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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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Check out our upcoming events, our DJ blogs, our current Top 88.7, our live stream, and much much more.


Stuff We're Thinking About

WXDU News Sunday (7/6) 6:00-8:00

2014 is an election year, and as in any campaign period, Americans are talking a lot about the issues. Tonight on WXDU news, we look at two important election issues: gun control and poverty.

First at 6:00, we join BackStory with the American History Guys in a rebroadcast of "Straight Shot: Guns in America," an episode that first aired after the December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. The guys explore the history of gun ownership in America and the meaning of the Second Amendment. For more information on this and other episodes, visit backstoryradio.org.


WXDU News tonight (6/29) 6-8 p.m.

Tonight on WXDU News, we will explore freedom and remembrance as Americans prepare to celebrate the 4th of July on Friday.

First at 6:00, in an episode called "The Right to Vote," Humankind discusses one of America's most central freedoms--the right to vote--and the history of certain groups being denied that right. This episode examines the disenfranchisement of women and African Americans into the 20th Century, the impact of voter identification laws, and the laws that prevent convicted felons from voting after their release from prison.


WXDU News Sunday (6/22) 6:00-8:00

Tune in to WXDU tonight from 6:00-8:00. Tonight we'll learn about the humanities in STEM education, Boy Scout policies on homosexuality, and the growing problem of noise pollution.

First at 6:00, With Good Reason talks about the role of the humanities in STEM education, and later, takes a look at a modern invention you probably don't think much about: the zipper.

Next at 7:00, OutCasting examines the Boy Scouts of America's May 2013 decision to lift its ban on gay youth members, the history of the ban, and its impact on members.

And after that, Making Contact explores noise pollution, its causes, and its effect on wildlife and human health.


Top 88.7 Charts

July 6, 2014
Top 88.7
1. 9...Scottdale String Band...Old Folks Better Go to Bed: Early Country Blues, Rags, and Breakdowns...Arhoolie
2. 8...Bumper Jacksons...Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In...s/r
3. 8...Smoky Babe...Way Back in the Country Blues: The Lost Dr. Oster Recordings...Arhoolie
4. 7...Illum Sphere...Spectre Vex EP...Ninja Tune
5. 7...Muyei Power...Sierra Leone in 1970s USA...Soundway
6. 6...Horizontal Hold...This is Not a Living...Potluck
7. 6...Le Weekend...No Object...Potluck
8. 6...A Sunny Day in Glasgow...Sea When Absent...Lefse
9. 6...Kasai Allstars...Beware the Fetish...Crammed Discs
10. 6...Mike Cooper...Trout Steel...Paradise of Bachelors
11. 5...Ama Divers...An Echo in the Sound...s/r
12. 5...Bob Mould...Beauty and Ruin...Merge
13. 5...Fucked Up...Glass Boys...Matador
14. 5...Los Hacheros...Pilon...Chulo
15. 5...Lower...Seek Warmer Climes...Matador
16. 5...The Bombay Royale...The Island of Dr. Electro...HopeStreet Recordings
17. 4...The Backsliders...Raleighwood EP...self-released
18. 4...8-Bit Operators...Enjoy the Science...Receptors Music
19. 4...Amen Dunes...Love...Sacred Bones
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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!