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WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.

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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (1/25) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Up first on tonight's schedule at 6:00, we've got Hip Hop Historics with Goatt. DJ Goatt takes a look at hip hop through the collaborations and influences that made it possible and how artists influenced--and were influenced by--social movements. Tonight, he will take us through the career, music and impact of A Tribe Called Quest, an act that cracked open the genre.

I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is next at 7:00. Tonight's guest is Louis Landry, multi-instrumentalist, solo artist and drummer for Curtis Eller's American Circus. He'll be talking about his career and his latest project, a concept album called JJ vs. the Digital Whale.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (1/18) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We start tonight's programming with The Endless Frontier at 6:00 and an interview Rich Schneider, a professor in the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Schneider will discuss his research on the craniofacial development of birds and the connection between evolutionary biology and medicine. He'll also explain the open access movement, an effort to make published academic research available to the general public, and what he's doing to help that happen.

Next at 6:30, we'll join With Good Reason for a conversation about something most of us never see: true darkness. Host Sarah McConnell talks to an author whose book examines the impact of the loss of nighttime darkness and learns about how people dealt with darkness throughout history. Later in the show, titled Let There Be Night, McConnell has a look at how social situations affect IQ and the history of the classical guitar.



all who are interested in becoming a deejay at WXDU in either music or non-music programming are invited to our semesterly new dj information session/interest meeting !

the meeting will be held tomorrow night (jan. 14) at the duke coffeehouse at 7 p.m.

you can find the duke coffeehouse on duke's east campus. turn onto trinity ave from buchanan rd and follow the parking lots to the crowell building. you will ascend at metal staircase to the coffehouse. it is above student health

there will be pizza from lilly's pizza for dinner. vegan pizza will be served !


more information can be found at the facebook event, which is linked above


Top 88.7 Charts

January 25, 2015

Top 88.7
1. 14...Various Artists...Le Pop 8: Les chansons de la nouvelle scene francaise...Le Pop Musik
2. 12...Universal Togetherness Band...Universal Togetherness Band...Numero Group
3. 11...Ty Segall...$ingle$ 2...Drag City
4. 10...Children of the Mushroom...Children of the Mushroom...Out-sider
5. 9...King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard...I'm Your Mind Fuzz...Castle Face
6. 8...Stars...No One is Lost...ATO
7. 8...Verckys et l'Orchestre Veve...Congolese Funk, Afrobeat, and Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978...Analog Africa
8. 7...Various Artists...Imaginational Anthem Vol. 7...Tompkins Square
9. 7...Dean Blunt...Black Metal...Rough Trade
10. 7...Disappears...Irreal...Kranky
11. 7...Guerilla Toss...Smack the Brick...NNA Tapes
12. 7...Viet Cong...Viet Cong...Jagjaguwar
13. 6...Justin Townes Earle...Absent Fathers...Vagrant
14. 6...Various Artists...I'm Just Like You: Sly Stone's Flower 1969-1970...Light in the Attic
15. 6...Game Theory...Dead Center...Omnivore
16. 6...I Think Like Midnight...Warm Seclusion Structure...Quadrapuss Records
17. 6...Jonathan Badger...Verse...Cuneiform
18. 6...Oberon...A Midsummer Night's Dream...Sommor
19. 6...Various Artists...Temporary: Selections from Dunedin's Pop Underground 2011-2014...Fishrider/Ba Da Bing

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The WXDU Archives

 October 2013 marked our 30th year on the air, and in celebration we launched an ongoing project to put archival material online.

Check out our tumblr of scanned print material

and our bandcamp page of live recordings.

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Katie Jane Fernelius is currently a junior at Duke University studying Global Cultural Studies in Literature, as well as Documentary Studies. In her free time, she likes to take long walks, drink hot tea, and curate feminist Ryan Gosling memes. She once touched Hillary Clinton. She may or may not enjoy Taylor Swift music.




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