics

March 1st, 2019


Listen in for the first local rap lunch of the new year! DJ Iron Mic chats with Precise Politics about his sound and how he’s made some of the …

Off the Record: Moon Racer

February 1st, 2019


Moon Racer is back at WKNC for a special DBB episode of The Local Beat and to share what some may call the softest, sweetest music in North Carolina …

Off the Record: M8alla

February 1st, 2019


DOUBLE. BARREL. BENEFIT. DJ Beowvlf sits down with local artist M8alla before her appearance at this years's Double Barrel Benefit. Stay tuned to learn more about her life before music and what it was like to open for a …

Off the Record: Young Bull

February 1st, 2019


DOUBLE BARREL BABY!!! Listen for an exclusive interview and a cappella performance by Durham's Young Bull, who will be headlining night two of Double …

Off the Record: Madison Jay

October 23rd, 2018


DJ Iron Mic chats with Madison Jay about his set at the NC State Fair and the long awaited release of his newest single!

Off the Record: VALLEYS

October 15th, 2018


VALLEYS takes over The Saw’s Butcher Shop!

Off the Record: Groove in the Garden

September 25th, 2018


DJ Brockoli interviews some of the faces of Groove in the Garden, including one of its performers! The group chats about how the festival has changed …

Off the Record: Oak City Slums Pt. II

September 25th, 2018


DJ Iron Mic brings Oak City Slums back into the station for round two! The Raleigh-based artist talks about his latest release, Not Well, and how it differs from his previous , then shares some potential future plans.

Off the Record: Boulevards

September 10th, 2018


DJ Beowvlf interviews Boulevards live from Hopscotch Music Festival!

Off the Record: Oak City Slums

August 16th, 2018


Oak City Slums, a former drummer and punk fanatic, talks with DJ Iron Mic about how his varying music interests have influenced his current sound. The two go on to discuss some of his recent work and even play a new …

Off the Record: Spud Cannon

August 15th, 2018


Spud Cannon stops by WKNC for a lounge session and follow-up interview to discuss their show at the Pinhook, what it was like recording their debut …

Off the Record: Shame

August 10th, 2018


DJ Iron Mic brings Shame in to preview some tracks from his newest album, talk about its upcoming release, and share their thoughts on the Dreamville lineup.

Off the Record: JooseLord

July 22nd, 2018


DJ Iron Mic sits down with JooseLord and Jovi Mosconi to discuss some new releases and an upcoming performance.

Off the Record: Groove in the Garden

July 22nd, 2018


Charles Phaneuf and Adam Lindstaedt stopped by WKNC to discuss this year's Groove in the Garden Festival, hosted at the Raleigh Little Theater and sponsored by The Pour House Music Hall. September 22nd, 2018. Doors: …

Off the Record: Skylar Gudasz

May 3rd, 2018


Skylar Gudasz stops by to speak about the tour she’s been on, the album she is finishing up, and her upcoming show at Kings!

Off the Record: Newman and Benny Okoto

May 1st, 2018


DJ Whatsherface chats with Newman and Benny Okoto about their upcoming show in Raleigh, Okoto's brand new release, and each artist's process.

Off the Record: G Yamazawa

April 24th, 2018


DJ Rhythm chats with G Yamazawa about music vs poetry, what it’s been like working away from the east coast, and whether or not he would ever try …

Off the Record: Tiki Jenkins

April 11th, 2018


DJ Rhythm sits down with Tiki Jenkins to talk about when he got his start in North Carolina, and to play some of his newest tracks.

Off the Record: Kooley High

March 30th, 2018


DJ Rhythm sits down with Kooley High to talk about their new album release and play some of its best tracks.

Off the Record: Texoma/Dragmatic

March 23rd, 2018


DJ Whatsherface sits down with local NC bands Texoma and Dragmatic to talk about an upcoming performance, as well as preview a few songs by Texoma.

Off the Record : Chancellor Woodson

March 21st, 2018


Off the Record: Chancellor Woodson

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson sat down with Atomic Man and Case Sensitive to discuss the music he grew up with, why he hopes disco doesn’t make a comeback, and his take o the …

Off the Record : P.A.T. Junior

March 16th, 2018


DJ Iron Mic sits down with P.A.T. Junior to discuss the release of his new EP "Black & Mild."

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