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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.


NEW BUMS live on WXDU today at 3:30pm!

The duo of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, 200 Years, Comets on Fire) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards, solo LPs on Northern-Spy) put out their first full length as NEW BUMS just a few weeks ago, Voices in a Rented Room (on Drag City Records)). Tonight they'll be playing an early show at The Pinhook (117 W. Main St. in Durham) with Tashi Dori that starts at 7pm. Before that, they'll be on air talking with our own J. Kelly Davis and playing a few songs. Good ragged-but-poppy acoustic duo stuff FFO: stripped down Big Star, Epic Soundtracks, 70s psych-folk, etc. Don't miss it!




The WXDU Local Music Series presents Heads on Sticks, Drag Sounds, and Trashettes at the Duke Coffeehouse on Friday, March 28. Come out and support some of the best in local music. Doors are at 8, show starts at 9.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to win a pair of passes to Moogfest, the upcoming electronic music festival to be held April 23 - 27 in Asheville, North Carolina.



WXDU is back on the air!!!!!

 3/14/14. 2pm. After an annoying several days of being off the air due to damage from the ice storm last week, WXDU is back ON AIR! Thanks for your patience.


WXDU Transmitter - Power Outage 3/7/14

The WXDU Transmitter is currently without power. The electric company is working to restore power to area, but unfortunately this means that our broadcast signal, 88.7FM, is temporarily down. In the meantime, we're still playing the good tunes online. You can listen to our webstream here on this webpage or however you normally listen online. We'll be back!



Composer David Kirkland Garner on Polyphonic Perversity this Sunday

This Sunday, March 9, from noon-2pm, Polyphonic Perversity will be joined by Durham-based composer David Kirkland Garner to talk about his new piece "Dark Holler." The 45 minute work fuses Southern American roots music with Garner's own brand of minimalism. The piece was recently recorded by yMusic and a number of local musicians as part of yMusic's 2013-14 residency at Duke. Hope you can tune in.


Tori Amos Ticket Giveaways March 5 - 7

WXDU is giving away tickets to the Tori Amos concert at Durham Performing Arts Center on August 20, 2014. For the chance to win, tune in to WXDU between Wednesday, March 5 and Friday, March 7. Also check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter accounts daily for more information about ticket giveaways. This tour is in support of Amos' 14th studio recording, Unrepentant Geraldines.




WXDU is excited to announce the second installment in our spring local music series! 

Join us for the second show in the series on MARCH 7th at the DUKE COFFEEHOUSE with SOLAR HALOS, MOUNTAIN THROWER, and RUSCHA. 

Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.




WXDU presents Drug Yacht, Maple Stave & City of Medicine THIS FRIDAY

 This Friday at the Duke Coffeehouse, it's the first in our new spring Local Music Series, featuring three of the best bands Durham has to offer.


Daniel Lupton (Sorry State Records) Guest DJing & Interview 10pm - 12am WEDNESDAY (2/19)

Tune in THIS WEDNESDAY 10pm-12am for a special "Pull Down the Shades" with guest DJ Daniel Lupton.  Daniel is the man behind Sorry State: the label, the distro and store (http://www.sorrystaterecords.com/).  Since 2005 he's ran the label out of his Carrboro home and put out a slew of amazing punk LPs & 45s, both local (Whatever Brains, Double Negative, Brain F≠, Cross Laws, Stripmines, etc.) and non-local (The Shitty Limits, Instängd, The #1s, Broken Prayer, Libyans, Rough Kids, etc.).  He also runs a primo distro for the best in punk/hardcore/garage/metal and beyond and recently opened up a new storefront in Raleigh (317 W. Morgan St.).  Daniel knows his stuff. We're very excited to have him spin some records for a few hours.  You won't wanna miss it!  Listen live 88.7fm or stream it on our website (that little box in the top right corner of our homepage)!


DJ Robby's Beatle Novelty Record Cuckoo A Go-Go this Sunday 9-10pm!

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 9-10pm marks the exact day and time the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Beatles' first short appearance on the show was arguably "the show that launched ten-thousand bands," ushering in the garage and psychedelic musical revolution in the mid-sixties. Music was never the same (And you won't be either, after you hear these novelty records)! Robby will be focusing on the humorous knock-offs, tribues, radio promos, and joke records released in the era just after "Beatlemania" hit the US shores. Tune in from 9-10pm Sunday night right here at WXDU!