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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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WXDU Spring 2017 Training- Information Session

Tuesday, January 17th from 7-8PM at the Duke Coffeehouse

WXDU is hiring new DJs for the spring semester. No prior experience is necessarry, just a willingness to explore new music and push your aesthetic boundaries. Come to our orientation to learn more about WXDU's goals and expectations while enjoying some free food (vegan options)! Anyone interested in musical or non-musical programming is welcome. 

Have any questions? Can't make the orientation time? No worries, email training@wxdu.org and we'll take care of you.




Top 101 North Carolina Releases of 2016

As determined via SCIENCE. Note that a few of these were released in late 2015 but spent a majority of their time on playlist in 2016, and thus qualified for inclusion.



DJ Lists for 2016

Mika D:

Light Upon the Lake— Whitney

Do Hollywood— The Lemon Twigs

Next Thing— Frankie Cosmos

City Club— The Growlers

No, My Name is JEFFERY— Young Thug


Keith D:

My Top 15 or so in some kind of order:


1. Bayonne - Primitives

2. Alcest - Kodama

3. Hashish - A Product of Hashish

4. David Bowie - Blackstar

5. The Oscillation - Monographic

6. Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine

7. K-X-P - III Part II

8. Mitski - Puberty 2

9. Opeth - Sorceress

10. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

11. Red Fang - Only Ghosts

12. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

13. Boulevards - Groove!

14. Derek Minor - Reflection

15. Flock of Dimes - If You See Me, Say Yes


Honorable Mentions (basically I need to spend more time with these)

16. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

17. Bob Mould - Patch the Sky

18. Gojira - Magma

19. The Frightnrs - Nothing More to Say


Favorite Reissues:

1. Lunapark - Gefangene Vogel

2. ZwischenFall - Sandy Eyes

3. Blonde Redhead - Masculine Feminine


Favorite EPs:

1. Andres - Mighty Tribe

2. Floating Points - Kuiper

3. Skeletonwitch - The Apothic Gloom


Better Late Than Never Dept:


Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: December 11, 2016

1.17...Birds of Avalon...Live at Nice Price vol. 4...DiggUp Tapes

2.17...Wolf People...Ruins...Jagjaguwar

3.14...Natural Child...Okey Dokey...self-released

4.13...Okkyung Lee and Christian Marclay...amalgam...Northern Spy

5.13...Weyes Blood...Front Row Seat to Earth...Mexican Summer

6.12...Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste...Dada People...Greenleaf

7.11...Daniel Bachman...Daniel Bachman...Three Lobed

8.11...Hiss Golden Messenger...Heart Like a Levee...Merge

9.11...Terry Dolan...Terry Dolan...High Moon

10.11...The Frightnrs...Nothing More to Say...Daptone

11.10...Le Weekend...It Can't Be Youth...Potluck

12.10...Don Rich...Guitar Pickin' Man...Omnivore

13.10...Adrian Younge...The Electronique Void (Black Noise)...Linear Labs

14.10...Bitori...Legend of Funana: The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands...Analog Africa

15.9...NxWorries...Yes Lawd!...Stones Throw

16.9...Lee Fields & The Expressions...Special Night...Big Crown


18.9...Legendary Stardust Cowboy...Launchpad Favorites...Munster

19.9...Tenniscoats...Music Exists Disc 2...Alien Transistor

20.8...Ash Borer...The Irrepassable Gate...Profound Lore

21.8...Meic Stevens...Outlander...Numero Group

Read More   |   Previous Weeks

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DJ of the Month!


Brett is one of our co-Music Directors and you can find him on air every other Saturday evening from 8-10pm! Here are some of his old playlists plus a list:


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.