Attempting to shed “white” label, WBAR takes steps toward improving diversity

Nevertheless, WBAR’s long-standing reputation as a space for white students—albeit those with unconventional music taste—has proven difficult to shake. Although it was founded in the early 1990s as an alternative to Columbia’s student radio, WKCR, WBAR has often been a space dominated by white men from Columbia.

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Double Barrel Benefit 15: WKNC to host two-night diverse lineup at Kings

“Double Barrel is a way to bring together a bunch of really cool local music acts that span all of the different genres that WKNC host,” said Sara Darwish, a second-year studying social work and Arabic and the promotions director for WKNC. “To bring together all of these really cool local musicians and promote them while also creating revenue for the station is a win-win.”

On Feb. 2, Double Barrel Benefit 15 will start at popular music venue and bar Kings in downtown Raleigh. Friday night will see performances from Charlotte-based rap and hip-hop artist Well$, Durham rap and hip-hop artist Jooselord Magnus, and electronic artists Diaspoura and RGB.

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