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Durham, NC 27708
WXDU's Mission
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

Ticket Giveaway for Sagan Youth performance at Morehead Planetarium

WXDU will offer a ticket giveaway this week to the Sagan Youth performance. On April 2, Sagan Youth will perform their upcoming science-fiction concept album Cela at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.


Record Store Day Bash - April 18th @ Bull City Records (Sponsored by Merge Records, WXDU & NYCTaper)

WXDU is excited to celebrate Record Store Day with our friends at Bull City Records, NYCTaper and Merge Records on April 18th. 

Merge acts Ex Hex, Mac McCaughan, and William Tyler will perform live outside Bull City Records in Durham (2600 Hillsborough Rd). Lagunitas Brewing Company will be on site, and we will be collecting donations to benefit Durham Public Schools via DonorsChoose.org. The whole event is free, open to the public. WXDU will be live-streaming the whole event with our good friend Jonas Blank of NYCTaper behind the mixing board. 

Saturday, April 18
3–6 p.m.
Chaz’s Bull City Records
2600 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC
Rain or shine


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:




Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: March 22, 2015
Top 88.7
1. 14...Hiss Golden Messenger...Southern Grammar...Merge
2. 12...Father John Misty...I Love You, Honeybear...Sub Pop
3. 11...Taurus...No/Thing...self-released
4. 11...Lead Belly...Selections from Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection...Smithsonian Folkways
5. 10...Witch...Kuomboka...Invisible City Editions
6. 10...Colleen Green...I Want to Grow Up...Hardly Art
7. 10...Dan Deacon...Gliss Riffer...Domino
8. 10...The Notations...Still Here: 1967-1973...Numero Group
9. 9...Jose Gonzalez...Vestiges & Claws...Imperial Records
10. 9...Will Butler...Policy...Merge
11. 9...EULA...Wool Sucking...Mirror Universe/Famous Swords
12. 9...Joey Bada$$...B4.Da.$$...Cinematic Music Group/Relentless
13. 8...Damien Dubrovnik...Vegas Fountain...Posh Isolation/Alter
14. 8...Deerhoof...La Isla Bonita...Polyvinyl
15. 8...San Cisco...Gracetown...Island City
16. 8...THEEsatisfaction...EarthEE...Sub Pop
17. 8...Ryley Walker...Primrose Green...Dead Oceans
18. 7...Whatever Brains...One-Sided Triangle...s/r
19. 7...Bombadil...Hold On...Ramseur
20. 7...Growing Old Growing Up...Acting as Others...s/r
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Upcoming Events

WXDU Presents: OBNOX, FLASH WANDS & WINSTON FACIALS at Duke Coffeehouse April 21st

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:00pm

WXDU is incredibly excited to announce our final show of the Spring semester. On April 21st, the prolific and irreplaceable OBNOX, aka Bim Thomas, brings his noisy Noxbeats to Duke Coffeehouse for the first time. With him are negative rockers WINSTON FACIALS, and the rattling rythym & blues trio FLASH WANDS. Ear plugs recommended. Join us, yes?




DJ of the Month!



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.




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.