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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 1/17 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 for the latest in science news, research and developments on The Endless Frontier.

Then at 6:30, we join With Good Reason for a conversation with an author who discusses her time growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, in an episode titled "Coming Home to Big Stone Gap." This episode also discovers the Appalachian past through efforts to collect oral histories of the region's old-timers.

 

WXDU Top 100 + Top 25 Reissues

TOP 100

 

1. 64...Gospel Machine...Your Holy Ghost...self-released

2. 64...Kurt Vile...b'lieve i'm going down...Matador

3. 62...Viet Cong...Viet Cong...Jagjaguwar

4. 60...Panda Bear...Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper...Domino

5. 56...Des Ark...Everything Dies...Graveface

6. 54...Shannon and the Clams...Gone by the Dawn...Hardly Art

7. 53...Various...Daptone Gold II...Daptone

8. 53...Deerhoof...La Isla Bonita...Polyvinyl

9. 52...Yo La Tengo...Stuff Like That There...Matador

10. 51...Sagan Youth...Cela...Break World

11. 51...Hiss Golden Messenger...Southern Grammar...Merge

12. 50...Celestogramme...Wish Vehicles...In Situ

13. 49...Twerps...Range Anxiety...Merge

14. 48...Low...Ones and Sixes...Sub Pop

15. 48...Destroyer...Poison Season...Merge

16. 47...Ryley Walker...Primrose Green...Dead Oceans

17. 47...The Souljazz Orchestra...Resistance...Strut

18. 46...Phil Cook...Southland Mission...Thirty Tigers

19. 45...Daniel Bachman...River...Three Lobed

20. 45...See Gulls...You Can't See Me...Potluck

21. 45...Father John Misty...I Love You, Honeybear...Sub Pop

22. 44...Colleen Green...I Want to Grow Up...Hardly Art

23. 43...Mavis Staples...Your Good Fortune...Anti-

24. 43...Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators...Happiness in Every Style...Timmion

25. 43...U.S. Girls...Half Free...4AD

26. 42...Boulevards...Boulevards EP...Don't Funk with Me

 

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

Up first at 6:00 is The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show. Tonight's episode continues year-end coverage of the top science news of 2015. Tune in for a recap of Nature magazine's 10 most important people in science, as well as a discussion of the improvements to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, the development named Breakthrough of the Year by Science magazine.

Then at 6:30, With Good Reason profiles the Mexo-Americana band David Wax Museum in an episode titled “Where Did You Come From?” This episode is named after the opening track on Watching the Nighttime Come, an album featuring lullabies by Suz Slezak, one of the members of David Wax Museum. Suz joins Sarah McConnell along with band member David Wax to discuss the challenges they've faced on the road. The episode also explores achieving balance, with an interview with Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin, authors of Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family and Life.

 

Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: January 31, 2016

Top 88.7

1. 18...Various Artists...Parallelogram...Three Lobed Recordings

2. 16...Elbowed-Out...Everybody Get Up...Soul Junction

3. 15...Nancy Middleton...Loaded...s/r

4. 15...Atlantic Thrills...Vices...Almost Ready

5. 14...Naked Naps...The Middle...s/r

6. 13...Dylan LeBlanc...Cautionary Tale...Single Lock/Thirty Tigers

7. 13...The Besnard Lakes...A Coliseum Complex Museum...Jagjaguwar

8. 13...Tortoise...The Catastrophist...Thrill Jockey

9. 13...Karsh Kale...Up...Six Degrees

10. 12...Bruce and Vlady...The Reality...Vampisoul

11. 12...Klaus Johann Grobe...Baby Lass Uns Sein b/w Ich Bin Nicht der Grund...Trouble in Mind

12. 11...al riggs...Breakdowner and the Hungry Months...s/r

13. 11...Willie Thrasher...Spirit Child...Light in the Attic

14. 11...Protoje...Ancient Future...Mr. Bongo

15. 10...The Cactus Blossoms...You're Dreaming...Red House

16. 10...Pearl Gates...Countdown b/w The Ritual...Below System

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DJ of the Month!

Michael D.

WXDU's Americana Director offers up some of the best things (old, new and in varied genres) he's heard so far in 2015:

 

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.