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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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Stuff We're Thinking About

Dex Romweber Duo on Sunday 4/13

I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is proud to present Dex Romweber Duo, who are celebrating the release of their third album, Images 13.   They've just come off a very successful (and long!) tour, but Dex and Sara will be coming by to spin yarns and records, and we'll be playing cuts off the new album as well.  Tune in at 6 pm.                


MerleFest 2014 Ticket Giveaways April 7 - 11

Win tickets to MerleFest 2014 and join the annual music homecoming presented by Lowe’s April 24th through the 27th at Wilkes Community College. Merle Haggard, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Scaggs, and Holly Williams are just a few of the talented performers for this year. Check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter announcements this week for giveaway information.


Brooklyn Rider on Polyphonic Perversity 4/6/14

Tune in to Polyphonic Perversity on Sunday, April 6, 12-2pm to hear an interview with Brooklyn Rider. The group (Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violins; Nicholas Cords, viola; Eric Jacobsen, cello) is one of the most exciting string quartets currently out there, creating a veritable jukebox of musics from around the world and across history.


Top 88.7 Charts

March 30, 2014

1. 14...Lemon Nash...Papa Lemon: The 1959-61 Oster & Allen Recordings...Arhoolie
2. 13...Real Estate...Atlas...Domino
3. 11...Horseback...Piedmont Apocrypha...Three Lobed Records
4. 11...Various Artists...I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label, 1951-1983...Tompkins Square
5. 11...Cherry Glazerr...Haxel Princess...Burger
6. 11...The Belle Brigade...Just Because...ATO
7. 11...The Coathangers...Suck My Shirt...Suicide Squeeze
8. 10...Dex Romweber Duo...Images 13...Bloodshot
9. 10...Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba...The Great Peace...S/R
10. 10...HowellDevine...Jumps, Boogies, and Wobbles...Arhoolie
11. 10...The War On Drugs...Lost in the Dream...Secretly Canadian
12. 10...The Notwist...Close to the Glass...Sub Pop
13. 10...Intended Immigration...La Demoiselle du Fonque...Wooden Hat
14. 9...Twelve Thousand Armies...Tiger Beat...Phuzz
15. 9...Jesus Sons...Jesus Sons...Mock Records
16. 8...Ezekiel Graves...Chtonic Journey...self-released
17. 8...Bud Powell...Birdland 2953...ESP Disk
18. 8...Brian Horton...Brand New Day...self-released
19. 8...Lambchop...Nixon...Merge
20. 8...The Souljazz Orchestra...Inner Fire...Strut
21. 8...The Men...Tomorrow's Hits...Sacred Bones

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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!