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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

WXDU Presents: Amirtha Kidambi's ELDER ONES w/ La Plastique

Join us for an evening of FREE improvisational music Tuesday, April 18 at the Duke Coffeehouse (BYOB!). Music will start at 8 PM. All are welcome!

On their new album, Holy Science, Elder Ones investigate and explore different channels of creative music through free improvisation, experimental art rock and carnatic vocal. Learn more about Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones at her website: http://www.amirthakidambi.com/

La Plastique (https://laplastique.bandcamp.com/releases) is a trio whose sound fuses together keyboards and modular synth with electronically manipulated lap-slide guitar. Their work at once evokes progressive electronic groups like Heldon as well as the late-career electric ramblings of John Fahey (see "The Mill Pond").


2017 Brickside Ticket Purchases

The annual Brickside Festival @ the Duke Coffeehouse is April 1st. Artists this year include WXDU favorites Ævangelist, Open Mike Eagle, Sarah Louise, MAKE and more. Tickets may be purchased online this year via this link, in person at the Duke box office, or over the phone (919-684-4444). 



Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Horse Lords on WXDU

Horse Lords will be joining legendary German experimental music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius live on WXDU for an interview and collaborative in-studio performance on Thursday, March 23rd at noon. Roedelius will play a set at Kings on the 22nd and Horse Lords will play at Neptune's the night of the 23rd. 


Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: May 14, 2017


1.12...The Magnetic Fields...Selections from 50 Song Memoir...Nonesuch

2.11...MNDSGN...Body Wash...Stones Throw

3.10...Slowdive...Slowdive...Dead Oceans

4.9...al Riggs...Hiding From the Sun: An Introduction...self-released

5.9...Evel Arc...Ever What You Ever Want...Rivertown

6.9...Justin Townes Earle...Kids in the Street...New West

7.8...Wooden Wand...Clipper Ship...Three Lobed

8.8...Alice ColtraneTuriyasangitananda ...The Ecstatic Music of...Luaka Bop

9.8...Jens Lekman...Life Will See You Now...Secretly Canadian

10.8...Cate Le Bon...Rock Pool EP...Drag City

11.8...Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society...Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society...Six Degrees

12.8...Kelly Lee Owens...Kelly Lee Owens...Smalltown Supersound

13.7...Jenks Miller and Rose Cross NC...Summerland...self-released

14.7...Gnod...Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine...Rocket

15.7...Joan Shelley...Joan Shelley...No Quarter

16.7...Jeb Loy Nichols...Country Hustle...City Country City

17.7...Andrew Combs...Canyons of my Mind...New West

18.7...Fujiya and Miyagi...Fujiya and Miyagi...Impossible Objects of Desire

19.7...The Feelies...In Between...Bar/None

Read More   |   Previous Weeks

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DJ of the Month!


Mitch is one of our General Managers and you can find him on the air every Sunday evening from 10-11pm! Here are some of his old playlists and a list:


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.