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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 Hopscotch 2014 Coverage, w/photos by PJ Sykes

Well, it's hard to believe, but Hopscotch 2014 is in the history books. Many thanks to Cory Rayborn of Three Lobed Recordings for another successful day-party collaboration. Thanks also to all the performers: Daniel Bachman, Zeke Graves, Nathan Bowles, Mike Gangloff, Jenks Miller + Rose Cross NC, Little Black Egg Big Band, Sunburned Hand of the Man, MV+EE, Mary Lattimore, Thurston Moore & Ryan Sawyer. Thanks to our dear friends at Kings Barcade for putting up with this silliness year after year. Thanks to Jonas Blank of NYCTaper for providing an immaculate audio feed for our simulcast, as well as [some] recordings for download after the fact (keep checking back to nyctaper.com for more uploads).

Thanks to all of our WXDU DJs who tweeted throughout the weekend. Thanks to Zachary Lechner for attending far too many shows, and writing up his thoughts about all of them in the following posts:

Hopscotch 2014 Day 1
Hopscotch 2014 Day 2
Hopscotch 2014 Day 3


"Close Up the Honky Tonks," rotating Americana show, starts Saturday

WXDU announces the addition of "Close Up the Honky Tonks," a new rotating Americana show, to the fall schedule.

"Close Up the Honky Tonks" starts this Saturday, September 20 and airs every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

Each week a new WXDU DJ will host, offering a wide variety of rockin' country, bluegrass and folk tunes, as well as some rootsier rock selections. Listen in this fall to hear theme shows, artist showcases and much more. And put in your requests to help shape the show!

We hope you'll tune in to "Close Up the Honky Tonks," Saturdays this fall from noon to 2 p.m. Listen in at 88.7 FM and WXDU.org.





Monday, September 29th. WXDU & Duke Coffeehouse proudly present three of AUSTRALIA'S finest punk names, AUSMUTEANTS, ANGIE & NATHAN ROCHE making their way through the Triangle from the first time ever. Plus, we have the Durham debut of the new Chapel Hill synthpunk outfit NATURAL CAUSES. You won't wanna miss it. 


A bit of info about each of the bands:


Top 88.7 Charts

September 7, 2014

1. 7...San Lazaro...Serendipity...HopeStreet

2. 6...Daniel Bachman...Orange County Serenade...Bathetic

3. 6...Matthew Shipp...I've Been to Many Places...Thirsty Ear

4. 5...The Whammies...Play the Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3 Live...Drift

5. 5...Ty Segall...Manipulator...Drag City

6. 4...VVAQRT...Detainee...Hot Releases

7. 4...Magpie Feast...Hidden Mothers EP...s/r

8. 4...Silent Lunch...Late to Bloom...s/r

9. 4...Bobby Patterson...I Got More Soul!...Omnivore

10. 4...Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens...Cold World...Daptone

11. 4...Mestre Cupijo e Sue Ritmo...Siria...Analog Africa

Read More   |   Previous Weeks

Listen Online

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!