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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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4AD: The Classic Years - College Radio Primer Monday, January 3, 8-10pm

During its classic years from 1980-1992, the British independent record label 4AD amassed an impressive and diverse roster of artists. Formed in 1979 by Beggars Banquet record store employees, Ivo Watts-Russell and early business partner Peter Kent, 4AD was on the cutting edge of independent music. Kent left early on and Ivo began to curate for the label a range of pioneering bands such as Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and the Pixies. Not only was 4AD known for its music but also for its collaboration with graphic designer Vaughn Oliver of v23 (formerly 23 Envelope).

 

Top 100 countdown 1/1/11

Tune in tomorrow for the xth anual WXDU top 100 countdown!  We'll be going through the top records of the year from 9am to 11pm.  Here's the schedule:
 
9am-10am Andy R plays some of the top jazz releases
10-noon Andy B (100-81)
noon-1pm Georg looks at the best world music releases
1-2 Georg (81-71)
2-4 Kelly (70-51)
4-5 Wendy (50-41)
5-6 Wendy goes through the top RPM releases
6-9 Dan, Dave, and Matt (40-11)
9-10 J (10-1)
10-11 J plays the top hip hop albums
 

 

 

WXDU Winter Holiday Schedule

The holiday season is upon us, and that means that many WXDU DJ's are travelling and visiting family and friends. We're doing our best to keep the tunes jamming, so bear with us. Check back often, because, if we aren't here at the station playing great music, we will be soon. Thanks for listening. Happy Holidays.
 

So who is this guy and why is he here?

Why does a 50 something guy join a college radio station? Because it's there?      

 

Frank Sinatra Tribute Sunday 12/12 2-4pm

December 12 is Frank Sinatra's birthday, and Divaville Lounge will feature a 2-hour tribute co-hosted by Georg and Sarah. By any measure Sinatra was one of the most important singers of the 20th century. We'll play classics from every era of Sinatra's career, including his early years with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey big bands; the Concepts series at Capitol; the Rat Pack years; songs from his decades-long movie career; live performances; radio and television appearances; plus some rare finds like an unreleased theme song to "The Man with the Golden Arm," and a duet with Groucho Marx (really!

 

WXDU Rocks the CASBAH Sat. Dec. 11th 10p-2a

WXDU Rocks Casbah this Saturday night!!

A full line-up of DJs playing some awesome tunes!

10p-11p: DJ Nine (IX)

11p-12a: DJ HAAS

12a-1a: DJ Chu

1a-2a: DJ Just Karen

No cover, but Casbah requires a $5 membership. Members can bring one guest. 18+

 

 

Boston Vs. L.A. Tuesday Night on Nobody's Driving (10pm-Midnight)

Tune in Tuesday when Nobody's Driving keeps the versus series rolling with Dan & Dave R as they cover the intense rivalry that goes beyond the basketball court.  Boston vs. L.A.  10pm-Midnight!

 

Battle of the Labels tonight on Nobody's Driving (10pm-Midnight) - SST vs. Dischord vs. Homestead Records

Tune in at 10pm tonight when MysticHorse, Andy S, and Decker battle it out to see which label reigns supreme.

 

Troika Music Festival on WXDU!

Durham's own Troika Music Festival will be going on from Nov. 4-6 in various venues throughout town - and you can get in for free.  Two Troika passes will be given away during the Vinyl Revolution show 10:30 am - noon Fri. Oct. 29, and on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Sun. 6-7 pm Sun. Oct. 31 (Halloween!).  On ILYBBYSO, Savannah and Joey O will be talking with Greg Humphreys and Scott Carle of Dillon Fence! They'll be playing at Motorco for Troika, Fri. Nov. 5.

Check out more info www.troikamusicfestival.org

 

The Bad Plus Residency

Jazz trio extraordinaire The Bad Plus, who's new album Never Stop has been gracing our airwaves for the past few weeks, will be hanging out in Durham on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26.  There are lots of events planned, a full listing of which is available here.  A couple events stand out as being of particular interest to you WXDU-ites.  On Monday evening, the group will host a listening party at the Pinhook.