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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 Hopscotch 2014 Coverage, w/photos by PJ Sykes

Well, it's hard to believe, but Hopscotch 2014 is in the history books. Many thanks to Cory Rayborn of Three Lobed Recordings for another successful day-party collaboration. Thanks also to all the performers: Daniel Bachman, Zeke Graves, Nathan Bowles, Mike Gangloff, Jenks Miller + Rose Cross NC, Little Black Egg Big Band, Sunburned Hand of the Man, MV+EE, Mary Lattimore, Thurston Moore & Ryan Sawyer. Thanks to our dear friends at Kings Barcade for putting up with this silliness year after year. Thanks to Jonas Blank of NYCTaper for providing an immaculate audio feed for our simulcast, as well as [some] recordings for download after the fact (keep checking back to nyctaper.com for more uploads).

Thanks to all of our WXDU DJs who tweeted throughout the weekend. Thanks to Zachary Lechner for attending far too many shows, and writing up his thoughts about all of them in the following posts:

Hopscotch 2014 Day 1
Hopscotch 2014 Day 2
Hopscotch 2014 Day 3


WXDU News, Sports, and Information tonight (9/21) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tonight on WXDU, we've got the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates, Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen fan club show. The kids take to the air at 6:00, when they'll be highlighting the best of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Next at 7:00, With Good Reason, in a program called "When America Took to the Air," shares the story of Aviation in America and how World War I fighter jets and stunt pilots led to the development of air mail and commercial flight. Later, they discuss the newest actor to take over the role of Doctor Who, who becomes the 12th Doctor in the show's more than 50-year run.

Then at 7:30, Martin Kang will have WXDU Sports. Martin will report the latest scores and sports news. He will also share a piece produced by Y-Press called "A Girl on the Football Team?!" which profiles one middle school girl who plays on her school's otherwise all-boy football team. Martin will also have a look at women who compete as boxers, in Radio Diaries' documentary "Teen Contender."


"Close Up the Honky Tonks," rotating Americana show, starts Saturday

WXDU announces the addition of "Close Up the Honky Tonks," a new rotating Americana show, to the fall schedule.

"Close Up the Honky Tonks" starts this Saturday, September 20 and airs every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

Each week a new WXDU DJ will host, offering a wide variety of rockin' country, bluegrass and folk tunes, as well as some rootsier rock selections. Listen in this fall to hear theme shows, artist showcases and much more. And put in your requests to help shape the show!

We hope you'll tune in to "Close Up the Honky Tonks," Saturdays this fall from noon to 2 p.m. Listen in at 88.7 FM and WXDU.org.




Top 88.7 Charts

September 14, 2014
Top 88.7
1. 10...Drag Sounds...II...s/r
2. 10...Last Year's Men...Underwhelmed...s/r
3. 10...Chrome...Feel it Like a Scientist...King of Spades
4. 10...Roland S. Howard...Pop Crimes...Fat Possum
5. 9...The Tills...Howlin'...s/r
6. 9...Ty Segall...Manipulator...Drag City
7. 9...Wooden Wand...Farmer's Comer...Fire
8. 8...Hiss Golden Messenger...Lateness of Dancers...Merge
9. 8...Silent Lunch...Late to Bloom...s/r
10. 8...Microscopic Septet...Manhattan Moonrise...Cuneiform
11. 8...Various Artists...Country Funk Volume II 1967-1974...Light in the Attic
12. 7...Ashrae Fax...Never Really Been Into It...Mexican Summer
13. 7...Rosebuds...Sand + Silence...Western Vinyl
14. 6...Tashi Dorji...Tashi Dorji...Hermit Hut
15. 6...Karen & the Sorrows...The Names of Things...s/r
16. 6...Lone Justice...This is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983...Omnivore
17. 6...Allah-Las...Worship the Sun...Innovative Leisure
18. 6...Owen Maercks...Teenage Sex Therapist...Feeding Tube
19. 6...White Hills...Glitter Glamour Atrocity...Thrill Jockey
20. 5...Museum Mouth...Alex I Am Nothing...self-released
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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!