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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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Record Store Day Bash - April 18th @ Bull City Records (Sponsored by Merge Records, WXDU & NYCTaper)

WXDU is excited to celebrate Record Store Day with our friends at Bull City Records, NYCTaper and Merge Records on April 18th. 

Merge acts Ex Hex, Mac McCaughan, and William Tyler will perform live outside Bull City Records in Durham (2600 Hillsborough Rd). Lagunitas Brewing Company will be on site, and we will be collecting donations to benefit Durham Public Schools via DonorsChoose.org. The whole event is free, open to the public. WXDU will be live-streaming the whole event with our good friend Jonas Blank of NYCTaper behind the mixing board. 

Saturday, April 18
3–6 p.m.
Chaz’s Bull City Records
2600 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC
Rain or shine

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (4/19) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the latest episode of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's science news and interview program.

Then at 6:30, WXDU News reports on the noose that was hung from a tree on campus on April 1. Tonight's show will examine the historical significance and modern meaning of the noose symbol, reactions of the Duke student body and the response of the University administration.

Next at 7:00, WXDU Sports looks forward to next season for Duke's men's and women's basketball teams, plus news from Duke's men's and women's Lacrosse and men's and women's Track and Field squads. Then stay tuned for the conclusion of the Hyzdu Diaries, the audio chronicle of former Major Leaguer Adam Hyzdu's quest for a starting spot in the big leagues.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (4/12) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates, the program produced by students in the Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen fan club. Each month, the kids share stories and songs spanning the Boss's career.

Goodnight Gracie, the show that revisits the Golden Age of Radio, is next at 7:00. Tonight’s program features a 1940s-style battle of the sexes through the eyes of the characters of two popular working-class comedies of the era: Fibber McGee and Molly and The Life of Riley. First on tonight's program, in a December 8, 1942, episode titled "Women are Taking Over," we join Jim and Marian Jordan, the husband and wife vaudeville duo-turned radio team better known as Fibber McGee and Molly, as Fibber is upset by the wartime influx of women into the workplace. Then we'll meet Chester A. Riley, played by William Bendix, who tries to prove women are--and should be--inferior to men in a January 1, 1948, episode of The Life of Riley called “Equal Rights."

 

Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: April 12, 2015

1.16...Sagan Youth...Cela...Break World

2.13...Celestogramme...Wish Vehicles...In Situ

3.12...Greg Grease...Born to Lurk Forced to Work...Sound Verite Records/River Life

4.12...Various...Disco: A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82...Soul Jazz

5.12...Captain Beefheart...Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972...Rhino

6.11...Various...CHICAS vol. 2: Spanish Female Singers, 1963-1978...Vampisoul

7.11...Niyaz...Fourth Light...Six Degrees

8.11...Various...Nippon Girls 2...Big Beat

9.10...Crotocosm...Fanatic EP...Second Circle

10.10...Courtney Barnett...Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit...Mom + Pop

11.9...Helena Hauff...Lex Tertia...Werk Discs/Ninja Tune

12.9...Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman & The Green Valley Boys...1950s-60s Broadcasts...Patuxent

13.9...James Blackshaw...Summoning Suns...Important

14.9...Anna & Elizabeth...Anna & Elizabeth...Free Dirt

15.9...Jovonn...Goldtones EP...Clone Classic Cuts

16.8...Lightning Bolt...Fantasy Empire...Thrill Jockey

17.8...Ryley Walker...Primrose Green...Dead Oceans

18.8...Colleen Green...I Want to Grow Up...Hardly Art

19.7...Benji Hughes...Songs in the Key of Animals...self-released

20.7...The McCrary Sisters...Let's Go...MCC

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Upcoming Events

WXDU Presents: OBNOX, FLASH WANDS & WINSTON FACIALS at Duke Coffeehouse April 21st

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:00pm

WXDU is incredibly excited to announce our final show of the Spring semester. On April 21st, the prolific and irreplaceable OBNOX, aka Bim Thomas, brings his noisy Noxbeats to Duke Coffeehouse for the first time. With him are negative rockers WINSTON FACIALS, and the rattling rythym & blues trio FLASH WANDS. Ear plugs recommended. Join us, yes?

https://www.facebook.com/events/807279262694737/

 

 

DJ of the Month!

KJF

 

Katie Jane Fernelius is currently a junior at Duke University studying Global Cultural Studies in Literature, as well as Documentary Studies. In her free time, she likes to take long walks, drink hot tea, and curate feminist Ryan Gosling memes. She once touched Hillary Clinton. She may or may not enjoy Taylor Swift music.
 

 

 

 

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.