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WXDU DJ TRAINING!

 If you have ever wanted to be a DJ, now is a great time to join WXDU. We are currently looking for new DJs and will hold a new DJ Orientation this MONDAY February 8th 6pm at Bivins Hall. Please R.S.V.P. with the training team at training@wxdu.org

 

Amelia's Mechanics play live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown Tues at 7pm

Tune into The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown on Tues Feb 9th from 6-8pm to hear a live performance by the Greensboro-based trio of women known as Amelia's Mechanics.  They blend old-time string-band music, fiddles, acoustic and electric guitars, beautiful vocal harmonies and play original country and jazz tunes.  This young trio is about to release their debut record, produced by Jim Avett (father of The Avett Brothers).  Their CD hits the streets on Feb 12th and they will be playing The Pour House on March 11 and Broad Street Cafe on April 2nd.  Tune in to hear them play live in the 7:00 hour Tues evening.

 

WXDU DJ Training!

 If you have ever wanted to be a DJ, now is a great time to join WXDU. We are currently looking for new DJs and will hold a new DJ Orientation this MONDAY February 8th 6pm at Bivins Hall. Please R.S.V.P. with the training team at training@wxdu.org

 

Mystery Donuts: A Tribute To J Dilla (Sun Feb 7)

 Tune in on J Dilla's birthday (Sunday February 7) from 10-11PM to hear MYSTERY DONUTS: A Tribute To J Dilla.

Mixed in with hand-selected tracks from Jay Dee's catalogue, I'll be spinning EXCLUSIVE donuts from beatmakers from all around the globe including COMPUTERS, Ackryte, Raw Stiles and North Cack's own L In Japanese as well as tribute cuts from various crate diggers like Diego Bernal, 14KT, Madlib, Flying Lotus, Javelin and many more.

 

Sequoya, Live Snow Day Interview: Sunday, Jan 31 at 6 PM

Tune in on this very snowy day for conversation with Durham duo Sequoya. We'll be chatting about their music and their upcoming show at the The Broad Street Cafe on Feb 12. Jeremy Blair, who will be also performing with Sequoya on the 12th as Jeremy Blair of Effingham will be on the program with us as well. And if their instruments can handle the cold, the snow and the ice we'll be hearing from both bands live in the studio as well.

We welcome your questions: send them in via our online request line (on the left hand side of our website) at any time during the program.

Tune in at 88.7 FM in the triangle area or at wxdu.org worldwide.

 

Mystery Show: People Who Died, This Sunday, 1/31

We end the first month of the decade by remembering the people we lost in the last ten years. Tune in and rock out once more with some timeless music. Sunday, 1/31 from 10pm-11pm on WXDU, 88.7FM, Durham.

 

Top 80 North Carolina Releases of 2009

Methodology is pretty simple: I count the number of plays each release receives (by all XDU DJs) during an 8-week period after its release. In the handful of cases where a release is close enough to a year boundary that it receives less than 8 weeks, I did a tiny bit of weighting, but in those cases the shift up/down was only 1 or 2 spots on the list. (by the same token, a handful of these were released in December 2008 but received the bulk of their play in 2009, so they're counted here.)

Here, then, are the top 80 NC releases of 2009 as determined by WXDU's DJs:

 

Western Civ, Live Interview: Sunday, Jan 24 at 6 PM

Tune in for a conversation with Chapel Hill band Western Civ. We'll be chatting about their music and their upcoming shows. Additionally, Western Civ will perform acoustic renditions of their songs (for possibly the first time ever!) live on the program.

We welcome your questions: send them in via our online request line (on the left hand side of our website) at any time during the program.

Tune in at 88.7 FM in the triangle area or at wxdu.org worldwide.

 

Azucar y Candela goes LIVE! Thursday

WXDU's DJ Santa Salsera will do a special Azucar y Candela LIVE set this Thursday (1/21) at Mosaic Wine Lounge in Raleigh. No-Cover event features FREE, LIVE LATIN MUSIC by Guillo Carias Trio from 9 pm. Salsera spins classic Nuyorica plus Afro-Cuban grooves, old and new.

Don't forget to tune in here for the regular radio edition Wednesdays 6-8 pm!

More info on Facebook:  "Santa Salsera"

 

Mystery Shows on 1/31 and 2/14: People Who Died

Tune in for a two-part Mystery Show special. Phil B will explore just a few of the great musicians and artists that we've lost in the past decade and will lament about not having enough time to play the rest.

Sunday 1/31 and 2/14, 10-11pm on WXDU, 88.7FM, Durham.