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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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Stuff We're Thinking About

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 11/22 6:00-8:00 p.m.

First at 6:00 tonight, we join Deutsche Welle's Inside Europe for the stories behind the major European headlines. This week's show examines the responses of EU leaders and football fans to the attacks in Paris, the effect of Russia's assessment of the Metro jet crash on international relations, the renewed fears of European Muslims, Syrian refugees' evolving paths of entry into Europe and the modern relevance of the Dayton peace agreement.

Then at 7:00, BackStory with the American History Guys gets us ready for Turkey Day with a look at the holiday's past, in "American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving." On this episode, the Guys uncover the true origins of the holiday as they discuss the role of Thanksgiving Day football play, compare the modern Thanksgiving feast with the fare the Pilgrims would have eaten, trace the tradition of granding a turkey a presidential pardon, and more.


WXDU News, Sports and Information Sunday 11/15 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Catch up on the latest in science news at 6:00 with the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science discussion show.

Then at 7:30, stay tuned for Sports with Martin Kang. On tonight's show, Ike Rofe reports with a wrap-up of the Duke men's final exhibition game, plus their first regular-season game with comments from Coach K. Then Angelo Moreno's got a recap of yesterday's Blue Devils football loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers, including post-game comments from players and Coach Cutcliffe. Next up, Martin's got the latest on first-round NCAA women's soccer tournament action with Duke's 5-0 win over James Madison Friday, along with post-game interviews with players and Coach Robbie Church. Finally, Martin will report on the Duke women's basketball squad after Friday's winning start to regular season play, with post-game comments from the team's last exhibition match-up against Saint Leo from Duke Coach Joanne McCallie and second-season Saint Leo Coach Missy West, a former Blue Devils player who helped the team capture two ACC titles.


Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: November 22, 2015

Top 88.7

1. 17...The Souljazz Orchestra...Resistance...Strut

2. 15...Various...Loose the Funk: Rare Soul from Sound Stage 7 Records...Airline

3. 12...Otis Brown...I've Got Another b/w Southside Chicago...Numero Group

4. 11...Grupo Fantasma...Problemas...Blue Corn Music

5. 11...Joanna Newsom...Divers...Drag City

6. 11...King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard...Paper Mache Dream Balloon...ATO

7. 11...Various Artists...Cumbias Chichadélicas: Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha...Pharaway Sounds

8. 10...Spray Paint...Dopers...Monofonus Press

9. 10...The Shifting Sands...Cosmic Radio Station...Fishrider

10. 10...Various Artists...The P&P Records Soul/Disco Anthology...Harmless

11. 10...Various Artists...Garden City Blues: Detroit's Jumping Scene 1948-1960...JSP Records

12. 9...CeDell Davis...Last Man Standing/When Lightnin' Struck the Pine...Sunyata

13. 9...Courtney Barnett...Boxing Day Blues Revisited...Third Man

14. 9...Esmerine...Lost Voices...Constellation

Read More   |   Previous Weeks

Listen Online

DJ of the Month!

Michael D.

WXDU's Americana Director offers up some of the best things (old, new and in varied genres) he's heard so far in 2015:


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!


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.