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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.


The Songs That Saved Your Life: and evening of music by The Smiths!

Tonight we bring in guest hosts Catie Braly and Molly Jones to spin their favorite Smiths songs and talk about the band.  Tune in to the College Radio Primer tonight from 8-10pm.


Filthybird & Moving Island - 1/23

 On I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this coming Sunday, we're going to have a chat with Renee and Brian of Filthybird, about their upcoming shows, latest CD "Songs For Other People" and life in general.  We'll also be sharing our time with the good folks at Moving Island, a community education facility with the focus on arts and living.  They'll be having the "Buoyancy Benefit" for Moving Island's jump start! You can find more information at movingisland.org 


SF Bay Area Avant-Freaks: Late 70s-Early 80s -- College Radio Primer tonight from 8-10pm

Put on your eyeball heads and prepare yourselves for a Monday evening of surreal freakish music by the likes of The Residents, Tuxedomoon, Factrix, Minimal Man and others as DJ Decker traces the 1980s Avant Garde Performance Art scene that broke out of the San Francisco Bay area.


DTFH Records 2 Year Anniversary Party

 This coming Sunday, January 16th, Savannah and Joey O will be sitting down to chat with Scotty Sandwich from Death To False Hope Records (www.deathtofalsehoperecords.com) on the upcoming DTFH Records 2 Year Anniversary Party, that will be hosted at the Motorco Music Hall here in Durham on Friday, Jan. 21st & Saturday, Jan. 22nd! The lineup includes:

Less Than Jake

Brendan Kelly

Sorry About Dresden

Red Collar

Hammer No More the Fingers

...and more! Check it out at the Motorco website: motorcomusic.com/dtfh-records-anniversary-day-1


Top 100 of 2010

1. Love Language...Libraries...Merge
2. Deerhunter...Halcyon Digest...4AD
3. Last Year's Men...Sunny Down Snuff...Church Key
4. Books...The Way Out...Temporary Residence
5. Beach House...Teen Dream...Sub Pop
6. Caribou...Swim...Merge
7. Portastatic...Make It Sound In Tune EP...Merge
8. Happy Birthday...Happy Birthday...Sub Pop
9. Various Artists...Psychedelic Disaster Whirl...Past & Present
10. Various Artists...Fire In My Bones: Raw Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007...Tompkins Square
11. Love...Love Lost...Sundazed
12. Spoon...Tranference...Merge

4AD: The Classic Years - College Radio Primer Monday, January 3, 8-10pm

During its classic years from 1980-1992, the British independent record label 4AD amassed an impressive and diverse roster of artists. Formed in 1979 by Beggars Banquet record store employees, Ivo Watts-Russell and early business partner Peter Kent, 4AD was on the cutting edge of independent music. Kent left early on and Ivo began to curate for the label a range of pioneering bands such as Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and the Pixies. Not only was 4AD known for its music but also for its collaboration with graphic designer Vaughn Oliver of v23 (formerly 23 Envelope).


Top 100 countdown 1/1/11

Tune in tomorrow for the xth anual WXDU top 100 countdown!  We'll be going through the top records of the year from 9am to 11pm.  Here's the schedule:
9am-10am Andy R plays some of the top jazz releases
10-noon Andy B (100-81)
noon-1pm Georg looks at the best world music releases
1-2 Georg (81-71)
2-4 Kelly (70-51)
4-5 Wendy (50-41)
5-6 Wendy goes through the top RPM releases
6-9 Dan, Dave, and Matt (40-11)
9-10 J (10-1)
10-11 J plays the top hip hop albums



WXDU Winter Holiday Schedule

The holiday season is upon us, and that means that many WXDU DJ's are travelling and visiting family and friends. We're doing our best to keep the tunes jamming, so bear with us. Check back often, because, if we aren't here at the station playing great music, we will be soon. Thanks for listening. Happy Holidays.

So who is this guy and why is he here?

Why does a 50 something guy join a college radio station? Because it's there?      


Frank Sinatra Tribute Sunday 12/12 2-4pm

December 12 is Frank Sinatra's birthday, and Divaville Lounge will feature a 2-hour tribute co-hosted by Georg and Sarah. By any measure Sinatra was one of the most important singers of the 20th century. We'll play classics from every era of Sinatra's career, including his early years with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey big bands; the Concepts series at Capitol; the Rat Pack years; songs from his decades-long movie career; live performances; radio and television appearances; plus some rare finds like an unreleased theme song to "The Man with the Golden Arm," and a duet with Groucho Marx (really!