WKNC-FM HD (2016-present)

To celebrate its 50th anniversary as an FM radio station, WKNC flipped the switch on its HD-1 channel on Oct. 9, 2016. Earlier that year WKNC reconfigured its antenna pattern to push its signal further toward Goldsboro and Wilmington, adding an estimated 23,000 households to its coverage pattern. The antenna work and HD transmitter were put of multi-year equipment upgraded that would purchase new audio equipment for all three WKNC studios and see the launch of WKNC HD-2 in January 2019.