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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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WXDU/Three Lobed Recording Hopscotch Day Party!

 We are excited to partner again with Three Lobed Recordings to present another stellar day party at Hopscotch Music Festival!
Friday September 5

Natural Snow Buildings

Tune in Saturday (12/14) for a special broadcast of the massive, seven hour release Daughter of Darkness by Natural Snow Buildings. This recording was originally released as a limited-run, six cassette box set in 2009. Earlier this year, Ba Da Bing! Records released box sets in CD and LP formats of these mostly side-long drones.  Natural Snow Buildings is a French duo consisting of Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte.


WXDU 30th Anniversary Celebration!


In October of 1983, Duke University’s AM radio station flipped over to FM with the broadcast of David Bowie’s “Station to Station,” and marked the birth of WXDU - 88.7. Celebrating 30 years of broadcasting, WXDU is throwing a party at the Duke Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 9th.  A testament to the lively interplay between WXDU and the wider community, organizers say several old Triangle bands are reuniting for the show. The line-up features long time members of the WXDU staff and many supporters of the station.


Duke Coffehouse & WXDU Present Calvin Johnson!

monday, september 23rd / 8:30pm doors / 9:00pm show
$5 ga / free with duke id

"Based in Olympia, Wash., Calvin Johnson‘s work in underground culture started as a teenage fan volunteering at the local community radio station, KAOS-FM. He moved on to writing for fanzines, organizing music and film events, playing music in various ill-fated bands. Calvin established K, a locally oriented media outlet, in 1982.


WXDU Presents Thee Open Sex, Drag Sounds, Prisms at the Duke Coffeehouse 4/3

 WXDU is excited to present a concert at the Duke Coffeehouse on April 3rd.  

The line-up includes


Durham Monster Dash and afterparty

WXDU is excited to be a sponsor of this year's Durham Monster Dash!  The DMD is happening on Friday the 26th of October.  Monster Dashers can run through a three mile course or take a kid friendly one mile walk and encounter monsters in spooky downtown Durham.  To learn more and register online go to the Durham Monster Dash website.  

This costumed fun run benefits the following charities that enhance children's lives through creative expression:

Girls Rock NC

Keep Durham Beautiful



Hopscotch Day Party sponsored by Three Lobed Recordings and WXDU!

We are excited to announce our Hopscotch Music Festival day party!  WXDU has teamed up with Three Lobed Recordings to put together a unique show featuring current and past Hopscotch performers.  It's all going down on Friday, September 7th at Kings Barcade!  Did we mention yet that it's FREE?!

Like it says on the Facebook event page - If you're into free / avant / psych / out / other music, this is where you're going to want to be. 


WXDU Presents the 2nd Annual Bull City Metal Fest!

The Second Annual Bull City Metal Fest, brought to you in part by WXDU, is happening the weekend of February 3rd and 4th at the Casbah.  We'll be giving away tickets to the fest during our weekly meatl show "Beyond Good and Evil," Saturday evenings from 6-8pm. This year's line-up:

Black Tusk
Shadow of the Destroyer
Bitter Resolve
Church of Wolves
Gross Reality
Dark Sea Dream