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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

Isasa Radio Session on WXDU Monday, July 24 @ 5:00 PM

Tune in next Monday, July 24th at 5:00 PM to catch a live set from Spanish guitarist Isasa (


WXDU Presents: Amirtha Kidambi's ELDER ONES w/ La Plastique

Join us for an evening of FREE improvisational music Tuesday, April 18 at the Duke Coffeehouse (BYOB!). Music will start at 8 PM. All are welcome!

On their new album, Holy Science, Elder Ones investigate and explore different channels of creative music through free improvisation, experimental art rock and carnatic vocal. Learn more about Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones at her website: http://www.amirthakidambi.com/

La Plastique (https://laplastique.bandcamp.com/releases) is a trio whose sound fuses together keyboards and modular synth with electronically manipulated lap-slide guitar. Their work at once evokes progressive electronic groups like Heldon as well as the late-career electric ramblings of John Fahey (see "The Mill Pond").


2017 Brickside Ticket Purchases

The annual Brickside Festival @ the Duke Coffeehouse is April 1st. Artists this year include WXDU favorites Ævangelist, Open Mike Eagle, Sarah Louise, MAKE and more. Tickets may be purchased online this year via this link, in person at the Duke box office, or over the phone (919-684-4444). 



Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: September 10, 2017



1.13...The War On Drugs...A Deeper Understanding...Atlantic

2.10...Rosali...Out of Love...Siltbreeze

3.9...Lal & Mike Waterson...Bright Phoebus...Domino

4.7...Rachel Baiman...Shame...Free Dirt

5.7...David Rawlings...Poor David's Almanack...Acony

6.7...Kacy & Clayton...The Siren's Song...New West

7.7...Aine O'Dwyer...Gallarais...MIE Music

8.7...Ben Frost...Threshold of Faith...Mute

9.7...Yowler...The Offer...Double Double Whammy

10.7...Chastity Belt...I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone...Hardly Art

11.7...The Octopus Project...Memory Mirror...Robot High School

12.7...Sudan Archives...Sudan Archives...Stones Throw

13.6...Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins, Myra Melford...MZM...Infrequent Streams

14.6...Sannhet...So Numb...Profound Lore

15.6...Flesh Wounds...Lost Tracks...self-released

16.6...Soccer Mommy...Collection...Fat Possum

17.6...Various Artists...Lost Souls Volume 5: Garage, Psychedelic & Rock Oddities from Arkansas and Beyond 1966-1972...Psych of the South

18.6...Brian Case...Spirit Design...Hands in the Dark

19.5...Tom Brosseau...Treasures Untold...Crossbill

20.5...This is the Kit...Moonshine Freeze...Rough Trade

21.5...White Suns...Psychic Drift...The Flenser

Read More   |   Previous Weeks

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DJ of the Month!


Mitch is one of our General Managers and you can find him on the air every Sunday evening from 10-11pm! Here are some of his old playlists and a list:


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.