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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 Tonight (10/4) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for this week's installment of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's original science talk show, for the latest in science news and research developments.

Then at 6:30: With the new school year underway, in an episode titled "Summer Melt and Z Degree," With Good Reason explores programs that work to tackle barriers to college education. First on the show, Host Sarah McConnell learns about an effort by one community college to prepare Latino high school students for higher education. She also talks to an expert who offers solutions to the problems that cause "summer melt"--when college-bound high school grads don't show up for college in the fall--and an innovated community college degree program that doesn't require students to rack up hefty textbook bills.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (9/27) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight as Hip Hop Historics returns to the airwaves. Tonight, DJ Goatt has a look at the genre's most sampled rock tracks with an episode of KSLU's Rock School.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (9/20) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for this week's edition of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show, for the latest in science news and developments.

Then at 6:30, the students in the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club hit the airwaves with Jukebox Graduates. Listen as the kids share the stories behind the classics from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, along with live cuts, cover versions and outtakes from the rock legend.

WXDU Sports closes things up tonight at 7:30. On this week's show, Martin Kang has a recap of today's soccer matchup between the Duke women and Florida State, who were last year’s national champions, plus a summary of the Blue Devils' performance over the last two weeks. Martin will also share an analysis of Duke's tough football loss to Northwestern yesterday, with postgame comments from Coach Cutcliffe and some of the players, as well as a report on last weekend's home-opening victory against NC Central. Finally, Martin's got an update on Duke field hockey and a look at the newly released Duke women's basketball schedule for the 2015-2016 season.


Top 88.7 Charts

WXDU Charts for the Week Ending: September 27, 2015

Top 88.7

1. 14...Dam-Funk...Invite the Light...Stones Throw

2. 12...Mipso...Old Time Reverie...Robust

3. 12...Yo La Tengo...Stuff Like That There...Matador

4. 11...Telekinesis...Ad Infinitum...Merge

5. 10...Silent Lunch...Silent Lunch...s/r

6. 10...Sponge Bath...Mainsprings of My Desire...New Body Tapes

7. 10...The Old Ceremony...Sprinter...Yep Rock

8. 10...HeCTA...The Diet...Merge

9. 9...Phil Cook...Southland Mission...Thirty Tigers

10. 9...Low...Ones and Sixes...Sub Pop

11. 9...Skylar Spence...Prom King...Carpark

12. 9...Various Artists...Hipshakers Vol. 4: Bossa Nova and Grits...Vampisoul

13. 8...The Foreign Exchange...Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey...FE/Hard Boiled

14. 8...Daby Toure...Amonafi...Cumbancha

15. 8...Fresh & Onlys...Early Years Anthology...Castle Face

16. 8...La Luz...Weirdo Shrine...Hardly Art

17. 8...Painted Palms...Horizons...Polyvinyl

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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.