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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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Stuff We're Thinking About

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (3/1) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the Endless Frontier. Tonight's show explores new research that suggests that biological sex exists on a spectrum rather than as a set of binary options. Then we'll take a look at DNA's ability to store information and the structural similarities between the brain regions responsible for movement coordination in humans and lampreys.

At 6:30, WXDU News has an episode of Spectrum, Deutsche Welle's news magazine program, called "the Good and the Bad." DW's reporters examine the impacts of India's recent swine flu outbreak and how declining Ebola infection rates hamper vaccine development. This episode also delves into the effort to create a safer Internet, the move to get kids more involved with computer programming in Europe and music's growing medical application in Australia.


WXDU Presents: SPRAY PAINT, WHATEVER BRAINS & DAVIDIANS at Duke Coffeehouse April 1st

 WXDU proudly presents three of the South's best bands at Duke Coffeehouse on April 1st. Austin, TX gnarled postpunks SPRAY PAINT are stopping through Durham for the first time on a short run of dates around the Southeast. Their "Clean Blood, Regular Acid" LP on Monofonus Press was one of the best albums of 2014. Along for the ride are everyone's favorite Raleigh punk weirdos WHATEVER BRAINS, and leftfield hardcore manglers DAVIDIANS. This is a show you won't want to miss:




WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (2/22) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for Hip Hop Historics, a show that tracks the careers of some of hip hop's biggest players as they responded to and impacted social and cultural movements. Tonight, DJ Goatt takes a look at how Run DMC took the leap into the mainstream.

Next at 7:00, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out welcomes Cantwell, Gomez & Jordan to the studio to talk about their upcoming album, titled Half Finished Bobcat. The group will play a show with Pipe, Whatever Brains and Whorecough to celebrate the CD release on March 6 at Nightlight in Chapel Hill.


Top 88.7 Charts

February 22, 2015
Top 88.7
1. 11...Deerhoof...La Isla Bonita...Polyvinyl
2. 9...Twerps...Range Anxiety...Merge
3. 8...Benji Hughes...xxoxoxx...self-released
4. 7...6 String Drag...Roots Rock 'N' Roll...Bloodshot
5. 7...Birds of Avalon...Disappearance...Third Uncle
6. 7...Jeff Cowell...Lucky Strikes and Liquid Gold...Numero Group
7. 7...Bettye LaVette...Worthy...Cherry Red
8. 7...Mount Eerie...Sauna...PW Elverum and Sun
9. 7...Zs ...Xe...Northern Spy
10. 7...Ata Kak...Obaa Sima...Awesome Tapes from Africa
11. 7...Witch...Kuomboka...Invisible City Editions
12. 6...American Aquarium...Wolves...s/r
13. 6...Various Artists...I'm Just Like You: Sly Stone's Flower 1969-1970...Light in the Attic
14. 6...Eternal Tapestry...Wild Strawberries...Thrill Jockey
15. 6...Jessica Pratt...On Your Own Love Again...Drag City
16. 6...Sonny and the Sunsets...Talent Night at the Ashram...Polyvinyl
17. 6...Various Artists...She Knows More Than She Thinks...Not Not Fun
18. 6...Night & Tickets...Actually I Really Hate Summer...Constellation Tatsu
19. 5...Gurf Morlix...Eatin' at Me...Rootball
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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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