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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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Welcome to WXDU!

Check out our upcoming events, our DJ blogs, our current Top 88.7, our live stream, and much much more.

 

Stuff We're Thinking About

Summer DJ Training

Interested in being a DJ at WXDU?

Come to our information meeting at the station on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm! 

No prior radio experience is required and beocming a DJ is open to anyone and everyone.

There will be free pizza. More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/922582411125749/

 

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/28) 6:00-8:00

June is LGBT Pride Month, and with the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage ruling closing out the month, we turn to Philosophy Talk to explore the scientific, religious and philosophical roots of LGBT discourse in America first at 6:00 tonight. Titled "Gay Pride and Prejudice," this episode of Philosophy Talk examines the bases of arguments for gay rights as well as the "moral panic" that fuels opposition to the movement. Hosts John and Ken also address questions from their live audience with guest Gilbert Herdt, cultural and psychological anthropologist and editor of Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight over Sexual Rights.

Then stay tuned for I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out at 7:00. On tonight's show, Sarah and Maria of Raleigh-based See Gulls join Savannah in the WXDU studios to discuss the band's upcoming EP, which will be featured at a release party next month at King's.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/21) 6:00-8:00

Spend your Father's Day evening with WXDU.

Tune in at 6:00 for a discussion of the latest in science research and news on WXDU's own science program, the Endless Frontier.

Then join Deutche Welle's World Link series for a global perspective at 6:30. This week's program, titled "Highs and Lows," explores the stories behind the international headlines, including:

  • Reactions to North Korea's MERS outbreak
  • The ongoing impact of the Islamic State's siege in Iraq
  • A woman who receives her medical degree at 102 years old after the Nazis denied her the title
  • The controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal's racial identity
  • Reflections from South Africa's first interracial married couple on their 30th anniversary
  • A unique approach to helping children affected by Palestine's refugee crisis
  • Why some Indian residents are protesting the government's support of yoga

Next at 7:30, Martin Kang has WXDU Sports. On this week's show:

 

Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: June 21, 2015

Top 88.7

1. 10...Mates of State...You're Going to Make It...Barsuk

2. 10...Nozinja...Nozinja Lodge...Warp

3. 10...Various...Des Jeunes Gens Modernes: Post Punk, Cold Wave et Culture Novo en France 1978-1983...Born Bad

4. 9...Eilen Jewell...Sundown Over Ghost Town...Signature Sounds

5. 9...Guantanamo Baywatch...Darling…It's Too Late...Suicide Squeeze

6. 9...Various Artists...Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll...Dust to Digital

7. 8...Laso Halo...Lasohaloland...s/r

8. 7...Cayucas...Dancing at the Blue Lagoon...Secretly Canadian

9. 7...Flavia Coelho...Mundo Meu...Mr Bongo

10. 7...Thee Oh Sees...Mutilator Defeated at Last...Castle Face

11. 6...Hanz...Reducer...Tri Angle

12. 6...Bishop Nehru...Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP...Mass Appeal

13. 6...Carl Hall...You Don't Know Nothing About Love: The Loma/Atlantic Recordings 1967-1972...Omnivore

14. 6...Crypt Vapor...Tombe Della Citta...Heavy Chains

15. 6...Drainolith...Hysteria...NNA Tapes

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DJ of the Month!

Daddy John "Jack" Tarpey

 

recent releases i'm digging: jovonn - goldtones ep // flesh wounds - in the mouth // legowelt - anaconda flow ep
 
NINE songs cool dads should be listening to on the way to soccer practice:
 
1. Orlando Julius - Disco Hi-Life
2. Flesh Wounds - Joy Division Killed My Boner
3. Womack & Womack - Teardrops (12" Extended)
4. Tom Waits - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
5. Pleasurekraft - Troller
6. New Order - Blue Monday
7. Bruce Springsteen - Seaside Bar Song
8. Paranoid London feat. Paris Brightledge - Paris Dub 1
9. No Love - Professor's Son
 

 

 

 

Listen on Your Phone!

No, we don't have a custom WXDU iPhone app. We've found something BETTER: an app that will let you listen to any streaming radio station: TuneIn Radio, powered by TuneIn.com. It allows you to record, pause & rewind streams, view cover art & artist info. And it's available for iPhoneAndroid, Palm and Blackberry!

 

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.