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WXDU 88.7 FM
PO Box 90689
Duke Station
Durham, NC 27708
WXDU's Mission
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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Check out our upcoming events, our DJ blogs, our current Top 88.7, our live stream, and much much more.


Stuff We're Thinking About

Next SUNDAY 10/26: Know Your Poll Party! at the Pinhook

WXDU is proud to cosponsor an early voting rally at The Pinhook next Sunday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m.

The show will be FREE, and features a ton of great local bands, including PIPE, Shirlette Ammons, Daniel Bachman, Hammer No More The Fingers, Some Army, Midnight Plus One, and SOON, plus DJ Direwolf spinning between bands.

The main downtown early voting site in Durham is just a couple of blocks away, and there will be marches to the polls during the event. 

The show is cosponsored by WXDU, The Pinhook, and Democracy NC, and it will be FREE to everyone. PLUS, if you can't attend in person, the entire show will be simulcast on WXDU 88.7 FM or here at wxdu.org, from 2pm til 7pm.

We hope you'll come out, and we hope you'll VOTE EARLY with us!


WXDU Record Fair 2014

We're excited to announce that the WXDU Record Fair is back for its 8th great year!
Saturday, October 25th
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Duke Coffeehouse (Google Maps)
Free admission!
Over 20 tables will be set up outside under the big tent and inside the Coffeehouse with vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and more for sale. We're going to rock this party rain-or-shine, so come on out; it's going to be an awesome time.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (10/19) 6:00-8:00

We've got a full schedule tonight on WXDU News, Sports, and Information.

First at 6:00, The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show, takes a look at transitions. The hosts will discuss academic and career transitions as they interview people in different stages of their scientific careers about their goals and the challenges they face.

Then at 6:30: With election day coming up November 4 and early voting starting Thursday in North Carolina, WXDU is co-sponsoring a free get-out-the-vote rally next Sunday with the Pinhook and Democracy North Carolina. Caitlin Haran will be talking with Reid Johnson, event organizer and member of Schooner and Organos. Know Your Poll happens Sunday, October 26 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pinhook, with performances inside the venue and on an outside stage on Main Street. The lineup includes PIPE, Shirlette Ammons, Daniel Bachman, Hammer No More the Fingers, Some Army, Midnight Plus One, SOON, and DJ Direwolf.


Top 88.7 Charts

October 19, 2014
Top 88.7
1. 11...Caribou...Our Love...Merge
2. 11...Malcolm Holcombe...Pitiful Blues...self-released
3. 10...Ex Hex...Rips...Merge
4. 9...Ausmuteants...Order of Operation...Goner
5. 9...The Budos Band...Burnt Offering...Daptone
6. 7...Goat...Commune...Sub Pop
7. 7...Joan Shelley...Electric Ursa...No Quarter
8. 7...Laetitia Sadier...Something Shines...Drag City
9. 7...Maggie Bjorklund...Shaken...Bloodshot
10. 7...Purling Hiss...Weirdon...Drag City
11. 7...Sam Amidon...Lily-O...Nonesuch
12. 7...Sante Les Amis...Sudamericana...Nacional
13. 7...Steve Gunn...Way Out Weather...Paradise of Bachelors
14. 6...Aby Ngana Diop...Liital...Awesome Tapes from Africa
15. 6...All Day Breakfast Stringband...Shanghai...self-released
16. 6...Charlie Haden & Jim Hall...Charlie Haden & Jim Hall...Impulse/Blue Note
17. 6...Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa...Savage Imagination...Thrill Jockey
18. 6...Electric Youth...Innerworld...Secretly Canadian
19. 6...Foxygen......And Star Power...Jagjaguwar
20. 6...HTRK...Psychic 9-5 Club...Ghostly International
21. 6...King Tuff...Black Moon Spell...Sub Pop
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The WXDU Archives

 October 2013 marked our 30th year on the air, and in celebration we launched an ongoing project to put archival material online.

Check out our tumblr of scanned print material

and our bandcamp page of live recordings.

DJ of the Month!


Hey friends! My name is Shark. My show is every other Thursday night from 10 pm to 12 am. I like to play mostly things that are loud and fast. I also like to play things I've never heard before. In addition to DJing, I'm the events director for WXDU which means I do things like help plan awesome events and try to write professional-sounding e-mails. It's a ton of fun! 




Listen on Your Phone!

No, we don't have a custom WXDU iPhone app. We've found something BETTER: an app that will let you listen to any streaming radio station: TuneIn Radio, powered by TuneIn.com. It allows you to record, pause & rewind streams, view cover art & artist info. And it's available for iPhoneAndroid, Palm and Blackberry!