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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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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! and it's not horrible!). The Voice, Ol' Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board -- whatever you call him, we'll be spinning two hours of Sinatra on Sunday afternoon. Check it out!

 

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.  And on Tuesday, they'll be having a pair of free public events: a conversation/q&a session starting at 12:30 in Bone Hall (in the Biddle Music Building), and a reading session of new works by composition graduate students here at Duke starting at 2pm in Baldwin Auditorium.  They should be a really great set of events, so stop by one or all!

 

 

Gray Young on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, 10/17

 Gray Young will be on with Savannah and Joey O this Sunday at 6 pm to schmoozeabout their new album, Staysail, coming out in a week on 307 Knox Records! Tune in...

 

Lurch frontman Jme guest-hosts tonight's Regurgitated Guts!

JME from Lurch is our guest-host on tonight's Regurgitated Guts.  Lurch is joining Cantwell, Gomez and Jordan to help Maple Stave celebrate the release of LP1 this Saturday at the Pinhook.  Tuen in to hear JME blast the metal!  

Regurgitated Guts -- 10pm-midnights -- Every Thursday!

 

WXDU's 5th annual Record Fair!!!

WXDU proudly presents its 5th annual Record Fair on Saturday October 16th from 11am-4pm, in conjunction with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University's exhibit 'The Record.'* The fair will be held inside the museum and all are welcome.  Admission is free (for the fair and for the museum!) and dealers from across the region will be on-hand selling vinyl records, cds, memorabilia, and more.

Send email to: loudrock@wxdu.org or call 684-8871 for more information.

*The Nasher Museum is not a sponsor of this event, nor will the museum benefit from the proceeds.