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WXDU 88.7 FM
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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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Stuff We're Thinking About

Ticket Giveaway Thursday, July 17 for Merge 25 Fest

WXDU has a pair of tickets to give away for the Saturday, July 26 Merge 25 Fest outdoor party from 1-10pm. For the chance to win, listen to WXDU tomorrow evening (Thursday, July 17) and also check WXDU's Facebook/Twitter posts for a more detailed giveaway time. More information about the festival can be found here.


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.


Top 88.7 Charts

July 13, 2014


1. 11...Lee Fields...Emma Jean...Truth & Soul

2. 10...Marissa Nadler...July...Sacred Bones

3. 9...Dan Melchior Und Das Menace...Hunger...Castle Face

4. 9...Dredd Foole & Ben Chasny...Drunk with Insignificance...Feeding Tube

5. 9...Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper...FRKWYS Vol. 11: Cantos de Lisboa...RVNG Intl.

6. 8...Ama Divers...An Echo in the Sound...s/r

7. 8...Horizontal Hold...This is Not a Living...Potluck

8. 8...Tiny Ruins...Brightly Painted One...Flying Nun/Arch Hill

9. 7...The Backsliders...Raleighwood EP...self-released

10. 7...Various...Book of Horizons...New World

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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!