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Durham, NC 27708
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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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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

Summer DJ Training

Interested in being a DJ at WXDU?

Come to our information meeting at the station on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm! 

No prior radio experience is required and beocming a DJ is open to anyone and everyone.

There will be free pizza. More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/922582411125749/



WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (5/17) 6:00-8:00

Tune in for the latest in science news on the Endless Frontier first at 6:00 tonight.

Up next at 6:30: B.B. King passed away Thursday at the age of 89. Listen as award-winning producer Paul Ingles pays tribute to the blues legend in a one hour program titled "B.B.'s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation."

Then at 7:30, Martin Kang will be in the studio with WXDU Sports. Tonight's show focuses on Duke lacrosse, as both the men's and women's squads have begun NCAA Tournament play. Martin will have post-game comments from coaches and players after the women's squad won their first trip to the semifinals since 2011 after yesterday's win over Princeton. He'll also share what coaches and players had to say following the men's loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (5/10) 6:00-8:00

Check out the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates tonight at 6:00. Listen as the students in this Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club span the Boss's career with music and anecdotes in their monthly show.

Next at 7:00, stay tuned for Goodnight Gracie, where we revisit the Golden Age of Radio. Tonight’s show takes a sinister turn, following the adventures of The Shadow and The Whistler.We’ll start with a November 28, 1948, episode of The Shadow called “The Wig Makers of Doom Street.” On the air in various forms from 1930 through 1954, the Shadow answered the question, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” each week, assuring listeners that “crime does not pay.” The series shared the story of Lamont Cranston, a man who learned the ability to “cloud men’s minds” and become the Shadow, his invisible alter ego, and Margo Lane, his trusted companion. Later in the program is a similarly ominous radio crime drama, one whose narrator, like the Shadow, possesses omniscient knowledge of the crime world—The Whistler, and a May 25, 1952, episode called “Charming Hostess.” The Whistler taunts the “men and women who have stepped into the shadows,” finding delight when their perfect plans inevitably crumble, just as he knew they would.


Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: May 17, 2015

1.13...Daniel Bachman...River...Three Lobed

2.8...Circuit des Yeux...In Plain Speech...Thrill Jockey

3.8...Gemini Lion...Adoration...House of Silk

4.8...Thee Tsunamis...Saturday Night Sweetheart...Magnetic South

5.7...The Weather Station...Loyalty...Paradise of Bachelors

6.7...Metz...Metz II...Sub Pop

7.6...Sagan Youth...Cela...Break World

8.6...Heads on Sticks...Decision|Surrender|Landscape...self-released

9.6...Bitchin Bajas...Transporteur...Hands in the Dark

10.6...Jac Berrocal, David Fenech, Vincent Epplay...Antigravity...Blackest Ever Black

11.5...Mavis Staples...Your Good Fortune...Anti-

12.5...Part 1...Funeral Parade EP...Sacred Bones

13.5...Taraf de Haidouks...Of Lovers, Gamblers, and Parachute Skirts...Crammed Discs

14.5...Saun & Starr...Look Closer...Daptone

15.5...Holydrug Couple...Moonlust...Sacred Bones

16.5...Peach Kelli Pop...Peach Kelli Pop III...Burger

17.5...Mikal Cronin...MCIII...Merge

18.4...The Honeycutters...Me Oh My...Organic

19.4...Bell Witch...Four Phantoms...Profound Lore

20.4...Warm Soda...Symbolic Dream...Castle Face

21.4...Broken English Club...Scars...Cititrax

22.4...Todd Grebe & Cold Country...Citizen...self-released

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DJ of the Month!

Daddy John "Jack" Tarpey


recent releases i'm digging: jovonn - goldtones ep // flesh wounds - in the mouth // legowelt - anaconda flow ep
NINE songs cool dads should be listening to on the way to soccer practice:
1. Orlando Julius - Disco Hi-Life
2. Flesh Wounds - Joy Division Killed My Boner
3. Womack & Womack - Teardrops (12" Extended)
4. Tom Waits - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
5. Pleasurekraft - Troller
6. New Order - Blue Monday
7. Bruce Springsteen - Seaside Bar Song
8. Paranoid London feat. Paris Brightledge - Paris Dub 1
9. No Love - Professor's Son




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.