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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

Sunday (8/24) Night Interview Bonanza! Hopscotch preview and musician John Davis

At 6:00, we'll be talking to Greg Lowenhagan, founder and director of the Hopscotch Music Festival, and Nathan Price, co-director and former day party coordinator. We'll discuss festival details, like the Hopscotch Design Festival, Posterscotch, and the SiteWork art exhibitions, and be playing music from Hopscotch artists. WXDU is a proud Hopscotch media partner, and we're excited to bring you this preview ahead of the festival and our post-show coverage. Learn more at hopscotchmusicfest.com/


WXDU News Sunday (8/17) 6:00-8:00

First at 6:00: Earlier this week, Paul McCartney played the last big show at Candlestick Park before it closes for good. The venue was the site of the Beatles’ final live concert. This hour, we’ll relive some of the band’s first shows in America, with the second half of Paul Ingles’s documentary, “The Beatles in America.” We brought you the first part of the documentary in February to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the states.


WXDU news is next at 7:00. We’ll discuss:


WXDU/Three Lobed Recording Hopscotch Day Party!

 We are excited to partner again with Three Lobed Recordings to present another stellar day party at Hopscotch Music Festival!
Friday September 5

Top 88.7 Charts

August 24, 2014


1. 11...Silent Lunch...Late to Bloom...s/r

2. 9...David Kilgour and the Heavy 8s...End Times Undone...Merge

3. 9...Various Artists...Country Funk Volume II 1967-1974...Light in the Attic

4. 8...Daniel Bachman...Orange County Serenade...Bathetic

5. 8...Rene Marie...I Wanna Be Evil (with Love to Eartha Kitt)...Motema

6. 8...Bobby Patterson...I Got More Soul!...Omnivore

7. 8...Fela Kuti...Finding Fela Soundtrack...Knitting Factory

8. 7...Chris Smither...Still on the Levee...Signature Sounds

9. 7...Muffs...Whoop Dee Doo...Burger

10. 7...Twin Peaks...Wild Onion...Fat Possum

11. 7...White Fence...For the Recently Found Innocent...Drag City

12. 6...Museum Mouth...Alex I Am Nothing...self-released

13. 6...Spider Bags...Frozen Letter...Merge

14. 6...Music Blues...Things Haven't Gone Well...Thrill Jockey

15. 6...The Raveonettes...Pe'ahi...Beat Dies

16. 5...Magpie Feast...Hidden Mothers EP...s/r

17. 5...Karen & the Sorrows...The Names of Things...s/r

18. 5...Jack Clement...For Once and for All...IRS

19. 5...Ambarchi/O'Malley/Dunn...Shade Themes from Kairos...Drag City

20. 5...Apache Dropout...Heavy Window...Magnetic South

21. 5...Chuck Prophet...Night Surfer...YepRoc

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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.

DJ of the Month!


Hey friends! My name is Shark. My show is every other Thursday night from 10 pm to 12 am. I like to play mostly things that are loud and fast. I also like to play things I've never heard before. In addition to DJing, I'm the events director for WXDU which means I do things like help plan awesome events and try to write professional-sounding e-mails. It's a ton of fun! 




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!