About The Local Beat The Local Beat is a conversational interview series with North Carolina musicians that features them and their music for the purpose of promoting upcoming performances, releases and the artists themselves. The show has been running for over a decade and is proud to have featured some of NC's music legends before they made it big. The Local Beat is a great way to showcase the local best! About Laura Mooney Hosting the Local Beat for almost two years (at time of writing) is one of my greatest joys at WKNC. I was handed this show and trained in its execution by Farah Hamouda and began officially running it in August 2018. In this time I've released over 50 episodes, though that's probably on the low end of the estimation. I have been a fan of local music since the middle of my high school career and deeply invested in the scene throughout college. Truly getting to interview, record, and stream sessions with some of my favorite artists (some of whom have become cherished friends) is such an honor and gift. Anyways, I'm rambling but I hope my love of local creatives comes across. Beowvlf OUUUT!