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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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Moogfest Tickets: Big Giveaway!

 WXDU will be giving away one pair of all-weekend passes to Moogfest (Asheville, NC October 28-30) on October 16! Listen in to win some concert tickets for local shows this week to be a contender for the massive goodness of all-weekend passes to Moogfest! Head here for the Moogfest Lineup: http://moogfest.com/

 

Manchester 1977-1985 TONIGHT on the College Radio Primer 8-10pm

Tonight on College Radio Primer: WXDU explores the highly influential punk, post-punk & new wave scene looming in heart of the "industrial wasteland" that was late 70's/early 80's Manchester.   Tune in and hear the legends (The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Magazine), the unsung heroes (Blue Orchids, A Certain Ratio, God's Gift, Foreign Press) and a band called Crispy Ambulance....  TONIGHT 8-10pm!

 

WXDU 6th Annual Record Fair

WXDU's 6th Annual Record Fair will take place on Saturday, October 1st from 11am until 4pm at the Duke Coffeehouse on Duke's East Campus. Record vendors and collectors from around the southeast will be there with a huge variety of great records, cd's, and collectibles. Also, Will & Pop's and Pie Pushers will be there if you want some food while you dig through the record bins looking for a great deal.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Contact loudrock@wxdu.org if you have questions.

 

CITY PLAZA TICKET GIVEAWAYS!

 Tune in on Monday Night in the midst of Labor Day festivities for a chance to win tickets to the Hopscotch's Friday night City Plaza Show: reportedly the last gig ever for Guided by Voices, along with Drive-by Truckers and The Dodos.  Tune in 6-8 pm Monday night for a shot at some free tickets! 

 

Jennyanykind on Sunday 8/28

 In anticipation of their upcoming show at Hopscotch, Jennyanykind will be stopping by WXDU from 6-7 pm on Sunday 8/28, Hurricane Irene permitting! They're rock veterans, so that means a lot of musical history and sharing their latest release with us, their split 7" with the Moaners ("Jam Up and Jelly Tight") - including the plans for the near future.  

 

Hopscotch Music Festival Preview Sunday 8/14

 To get folks psyched up for the Hopscotch Music Festival on Sep. 9-11, Savannah will be hosting Hopscotch founders Greg Lowenhagen and Grayson Currin on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday, Aug. 14.  We'll discuss how the festival got started, the initial success, their hopes for this second Hopscotch, and listening to artists that will be performing there.  Listen in! 

 

Update: Free Electric State will now play for WXDU @ Hopscotch's College Radio Showcase

We are happy to announce that Free Electric State will be representing WXDU @ a FREE daytime showcase of college radio in the Triad.  WXDU-Durham, WXYC-Chapel Hill, WKNC-Raleigh and WUAG-Greensboro will bring Nests, Bronzed Chorus, Whatever Brains, and Free Electric State to White Collar Crime in Raleigh on September 10.  Even if you don't have Hopscotch tickets, please join us for this FREE showcase! Port Merchandise of Raleigh is also sponsoring this show! Check them out at www.portmerch.com For more info: .http://freeelectricstate.com/,http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/

 

 

 

 

Make Plans For Sunday

 Join Us Sunday Night From 7-9pm For A Rag And Bone Buffet

 

 

 

"not the spaces you know, but between them" broadcast: Saturday, August 6, 10:00am - 3:00pm

WXDU in conjunction with Three Lobed Recordings is excited to announce a special broadcast of the upcoming 4 LP box set not the spaces you know, but between them. The box set features new music from:
 

Sun City Girls, Steve Gunn, Sonic Youth, Mouthus, Comets on Fire, D. Charles Speer & the Helix / Wooden Wand, Eternal Tapestry, and Bardo Pond.

In addition to broadcasting the full box set, we will also air interviews and play the bonus material that accompanies some versions of the set.

Tune in to 88.7 fm in the Durham area or stream the event live on the WXDU website www.wxdu.org!

More information about the box set can be found at: http://www.threelobed.com/tlr/tlr080.html